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Posted by nisserow Jan 21, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Welcome to the latest edition of the VMware TAM Weekly Newsletter. This week we have 2 items that may be of interest to you apart from the usual news and updates. First off we have a blog posting from the official VMware TAM Blog. This is titled "Platform Services Controller (PCS) and vCenter Server 6 Maximums". A preview of the article is below with a link to the full article. If you are new to vSphere 6 then I suggest that this would be a very good read.

We also have a new section that is actually an old section we are bringing back. This is "Tweets of the Week" and features 5 specifically selected Tweets that our Twitter Account Manager has selected to showcase each week.

There is also a summary of the TAM Social Media Assets now in every newsletter. These include links to our official blog, Twitter, Facebook and more. As we progress we will include other items for you to connect with us on.

I wish you all a successful week ahead and look forward to bringing you further news and updates next week.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA


TAM SOCIAL MEDIA ASSETS (Owner: Neil Isserow)
Facebook - www.facebook.com/vmwaretam/
Twitter - @VMwareTAM (twitter.com/vmwareTAM)
Blog - blogs.vmware.com/tam
Newsletter Archive - communities.vmware.com/blogs/vmwaretam

TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi) - twitter.com/vmwareTAM
- VMware's five key cloud-native computing investments | https://t.co/fcuXu9av5T https://t.co/zZKwDWst21
- VMware's Casado warns Congress of insufficient national cyber defenses | https://t.co/65tG9zU9GQ https://t.co/C2ZUeTGIED
- Photon Platform Devbox: give it a try! | https://t.co/R8xHs6dC7b https://t.co/PDyb0i8312
- Datacenter Infrastructure Architectural Rules | https://t.co/XeM8VWE6rk https://t.co/vpY7mEbT2o
- VMware sets course on future strategies | https://t.co/axSZAPD32k https://t.co/FM7XbE7LOa

TAM FOUNDATIONAL TRAINING PLAN (Editor: Jodi Shely)
Looking for training resources on VMware Solutions. We have everything you need online and updated regularly.
EUC - bit.ly/tamftpeuc
SDDC - bit.ly/tamftpsddc

 

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

 

Please head over to our dedicated TAM Webcasts online URL:
http://bit.ly/tamwebcasts

TAM VCLOUD SUITE RESOURCES ONLINE (Editor: Joseph Suma)
Please check out our ever changing list of resources
http://bit.ly/tamvcsresources

NEW AND UPDATES PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS
A list of many of our latest updates to existing solutions and any new releases
http://bit.ly/tamnewreleases


NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

vRealize Automation 7.0, Virtual SAN Stretch Clusters, and The Cloud Business Manager Role

The VMware blogosphere is a wealth of knowledge covering everything from how-to content to put your skills to the test, to strategic concepts that can help you think differently about work. Check out a few of the latest posts from the Professional Services bloggers below! VMware vRealize Automati...

Jan 15, 2016 4:17:30 PM

Host disconnected from vCenter and VMs showing as inaccessible

Another deep-dive troubleshooting blog today from Nathan Small (twitter account: @vSphereStorage ) Description from customer: Host is getting disconnected from vCenter and VMs are showing as inaccessible. Only one host is affected. Analysis: A quick review of the vmkernel log shows a log spew of ...

Jan 15, 2016 1:30:54 PM

TLDR

By Tim Aines I learned a new acronym yesterday. One apparently invented by in-a-hurry techie Millennials. It showed up in a VMware technical analysis I was reading. In this otherwise extremely useful document was a sentence near the end that started out “TLDR.” A naturally curious type, I sort of...

Jan 14, 2016 8:51:04 PM

How to Overcome the Resistance to Change

By Gordon Hodgson As the New Year begins IT Organizations are beginning to implement their strategies for 2016 which will bring change to their operations that will have impact their staff. Mark Fields, the CEO at Ford addresses strategy when he is quoted as saying, “You can have the best plan in...

Jan 14, 2016 8:45:53 PM

Learn how to upload virtual machines from VMware Workstation 12 to vCloud Air

In our previous video tutorial Learn how to connect VMware Workstation to vCloud Air , we demonstrated how quick and easy it is to connect your VMware Workstation application to a vCloud Air instance. In this video tutorial we show how you can upload a virtual machine from your Workstation instal...

Jan 14, 2016 4:55:25 PM

Learn how to connect VMware Workstation to vCloud Air

Did you know that you can connect your VMware Workstation application to a VMware vCloud Air instance? Well, in this short and snappy video tutorial you will learn how you do just that. For additional information and instructions, see VMware Knowledge Base article Connecting to VMware vCloud Air ...

Jan 14, 2016 4:53:21 PM

2016 VCDX Workshop Locations and Registrations

Happy New Year Everyone! I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year. I wanted to provide a quick update on 2016 VCDX Workshops. In 2015, we established a new process that aligned workshops with key VMUG events. This worked out extremely well to combine efforts and combine events. We also learn...

Jan 11, 2016 4:25:05 PM

vCloud Air: The Past Week in Review

The cloud is constantly changing and it can be hard to keep up, but now you don’t have to miss a beat. Catch up on everything that’s been happening on the VMware vCloud Air Blog in one place! From RAM upgrades to vTech Talks, here’s the past week in review: WEBCAST: Navigating Important Cloud Dec...

Jan 16, 2016 5:00:43 PM

Upcoming Webcast: Expert Panel on Cloud Automation

Join us for a live, online event where Christian Paulus, Director of Product Marketing for Cloud Management will lead an expert panel on cloud automation. The panel will go through a series of demos and questions that will explore how IT teams can automate the delivery and ongoing management of s...

Jan 16, 2016 11:00:52 AM

WEBCAST: Navigating Important Cloud Decisions for 2016

Are you evaluating public clouds but don’t know where to begin? Are you wondering if you should compare features and functions, look at analyst ratings, or hire a consultant? Join Angelos Kottas, VMware Senior Director, Product Marketing, for this hour-long webcast on January 19 th at 11am PST to...

Jan 15, 2016 5:40:14 PM

Automating VMware NSX Security Rules Creation using Splunk and Some Code

The VMware NSX network virtualization platform allows us to build sophisticated networking and security constructs in software. NSX has a rich RESTful API which allows one to build highly flexible and automated environments. In this blog, we’re going to focus on operations and automation; we’ll d...

Jan 15, 2016 1:00:11 PM

RevenueWell draws on vCloud Air Network partner Armor to Deliver Security and Scalability

RevenueWell provides a patient marketing and communications suite for dentists everywhere. It currently helps over 3,500 dental offices to streamline their day-to-day operations, so they can get back to doing what they do best: provide quality dental care to patients. But part of providing qualit...

Jan 14, 2016 5:00:56 PM

The Best of Both Worlds with Advanced Networking Services

By: Penny Collen , Financial Solutions Architect, Thought Leader, Blogger, and Speaker Ask CIOs why they move workloads to the cloud and you will hear “cost savings” and “agility.” Ask those same CIOs why they are not using more cloud services and they will probably say security concerns. Securit...

Jan 13, 2016 5:00:37 PM

vCloud Air vTech Talk: Launch and secure applications with Bitnami and vCloud Air

Quick: How is it possible to configure secure, functioning applications and servers in just a few clicks and minutes? If you answered “Bitnami and vCloud Air,” then yeah, you probably read the title. In this episode of vCloud Air vTech Talk, our series highlighting tips, tricks and resources for ...

Jan 12, 2016 5:00:42 PM

Creating a Custom Role for SQL DBAs with the Management Pack for Microsoft SQL Server

By: Greg Hohertz, Blue Medora As you expand the reach of vRealize Operations Manager outside the realm of vSphere and down the stack into your compute, network and storage infrastructure and up the stack in databases, middleware, and applications, you’ll quickly find the need to create custom gro...

Jan 12, 2016 11:01:56 AM

Dedicated Cloud RAM Upgrade

The vCloud Air team is pleased to announce that we have increased the RAM in our Dedicated Cloud service to 240GB per host in all locations. This gives all customers, particularly the early adopters, more RAM and enables all users to create VMs up to 240GB in size. Benefits of this upgrade includ...

Jan 11, 2016 5:00:18 PM

Log Insight for Web Traffic

Happy New Year! You may have noticed in late December some new Log Insight content packs were published to the marketplace. In this post I would like to talk about which content packs were released and the value they provide. Background A total of 5 content packs were released: Apache – CLF Apach...

Jan 11, 2016 2:00:48 PM

END USER COMPUTING

Five Great Reasons for VMware Horizon Air

By Anthony Rizzo – Staff End-User-Computing Technologist, VMware As a VMware End-User-Computing Specialist, I encounter many people who still have not been exposed to the basic concepts of desktop virtualization and desktop as a service (DaaS). After these concepts are explained, the majority of ...

Jan 15, 2016 10:40:52 PM

What’s an Enterprise Social Network Got to Do with Sales?

By Randy Ferree, Mid Market Account Executive at VMware AirWatch Account Executive Randy Ferree shares how the sales team here at VMware AirWatch uses enterprise social network Socialcast to work faster, elevate the customer experience and build camaraderie. As an account executive, it’s my job t...

