Turbo May 2019 VM Update

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

This update has been tested and validated for compatibility with Windows 10 1903, also known as Windows 10 May 2019 Update.

Turbo recommends always using the latest release version of Windows 10 or Windows Server to receive the latest features and security updates.

In addition, this update includes additional performance, reliability, and compatibility improvements.

New and Improved

This update includes the following new features and improvements:

  • Application startup and execution performance has been improved via improved executable page mapping logic.
  • Splash images now render prior to execution of the startup script. This provides immediate user feedback on launch even for long-running startup scripts.

Bug Fixes

This update includes fixes for the following issues:

  • Error message 0x0003: 5 displays when an application tries to start in a Windows AppContainer.
  • Antivirus false positive due to cmd.exe stub executable binary not being signed.
  • COM activation of 32-bit Office 365 components may fail on 64-bit operating systems.
  • Rare intermittent Turbo VM crash may occur during application shutdown.
  • MySQL startup may result in infinite loop.

Version Numbers

The component version numbers for this release are:

  • Turbo VM: 18.12.1378.8


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 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.net Containers in Parallels RAS

We are excited to announce that Turbo.net is now integrated directly into Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS).

Parallels Remote Application Server is a comprehensive virtual application and desktop delivery solution that allows your employees to access and use applications and data from any device.

By integrating Turbo.net technology, Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) allows IT administrators to package applications and their dependencies into an isolated virtual environments. Containerized applications can be run on any Windows server, no matter the underlying OS. This eliminates installs, conflicts, breaks, and missing dependencies.

Application Provisioning

Turbo.net is integrated into Parallels RAS, allowing application provisioning directly from the Turbo.net Hub to any server in the farm. Administrators can just select the required application directly from the RAS Console; applications are automatically installed and ready to be published to the users.

Effortless Delivery

Turbo.net has teamed up with Parallels RAS to further simplify the process of delivering applications and desktops. Completely transparent to the administrator and without any extra configurations required, the applications in the Turbo.net Hub are available for delivery in the Parallels RAS Console like any application already installed in the farm. As soon as a user requests first-time access to an application published, Parallels RAS automatically installs and configures Turbo.net runtime and the application on the RDSH servers, reducing IT staff’s manual tasks.

Run Legacy Applications and Multiple Versions Simultaneously

Some applications (and very often legacy applications) were not designed for publishing, since they may fail to launch if there is another instance of the application already running on the server. Parallels RAS integrated with Turbo.net allows you to bypass such limitations, because a running application wouldn’t be able to detect that there is another instance of the application already running on the computer. Application containerization enables administrators to run different versions of the same application on the same server. For instance, on a webpage, testers may test the page on different browsers and also different versions of the same browser, ensuring the same face is shown on each.

Learn More

For more information on Turbo.net on Parallels RAS, take a look at the demo video above or visit https://www.parallels.com/products/ras/features/turbo-net.

Turbo at Citrix Synergy in Orlando

Turbo.net will be hosting three events at Citrix Synergy in Orlando.

Whether you’re a container expert or just getting started, these briefings — one each for enterprise, higher ed, and the Citrix community — will bring you up to speed on the latest Turbo container technology for Citrix. We’ll also be previewing some exciting new developments.

And of course there’ll be drinks and food, an evening pool party, and networking with fellow Citrix professionals.

These invitation-only events are filling fast so contact your Turbo representative or DM us @turbohq soon if you’d like to attend.

Look forward to seeing you in Orlando!


Turbo partners with Perinova in Germany and Switzerland

Turbo.net is pleased to announce a partnership with Perinova IT-Management GmbH of Germany.

Perinova will provide Turbo.net enterprise consulting and implementation services in Germany and Switzerland.

“Perinova has offered its clients consulting and support in the field of application virtualization for over 10 years. Perinova has years of experience working with Turbo technologies in third-party products. This new direct partnership strengthens our existing cooperation and offers our mutual customers in Germany and Switzerland access to Perinova’s unique experience and depth in Turbo containerization and application virtualization technologies.”

For more information on Perinova IT-Management, visit their web site at http://perinova.com.

If you are interested in joining the Turbo Partner Program, please contact partners@turbo.net.

Browser Sandbox now available on Mac!

