New Identity Services in Turbo for PC February 2019 Update

The Turbo for PC February 2019 Update now allows Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) based authentication for both local (Run on My PC) and cloud-based execution, even on PCs that are not joined to an Active Directory domain.

This release also introduces support for the ADFS2 protocol in addition to the currently supported ADFS3 protocol.

Previously, Active Directory-based authentication for local execution was available only on PCs connected to the AD domain.

The Turbo for PC February 2019 Update is available for download immediately. Turbo for PC will automatically update unless otherwise specified by the administrator.

New and Improved

This update includes the following new features and improvements:

  • Adds support for ADFS authentication for local execution on PCs
  • Adds support for ADFS2 to the SSO authentication methods

Bug Fixes

This update includes fixes for the following issues:

  • Turbo for PC does not check if a server is using SSO authentication if a previous query failed
  • Turbo for PC may not honor the Remember me option when installed for All Users

Version Numbers

The component version numbers for this release are:

  • Turbo for PC: 19.2.1926.0

Turbo for PC February 2019 Update

The latest version of Turbo for PC includes a completely rearchitected browser integration model that supports all modern web browsers. This release retires the previous browser plugin-based API and replaces it with a new turbo:// protocol handler.

This update also includes full support for authentication using Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and on-premises Turbo Application Servers.

Turbo for PC will automatically update unless otherwise specified by the administrator.

New and Improved

This update includes the following new features and improvements:

  • Added new application configuration turbo:// protocol type
  • Added new security validation dialogs for launches via turbo:// protocol links
  • Launches via turbo:// protocol links display a security dialog for applications outside of Turbo.net
  • Administrators can define trusted workspaces for all users in %PROGRAMDATA%\Turbo\Containers\trusted-sources.json.
  • Added support for on-premises workspaces
  • Combined client toggle settings under turbo config --enable|--disable=[option] command.
  • Administrators can set default or override settings for the client configuration using turbo config --as-inherit|--as-override command.
  • Added ability to disable merge isolation using turbo config --disable=mergeisolation command.
  • Added --working-dir|-w=[path] flag to turbo commit for setting the working directory of an image.
  • Added the Java component to the Turbo for PC installer to support systems that are not connected to the Internet.

Bug Fixes

This update includes fixes for the following issues:

  • Turbo for PC fails to launch application on the local PC when a cloud container session is not synchronized to the local system.
  • Turbo for PC now respects network rules specified in application settings.
  • The login dialog may fail to detect when an on-premises workspace is using an SSO authentication method.
  • Certain applications may crash on application exit due to a race condition.
  • Applications may fail to start with an “Object reference not set to an instance of an object” error.
  • A new application version is downloaded even when upgrade check is disabled on application startup.
  • Running the clean and base images with incompatible isolation should display a warning message.
  • The turbo config --image-path=allusers command may fail with invalid container storage path error.
  • The turbo-plugin.exe --app-server command to provision application servers should detect incompatible OS versions.

Version Numbers

The component version numbers for this release are:

  • Turbo for PC: 19.2.1915.0

 

Turbo December 2018 VM Updates

The latest version of Turbo VM is now available in the Turbo Hub.

New and Improved

This update includes the following new features and improvements:

  • Added support for the latest Windows build, Windows 10 Insider Preview 18305.
  • Added a new IsolateDrive ability to hide specified drives from virtualized applications.
  • Added a new IsolateDDE flag to isolate DDE messages coming from outside the container.
  • Added a new ExtendedAppLockerCompatibility flag that disables AppLocker DLL rules that are incompatible with virtualization.

Bug Fixes

This update includes fixes for the following issues:

  • Fixed a compatibility bug in WriteCopy registry isolation when running native installation of Office 365 under VM.
  • Fixed a compatibility bug that prevented some Autodesk applications from being able to load specific DLLs.
  • Fixed a compatibility bug with the SPACE GASS application.
  • Fixed a rare crash during application startup when SentinelOne security software is present.
  • Fixed a condition that could cause process hang during startup in rare conditions.
  • Improved shutdown processing during ExitProcess calls. This ensures that data is correctly flushed to files if managed by buffered C streams and the C library was linked statically to the application.
  • Allow running the 64-bit version of PowerShell. Previously attempting to start a 64-bit PowerShell instance resulted in start of the 32-bit version.

Version Numbers

The component version numbers for this release are:

  • Turbo VM: 18.12.1378

 

Turbo December 2018 Client Updates

Turbo clients will automatically update unless otherwise specified by the administrator.

New and Improved

This update includes the following new features and improvements:

  • Image upgrades with layered session state preservation are now performed by default during turbo run.
  • Isolation mode override flag --isolate=[full|write-copy|merge] is now available for portable application outputs.
  • Support for additional Security Support Providers (SSPs), enabling authentication via Kerberos, NLA, and more.
  • The Turbo for PC installer now uses HTTPS to download components.
  • The Turbo for Mac client has been updated with improved support for copy-and-paste between native and virtualized environments, support for the Windows hidden files flag, and improved diagnostic logging.
  • The Turbo for Android and Turbo for Chromebook clients now support Single Sign-On.
  • The working directory may now be specified in the image configuration. The clean image has been updated to maintain backwards compatibility with the new behavior.