Jan 15, 2016 4:00:41 PM

mPOS Is the New Barcode: Retail Mobility Expected to Explode

Though it’s difficult to remember a time before it, the barcode actually just took off about 30 years ago after some resistance. Since then, barcodes have sped up checkout lines and provided powerful market data across the entire retail industry, reaching 80-90 percent adoption among the Fortune ...

Jan 15, 2016 4:00:21 PM

This Week’s Top Mobile News: Windows 10, iOS 9.3, CES and MWC 2016

Pretty please, with sugar on top, upgrade to Windows 10? Microsoft officially ended support for Windows 8 last weekend and started pushing users of small business PCs to upgrade to Windows 10 with new notifications. Computerworld noted, this could possibly impact pockets of users at large organiz...

Jan 15, 2016 3:09:37 PM

A Look at Mobile World Congress 2016: It’s Going to Be Epic

Apps, enterprise wearables, smart machines, money…everything’s coming up mobile. And the world’s biggest, annual conference on mobile trends and mobile innovation, Mobile World Congress 2016, is coming up soon, Feb. 22–25 in Barcelona, to cover it all. Mobile World Congress is the place for indus...

Jan 14, 2016 4:29:03 PM

A Look at Mobile World Congress 2016: It’s Going to Be Epic

Apps, enterprise wearables, smart machines, money…everything’s coming up mobile. And the world’s biggest, annual conference on mobile trends and mobile innovation, Mobile World Congress 2016 , is coming up soon, Feb. 22–25 in Barcelona, to cover it all. Mobile World Congress is the place for indu...

Jan 14, 2016 4:07:14 PM

Workaround for the NAT port forwarding issue in Fusion 8.1

We recently discovered that NAT network port forwarding doesn’t work properly in Fusion 8.1. While the VMware Fusion team is working on a fix which will be included in the next update, here is a temporary workaround. Steps: Download the NAT network component from https://www.vmware.com/go/ dl_vmn...

Jan 13, 2016 10:18:20 PM

Sneak Peek: AirWatch Content Locker Gets a New Look & Feel

A new AirWatch Content Locker is officially on the way. Following up on communications sent to AirWatch Content Locker administrators earlier this month, we’re so excited to share that your feedback has helped us develop an exciting new user interface for our popular secure content collaboration ...

Jan 13, 2016 6:21:19 PM

Trash Gets Smart: AirWatch Developers Hack Garbage Collection

Every mobile innovation starts with a problem. Ours was garbage. Our local city civic authorities in India struggle to find the best alternative for efficient garbage collection. Bin pickers constantly make rounds to check how full every garbage bin is, wasting time and resources. My team (Suprit...

Jan 13, 2016 2:01:07 PM

Southern States Transforms Customer Experience by Modernizing Retail Operations | VMware Horizon

Southern States Cooperative asked Steve Tupponce’s team to accomplish two things: improve the customer experience in the field and centralize its point-of-sale and agronomy systems. In the video below, the manager of infrastructure and delivery services shares his journey of evaluating multiple o...

Jan 12, 2016 8:12:31 PM

mPOS Is the New Barcode: Retail Mobility Expected to Explode

Though it’s difficult to remember a time before it, the barcode actually just took off about 30 years ago after some resistance. Since then, barcodes have sped up checkout lines and provided powerful market data across the entire retail industry, reaching 80-90 percent adoption among the Fortune ...

Jan 12, 2016 3:01:42 PM

Look Who’s Talking EUC + Mobile Retail at NRF 2016

Consumers aren’t coming to retail stores as much as they used to, but when they do, they are better educated and expect exceptional service. To stay current in this highly competitive new retail world, retailers are finding innovative ways to deliver delightful customer experiences and the produc...

Jan 11, 2016 12:50:35 PM

Look Who’s Talking Mobile at NRF 2016

Consumers aren’t coming to retail stores as much as they used to, but when they do, they are better educated and expect exceptional service. To stay current in this highly competitive new retail world, retailers are finding innovative ways to deliver delightful customer experiences and the produc...

Jan 11, 2016 12:45:10 PM

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Welcome everyone to the first newsletter of 2016! We are delighted to be back and hope that you had a restful holiday season. As usual we will be bringing you all of the relevant VMware news and related information every week to ensure that you are kept up to date with what is going on in the world of VMware.

 

We also plan on extending the newsletter sections as we did last year but also trying to make the newsletter as easy as possible to navigate and find the information you are looking for.


So with that I look forward to bringing you all of the VMware news in 2016 and I hope that you are able to get value out of the newsletter. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly should you wish to provide any feedback on the newsletter.

 

Wishing you a fantastic start to 2016!

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA


TAM FOUNDATIONAL TRAINING PLAN (Editor: Jodi Shely)
Looking for training resources on VMware Solutions. We have everything you need online and updated regularly.
EUC - http://tinyurl.com/ftpeuc
SDDC - http://tinyurl.com/ftpsddc

 

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

 

Please head over to our dedicated TAM Webcasts online URL:
http://tinyurl.com/tamwebcasts

TAM VCLOUD SUITE RESOURCES ONLINE (Editor: Joseph Suma)
Please check out our ever changing list of resources
http://tinyurl.com/tamvcsresources

NEW AND UPDATES PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS
A list of many of our latest updates to existing solutions and any new releases
http://tinyurl.com/tamnewreleases


NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

Technical Paper: Installing VMware ESXi 6 Using PXE

It’s 2016, are you still installing VMware ESXi by mounting ISO images in a browser-based console? That’s probably fine for one-off efforts, and it sure beats making a trip to the datacenter with physical CDs, but network deployments are the way of the future. If you have not yet made the move to...

Jan 8, 2016 6:46:50 PM

New NSX KBs, What’s New in vSphere 5.5 Update 3b and Top 20 KB articles

Each month, we share the top VMware Global Support Services (GSS) news, alerts, and announcements from our sister blog, VMware Support Insider . Read on to find out what you might have missed. New NSX KBs you need to know Check out this blog post for last month’s trending Knowledge Base articles ...

Jan 8, 2016 4:02:10 PM

Platform Services Controller (PCS) and vCenter Server 6 Maximums

By Petr McAllister One of my customers successfully completed the VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V6] class. The customer provided a lot of positive feedback in regards to the class, and also about new functionality in vSphere 6. However, one thing was unclear: The instructor stated there is a maximu...

Jan 7, 2016 4:46:33 PM

The Changing Face of Enterprise Data

What constitutes business-critical data for an enterprise today? A decade ago, the answer would be straightforward: the data associated with business-critical applications such as inventory management, email systems, financials, etc. IT was focused primarily on transforming business processes int...

Jan 7, 2016 4:32:15 PM

VCP5-DCV Delta Exam Availability Extended

After reviewing the continued popularity of the VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization Delta exam for candidates to recertify their VCP5-DCV we have decided to extend the availability date until March 31, 2016 . The exam offers some key advantages: It’s based on new material...

Jan 6, 2016 6:43:50 PM

Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager KBs for December 2015

Resetting the Administrator password in VMware vRealize Operations Manager appliance Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products The VMware vRealize Operations Manager for Horizon (V4H/V4V) 6.2 Broker Agent fails to pair with the Horizon adapter Public Patch (Build 3294016)...

Jan 6, 2016 6:23:04 PM

Top 20 vRealize Automation KBs for December 2015

Repairing or updating the trust between all components within a VMware vRealize Automation environment Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products Removing a virtual machine from Management in VMware vRealize Automation or vCloud Automation Migrating to a new SSO or recover...

Jan 6, 2016 6:18:56 PM

Top 20 vCenter KBs for December 2015

After upgrading an ESXi host to 5.5 Update 3b and later, the host is no longer manageable by vCenter Server Purging old data from the database used by VMware vCenter Server Consolidating snapshots in vSphere 5.x/6.0 Unlocking and resetting the VMware vCenter Single Sign-On administrator password ...

Jan 6, 2016 5:22:30 PM

Top 20 ESXi articles for December 2015

After upgrading an ESXi host to 5.5 Update 3b and later, the host is no longer manageable by vCenter Server Licensing ESXi 5.x and vCenter Server 5.x Licensing ESXi 6.x and vCenter Server 6.x Reverting to a previous version of ESXi Commands to monitor snapshot deletion in VMware ESXi/ESX Collecti...

Jan 6, 2016 1:48:38 PM

Top 20 Articles for December 2015

Here is our Top 20 KB list for December 2015. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Installing VMware Tools in a Fusion virtual machine running Windows Upgrading to Windows 10 using Software U...

vCloud: The Past Week in Review

We’re excited to welcome in the New Year with a fresh round of blogs. Now you can catch up on everything that’s been happening on the VMware vCloud Blog in one place! From Cloud-Native Apps to service provider spotlights, here’s the past week in review: vCloud Air vTech Talk: Take the Quiz, Chart...

