DEMdev
VMware Employee
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Dynamic Environment Manager 2006 (10.0) has been released

We're happy to announce that Dynamic Environment Manager 2006 (10.0) has been released, with the following new features:

  • New version number scheme Smiley Happy
    Aligning with the switch in version numbering across the Horizon suite, DEM has adopted the YYMM version number (and, yes, I know it's August... Smiley Happy)
    Mainly for docs and marketing collateral; old-school 10.0 versioning lives on as well.
  • Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition
    We now offer a Standard Edition for Horizon Standard and Advanced customers, with the full Personalization feature set, and a subset of User Environment functionality: Drive Mappings, Folder Redirection, Logon & Logoff Tasks, and Printer Mappings.
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    The full-featured product is now known as the Enterprise Edition.
  • Elevated Tasks
    Elevated tasks are an extension of the existing privilege elevation functionality, and make it much easier to elevate launches during logon (without requiring shortcut-in-the-Startup-folder workarounds.)
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  • ADMX-based Computer Settings
    ADMX-based Settings meets Computer Environment.
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The new release adds support for Windows 10 Version 2004 (May 2020 Update), and the Windows 10 support matrix​​​ has been updated accordingly.

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MaxStr
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Enthusiast

So, maybe I'm wrong, but rather than adding new features or cleaning up that awful UI, you guys are taking away features. Is that correct?

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sjesse
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What features are they taking away, if you have DEM before 8, you have probably enterprise. Standard is the replacement for persona management  which this looks to be a huge step up from.

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DEMdev
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Hi MaxStr,

Not as far as I'm aware. We added two new features (elevated tasks and ADMX-based computer settings), and added a new Standard Edition, making a subset of DEM's functionality available to Horizon Standard and Advanced customers (who previously were not entitled to DEM, so I guess that counts as "adding new features" for those customers?)

The full-featured product is now known as the Enterprise Edition. No features were taken away from that.

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MaxStr
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Ok, I see now. I thought you were moving the full featured product to Enterprise users only, but I wasn't aware it was already that way.

My other complaint still stands, though. The UI looks nothing like any other VMWare product, and it still looks like a Fling. The UI needs a lot of work, for both new and experienced users.

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