Windows Client General Release Demo (March 25, 2015)

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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.

Getting Started

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.

Getting Started
    Figure 1 - Getting Started.

Activation Code Email     Figure 2 - Activation Code Email.

    Figure 3 - Activation.

Lock Screen Passcode
    Figure 4 - Lock Screen Passcode.

Home Screen
    Figure 5 - Home Screen.

First-Time-Sign-On Via RDP

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.

Desktop Launch
    Figure 6 - Desktop Launch.

First-Time-Sign-On Via RDP
    Figure 7 - First-Time-Sign-On Via RDP.

Remote Host Desktop
    Figure 8 - Remote Host Desktop.

Control Notifications - e.g., Renamed Application

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.

Renaming a Workspot [Defined] Application
    Figure 9 - Renaming a Workspot [Defined] Application.

Renaming Notification Generated by Control
    Figure 10 - Renaming Notification Generated by Control.

Editing Remote Content

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).

Remote Office Apps
    Figure 11 - Remote Office Apps.

SharePoint-Intranet Content Repository
    Figure 12 - SharePoint-Intranet Content Repository.

Renaming Notification Generated by Control
    Figure 13 - Renaming Notification Generated by Control.

Renaming Notification Generated by Control
    Figure 14 - Renaming Notification Generated by Control.

Office 365 and Mail

Mail clients are easy to launch and use in Workspot.

Office 365 - Login Challenge
    Figure 15 - Office 365 - Login Challenge.

Office 365 - Landing Page
    Figure 16 - Office 365 - Landing Page.

Office 365 - Outlook Email
    Figure 17 - Office 365 - Launching Outlook Email.

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

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