Release: Leostream Connection Broker 6.2

Leostream just released an update to its VDI connection broker.  The company focused on adding support for Citrix in the last major update, and now, with this release, they’ve focused on support for Microsoft technologies.

Features of the Leostream Connection Broker 6.2 include:

Installation & Management

  • Easy installation as a virtual application: Connection Broker 6.2 virtual application provides native installation on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V or Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 hypervisor;
  • Native support for Hyper-v based virtual machines: Simplified discovery and machine power control.

End-user Experience Pack - Connection Broker provides a complete set of features to create an optimal end-user experience with Microsoft desktop virtualization software, including:

  • Windows 7 support: Full support for Microsoft’s new Windows 7 operating system;
  • RDP 7 support: Full support for the new remote desktop protocol (RDP) 7, with its high-performance enhancements such as bi-directional audio and rich graphics;
  • Multimonitor support: Leostream supports multiple monitors with RDP and a wide range of additional protocols;
  • USB management: USB pass-through policies allow administrators to manage classes of devices or individual devices, depending on need. USB policies can be combined with other Leostream policies, such as location-based ones, to support the exact implementation of business rules;
  • Location-based printing: Administrators can specify a list of network printers to connect to a particular group of clients based on their location. End-users can select local printers when connected to remote desktops;
  • Single Sign On for RDP: Provides seamless access to all versions of Windows virtual desktops from any client device, including Windows 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, and RDP 7;
  • User profile support: Consistently offers the same desktop to the user who travels or changes physical location;
  • Extensive flexibility in assigning users to resources such as desktops, applications and sessions: Leostream’s powerful policy capabilities are natively available in Microsoft environments.

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