The Workspace Composer is the Workspace Control-managed uniform workspace that the end users are presented with, regardless of the technology stack used. The Workspace Composer provides only the functionality that the end user needs. This includes all applications, menu items and settings to which the user is granted access.
The desktop can be displayed using either the Workspace Control Shell or the Microsoft Windows Shell. Both shells are managed by Workspace Control, but the Workspace Control Shell presents a classic windows-like shell with some additional Workspace Control-only technology, whereas the Microsoft Windows Shell is the exact shell as it is presented by Microsoft, including the various available themes. After installation of Workspace Control you need to configure the Workspace Composer as the default shell for your users (see Configure the Workspace Composer).