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Release notes for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Follow

Upcoming release

Details about upcoming releases will be posted as they become available. Visit our getting started page for more information about VDI.  


Current release

July 19, 2021 hotfix version 5.7.2

Resolved issue

  • Security enhancements

Please Note: Version 5.7.2 replaces release 5.7.0


Previous release

Note: The information in the past release notes may have been superseded by subsequent release notes. Please review all current release notes carefully.

July 5, 2021 version 5.7.0

New and enhanced features

  • Support for Mac VMware plugin
    Zoom is pleased to announce a new plugin for the VMWare platform and Macintosh computers. This plugin is provided as a single installation download that will install the correct plugin for either older (x86) or newer M1 Macintosh computers (ARM-based processors).
  • Custom Filters
    VDI Clients can select and use custom filters provisioned on the web portal for images such as corporate logos. Both client and plugin must be updated to support this feature.
  • Customize Participant Layout in Gallery View
    VDI Clients with the latest client and plugin release can drag and drop to rearrange participants in gallery view.
  • Bandwidth Management via GPO policies
    Administrators can configure GPO policies to set the maximum bandwidth available for thin clients. Bandwidth restrictions policies can also be implemented to only apply to office devices, allowing home users to take full advantage of personal network capabilities.
  • Virtual background enforcement
    Account administrators can require users to use virtual backgrounds when their video is on, as well as set a default virtual background from the default or custom uploaded options. If the device does not meet the system requirements for virtual background, the user is not able to turn on their video.
  • Universal Zoom VDI Installer  for the Citrix Mac Plugin
    A universal ZoomVDI installer is now provided for Citrix/Mac VDI plugins and will automatically install the correct plugin based on the detected x86 or ARM processor.
  • VDI Zoom Phone
    Configuration support for fallback modes when Zoom Phone optimization is not available is now supported with specific registry entries for Zoom Phone.
  • Fallback Mode 7
    An additional fallback mode option has been added to force participants using VDI who are not optimized to only join a meeting with the ability to view the share session. Audio and video are disabled when fallback mode 7 is enforced.

Resolved issue

  • Minor bug fixes

June 25, 2021 version 5.5.10

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

June 11, 2021 version 5.5.9

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

June 6, 2021 version 5.5.8

New and enhanced features

  • Support for Zoom Phone with Citrix and Mac
    VDI users with Citrix VDI and a Mac thin client  (new client and plugin required) can utilize all the features of Zoom Phone with some limitations. 
  • Support for Zoom Phone with Vmware and Windows
    VDI users with Vmware VDI and a Windows thin client  (new client and plugin required) can utilize all the features of Zoom Phone with some limitations.
  • Query the current login status and meeting status with WMI
    Administrators who have enabled WMI for their VDI setup can use the tool to query the current login status and meeting status. 
  • VDI log tool
    The VDI log tool is now included in the installation folder for the VDI client. 

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

May 1, 2021 version 5.5.6

New and enhanced features

  • M1 (ARM) chip support for Mac VDI plugin
  • WMI Support for VDI Plugin information
    Users can access VDI Plugin information using power shell scripts with Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).  
  • Support for two PSTN numbers
    Administrators can configure two PSTN numbers for virtual desktop users who may require two options when joining a meeting by phone.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

April 19, 2021 hotfix version 5.5.4

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Resolved an issue that blocked the connection to the VDI plugin for customers configured to use Mode 4 fallback mode.

April 3, 2021 version 5.5.3

New and enhanced features

  • Support for Zoom Phone
    VDI users with Citrix VDI and a Windows thin client  (new client and plugin required) can utilize all the features of Zoom Phone with some limitations. Media offloading of phone calls is supported in Direct-server mode, UDP mode, and ICA mode. Playback of recordings, voicemails, and local ringtones is supported, but not yet optimized for media offloading. Direct-Server Mode is not supported for phone system integrations. GPS location information and private IP support is planned for a future release. 