Jan 9, 2016 5:00:04 PM

Hybrid Cloud Manager is your Bridge to the Cloud

By: Eiad Al-Aqqad , Consultant Architect and Author of virtualizationteam.com . At VMworld 2015, VMware introduced the Hybrid Cloud Manager, however, with the excitement of the Cross-Cloud VMotion tech-preview that was shown at the same demo, many overlooked the Hybrid Cloud Manager announcement....

Jan 8, 2016 5:13:00 PM

vRealize Operations Manager Tech Tips: Tip #1 – Custom Datacenter object

In vRealize Operations Manager 6.1 we introduced a new construct called Custom Datacenter (CDC). I wanted to describe how to create Custom Datacenter objects, and how you would leverage these objects. The Custom Datacenter object can be created in the vR Ops UI, and you can add one or more Cluste...

Jan 7, 2016 8:25:32 PM

Virtual SAN Stretch Clusters – Real World Design Practices (Part 1)

By Jonathan McDonald This is part one of a two blog series as there was just too much detail for a single blog. I want to start off by saying that all of the details here are based on my own personal experiences. It is not meant to be a comprehensive guide for setting up stretch clustering for Vi...

Jan 7, 2016 6:41:04 PM

vCloud Air Network Service Provider Spotlight: UOLDIVEO

Acquiring and managing a secure cloud network is difficult no matter where you are. But for those who have operations in Latin America and Brazil, setting up and managing a true hybrid cloud can be especially complicated. Thankfully, there’s a simple solution, and that solution is this edition of...

Jan 7, 2016 5:00:22 PM

vRealize Automation: Tribune Media profile in Baseline Magazine

2016 has started out with substantial fanfare for the vRealize Team. The vRealize suite was called out in the Baseline story as a key component of Tribune Media’s “software-defined everything” approach. The article features great quotes from David Giambruno of Tribune on benefits to date of adopt...

Jan 7, 2016 11:01:55 AM

Completely Disable Time Synchronization for your VM

Some administrative practices, like a bad habit, have more lives than the proverbial cat – they tend to stay around forever. It is, therefore, very comforting when one finds a problematic administrative practice that has not just been universally abandoned by administrators, but is also on the to...

Jan 6, 2016 11:34:18 PM

Cloud Native Apps for the OPs Guy – Pt. 1 What the Hell is CNA Anyway?

By: Kevin Gorman, Cloud Specialist at VMware. Reposted from Zerotin.org . DevOps, containers and every other buzzword bingo concept seem to be severely muddying the waters of understanding the practicality of web-scale application development and it’s relevance to the everyday Operations Team. I’...

Jan 6, 2016 5:00:11 PM

Bringing XenDesktop and XenApp Users and Sessions to vRealize Operations

By: Mike Langdon, Blue Medora If you are a XenDesktop or XenApp admin, an all too common complaint is: “My desktop is so slow.” If one user is complaining, chances are that many more are suffering. This is where vRealize Operations comes in. Using the Management Pack for XenDesktop and XenApp, we...

Jan 6, 2016 11:01:45 AM

vCloud Air vTech Talk: Take the Quiz, Chart Your Course

Happy New Year from the VMware vCloud Air Community! As 2016 gets underway, it’s the perfect time to assess your cloud computing strategy for the coming year. Where are you on the journey to the public cloud? And where do you want to be? In this week’s vTech Talk, we’re highlighting the vCloud Ai...

Jan 5, 2016 5:00:20 PM

VMware NSX and Split and Smear Micro-Segmentation

While external perimeter protection requirements will most likely command hardware acceleration and support for the foreseeable future, the distributed nature of the services inside the data center calls for a totally different set of specifications. Some vendors have recently claimed they can ac...

Jan 5, 2016 1:00:34 PM

END USER COMPUTING

Email’s Stayin’ Alive…and Evolving with Mobile Collaboration

In recent years, businesses have been disaster-prepping for the certain doom and demise of email . The shift seemed inevitable: email is fundamentally flawed (hello, information overload), better technology exists and new generations are ushering in brand new ways of communicating. But 2016 is sh...

Jan 8, 2016 4:00:51 PM

This Week’s Top Mobile News Headlines

VMware and Intel Security alliance helps IT level up mobile security. Two tech giants announced their collaboration to integrate mobile security into the enterprise threat defense lifecycle. What does that mean? Intel + AirWatch customers can now respond to ever-increasing mobile threats faster a...

Jan 8, 2016 2:54:58 PM

Feature and Mobile Updates: December 2015

Happy New Year everyone! 2016 will be a very exciting year for Socialcast and we can’t wait to share all the new things currently in the works. But first, let’s take a look back at all the feature enhancements and mobile apps that were released in December to round out 2015. 1. Improved Search Re...

Jan 7, 2016 11:09:44 PM

Every Business Is a Digital Business. So What’s Next?

In 2013, the phrase “every business is a digital business” sparked an “aha!” moment for every company, across every industry. Two years later, where are we now? As companies reach digital maturity, what’s next? The digital transformation isn’t over, yet, according to Sanjay Poonen , executive vic...

Jan 7, 2016 2:05:40 PM

Transforming Healthcare: VITAS Embraces the Power of Mobile Devices

It’s that time of year again when we begin to pack up holiday decorations and do our level best to set goals for what we want to accomplish in the coming year. As the CIO for VITAS Healthcare—the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care—I have one item that I think should be high on every […]

Jan 7, 2016 12:56:24 PM

Getting Started with VMware Fusion eBook: $5

Happy new year friends! Did you know about this little book I wrote called ‘Getting Started With VMware Fusion’ ? No? Well good news! It’s on sale for $5! Before I moved down here to Silicon Valley, I was a lead on the Fusion / Workstation Support team in Canada, and in 2014 I was asked by the go...

Jan 6, 2016 9:49:18 PM

Want to Look Like a Genius at Work? Grow Your Social Circle

Even great teams grow stale if they never collaborate beyond their inner circle. The most creative contributors and fastest problem-solvers often have the largest social circles at work. If you really want to work smarter and get ahead in 2016, it’s time for your tiny social bubble to pop and to ...

Jan 6, 2016 4:00:50 PM

Every Business Is a Digital Business. So What’s Next?

In 2013, the phrase “every business is a digital business” sparked an “aha!” moment for every company, across every industry. Two years later, where are we now? As companies reach digital maturity, what’s next? The digital transformation isn’t over, yet, according to Sanjay Poonen, executive vice...

Jan 6, 2016 3:56:43 PM

New AirWatch and Intel Alliance Levels up Your Mobile Security

The complex mobile threat defense lifecycle is about to get a lot shorter, thanks to a new partnership announced today between AirWatch and Intel Security. By entering into each other’s security programs—the Intel Security Innovation Alliance™ and the AirWatch Mobile Security Alliance (MSA)—mutua...

Jan 5, 2016 5:00:26 PM

Download the 3-Part Guide to Developing a BYOD Strategy

Is your organization ready to take advantage of BYOD, but aren’t sure where to start? Today, we launched a simple 3-part BYOD strategy guide that walks you through specific device- and user-based policy considerations, outline critical areas for content access, security practices, and compliance ...

Jan 5, 2016 2:30:20 PM

Legal Firm’s CIO Makes His 2016 Business Mobility Predictions

2015 was another year of growth in mobility at Dowling Aaron, as we not only reached new mobile users but current users extended their mobility profile. Each year, we add more and more mobile users as they see their peers reach new heights of productivity and collaboration. In the legal industry,...

Jan 4, 2016 1:15:40 PM

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VMware TAM Source 7.50

Posted by nisserow Jan 5, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, welcome to the final newsletter for 2015. This is our 50th Newsletter meaning that we have not missed a single week this year delivering the best VMware related news to you. It has been a very exciting year with the launch of many VMware solutions such as vSphere 6 as well as the many Cloud Native Application (CNA) solutions. We also had VMworld in both the USA and Europe plus the many vForum's around the world ensuring that all of our customers and partners are completely up to date with the latest VMware solutions.

For the final newsletter of 2015 we have an excellent article by the Director of our US West TAM Program on expanded TAM offerings.

I wish all of you a peaceful and happy holiday season and I look forward to bringing your the TAM newsletter again in 2016 for the 8th year.

 

Virtually Yours
Neil Isserow
VMware Staff TAM, Team Lead and Newsletter Editor
San Francisco, CA

 

FEATURED ARTICLE
Adding More Benefits for Our Valued Customers: 2015 TAM Service Enhancements
By Steve Kemp


Our global TAM community works relentlessly to improve TAM Services, and we work relentlessly to improve TAM Service excellence and provide even more value to you, our VMware TAM customers. As 2015 draws to a close, we’re taking a moment to reflect on the value-added services and programs we’ve added this past year. The following is just a sampling of what we’ve put into play in 2015: [Continue Reading...]


