InfoConnect Desktop Help & How To

Welcome to Micro Focus InfoConnect Desktop, a full-featured desktop application that delivers the enterprise-strength connections you need:

Connect people to the data they need—Connect business users and customers to your data-rich enterprise systems – from TPF, ALCS, and Global Distribution System (GDS) hosts to IBM, Unisys, UNIX, Linux, OpenVMS, HP 3000, HP NonStop (Tandem 6530). You can run InfoConnect on Windows 10 with confidence.

Manage host access—Make Unisys applications an integral part of the Microsoft Office products users experience every day. With InfoConnect, Word, Outlook, Excel, and terminal emulation work seamlessly together.

Manage IT turbulence—Gain the flexibility you need to manage changing desktops and user preferences. Integrate full-featured emulation within a corporate portal or web page. Customize installation configurations with ease. Centrally manage Terminal IDs for host connections.

Ensure the highest level of security—From TLS 1.3 encryption (and earlier), elliptic curve cryptography (ECC), HSPD-12 (PIV/CAC), and SHA-256/RSA-2048 digital signatures to PCI DSS and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance, data masking, and patented Secure Token Authorization, InfoConnect Desktop has you covered.

Print from any host to any peripheral device—Print from shared printers, host devices, card readers, specialized ticket printers, point-of-sale terminals, and a variety of old and new communication protocols.

Integrate the host and Identity and Access Management—Streamline and secure your host-access operation by teaming InfoConnect with Host Access Management & Security Server (MSS). InfoConnect Desktop works with your Identity and Access Management (IAM) system, including those that are SAML-enabled, to authenticate to MSS. Whereupon MSS seamlessly propagates changes to application settings and user-specific content from a central server.

What’s New?

InfoConnect Desktop v17.0 includes several major new features and enhancements:

IT Administration Features

This release supports the latest Windows 10 “Windows as a Service” update and includes a number of new features that allow IT administrators to:

  • Change and deploy specific session settings without changing other settings on users’ desktops. This allows you to change a session setting after you deploy InfoConnect without the risk of overwriting other settings that users have configured.

  • Save 6530 sessions as compound session document files that include embedded custom keyboard maps and ribbons.

    NOTE:New 6530 sessions are saved in the .rd6x file format. You can open older (.rd6) 6530 session files. When you save these files, they are automatically converted to the new .rd6x file format. (To open 6530 session files, you must install the Reflection Desktop for NonStop Add-On.)

Security Enhancements

Security enhancements allow IT administrators to configure IBM, VT, Unisys, T27, and FTP sessions with the TLS 1.3 encryption standard.

User Experience Improvements:

Several improvements allow you to:

  • Use the Macro Panel to run VBA macros saved in your session document file or to run other macros, such as referenced macros, EML macros, or macros created with other products, that you have previously run on that session.

  • Easily set up a recorded macro to run when a session connects.

  • Broadcast commands to more than one VT session. If you manage multiple host machines, you may often need to send the same command to more than one host and reentering the command on each host can be tedious. You can save time by using the CommandCast feature to broadcast the commands you enter in one host to any number of other hosts that you have selected to receive the commands.

Programming Improvements:

InfoConnect Desktop now supports the A Programming Language (APL) character set.