Bug Fixes

This update includes fixes for the following issues:

  • Images are not extracted in the local repository folder when using portable applications.
  • Subsequent executions of a portable executions may crash under some circumstances.
  • The installer UI may not disappear until the associated portable application is closed.
  • The turbo rm command fails when an improperly named container folder exists.
  • The turbo installi command may check the local user repository for images even when the --all-users flag is specified.
  • The turbo installi command may not create a valid application shortcut when startup file arguments are specified.
  • Turbo for PC ignores the Allow access to local user folders setting when using on-premise Hub Server.
  • Improved support for Azure AD and ADFS authentication in Turbo for Mac.

Version Numbers

The component version numbers for this release are:

  • Turbo for PC: 18.12.1831.0
  • Turbo for Mac: 18.12.1624
  • Turbo for Android: 18.12.2
  • Turbo VM: 18.10.1321.7

 

Turbo Client and VM Updates, November 2018

Users will be automatically updated to the latest version of Turbo Client and VM.

New and Improved

This update includes the following new features and improvements:

  • Support for containerizing Cygwin (Linux environment on Windows)
  • Support for additional Security Support Providers (SSPs), enabling new authentication methods
  • Containers now respect the working directory setting from the image configuration. (Previously the working directory was based on the current directory of the turbo.exe process.)
  • Turbo VM honors the SYSTEM attribute for virtualized files.
  • Ability to set the minimum thread stack size in the image configuration

Bug Fixes

This update includes fixes for the following issues:

  • Turbo Client installation can fail if the installer is not executed from the correct folder.
  • The turbo pull command is not listed in turbo help.
  • Fixed behavior of container thread local storage (TLS) initialization
  • Fixed behavior of asynchronous I/O into sandbox

Version Numbers

The component version numbers for this release are:

  • Turbo Client: 18.11.1806.0
  • Turbo VM: 18.10.1321.7

Turbo Support for Windows 10 October 2018 Update Now Available

Turbo is pleased to announce immediate availability of Turbo support for Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

All Turbo products – including Turbo VM, Turbo Client, Turbo Server, and Turbo Studio – have been updated for compatibility and application migration capability. The version number for these updates is 18.10.

This update is required for compatibility with Windows 10 October 2018 Update (Build 1809). We strongly recommend this update for all users on the latest version of Windows 10.

Turbo Client and Turbo VM will automatically update if auto updates are enabled.

The latest Turbo Client and VM are also available for download at turbo.net/download.

Turbo Studio 18.10 is available for download at turbo.net/studio/download.

Turbo Server 18.10 is available for download at: turbo.net/server/download.

Keep legacy apps running on Windows 10 with Turbo VM

With the increasing pace of Windows 10 updates, including Semi-Annual Channel updates every 6 months and Microsoft support limited to 18-month servicing periods for most releases, it is more important than ever to isolate legacy applications from the underlying operating system.

Turbo VM provides an intermediation layer that automatically mitigates incompatibilities introduced in new versions of Windows. This update continues Turbo’s 10+ year record of maintaining full application compatibility for our enterprise clients.

Need help migrating legacy applications? Contact us now

We hope you enjoy the latest updates to Turbo.

Dropbox now on Turbo Drive!

Turbo is pleased to announce support for Dropbox in Turbo Drive!

The T: drive connects cloud storage services directly to Turbo applications. The T: drive works across all supported clients and does not require the Dropbox client.

To connect Dropbox, select Dropbox from the Connect dropdown on the Files tab.

Both Dropbox and OneDrive paths can be connected to a single Turbo account or workspace. Turbo also supports connection of multiple folders from a single storage service to a single Turbo workspace.

Turbo has many powerful storage customization capabilities for virtualized apps. And we’re here to help your organization use them to create the perfect storage environment for your users.

Contact us about advanced storage configuration

Turbo Client and VM Updates, March 29

Users will be automatically updated to the latest version of Turbo Client and VM.

New and Improved

This update includes the following new features and improvements:

  • New! Support for SQL Server Management Studio 2017
  • New! Upgraded to Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2 component to support TLS 1.2
  • New! Improved performance for large executables/DLLs, including Microsoft Power BI
  • Improved handling of side-by-side assemblies, manifests, and policy files in containers
  • Logs from Turbo VM are written to OutputDebugString if an error occurs during initialization

Bug Fixes

This update includes fixes for the following issues:

  • Jobs sent to the print spooler from containerized applications may fail to print.
  • The Turbo Launcher is unresponve while loading a large list of application versions.
  • The turbo commit command fails when using old images with an incorrect error message.
  • The metadata for the Turbo Client MSI installer is incorrect.

Version Numbers

The component version numbers for this release are:

  • Turbo Client: 18.3.1699.0
  • Turbo VM: 18.3.1277.0