TAM FOUNDATIONAL TRAINING PLAN (Editor: Jodi Shely)
Looking for training resources on VMware Solutions. We have everything you need online and updated regularly.
EUC - http://tinyurl.com/ftpeuc
SDDC - http://tinyurl.com/ftpsddc

 

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

 

Please head over to our dedicated TAM Webcasts online URL:
http://tinyurl.com/tamwebcasts

TAM VCLOUD SUITE RESOURCES ONLINE (Editor: Joseph Suma)
Please check out our ever changing list of resources
http://tinyurl.com/tamvcsresources

NEW AND UPDATES PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS
A list of many of our latest updates to existing solutions and any new releases
http://tinyurl.com/tamnewreleases


NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

Know What Your Expertise is Worth

VMware Education Services is proud of the successes achieved by IT professionals with VMware certifications. To showcase these achievements to a wider IT audience, please help us accurately represent VMware IT certifications by participating in Certification Magazine’s annual Salary Survey before...

Dec 18, 2015 3:45:52 PM

New NSX KBs you need to know

Here is a list of currently trending KBs for NSX for vSphere Netcpa issues in VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x (2137005) Symptoms: Virtual machines running on the same ESXi host fails to communicate with each other Virtual machine fails to communicate with the NSX Edge Gateway (ESG) Routing does not ap...

Dec 18, 2015 1:56:22 PM

What is a Fast Track course?

When you see Fast Track in a course title, it means the course covers more content than will fit in a regular, weeklong, eight-hour-a-day class. We cover that extra content by extending the class hours per day beyond eight. That’s it. Fast Track classes are a very efficient way to consume trainin...

Dec 17, 2015 4:20:03 PM

Adding More Benefits for Our Valued Customers: 2015 TAM Service Enhancements

By Steve Kemp Our global TAM community works relentlessly to improve TAM Services, and we work relentlessly to improve TAM Service excellence and provide even more value to you, our VMware TAM customers. As 2015 draws to a close, we’re taking a moment to reflect on the value-added services and pr...

Dec 17, 2015 3:52:05 PM

View desktop goes into Already Used state, or Agent Disabled state

In versions 4.6 through 5.0.x View desktops can also go into the Already Used state if a virtual machine is powered on in another ESXi host in the cluster in response to an HA event, or if it was shut down without reporting to the broker that the user had logged out. This is due to a security fea...

Dec 17, 2015 2:23:26 PM

Borathon: A VMware Hackathon

  Susie Flynn is a Program Manager based in Cambridge, MA. She has been with VMware since 2011 and contributes to a variety of programs in the Office of the CTO. Thanks to Susie for authoring this post!   Borathons, two day hacking events, are somewhat of a tradition here at VMware. Hackathons ar...

Dec 17, 2015 2:00:51 PM

Extending the Cisco Certification Credit for Network Virtualization Certification

We spend a lot of time talking to our community of certification-holders about our programs, their structure and their future. One of the more common conversations we’ve had lately is around the “credit” that Cisco certification-holders get towards a VMware Network Virtualization Certification. C...

Dec 16, 2015 5:01:48 PM

VMware and the Internet of Things: Motivating the Three-Tier Architecture

This is the first CTO blog post on VMware and the Internet of Things (‘IoT’) that right now is placed at the top of the Gartner Hype Cycle. In this first post in this series, I’ll lay out the latest thinking on the high-level structure of an IoT Infrastructure we see beginning to be established. ...

Dec 16, 2015 3:04:52 PM

Virtual Volumes and Storage Policy-Based Management for Databases

In the first part of this series we provided a high level view of the benefits of using Virtual Volumes enabled storage for database operations. In the second part of this series we examined in more detail how Virtual Volumes can improve the backup and recovery capabilities for business critical ...

Dec 15, 2015 7:21:48 PM

DRS Keeps Admins Happy

DRS is not just about keeping VMs happy . DRS has many other operational benefits that keep your admins happy too. Let’s dive into the top ways that DRS makes the day in the life so much better for the vSphere admin. Host Maintenance Mode Maintenance windows are a part of life. vMotion has made t...

Dec 15, 2015 5:00:19 PM

2015 Flings in Review

2015 was an exciting year for the Flings program in many ways. First, our developers updated 14 Flings after listening to user feedback. Second, we released 19 new Flings (with two more slated to be released before the end of the year). And third, we set the record for downloaded Flings with 125,...

Dec 15, 2015 3:11:51 PM

PCoIP connections suddenly failing?

There is an issue which may occur when you install or upgrade your VMware Tools after having installed your View Agent. The set of VGA drivers shipped with VMware Tools might sometimes be incompatible with VMware View and PCoIP, whereas the VMware View Agent software contains a supported VGA driv...

Dec 14, 2015 7:08:20 PM

VMware NSX: Virtual Network Architecture for SAP HANA and Mission Critical Deployments

SAP HANA Network Design Considerations In keeping with the theme of moving the Software-Defined Data Center from concept to reality, I discussed in my previous blogs why VMware vSphere is the perfect platform to deploy cutting edged technologies like SAP HANA. This is because vSphere enables our ...

Dec 14, 2015 6:49:50 PM

Three Free eLearning Courses Released

VMware offers training on a variety of subjects, in different formats to fit your schedule and budget needs. Last month we add three new courses to our library of free self-paced eLearning offerings: Architecting Desktop Virtualization Solutions Fundamentals – This course describes the architectu...

Dec 14, 2015 4:30:37 PM

VCIX6 Certification Announcement: Part 3 of 3 (Exam Guides)

In this three-part blog series (see parts one and two ) I told you the news about the continuation of the VCAP brand for our advanced v6 certifications and the addition of the VCIX6 designation for those who earn both VCAP6 certifications (Design and Deploy). Now, I want to give you the informati...

Dec 14, 2015 4:02:36 PM

Why It’s Time to Build a Zero Trust Network

Network security, for a long time, has worked off of the old Russian maxim, “trust but verify.” Trust a user, but verify it’s them. However, today’s network landscape — where the Internet of Things, the Cloud, and more are introducing new vulnerabilities — makes the “verify” part of “trust but ve...

Dec 20, 2015 1:57:28 PM

vCloud: The Past Week in Review

Did you catch the most recent vCloud Air blogs? Now we make it easy to get up-to-speed with the latest information! See all the topics we talked about this week, all in one place. vCloud Air Disaster Recovery Advanced Concepts There is a lot your vCloud Air Disaster Recovery solution can do for y...

Dec 19, 2015 5:00:02 PM

New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2015-0009

Today VMware has released the following new and updated security advisories: New VMSA-2015-0009 : VMware product updates address a critical deserialization vulnerability Updated VMSA-2015-0003.15 : VMware product updates address critical information disclosure issue in JRE VMSA-2015-0008.1 : VMwa...

Dec 18, 2015 11:02:16 PM

vCloud Air Disaster Recovery Advanced Concepts

A lot of the conversations people have about how to leverage cloud based Disaster Recovery focuses on the workloads that need to be protected. This makes sense as they need to make sure that the specific application will work when being run in a different location. However, sometimes critical inf...

Dec 18, 2015 5:00:08 PM

Storage I/O control for critical apps is a great idea

Recently, I have been asked this question: should we enable Storage I/O control on datastores used by our production databases considering it could prevent my VMs from consuming all the resources they need? The answer is yes, SIOC will not harm your performance, actually it can save you from a ve...

Dec 17, 2015 5:54:11 PM

VMware and Connectria Deliver a Seamless Cloud Experience for Lendmark Financial Services

Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Covington, Georgia, Lendmark Financial Services is a consumer finance organization, specializing in providing a variety of personal loans, automobile loans, and retail merchant sales finance services. Operating over 182 stores in 13 states, Lendmark had a stra...

Dec 17, 2015 5:00:15 PM

VMware vRealize Automation 7.0 – Finally the most desirable features and capabilities in a VMware Private Cloud Automation Solution have arrived!

By Cory Allen, RadhaKishna (RK) Dasari and Shannon Wilber Anyone who has previously worked with vRealize Automation 6.x or earlier versions of VMware Cloud Automation Center 5.x, understands historically just how challenging it can be to manage the overall planning, design, deployment and archite...

Dec 17, 2015 3:41:52 PM

Jumpstart DevOps with vCloud Air

Companies large and small are adopting DevOps to get faster delivery of new features and capabilities, while also getting faster resolution to problems that arise. Yet one of the more challenging aspects for new organizations adopting DevOps is setting up the tool chain to support Continuous Inte...

Dec 16, 2015 5:00:51 PM

vCloud Air vTech Talk: Top Questions and Answers in 2015

It’s been a busy year for the VMware vCloud® Air™ Community—with a lot of great questions posed and answered. Today we’re taking a look back at the vTech Talk videos that answered some of the most commonly asked questions in 2015. You can find all of these videos and more on our vTech Talk YouTub...

Dec 15, 2015 5:00:10 PM

Virtual Volumes and Storage Policy-Based Management for Databases

Virtual Volumes and Storage Policy-Based Management for Databases In the first part of this series we provided a high level view of the benefits of using Virtual Volumes enabled storage for database operations. In the second part of this series we examined in more detail how Virtual Volumes can i...