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes

February 28, 2021 version 5.5.0

New and enhanced features

  • Standard client features
    Updated the Zoom VDI client and thin client plugin to include improvements made to the standard Zoom client in version 5.5.0.
  • Message alerts in FallbackMode
    Users can receive message alerts if the FallbackMode value is set to 1,2,5, or 6 in the registry. Only a value of 4 would allow messages to be sent previously. 
  • Support for Jabra devices on Mac
    Mac users with Jabra devices can mute/unmute in a meeting. 
  • Support for virtual background with green screen on Linux
  • Open source software information
    Users can click About on the thin client interface to view the open source software information. 

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

January 10, 2021 version 3.3.3

Changes to existing features

  • Blocking or warning of unencrypted traffic
    All unencrypted Zoom traffic will be blocked from connecting to meetings or webinars. Other external unencrypted traffic, such as phone dial-in and RTMP streaming, will be allowed, but warn all participants that the meeting is not entirely encrypted. A list of compatible plugins for VDI release 3.3.3 can be found here

New and enhanced features

  • Support for Windows Virtual Desktop on IGEL thin client

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

December 8, 2020 version 3.3.2

New and enhanced features

  • Support for Windows Virtual Desktop
    Supported on Windows thin client version 5.4.59208.1207
  • Disable video filters through MSI, GPO or Registry
    Click a link for more information on MSI, GPO or registry options. 
  • Support for file configuration with Mac
    Some parameters can be configured like they can with Windows registry. 
  • Support for more than two monitors on the Mac plugin
  • Partially encrypted meeting warning
    Unencrypted connections, such as audio through phone dial-in, unencrypted SIP/H.323 devices, or streaming via RTMP, will alert the host and other attendees that some aspects of the meeting are not fully encrypted. 
  • Linux plugin HID support (iGel, HP ThinPro, Ubuntu)

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

November 5, 2020 version 3.3.1

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

October 30, 2020 version 3.3.0

New and enhanced features

  • Standard client features
    Updated the Zoom VDI client and thin client plugin to include improvements made to the standard Zoom client in version 5.4.0.
  • Additional registry key
    The DisableDirectConnection2Web key can be configured to prevent the Zoom client and plugin from bypassing web proxy configuration.
  • Annotation saving on Linux and Mac
  • Auto-deletion of log files
    Old log files will be deleted based on the date/time they were created to save space.  

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

October 8, 2020 hotfix version 3.1.4

Resolved issues

  • Fixes incompatibility with client version 5.2.37291.0809 from release 3.1.0.
  • Minor bug fixes

September 29, 2020 hotfix versions 3.1.3, 3.0.5, 2.1.6

New and enhanced features

  • Support for Mac Citrix Plugin

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

September 28, 2020 version 3.2.0

New and enhanced features

  • Annotation saving (Linux, Mac)
    Annotations can be saved during a meeting.
  • VMware support for eLux 5 and 6
  • Attendees can view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations shared as virtual background.
  • Support for Mac Citrix Plugin

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

September 7, 2020 version 3.1.2

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

August 31, 2020 version 3.1.1

New and enhanced features

  • Video filters
    Users can apply video filters to alter the look of their video with color grading, foreground and frame filters (Windows thin clients only).
  • Standard client features
    Updated the Zoom VDI client and thin client plugin to include improvements made to the standard Zoom client in version 5.2.2.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

August 9, 2020 version 3.1.0

New and enhanced features 

  • Support for Linux with VMWare
  • Support for 10ZiG thin clients
    View the press release for more details.
  • Support for Virtual Background
    VDI supports the use of virtual backgrounds on Windows thin clients.
  • Standard client features
    Updated the Zoom VDI client and thin client plugin to include improvements made to the standard Zoom client in version 5.2.0.

Changes to existing features

  • Registry location change
    The VDI registry location has moved from the Software\Zoom\VDI\Config directory to the SOFTWARE\Policies\Zoom\Zoom Meetings\VDI directory. 

