This document describes features found in General Release 1.0 of the Windows Client for Workspot. The following sections describe how easy it is to start using Windows Client for Workspot. It illustrates a few of the common use cases for access to and use of company resources when inside of Workspot.
- Illustrations within were created using Version 1.0.0(312) of the Windows Client. The latest release is available at http://www.workspot.com/godownload/.
- Getting Started
- First-Time-Sign-On Via RDP
- Control Notifications - e.g., Renamed Application
- Editing Remote Content
- Office 365 and Mail
Lauching Windows Client for Workspot the first time requires the user to enter the email address that the administrator assigned to the user's account created in Workspot Control.
When the first attempt is made to sign into an application behind the firewall, the VPN will challenge the user for her credentials. This is illustrated in figures 7 through 9 below. The "Desktop" is clicked on which initiates the VPN challenge. The domain\username and password are required ONLY the first time. In the case illustrated here, the remote desktop of a Windows 2012 R2 server is opened. This is the same server that acts as the remote application host for Office 2013 applications.
Occassionally, Control sends notifications to the user's device when the administrator makes changes in Workspot. The following illustrates this when the administrator renames the Workspot application - which actually represents the application that lauches Workspot's website. After renaming "Workspot" to "Workspot Website", Control generates a notification that displays a dialog on devices using that application.
The power of Workspot is in its ability to allow users to edit content in a company's content repository. Figures 11 through 14 demonstrate this feature. In figure 11, the user is able to open multiple sessions using Office Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. The user may use these to navigate shares where she might access content relevant to the office application. Another method that a user can use is to launch SharePoint from Workspot (figure 12). By choosing the appropriate editor feature in SharePoint (figure 13), the user can launch an Excel document for editing (figure 14).
Mail clients are easy to launch and use in Workspot.
List of figures.
Figure 1 - Getting Started
Figure 2 - Sample "Activation Code" Email
Figure 3 - Activating the Windows Client
Figure 4 - Entering a Passcode for Device Client Access
Figure 5 - Home Screen
Figure 6 - Launching the First Application - an RDP desktop
Figure 7 - Satisfying the First-Time-Application-Launch Challenge for VPN Access
Figure 8 - RDP "Desktop" Window
Figure 9 - Renaming an Application in Control
Figure 10 - Configuration Notification as a Result of Changes in Control - Result of Renaming in this Case
Figure 11- Opening Remote Office Applications
Figure 12 - Opening a SharePoint Intranet Repository
Figure 13 - Editing in the Content Repository
Figure 14 - Editing an Excel Document in the Browser
Figure 15 - First-Time-Login Office 365
Figure 16 - Office 365 Landing Page
Figure 17 - Opening Outlook 365 Mail