Dec 15, 2015 4:45:39 PM

The 5 Themes for Success in the Next Era of Hybrid Cloud

The oldest T-shirt in my collection bears the phrase “The Journey is the Destination”. It has been five years since I started working on cloud automation software for Private and Hybrid clouds, and while we have seen an increasing acceleration of technologies in play, operating models, consolidat...

Dec 15, 2015 2:00:44 PM

VMware Portal Options for vCloud Director

We committed to our vCloud Air Network cloud provider ecosystem to update you on our go-forward strategy for a vCloud Director (VCD-SP) UI prior to the end of the year. Since we stopped development of vCD UI beyond vCD 5.5 and moved towards an API only strategy, we have received many requests fro...

Dec 14, 2015 1:00:33 PM

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New European End-user Privacy Law Headlines This Week’s Mobile News

Wish the top mobile news would magically appear in your inbox every Friday? Tell us where to send it in the upper right of your screen. R-E-S-P-E-C-T. The European Union reached a final agreement this week on a new bill that will replace 28 existing digital-privacy laws. Not only are the restrict...

Dec 18, 2015 5:15:50 PM

StarMobile Shines as Example of the New Mobile Ecosystem

In our constantly evolving technology landscape, business mobility isn’t about finding one perfect platform to manage it all. Instead, strategic mobility requires integrations, open standards, simpler delivery, partnerships and a global mobile ecosystem. Enterprise mobility platform StarMobile hi...

Dec 17, 2015 7:10:54 PM

Go Paperless for Productivity with Enterprise App MightyMeeting

Is your company still pushing paper? MightyMeeting Founder Dmitri Tcherevik offers a solution to your printer-obsessed work culture: make the move to mobile. Using the company’s mobile collaboration and content sharing enterprise app, you can transform presentations into multimedia-rich, interact...

Dec 17, 2015 1:00:54 PM

Announcing the Virtual Printing Solutions with View in Horizon 6 White Paper

By Nancy Beckus, Writer and Editor, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing, VMware And Judy Wu, Senior Solution Engineer, VMware The ability to access printers from a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and from hosted application environments is crucial for today’s end users. Usually, each desk...

Dec 17, 2015 3:19:08 AM

Discover What’s New with VMware Horizon 6 Toolbox 2.0

By Shengbo Teng, Senior Member of the Technical Staff, VMware With contributions from Nan Wang, Staff Engineer , Technical Marketing and Enablement , VMware Sam Zhao, T echnical Marketing and Enablement Manager , VMware Peter Zhang, Solution Engineer, Technical Marketing and Enablement, VMware In...

Dec 17, 2015 3:10:52 AM

Your OOO Game Plan: Don’t Even Think About Work on Vacation

About half of Americans check email and work during vacation, according to studies . No way, not this year, not you. You’re on a mission to get through the holiday break without even thinking about what’s going on at the office. Well, vacation domination can be yours with a little planning before...

Dec 16, 2015 2:34:37 PM

5 Questions with the Socialcast App Team: Enterprise Collaboration at the Next Level

For our 10th enterprise app feature in the AirWatch Blog’s Appy Holidays series, we were delighted to sit down with Jens Koerner, director of product development for the popular business collaboration app, Socialcast. Here’s what Jens had to say about the power of collaboration in the enterprise,...

Dec 16, 2015 1:17:17 PM

New Release: VMware Horizon 6 App-Delivery Decision Maker

By Cindy Heyer Carroll, Technical Writer, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing and Enablement at VMware A new version of the VMware Horizon 6 App-Delivery Decision Maker has just been released. The Decision Maker provides guidance as you make application-delivery decisions for your enterprise. ...

Dec 16, 2015 1:12:14 AM

With VMware App Volumes in a Citrix XenDesktop Environment, Application Management Is a Snap!

By Debra Perrin Coltoff, Technical Writer, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing, VMware With special thanks to Stephane Asselin, Mark Ewert, Dean Flaming, and Jason Marshall for content assistance. Last summer my family spent a day visiting LEGOLAND Discovery Center in New York. We all loved it...

Dec 15, 2015 10:52:23 PM

Everbridge Q&A: Securing Critical Communication for Mobile

When business communication just isn’t fast enough, many organizations look to multimedia-rich mobile messaging to speed up workflows. And when the information exchanged requires the utmost security via mobile, those companies turn to the Everbridge unified critical communication suite. Vice Pres...

Dec 15, 2015 1:22:14 PM

What’s New in VMware Identity Manager, Cloud – November 2015 Release

By Vikas Jain, Director, Product Management, VMware Identity Manager , VMware This overview of new technology represents no commitment from VMware to deliver these features in any other generally available product or service. In our November release, we are excited to announce the following featu...

Dec 15, 2015 2:11:19 AM

5 Questions with Lua, a Leading Secure Mobile Messaging App for Businesses

In today’s Appy Holidays enterprise app feature, we’re excited to share our Q&A with Austin Lane, Chief Product Officer at AirWatch ACE partner app Lua. Austin discusses his insights into the biggest trends facing his customers in 2016, his favorite Lua features and the innovative ways people are...

Dec 14, 2015 2:04:03 PM

 

 

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Hi everyone, we are just weeks away from year end and just a few more newsletters to go. If you have been following the recent changes you will have seen that there are a number of new sections that are now right at the top of the newsletter. Each of these sections have their own editor and are all online and kept updated as much as possible. I hope that you find these useful and I will do my best to keep these updated based on the information sent to me. Please feel free to provide any feedback on these new sections.

 

We will have just a few more newsletters for the year so please enjoy them as we count down to 2016.

 

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

What’s New in vSphere 5.5 Update 3b

SSLv3 Protocol Disabled by Default Background Across the industry, enterprise software products and solutions are dropping use of and support for the SSLv3 protocol. The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) officially deprecated the SSLv3 protocol in RFC 7568 due to its obsolescence and inheren...

Dec 11, 2015 4:35:51 PM

SSLv3 Protocol Disabled by Default in vSphere 5.5 Update 3b

Background Why has the SSLv3 protocol been disabled by default in vSphere 5.5 Update 3b? Across the industry, enterprise software products and solutions are dropping use of and support for the SSLv3 protocol. The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) officially deprecated the SSLv3 protocol in R...

Dec 11, 2015 4:27:44 PM

Network Virtualization: Mainstream in 2015, Expanding Reach in 2016

Once again it’s time to look back on the last year, see what happened in our industry, and try to make some predictions for the coming year. Let’s start by seeing how last year’s predictions fared. One of my main points last year was that 2015 would be a year of operationalization and production ...

Dec 11, 2015 2:00:22 PM

VCIX6 Certification Announcement: Part 2 of 3 (Updates to Certification Structure and Paths)

Since we first started rolling out the first v6 certifications we’ve been asking a lot of questions about the new structure. Based upon the feedback that we have received from you we have decided to update the structure of our advanced credentials. These updates are as follows: We had originally ...

Dec 10, 2015 7:06:20 PM

Top 20 VMware Fusion and Workstation KBs for November 2015

Downloading and Installing VMware Fusion Installing VMware Tools in a Fusion virtual machine running Windows Installing Windows in a virtual machine using VMware Fusion Easy Install Upgrading to Windows 10 using Software Update in Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 virtual machines fail with the error: ...

Dec 10, 2015 5:58:21 PM

VCIX6 Certification Announcement: Part 1 of 3 (New Certifications Coming Soon!)

Many of you have been awaiting the announcement of the availability of our advanced v6 certifications. Over the next few days we will have three posts (including this one) that will give you all of the information that you need to get started with your preparation and planning. We have been worki...

Dec 9, 2015 6:06:29 PM

Code Stream: Bridging the Gap Between Development and Operations

By Kelly Dare When our customers start automating their infrastructure, some of the first internal customers or users of their automation tools are almost always the software developers in their organization. Infrastructure-as-a-Service and software developers are a natural fit, since software de...

Dec 9, 2015 5:53:49 PM

Top Questions from Our Recent Horizon 6 View 6.2 Webinar

A few weeks ago we offered a free webinar on Horizon 6 View 6.2 Features and Basic Troubleshooting based on the very popular session VCI Linus Bourque delivered at VMworld US 2015. As always when we talk troubleshooting, there were lots of questions. We wanted to share a sample with you while you...

Dec 8, 2015 5:20:19 PM

What’s New in vSphere Big Data Extensions Version 2.3?

Big Data Extensions enables the rapid deployment of Hadoop clusters on a VMware vSphere virtual platform. This new BDE 2.3 release provides the following new features and enhancements. Enhancements for Large Scale Production Environments Optimized for Large Scale Deployment. Big Data Extensions p...

Dec 8, 2015 5:13:14 PM

Eight Myths about Virtualizing Hadoop Dispelled

This article takes eight common misperceptions about virtualizing Hadoop and explains why they are errors in people’s understanding. The short explanations given should serve to clear up the understanding about these important topics. Myth #1: Virtualization may add significant performance overhe...

