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Articles for the keywords: OVDC
01 Aug 2013 Sun Ray Hardware Last Order Dates [32051]
Extension of Premier Support for Desktop Virtualization Software

Adam Hawley writes, "In light of the recent announcement to end new feature development for Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Software (VDI), Oracle Sun Ray Software (SRS), Oracle Virtual Desktop Client (OVDC) Software, and Oracle Sun Ray Client hardware (3, 3i, and 3 Plus), there have been questions and concerns regarding what this means in terms of customers with new or existing deployments. The following updates clarify some of these commonly asked questions..."
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15 Jul 2013 New feature development for SunRay Software and Hardware, VDI, OVDC Ended [31865]
Oracle Desktop Virtualization Products Update

Monica Kumar writes, "In an effort to more tightly align Oracle's future desktop virtualization portfolio investments with Oracle Corporation's overall core business strategy, we have ended new feature development for Oracle Sun Ray Software (SRS), Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Software (VDI), Oracle Virtual Desktop Client (OVDC) Software, and Oracle Sun Ray Client hardware (3, 3i, and 3 Plus).

Customer support and the renewal of support contracts for these products will continue uninterrupted. Customers can continue to purchase new licenses. Exact time-frames for a last order date for Oracle Sun Ray client devices will be announced shortly.

Going forward, Oracle's desktop portfolio investments will be focused on continued development and new enhancements to both Oracle Secure Global Desktop and Oracle VM VirtualBox software."
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31 May 2013 Reduce IT Help Desk calls when using Oracle VDI [31194]
Average cost of a help desk call is $25

Jaap, an Oracle VDI Desktop Virtualization specialist, writes in a recent blog post, "After a relaxing holiday you turn on your Sun Ray or launch your OVDC application to connect to your virtual desktop in the data center. But then it happens, your holiday was so relaxed that you forgot your password and you are forced to pick-up the phone and call the IT Help Desk to ask the SysAdmin to reset your password.

With the introduction of complex password requirements, this is not an unusual scenario. IT staff is often burdened with resolving these calls, resulting in an increased administrative load for the IT department. At the same moment, the end user loses valuable work time because he is locked out of the network temporarily and unable to work.

With an average of 5% of the users who forgot their passwords after the holidays and an average cost of US $25 per help desk call, this can cost an organisation with 10.000 users around US $12.500 per two or three days when the holidays are over.

How can we solve this? ..."
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31 Dec 2011 Oracle Virtual Desktop Client for iPad 1.1 [25150]
Adds External Keyboard Support

There is a new version of he Oracle Virtual Desktop Client (OVDC) for iPad in the iPad App Store. With OVDC for iPad you can connect from the iPad to your hosted virtual desktop in the data-center infrastructure. See my blog article OVDC for iPad in action with an explanation and sample use-cases.

The improvements in the new release:

  • External Keyboard Support
  • Improved On-Screen Keyboard Language Support
  • New on-screen button icons
  • iPad Settings
  • New Gesture

With OVDC for iPad you can connect from the iPad to your hosted virtual desktop in the data-center infrastructure. See the blog article "OVDC for iPad in action" with an explanation and sample use-cases.
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01 Aug 2011 Oracle Virtual Desktop Client on iPad in Action [24400]
Connects to the Datacenter, Enables Remote Desktop Use

The iPad is everywhere as Jaap's blog post "Oracle Virtual Desktop client on iPad in action" attests. He recounts his experience in connecting to the datacenter with an iPad through both private and public WiFi networks and also with a 3g connection through a tethered mobile phone. He found the network performance of the Oracle Virtual Desktop Client (OVDC) for iPad surprisingly good in that the ALP protocol enabled him to work on a remote desktop over a 3G connection. The blog post includes an impressive video demonstration of the OVDC on iPad.
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