At the Potomac Region VMUG event in Washington, D.C. last year, I listened intently as VMware explained that future versions of View would incorporate many of these solutions.
VMware View 5.2 represents a major consolidation of EUC products. You'll note right away that the product name has evolved: VMware Horizon View. View is now a major component of the VMware Horizon suite. In 5.2, we finally get clientless access to our virtual desktops via HTML5. And AppShift... Wow. If you haven't had a chance to see AppShift in action, I highly recommend checking it out. I saw it for the first time at VMworld 2012, and it was amazing. In short, AppShift can re-imagine a Windows desktop or application into a touchscreen metaphor, complete with gesturing.
I suspect that 5.2 will entice many customers who have been considering VDI to finally take the plunge. Virtual infrastructure is kind of a done deal; pretty much everyone has already virtualized their server workloads. Now it's time to provide desktops in the same fashion.