Dec 7, 2015 11:26:30 PM

Some Tips for Recruiting Top Millennial Talent

By Bask Iyer, CIO, VMware One of our biggest challenges in the tech industry goes beyond competition and technical breakthroughs. It is finding the right talent. Not just any talent – but the right talent for the right job. Talent has become a critical differentiator in IT. But how do you attract...

Dec 7, 2015 5:24:51 PM

Hybrid Networking is Available NOW: Why wait for (Windows) 2016 and a New (Azure) Stack?

As customers start moving to the cloud two of the first considerations – and the source of many questions – are networking and security. “How do I connect my data centers to the cloud?” “How do I connect various cloud data centers/zones/regions to each other?” “How do I secure applications in the...

Dec 11, 2015 5:00:00 PM

Oracle Real Application Clusters on VMware Virtual SAN

Oracle Real Application Clusters on VMware Virtual SAN VMware Virtual SAN VMware Virtual SAN is VMware’s software-defined storage solution for hyper-converged infrastructure, a software-driven architecture that delivers tightly integrated computing, networking, and shared storage from a single vi...

Dec 10, 2015 8:37:13 PM

Empowering Service Providers with vRealize Business Standard

Businesses deserve the ability to manage hybrid cloud environments – in this day and age, it’s not just a want, but also a need. Not only that, but maintaining transparency and control over the cost of IT services is a feature that more organizations are demanding. Have no fear, VMware vRealize B...

Dec 10, 2015 5:00:22 PM

How to Make a Super Useful Dashboard in vRealize Operations

By: Mike Langdon, Blue Medora vRealize Operations is phenomenally customizable. This customization can present a seemingly daunting learning curve. Once you start digging into the vRealize user interface, however, adding useful content becomes almost trivially easy. In this post I’ll walk you thr...

Dec 10, 2015 11:03:50 AM

How VMware Delivered for Me

By: Shawn Wiora, CIO, Creative Solutions in HealthCare When you work as a CIO, you face a lot of challenges. When you work as a CIO in the healthcare industry, you face even more. Working at Creative Solutions in HealthCare on an award-winning IT team is an amazing opportunity but with more than ...

Dec 9, 2015 5:06:30 PM

VMware vRealize Operations Python Adapter – A Hidden Treasure

By Jeremy Wheeler True power comes out of VMware vRealize Operations when enabling the vRealize Operations Python Adapter, turning a basic monitoring tool into an intelligent monitoring and action tool, much like the third-party tool VMTurbo. To do this, execute the following steps: Image 1: Sele...

Dec 9, 2015 4:43:27 PM

Learn how Object Storage Benefits Your IT Operation During a Webcast on Thursday, December 10th!

Object-based storage is gaining popularity with enterprises over traditional storage systems. Learn how your IT operation can quickly scale and secure this technology during a 30 minute webcast on December 10 th at 11 a.m. PST. Speakers, Roshni Pary, Product Line Manager at VMware, and Amita Potn...

Dec 8, 2015 6:00:27 PM

vCloud Air vTech Talk: Creating DMZs on the vCloud Air OnDemand Platform

“Can you create a DMZ in VMware vCloud® Air™?” This is a common question in the vCloud Air community, and the simple answer is YES! Why would you want to create a DMZ? A DMZ network is often used to add another layer of security between private data and the external Internet. This means that you ...

Dec 8, 2015 5:00:41 PM

Introducing vRealize™ Code Stream™ Management Pack for IT DevOps

VMware’s vision of the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) aims to define all Data Center constructs in software, such as Virtual Machines, Network configurations, Storage Policies, etc. The value of this approach is that it extends the power of virtualization from the Compute layer up into Netwo...

Dec 8, 2015 3:00:08 PM

vRealize Automation 7 – Installation & Configuration

One of the key features in vRealize Automation 7.0 is the simplified Installation – an interview-based wizard that, based on your feedback, automatically configures and deploys the entire solution. It will also allow you to validate your configuration before installation, as well as determine whi...

Dec 8, 2015 2:21:03 PM

Virtualizing Performance-Critical Database Applications in VMware vSphere 6.0

by Priti Mishra Performance studies have previously shown that there is no doubt virtualized servers can run a variety of applications near, or in some cases even above, that of software running natively (on bare metal). In a new white paper , we raise the bar higher and test “monster” vSphere vi...

Dec 7, 2015 8:35:21 PM

Announcing New Oracle Replication with VMware Continuent 5.0

By: Eero Teerikorpi, Sr. Director, Strategic Alliance, VMware Modern enterprises depend on an extensive fabric of databases and applications that have been built up over long periods of time. Relational databases based on Oracle are particularly a vital part of this infrastructure. It is critical...

Dec 7, 2015 1:00:17 PM

VMware NSX and vRealize Automation Overview – Part 1

VMware NSX network virtualization and vRealize Automation deliver a feature rich, dynamic integration that provides the capability to deploy applications along with network and security services at provisioning time while maintaining compliance with the required security and connectivity policies...

Dec 7, 2015 1:00:05 PM

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Windows 10 Mobile & the Fate of Firefox Phone OS| Top Mobile News This Week

Want to get the top mobile news in your inbox every Friday? Sign up for free in the upper right of your screen. One small step for Microsoft, one giant leap for Windows 10 Phone. Earlier this week, Microsoft pushed its first Windows 10 Mobile update directly to Lumia 950 and 950XL phones—the firs...

Dec 11, 2015 1:00:42 PM

Right Here, Right Now: Infragistics Q&A on Mobile Collaboration

Real-time content collaboration is the most pressing issue for enterprises today, according to Phil Dinsmore, director of sales of Enterprise Mobility at Infragistics. In today’s feature for the AirWatch Blog Appy Holidays series, a mobile collaboration expert from our ACE partner community expla...

Dec 10, 2015 1:00:08 PM

Fusion’s Future

Hi everyone, As we’re winding down the year, planning is well underway for the next big releases of Fusion and Fusion Pro. With me being new to the role of being responsible for the entirety of the Fusion experience, all the way from initial awareness to buying, using and getting support, I’m wor...

Dec 9, 2015 10:35:50 PM

Real-time Analytics for the Entire Stack: vRealize Operations Now Supports Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop 7.6

By Brigitte Skakkebaek, Product Marketing, End-User Computing, VMware Nearly 10 years ago, VMware launched products that provided data and analytics into the performance of the datacenter. This was productized as vCenter Operations Manager (which was renamed to vRealize Operations last year), and...

Dec 9, 2015 5:39:27 PM

“Appy Holidays” Spotlight with Unifyle, a Mobile Dashboard for All Your Enterprise Files

Our Appy Holidays series continues today with Srinivasa “Venky” Venkataraman, the founder and CEO of Primadesk—the creators of Unifyle, a secure virtual file management solution for enterprises. Unifyle is a member of the App Configuration for Enterprise (ACE) community, alongside companies like ...

Dec 9, 2015 3:38:05 PM

You’re a Mean One: 5 Signs You’re a Social Software Grinch

Here’s your reply to your team’s excellent project results: “Fantastic.” This is what you think you say on social software : “Hey guys, this is awesome! Great teamwork! :).” This is what you’re really saying on social: “Kudos for doing your job. I don’t really care.” Ever since enterprise communi...

Dec 9, 2015 2:21:17 PM

Accelerate Migration to Windows 10 with Mirage 5.6

By Sachin Sharma, Product Marketing, End-User Computing, VMware Microsoft’s Windows 10 release this past July represented a fundamental shift in how organizations manage endpoints. Managing Windows systems from the classic endpoint management model shifted to an Enterprise Mobile Management ( EMM...

Dec 8, 2015 9:08:41 PM

Fusion 8.1 is available now!

Today we’ve released an update to Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro with version 8.1. We’ve included a raft of bug fixes in the following areas: Fixes an issues with the Easy Install process misinterpreting Windows 10 Version 1511 ISO images as Windows server 2012 R2 images Resolved an issue where revers...

Dec 8, 2015 7:27:51 PM

7 Questions Answered about AirWatch & the Samsung KNOX Workspace

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Mireia Aguilera of Samsung Electronics and chat with her about AirWatch and the Samsung KNOX Workspace. She answered seven key questions about AirWatch Samsung KNOX Workspace capabilities, just in time for our upcoming webinar and virtual product de...

Dec 8, 2015 3:43:29 PM

VIDEO: Horizon FLEX 1.7 Now Shipping with Cool New Tricks up its Sleeve

by Andy Morris, Senior Product Line Marketing Manager, EUC at VMware Sometimes a product release is all about the flash, the sizzle and the pizzazz. Other times, the releases are a little more fundamental. This is such a release. Horizon FLEX 1.7 is a product focused on delivering a better experi...

Dec 8, 2015 1:30:06 PM

Q&A Spotlight with ServiceMax, Mobile Disruptors in Field Service

For today’s Appy Holidays feature, our month-long series of business mobility apps, we learned more about mobile field service management software company ServiceMax, a partner with AirWatch’s App Configuration for Enterprise (ACE). Below, Colby Lavin, director of product management at ServiceMax...

