Workspot Release (February 4, 2015)

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Overview

This document describes new features and enhancements to Workspot Control, and to the iOS Client that utilizes the features. The following features and enhancements are previewed:

On Control

On the Device

Editing Documents with Remote Windows Applications

This feature allows a user to edit an Office document inside the Workspot Client. A Remote Desktop Session Host (aka, RD Session Host or RDSH) with Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.) is required. Previous experience with Control and knowledge of Windows RDP services is presumed. Refer to " Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Configuration Guide for Remote Desktop and RemoteApp" and see figures 17 and 18 at the end of this document for more detailed information.

Prerequisites  (Refer to the Addendum for details about RDS †)

  • Configure an RD Session Host.
  • Publish remote applications.

On Control

  • Configure a Windows Application which references the RD Session Host.
  • Configure a Content Repository containing the files to be edited.

Configure a Windows Application

In Control select Add Application under Apps, or modify an existing App by selecting Edit Application and clicking on the App's name. Referring to figure 1, the Application Type has been set to "Windows Application". For the purposes of this example, the Application Name is "Applications Host", and the host's Server Address", is "demos.corp.workspot.com". This is server [teh RD Session Host] where Office is installed.

Defining the Remote Windows Application Server Figure 1 - Defining the Remote Windows Application Server.

Configure a Content Repository

In Control select Add Application under Apps, to configure (or modify) a [document] Content Repository (CR). Referring to figure 2, the Application Type has been set to "Content Repository" and the Repository Type has been set to Network File Share or SharePoint for SharePoint sites. The Application Name for purposes of this example, is "File Share". The CIFS URL for this example points to the Network File Share (NFS), "cifs://share/demos". For SharePoint sites, the CIFS URL would be replaced with a Site URL.

To enable the editing feature for files in the Content Repository, set the Allow Document Editing Through RDP to Yes. For the Select App for Document Editing, select "Applications Host", the name of the Windows Application previously configured above. Now, in the Workspot client, documents can be launched using the new editing icons as shown in figure 16.

Note: If the content repository, file share, or SharePoint has not been configured, the editing icon shown in figure 16 will be greyed out and not selectable.

Associating a Content Repository with an Application Host Figure 2 - Assigning a Content Repository to an Application Host.

Allowing Camera Roll Uploads

This feature allows users to upload images to a content repository or a SharePoint folder. Refer to figures 3 and 4 for this example. Here, a Policy Name is chosen that happens to be the same as the Utility Rule that we are enabling - Allow Camera Roll Uploads. Select Groups provides the option to add the new (or modified) policy to an available group, the "Demo Group" in this example.

Allow Camera Roll Uploads Security Policy Figure 3 - Allow Camera Roll Uploads Security Policy.

To enable this feature, set the Allow camera roll uploads to Yes.

Note: All the Utility Rules for the Policy Type Security are displayed after it [Security Policy Type] is chosen.

(*) Enabling the “Camera Roll” is a new feature available for iOS only.

Allow Camera Roll Uploads Utility Rule Figure 4 - Allow Camera Roll Uploads Utility Rule.

Clicking on Users, then Groups, and "Demo Group" in this example, provides verification that the group assignment is correct as shown in figure 5.

Allow Camera Roll Uploads Security Policy Assignment to Group Figure 5 - Verify Camera Roll Uploads Security Policy Assignment to Group.

Allowing for Rooted Android Devices

This feature allows administrators to manage a device even if the target device is "rooted". Refer to figures 6 and 7 for this example. Here, a Policy Name is chosen that happens to be the same as the Utility Rule that we are enabling - Allow Rooted Android Devices. Select Groups provides the option to add the new (or modified) policy to an available group, in this example, the "Demo Group".

Figure 6 - Allow Rooted Android Devices Security Policy.

To enable this feature, set the Allow rooted android devices to Yes. Note: All the Utility Rules for the Policy Type Security are displayed after it [Security Policy Type] is chosen.

Allow for rooted android devices Figure 7 - Allow Rooted Android Devices Utility Rule.

