After at least 2 years of anticipation and waiting we get to see the first release of VMware’s Project Horizon today. We still have to wait to get the application publishing that many of us hoped would be the first part of Horizon to go public but this new single sign on cloud connected enterprise tool can go along way to help enterprises give the flexibility back to the users. Horizon App Manager is delivered as a virtual appliance that sends secure tokens instead of full passwords between the corporate environment and cloud providers like SalesForce and Workday. This gives users the comfort of knowing that a seasoned IT pro had secured the connections and validated that the site they are visiting is in fact the proper place to go and not a hackers imitation. What Horizon also does is provides a app store in a sense that corporate users can request accounts on these third party services directly within the corporate environment. Check out the video below from VMwareTV for more details. I look forward to seeing the next few releases from the Horizon Team.