Dec 8, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Business Mobility App Spotlight: How to Simplify Employee Scheduling So “You Have Time to Be Amazing”

To kick-off the second week of our Appy Holidays series, we were excited to virtually sit down with Jason Walker, VP of Strategy and Operations for North America at Deputy, an App Configuration for Enterprise community members. Read our Q&A with Jason to learn more about Deputy, the enterprise mo...

Dec 7, 2015 4:43:46 PM

AirWatch Named a Leader in Independent Research Firm Report

AirWatch is among vendors who lead the pack for enterprise mobile management (EMM). Forrester Research evaluated 11 EMM providers and their products, including AirWatch 8.1, and ranked AirWatch an EMM leader. Scoring current offering, strategy and market presence, we believe this new report demon...

Dec 7, 2015 2:14:57 PM

 

 

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FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, well we are in the final month of 2015. Thus far we have delivered 48 newsletters to our valued TAM customers this year including this one. We do have a few more left before the end of the year so stay tuned for the final few newsletters of the year.

 

This week we feature a TAM Blog post by one of our own TAMs in the America's, Carl Olafson. Take a read below and check out the other blog postings on our TAM blog at http://blogs.vmware.com/tam.

 

We also have a new section we are introducing this week, our TAM Foundational Training Plan service. This is always kept updated online so be sure to check out this great resource often.

 

I wish you all a successful week

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA


FEATURED ARTICLE
vRealize Operations Manager – Architecture

 

By Carl Olafson

vRealize Operations Manager v6.x is a completely redesigned operations management tool. From an architectural standpoint, vRealize Operations Manager is vastly superior to vCenter Operations Manager, which was a two-VM vApp, and could only scale up. As a starting point, vRealize Operations Manager v6.x uses Gemfire cluster technology, and as such can also scale-out for additional capacity. In addition, the Advanced and Enterprise editions allow vRealize Operations Manager High Availability to be enabled (not to be confused with vSphere HA) for fault tolerance. The remainder of this article will be broken down into some key concepts and architecture terminologies.


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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

 

SDDC Security Operations class from VMware Education

 

Hey everyone! I know, it’s been a while since I blogged. It’s been an insanely busy time here at VMware, especially for vSphere security. VMworld US and Europe vSphere security sessions were very popular! And since then, I’ve been traveling a whole bunch, meeting customers and talking about secur...

Dec 5, 2015 1:56:03 AM

 

Why and How to Overcome the CAPEX to OPEX Barrier

 

By Richard Benoit Anyone who has ever struggled with the “moving from CAPEX to OPEX” question knows that it is one of the most difficult barriers to overcome within IT. Although it is a challenge, it can be achieved if you can answer the following 3 questions: What is the barrier? Why do we want ...

Dec 4, 2015 9:31:18 PM

 

Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager KBs for November 2015

 

Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products Resetting the Administrator password in VMware vRealize Operations Manager appliance vRealize Operations Manager Sizing Guidelines vRealize Operations Manager 6.1 Sizing Guidelines Important information before upgrading to vSphere...

Dec 4, 2015 7:38:27 PM

 

Top 20 vRealize Automation KBs for November 2015

 

Various tasks fail after upgrading or migrating to VMware vRealize Automation 6.1.x or 6.2 VMware vRealize Automation workflows fail with the error: System.Xaml.XamlObjectWriterException: Failed to create a ‘PointCollection’ Moving the VMware vRealize Automation 6.x SQL database to a new server P...

Dec 4, 2015 5:30:42 PM

 

Issues creating Desktops in VDI,and Top 20 Articles from KB

 

Each month, we share the top VMware Global Support Services (GSS) news, alerts, and announcements from our sister blog, VMware Support Insider . Read on to find out what you might have missed.   Issues creating Desktops in VDI, and what to do about it Managing Horizon View desktops? Read this blo...

Dec 4, 2015 3:56:45 PM

 

Top 20 vCenter KBs for November 2015

 

Correlating VMware product build numbers to update levels TCP and UDP Ports required to access VMware vCenter Server, VMware ESXi and ESX hosts, and other network components Choosing a network adapter for your virtual machine Download URLs for VMware vSphere Client VMware support for open-vm-tool...

Dec 4, 2015 2:18:39 PM

 

Embrace Your Inner Architect with Our New Design & Deploy Courses

 

You may be familiar with the VMware courses focused on giving you the skills needed to make the most of VMware products and technology, including Install, Configure, Manage, Optimize & Scale, and Troubleshooting. Design & Deploy courses take your training and skills to a whole new level. These co...

Dec 3, 2015 4:22:21 PM

 

vRealize Operations Manager – Architecture

 

By Carl Olafson vRealize Operations Manager v6.x is a completely redesigned operations management tool. From an architectural standpoint, vRealize Operations Manager is vastly superior to vCenter Operations Manager, which was a two-VM vApp, and could only scale up. As a starting point, vRealize O...

Dec 2, 2015 9:21:34 PM

 

Top 20 ESXi articles for November 2015

 

Restarting the Management agents on an ESXi or ESX host Installing VMware Tools in an Ubuntu virtual machine Backing up a Changed Block Tracking enabled virtual machine in ESXi 6.0.x returns incorrect changed sectors Correlating VMware product build numbers to update levels TCP and UDP Ports requ...

Dec 2, 2015 8:27:46 PM

 

Dealing with issues with View Event Database

 

We’d like to focus today on a KB article which tries to address all the issues encountered by the users with regard to View Event Database deployment. The article includes a list of basic steps that will help you address all the issues that might be encountered during or after your deployment. Co...

Dec 2, 2015 5:38:13 PM

 

2016 VCDX Workshop Dates

 

A few weeks ago we announced the 2016 VCDX Defense Dates and we wanted to make sure that we also got some of the tentative dates out for the 2016 VCDX Workshops. We’ve added them to the new VCDX Calendar of Events so you can see both the defenses and workshops all in one place. There are a few th...

Dec 2, 2015 4:59:15 PM

 

Top 20 Articles for November 2015

 

Here is our Top 20 KB list for November 2015. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. VMware ESXi 5.x host experiences a purple diagnostic screen mentioning E1000PollRxRing and E1000DevRx Manual...

Dec 1, 2015 6:35:48 PM

 

vSphere 6 Troubleshooting Webinar Top Questions

 

A few weeks ago we offered a free webinar on Tips and Tricks for Troubleshooting vSphere V6 based on the very popular session of the same title that we delivered at VMworld US 2015. As always when we talk troubleshooting there were lots of questions, here is a sample: What is the difference betwe...

Dec 1, 2015 4:28:43 PM

 

vCloud: The Past Week in Review

 

Busy week? Catch up on all the topics you might have missed on the vCloud blog this week! Here’s the past week in review: vCloud Air Network Service Provider Spotlight: CenturyLink For this month’s vCloud Air Network Service Provider Spotlight, we featured CenturyLink, a Managed Services Provider...

Dec 5, 2015 5:00:41 PM

 

vSphere Optimization Assessment

 

The vSphere Optimization Assessment is a tool that can help you optimize your vSphere environment, and help you save 30% on your CPU, memory and storage costs. The concept of the vSphere Optimization Assessment(Sometimes called VOA) is very similar to our standard evaluations/trials – you downloa...

Dec 3, 2015 11:34:54 PM

 

Cloud Pod Architecture and Cisco Nexus 1000V Bug

 

By Jeremy Wheeler I once worked with a customer who owned two vBlocks between two data centers. They ran Nexus 1000V for the virtual networking component. They deployed VDI, and when we enabled cloud pod architecture, global data replication worked great; however, all of our connection servers in...

Dec 3, 2015 9:30:39 PM

 

VMware vCloud Air Database Performance Scalability with SQL Server

 

Previous posts have shown vSphere can easily handle running Microsoft SQL Server on four-socket servers with large numbers of cores— with vSphere 5.5 on Westmere-EX and more recently with vSphere 6 on Ivy Bridge-EX . We recently ran similar tests on vCloud Air to measure how these enterprise data...

Dec 3, 2015 8:31:06 PM

 

vCloud Air Network Service Provider Spotlight: CenturyLink

 

The ability to deliver innovative, managed services for global businesses on virtual, dedicated and colocation platforms isn’t one that’s developed overnight. Through a combination of expertise, a global footprint, as well as a strategic partnership with VMware and the vCloud Air Network, Century...

Dec 3, 2015 5:00:44 PM

 

F5: Introducing VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for F5

 

By Kent Munson, F5, Principal Solution Engineer Introducing VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for F5 In today’s application-centric world, ensuring that applications remain available, fast and secure is the end result of all of our hard work. Whether the deployment of these applications ...

Dec 3, 2015 11:01:39 AM

 

Upcoming Webcast! Get Up to Speed on Top Trends and Use Cases for Object Storage and Their Impacts on Your IT Operation

 

Curious why object-based storage is gaining popularity with enterprises over traditional storage systems? Desire an overview of how object-based storage is scalable, secure, affordable and fast? Join us for an information-packed 30 minute webcast on December 10 th at 11 am PDT . Our featured spea...

