Workspot Release (October 6, 2014)

Workspot Support -

Username and Domain Variables

The username and Active Directory (AD) domain can be specified as variables when adding a Web, or Content Repository: Network File Share or SharePoint App. Enter %username% or %domain% to insert the username or AD domain in the URL.

For example, to use the %username% variable when adding OneDrive for Business as a Content Repository, go to Workspot Control and the Apps tab, then click Add Application. Select the Application Type Content Repository and the Repository Type SharePoint, then enter the Application Name. For the Site URL enter: https://mycompany-my.sharepoint.com/personal/%username%/, then enter the Route through VPN as No, and Login Type Single Sign On using email and password. Finally, select the bundle and click the Add Application button to save.

Figure 1: Adding OneDrive for Business Using %username% Variable

When the Workspot user clicks on this My OneDrive Content Repository, the %username% is substituted with the appropriate values and the user can then access their OneDrive for Business folders and files.

In this example, the Site URL: https://mycompany-my.sharepoint.com/personal/%username%/ with the user “bsmith@mycompany.com” becomes https://mycompany-my.sharepoint.com/personal/bsmith_mycompany_com/


Windows Remote Desktop Protocol Feature

The Windows Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is now supported in Workspot to access either Windows desktops or published applications. For more information about the required Windows configuration, see the Windows Remote Desktop Services Configuration Guide here:  https://workspot.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/202698935-Remote-Desktop-Services-RDS-Configuration-Guide-for-Remote-Desktop-and-RemoteApp.

Remote Windows Desktop
To define a Workspot App to access a remote Windows desktop, go to the Apps tab and then click Add Application. Select the Application Type Windows Application, then enter the Application Name and enter a Server Address, then enter the VPN option, choose the Application Icon, and Login Type, and select the bundle. Click the Add Application button to save.

Figure 2: Defining a Workspot App to Access a Remote Windows Desktop

Remote Windows Application
To define a Workspot App to access a remote Windows application, go to the Apps tab, then click Add Application. Select the Application Type Windows Application, then enter the Application Name and enter a Server Address, then enter the VPN option, upload or choose the Application Icon, enter the Login Type, and check the Advanced Settings option.

Under the Program Name, enter the full path from the Windows server, e.g. C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\excel.exe or the server published alias, e.g. EXCEL. Then specify the Working Directory if needed and select the bundle. Click the Add Application button to save.

Access Remote Windows ApplicationFigure 3: Defining a Workspot App to Access a Remote Windows Application

Accessing Remote Windows Desktops and Applications
The Windows RDP feature is currently supported on iPads, only in landscape mode as shown below.

Figure 4: Connecting to Remote Windows Desktops and Applications

Touch Mode – This mode is useful for rapid navigation, touch the screen at the location you wish to click. Touch and move to drag from that location. Touch and hold for right-click.

Trackpad Mode – This mode is useful for precise movements of the pointer as the entire screen acts as a trackpad. Touch the screen anywhere and move to reposition the pointer. Touch the screen to click at the current pointer location or use two fingers to right-click. Drag is not supported in this mode.

 


Security Enhancements and Bug Fixes

Security enhancements and bug fixes for Workspot Control and Client are included in this release.


 

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