Over the last couple of releases, VMware has included an HTML5-based Horizon Console for managing Horizon 7. Each release has brought this console closer to feature parity with the Flash-based Horizon Administrator console that is currently used by most administrators.
With the end-of-life date rapidly approaching for Adobe Flash, and some major browsers already making Flash more difficult to enable and use, there will be some changes coming to Horizon Administration.
- The HTML5 console will reach feature parity with the Flash-based Horizon Administrator in the next release. This includes a dashboard, which is one of the major features missing from the HTML5 console. Users will be able to access the HTML5 console using the same methods that are used with the current versions of Horizon 7.
- In the releases that follow the next Horizon release, users connecting to the current Flash-based console will get a page that provides them a choice to either go to the HTML5 console or continue to the Flash-based console. This is similar to the landing page for vCenter where users can choose which console they want to use.
More information on the changes will be coming as the next version of Horizon is released.