In April, IGEL announced a new version of its next-gen OS for cloud workspaces – IGEL OS version 11.03.500 – that makes it simpler for partners and customers to onboard end-users with IGEL OS.
This includes enabling home workers to utilise IGEL OS as a secure workspace with access to Office 365, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) and collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams and Zoom.
In addition to support for Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD), as well as Citrix Workspace and VMware Horizon 7, the new IGEL OS boasts two key enhancements for organisations looking to establish and expand their IGEL footprint. These are:
1 Custom partition capabilities at no additional cost. Custom partitions allow non-standard applications or protocols, e.g. a ‘legacy’ application or a new connection to a system or workload, to be supported by IGEL OS and IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS), until they are included as standard applications in a subsequent OS release. This is not a new capability, but it is the first time it has been included as standard within IGEL Workspace Edition. Before, organisations requiring custom partition capabilities would have to purchase a subscription to IGEL’s Enterprise Management Pack; and
2 IGEL Starter License. By giving 30 days use of the IGEL Workspace Edition, without the need for activation or registration of a new installation, this license makes it quicker and easier for IT teams to convert hardware endpoints on the corporate network or at employees’ homes into IGEL OSpowered devices using the IGEL OS Creator tool included in IGEL Workspace Edition. A full-featured evaluation licence is available for 90 days by registering with IGEL via the wizard inside IGEL OS.