I dedicated part of my Saturday to get Windows 8 Customer Preview running on ESXi5 with VMware View 5.0 and PCoIP. VMware View 5 doesn’t support Windows 8 CP out-of-the-box, and I had to do some modifications to get that working.
Luckily, all PCoIP bits work with Windows 8 natively and no changes to drivers or PCoIP server were necessary.
Finally, after getting the solution to work flawlessly I decided to test the VMware View iPad app with Windows 8 CP in a PCoIP session. Again everything worked fine; however Windows 8 introduces some new gestures designed specifically for tablets and multi-touch displays that are currently missing on the VMware View iPad app. You will see in the video below how I struggle sometimes to get to certain menus. I am certain that the VMware View team will quickly add the required gesturing or quick-access buttons to the iPad app.
As for getting Windows 8 CP running with VMware View 5 I will soon publish a blog post with a step-by-step tutorial.
For now, watch the Windows 8 CP + View 5.0 + PCoIP + iPad session…