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

July 11, 2020 version 3.0.4

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes

July 10, 2020 version 3.0.3

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes

June 20, 2020 version 3.0.2

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

May 28, 2020 version 3.0.1

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

May 22, 2020, version 3.0

New and enhanced features

  • Standard client features
    Updated the Zoom VDI client and thin client plugin to include improvements made to the standard Zoom client in version 5.0.1.

Resolved issues

  • Security enhancements
  • Minor bug fixes

April 30, 2020, version 2.1.5

Changes to existing features 

  • OpenSSL Update
    OpenSSL has been upgraded to the latest version. 

New and enhanced features

  • AES 256-bit GCM encryption
    Zoom is upgrading to the AES 256-bit GCM encryption standard, which offers increased protection of your meeting data in transit and resistance against tampering. This provides confidentiality and integrity assurances on your Zoom Meeting, Zoom Video Webinar, and Zoom Phone data. This version of Zoom for Virtual Desktop will support GCM encryption when it is automatically enabled for all accounts on May 30.

Resolved issues

  • Security enhancements
  • Minor bug fixes

April 14, 2020, version 2.1.4

New and enhanced features

  • Standard Client Security Updates
    Updated the Zoom VDI client and thin client plugin to include security improvements made to the standard Zoom client in version 4.6.10.

Resolved issues

  • Minor Bug fixes

April 5, 2020, version 2.1.3

Changes to existing features

  • Optimized Server Selection
    The thin client will select the Zoom data center closest to the thin client instead of the one closest to the virtual machine. This ability can be toggled on or off in the thin client registry.

New and enhanced features

  • Standard Client Features
    Updated the Zoom VDI client and thin client plugin to include improvements made to the standard Zoom client in versions 4.6.0 through 4.6.4
  • Camera Rotation
    Users can rotate their cameras from the video section of client settings.

Resolved issues

  • Resolved an issue where VMWare receivers were crashing.
  • Resolved an issue where a malicious party could use UNC links to leak a user’s hashed password
  • Resolved an issue where some users could access chat in a webinar when chat was disabled
  • Minor bug fixes

 

February 14, 2020, version 2.1.1

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

January 18, 2020, version 2.1.0

New and enhanced features

  • Standard client features
    Updated the Zoom VDI client and thin client plugin to include improvements made to the standard Zoom client in versions 4.4 through 4.6.
  • Shared content on VMWare Windows and Citrix Linux
    Shared content will be rendered from the VDI plugin instead of the VDI client. This will improve user performance and lower CPU usage on the VDI infrastructure.

Resolved issues

  • Fixed an issue where the web Dashboard did not display VDI call types correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where video was displayed incorrectly in full-screen mode.
  • Minor bug fixes.

November 1, 2019, version 2.0.3

Resolved issues

  • Minor Bug Fixes

October 3, 2019, version 2.0.2

Resolved issues

  • Minor Bug Fixes

September 23, 2019, version 2.0.1

New and enhanced features

  • Confirm starting video when joining a Meeting
    Before joining a meeting with video on, users will now be shown their video preview and given the options to join with or without video. They can also check to always join with video without displaying the preview first.
  • Memory optimization
  • Indian DoT compliance

August 6, 2019, Version 2.0

New and enhanced features

  • UI refresh
    The VDI thin client plugin supports the user interface from the Zoom desktop client version 4.4.
  • Unified client for home workers
  • Version backward compatibility
  • Dual monitor support
  • Desktop sharing optimization (Windows thin clients)
    Supports desktop, application and video sharing, as well as remote control and annotation.
  • Support for additional Citrix VDI solutions
    eLux, IGel, Ubuntu and HP ThinPro OS GA are now supported.
  • Support for additional VMWare VDI solutions
    VMWare Horizon GA for Windows is now supported.
  • Encoding camera optimization (Windows)
    Added HW encoder for Camera C925.