We are pleased to announce the availability of Mac and cloud execution support in the Turbo.net Browser Sandbox.

The new Browser Sandbox can run containerized browsers in the cloud via an HTML5 interface that runs on any device with an HTML5-enabled web browser.

Try the new Browser Sandbox now at http://turbo.net/browsers.

You can also run browsers on your local desktop when using a compatible Windows device. Turbo.net automatically synchronizes containers between desktops and the cloud so your applications are available anywhere.

Local or Cloud

Turbo.net will automatically select the best execution option (Local or Cloud) based on your device type. To manually select an execution mode, click on the arrow on the Run button to expand run options and select the preferred execution mode.


More Browsers

The Turbo.net Browser Sandbox now provides all versions of major browsers including Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox.

Chrome and Firefox images are automatically updated as new updates are released. Every legacy version is available for execution on demand.

Browsers can be configured with any combination of plugins and runtimes, including Java, .NET, Flash, and Silverlight.

Browser Sandbox also includes nightly Chrome Canary and Firefox Nightly builds and Firefox Mobile. Containerized browsers are a easy and safe way to test and develop against non-production builds of Chrome and Firefox.


A set of popular browsers are available free to use for evaluation purposes.

Turbo.net Pro subscribers can use the new cloud functionality at no additional charge for session lengths up to 10 minutes. (Additional cloud session time available separately.)

The Turbo.net Pro subscription is just $9.95 per month and includes the ability to create customized browsers and applications, run containerized servers, use Turbo Studio, and much more.

Upgrade to Turbo.net Pro Now

We hope you enjoy this major upgrade to the Browser Sandbox!
-- The Turbo Team

Turbo Studio 17 Now Available

Turbo Studio is an easy-to-use graphical editing tool for creating and editing Turbo container environments.

The latest version of Turbo Studio includes direct integration with the Turbo.net Hub, an installer based wizard alternative to snapshots, the ability to create portable container (single EXE) outputs, new subscription-based licensing, as well as support for the latest Windows operating systems.

Turbo Studio 17 is available now at: turbo.net/studio/download.

New and Improved

This update includes the following new features and improvements:

  • New! Studio 17 directly integrates with the Turbo.net Hub. Templates and import wizards are automatically updated with continuously updated Hub content.
  • New! New Portable Applications (.exe) output mode generates portable containers with Turbo Client embedded, all in a single EXE.
  • New! Create applications by installing the application (MSI or EXE) into a container console. This alternative to the snapshot process does not require a clean operating system and does not dirty up the host filesystem or registry.
  • New! Support added for Windows 10 “Redstone 2” pre-release versions.
  • Studio available in MSI format and scriptable legacy XStudio command-line tool.
  • Ability to configure the Minimum OS Requirement for images.
  • Internal Turbo VM version has been updated to 11.8.1060.

Bug Fixes

This update includes fixes for the following issues:

  • Projects containing dependencies on the Turbo.hub Hub fail to build.
  • Containerized ProgIds are not fully isolated.
  • Renaming a folder incorrectly fails with a message that the resource is used by another process.
  • Failure to deinitialize and flush streams may cause missing file writes in specific scenarios.
  • Virtualized applications can crash if started from multiple paths.
  • Product version is not set correctly when the metadata field is set to inherit from the startup file.
  • Trailing spaces are trimmed incorrectly for file paths with arguments.
  • The command-line XStudio.exe tool does not recognize some encodings for the license file.
  • An error may occur pushing a XAPPL configuration with a service to the local repository or the Turbo.net Hub.
  • Many user interface fixes and improvements.

Version Numbers

The component version numbers for this release are:

  • Turbo Studio: 17.0.794.0
  • Turbo VM: 11.8.1060

Getting Turbo Studio 17

Turbo Studio 17 is available for download at turbo.net/studio/download.

Any Turbo.net user with a Pro subscription can use Turbo Studio 17 by signing in with their account. Studio may be used in a limited fashion by Free users for evaluation purposes.

The ISV upgrade to Turbo Studio 17 is available for free to all licensed users of previous versions of Studio on active maintenance. For commercial users of previous versions, a new license key is available from the account management page of your Turbo.net account.

We hope you enjoy Turbo Studio 17!