Clicking on Users, then Groups, and "Demo Group" in this example, provides verification that the group assignment is correct as shown in figure 8.

Allow Rooted Android Devices Security Policy Assignment to Group Figure 8 - Verify Rooted Android Devices Security Policy Assignment to Group.

Application Assignment

A user may now be assigned an application that does not belong to a bundle. This example refers to figures 9 through 15. In this example, we use a "use case" where the IT administrator wants to make RDP Desktops available in her Workspot. Figure 9 shows one way to define access to any RDP desktop that the IT administrator knows the address of. Since this is a Windows Application that the IT administrator does not want others to use, she does not include it in any bundle. There are two approaches to assign this Windows Application to herself: (1) assigning All Apps Bundle to her account - figures 10, 11, and 12; or (2) directly assigning it to her user account - figures 13, 14, and 15.

User Specific App Assignment - IT RDP Desktops Figure 9 - User Specific App Assignment - IT RDP Desktops.

Select Users and pick the Administrator's account. The User Details page will be displayed. Select Assign Apps and follow the example as depicted. Assign App or Bundle to Specific User Figure 10 - Assign App or Bundle to Specific User.

Assign App or Bundle to Specific User Figure 11 - Assign "All Apps Bundle" to User [Admin].

Assign App or Bundle to Specific User Figure 12 - Result of Assigning "All Apps Bundle" to User[Admin].

Assign App or Bundle to Specific User Figure 13 - Assign App Directly to User [Admin].

Assign App or Bundle to Specific User Figure 14 - Assign App or Bundle to Specific User.

Assign App or Bundle to Specific User Figure 15 - Assign App Directly to User [Admin].

Gestures for Pinch and Zoom

The ability to pan and zoom the device real-estate has been added.

Enhanced Client User-Interface

Command icons for initiating screen snapshots, documents editing inside content repositories, and uploading images in the camera roll. Content Editing Enhancements in the Workspot Client Figure 16 - Content editing enhancements in Workspot.

Other feature enhancements.

On Control

  • Error dashboard and email enhancements.
    • The table under Manage User Errors - User Errors Summary - provides more detailed information.
  • Internet Explorer 9 is a supported browser again.

On the Device (iOS)

  • RDP for iPhone has been added.

List of figures.

Figure 1 - Define Reference to the Remote Windows Application Server
Figure 2 - Assigning a Content Repository to an Application Host
Figure 3 - Allow Camera Roll Uploads Security Policy
Figure 4 - Allow Camera Roll Uploads Utility Rule
Figure 5 - Verify Camera Roll Uploads Security Policy Assignment to Group
Figure 6 - Allow Rooted Android Devices Security Policy
Figure 7 - Allow Rooted Android Devices Utility Rule
Figure 8 - Verify Rooted Android Devices Security Policy Assignment to Group
Figure 9 - User Specific App - IT RDP Desktops
Figure 10 - Assign App or Bundle to Specific User
Figure 11 - Assign "All Apps Bundle" to User [Admin]
Figure 12 - Result of Assigning "All Apps Bundle" to User[Admin]
Figure 13 - Assign App Directly to User[Admin]
Figure 14 - Assign Apps Directly to User[Admin]
Figure 15 - Assign Apps Directly to User[Admin]
Figure 16 - Content Editing Enhancements in the Workspot Client on iOS
Figure 17 - Allow any command-line parameters (Windows Server 2012R2)
Figure 18 - Allow any command-line arguments (Windows Server 2008R2)

Addendum

†  Workspot Requirement: Use Windows RD Services Manager to publish Windows Applications for different document types. To open those document types in a content repository, use Windows RD Services Manager to set the "RemoteApp Properties" for each application to Allow command-line parameters. Refer to figures 17 and 18 below and to "Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Configuration Guide for Remote Desktop and RemoteApp" for more detailed information.

Figure 17 - Allow any command-line parameters (Windows Server 2012R2).

Figure 18 - Allow any command-line arguments (Windows Server 2008R2).

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