This update brings you an amazing mobile workspace layout. The new design makes it easier for you to create documents and to browse through your personal workspace. In update 3.33 we’ve also introduced you to the redesigned address book. Now, we’ve added a feature that will make it easier for you to get contact information about the people in your workspace.
New mobile digital workspace experience
Front line workers and people who work on multiple locations often use their workspace on a mobile device. With the newly designed mobile workspace experience, it’s much easier to work on mobile devices.
Quick access on your mobile: navigation bar
On the bottom of the screen, you can now find the most important menu-items, such as: home, the global search bar, favorites, address book and the Activity Feed. This resembles the user-experience of many consumer-focused applications like Instagram or Facebook, making it even easier to use for people who are not tech savvy.
This will help them to quickly understand the workspace and navigate to the information or application that they need.
Create new items on mobile
With the newly added ‘plus’ icon at the bottom of your screen, you can now create new files and save them in your workspace. Simply click on the plus-icon and choose what type of file you would like to create. Hit the ‘save’ button and you’re all set! This will allow people to quickly create notes, e-mails and more.
Future of the mobile workspace
We are developing more additions to the mobile digital workspace as we see an increase in people who use Workspace 365 on their mobile device. Many students, healthcare workers and government workers use workspace to see their schedule in the morning and use it throughout the day on multiple devices. The steps we now take are part of our preparations to launch Workspace 365 via the mobile App Stores.
Don’t forget to add Workspace 365 to your mobile home screen (or push the web application via a mobile device manager)
Contacts in your workspace as a tab in the address book
Next to filtering people based on your personal and organisational address book, you can now filter people who are active as users in the workspace. You might wonder: ’Why?’.
Some organisations also have locations, meeting rooms and vehicles in their organisations address book (in Exchange) to allow people to book them. However, these would also be shown in organisation contacts. This didn’t give a clear overview of the people who work in the organisation and created confusion. As confusion is nowhere to be found in our dictionary, we wholeheartedly agreed this was our top priority in this update. The new tab, called ‘Workspace’, will make it much easier to find people in your organisation that actively use the workspace.
Simplify access to WVD applications on Mac and Windows devices
Within Workspace 365 you could already use Conditional Access to decide if an application is shown on a certain operating system, device, browser or IP range. However, this would require admins to create multiple tiles for the same WVD applications as you would have to create a tile for each extension of the Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) for the right operating system.
So we’ve added a checkbox to the Windows Virtual Desktop app configuration. When selected, we detect if the app is rendered on a Mac or a Windows device. Based on the operating system, we determine the extension – .rdpw for Windows, and .rdp for Mac.
What else is new?
The features above are the highlights of this update, but we have another improvement for you:
- The possibility to click on the title of an announcement in the Announcement Centre.
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