Google And VMware Make Accessing Windows Apps, Desktops From ChromeOS Easier

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February 13, 2014 by AllKnol

Google And VMware Make Accessing Windows Apps, Desktops From ChromeOS Easier

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Google and VMware today announced that they are working together to make it easier for Chromebook users in the enterprise to access Windows apps and the Windows desktop on their machines. Using VMware’s Horizon desktop as a service (DaaS), which uses VMware‘s HTML5 Blast protocol, it will now be easier for Chromebook users to connect to a traditional Windows experience.

Remote access to a Windows machine on Chrome OS is nothing new. Google offers its own Remote Desktop app for this, and there are a number of third-party options that offer the same kind of service. For the most part, though, these solutions don’t offer the kind of security features that enterprises look for in a remote access tool. According to the companies, today’s launch will bring an enterprise-ready solution to the growing number of businesses that have deployed Chrome OS devices.

vmware_horizonUsing VMware’s Horizon Chromebook-optimized DaaS, Google says, enables…

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