Dec 2, 2015 5:01:15 PM

 

Using Relationships in vRealize Operations to Understand Your Entire Citrix Environment

 

By: Cameron Jones, Blue Medora With a new release of the Management Pack for Citrix XenDesktop & XenApp this week, Blue Medora continues to provide the best monitoring experience possible. Blue Medora released an update for this Management Pack that is now Citrix Ready, with new actions and metri...

Dec 2, 2015 11:01:43 AM

 

VMware NSX Secures Armor’s Customers with Micro-Segmentation

 

VMware NSX equips Armor with the ability to orchestrate each customer in a cloud-like environment while giving them a threat-tight security wrapper via micro-segmentation from day one. Armor is a data security company that offers its clients security and infrastructure to protect critical data wo...

Dec 1, 2015 2:00:37 PM

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Top 10 Mobile News Headlines from November

 

1. Release the (EMM) kraken! AirWatch 8.2 helps make unified endpoint management a reality—finally. VMware EUC CTO Noah Wasmer lays out all the powerful new features—click here for all the details on the release. 2. 20 business apps that will have you saying “Appy Holidays!” We’re spreading some ...

Dec 4, 2015 4:56:09 PM

 

ENTERPRISE PRODUCTIVITY HIGH ALERT: Stop Saying “Thank You”

 

Please be on high alert that the words “Thank you” are now hampering enterprise productivity! Say what?! Wait a minute, aren’t workers more confident in their bosses’ success and more likely to work hard when their superiors are grateful ? Aren’t appreciated employees more motivated? And doesn’t ...

Dec 4, 2015 1:46:11 PM

 

VMware Horizon Integration – How the Pieces Fit Together, Part 4

 

By Anthony Rizzo, Staff End-User-Computing Technologist, VMware This series discusses the concept of VMware Horizon 6.2 and VMware Horizon Air Desktops and Horizon Air Apps as a flexible end-user-computing tooling system. Part 1 of VMware Horizon Integration – How the Pieces Fit Together reviewed...

Dec 4, 2015 7:03:50 AM

 

What a Difference an App Makes: Q&A with GoFormz, the Maker of Smart Mobile Forms

 

On this second day of our Appy Holidays series, we’re excited to feature our Q&A with Jeff Fildey of GoFormz, the app that helps companies turn paper forms into smart mobile forms. GoFormz is a member of ACE, a community focused on driving a more consistent, open and simple way to configure and s...

Dec 3, 2015 8:06:04 PM

 

Virtualizing ArcGIS Pro with a Dell Rack-Mounted Appliance and NVIDIA GRID

 

By Cedric Courteix, End-User-Computing Technical Alliances Manager, VMware How Much Fun Do You Have Playing with LEGO? I certainly enjoy building complex LEGO structures with my kids…but when it comes to virtualizing desktops for 3D-graphics applications like ArcGIS Pro from Esri, I think we all ...

Dec 3, 2015 7:08:10 AM

 

Q&A Spotlight with Replicon, the App that Helps You Put Time on Your Side

 

For our first business mobility app spotlight for our December Appy Holidays series, we had the opportunity to sit down with Joanne Jacobs, Senior Vice President of Products at Replicon—one of AirWatch’s App Configuration for Enterprise (ACE) partners. Read our Q&A with Joanne to learn more about...

Dec 2, 2015 5:41:06 PM

 

Appy Holidays! Celebrating a December of Business Mobility Apps

 

In our modern workplace, apps make the business mobility world go round. But with literally millions of business apps on the market, finding the right solutions to meet your workers’ unique needs can be a difficult and arduous process. Here at AirWatch, we’ve spent the last decade helping busines...

Dec 1, 2015 1:51:38 PM

 

 

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FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Welcome to the Thanksgiving Weekend version of the VMware TAM Source Newsletter! We are very happy to bring you a round up of the news from the world of VMware on this wonderful holiday weekend. As you would have noticed we have made some changes to the newsletter recently and we continue to do this and streamline the newsletter as much as possible to ensure that you receive the news that matters to you.

 

We are always here to receive your feedback, contact your TAM with anything positive or negative that you wish to tell us and we will be sure to take your suggestions into consideration, the Newsletter after all is for you our Valued TAM customers.

 

I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Weekend and the start of the countdown to the festive season in December. We will of course continue to bring you the newsletter for at least the next few weeks of December before the main festive season begins.

 

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Making the Software-Defined Data Center Easier: VMware Software Manager and Validated Reference Designs

 

By Kelly Dare A major part of VMware Technical Account Manager (TAM) services is to make it easier for your company to do business with VMware. That takes many different forms, depending on the type of company and their business objectives with VMware. However, there is one thing every VMware cus...

Nov 25, 2015 9:02:58 PM

 

Basic Troubleshooting Guide for View Composer

 

Today we’d like to highlight one specific KB article related to View Composer. You might consider it a first step in addressing composer problems. The KB we’re talking about is: VMware... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Nov 25, 2015 6:13:47 PM

 

Crash consistent backups and database cloning with Virtual Volumes

 

In the first part of this series we provided a high level view of the benefits of using Virtual Volumes enabled storage for database operations. In the second part of this series we examined in more detail how Virtual Volumes can improve the backup and recovery capabilities for business critical ...

Nov 24, 2015 5:13:14 PM

 

Save 25% on VMware Learning Zone

 

Celebrate Black Friday & CyberWeek with deals from VMware eStore! Starting tomorrow for a limited time only, you can save 25% when you subscribe to VMware Learning Zone via the VMware eStore . This offer applies to both the Standard and Premium Learning Zone Subscriptions, which give you 24/7 acc...

Nov 24, 2015 4:13:22 PM

 

Pearson Security Breach – VMware not impacted

 

Hi Everyone, You may have seen some information regarding a malware attack at Pearson VUE . Pearson notified us of the attack today and we have confirmed with the Pearson team that this incident did not impact the VMware Certification Program or VMware certification candidates in any way. The sys...

Nov 23, 2015 11:23:28 PM

 

Watch Our Popular Sessions from VMworld Europe

 

We know that many of you weren’t able to join us in the Education and Certification Lounge at either VMworld US or VMworld Europe to see our awesome instructors present on some of the hottest topics in the industry. Luckily, we were able to film several of the sessions in Barcelona. Enjoy our rec...

Nov 23, 2015 4:36:43 PM

 

Monitoring FlexPod with VMware vRealize Operations

 

By Chuck Petrie, Blue Medora With the use of endpoint management packs it is now possible to take advantage of the vRealize Operations Suite to manage a FlexPod environment. Third-party endpoint management packs that are tailored specifically to NetApp Storage, Cisco UCS, and Cisco Nexus provide ...

Nov 25, 2015 11:01:42 AM

 

Horizon View 6.2 and Blackscreens

 

By Jeremy Wheeler With the release of Horizon View 6.2 and the vSphere 6.0 Update 1a comes new features – but also possible new issues. If you have an environment running Horizon 6.2 and anything below vSphere 6.0 Update 1, you might see some potential issues with your VDI desktops. VMware has in...

Nov 24, 2015 7:26:33 PM

 

vCloud Air vTech Talk: Checking Out the vCloud Air Cloud Computing Tutorials

 

Want to learn more about VMware vCloud® Air™? We’ve got you covered with a wealth of resources—all just a few clicks away. In this week’s vTech Talk, we continue our look at informative how-to materials available to help you get started with vCloud Air and the hybrid cloud. Today, we’re focusing ...

Nov 24, 2015 5:00:27 PM

 

Crash consistent backups and database cloning with Virtual Volumes

 

Crash consistent backups and database cloning with Virtual Volumes In the first part of this series we provided a high level view of the benefits of using Virtual Volumes enabled storage for database operations. In the second part of this series we examined in more detail how Virtual Volumes can ...

Nov 23, 2015 11:49:59 PM

 

Making vCloud Air a Destination for All Apps

 

By: Chris Spencer On the heels of the many announcements from VMworld , we’re happy to share additional new capabilities to improve your public and hybrid cloud experience with vCloud Air. With these additional capabilities, you will be able to migrate more of your existing applications to the cl...

Nov 23, 2015 5:45:43 PM

 

TRENDING NOW! – VMware NSX and vRealize Automation

 

by Rich Bourdeau The last five customer case studies that I have posted had three trends that we are starting to see more of our customers deploy. Application-centricity – companies are moving beyond just automating infrastructure components (compute, network, storage) and automating the delivery...

Nov 23, 2015 11:13:10 AM

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This Week’s Top Mobile News | Black Friday Edition

 

Tech is officially the most-wanted category on our Black Friday wish lists… Consumer Technology Association (CTA) released a new report this month, and 40% of American consumers said they will buy technology products and/or accessories in Black Friday deal-hunting today. Read the full report here...

Nov 27, 2015 2:19:17 PM

 

16 Tweet-imonials We’re Thankful for This Season

 

Here at AirWatch, we get feedback on social media from customers, partners, analysts, media and even employees every day. And as the Social Media Manager for EUC at VMware, I relish those positive “tweet-imonials” that let us know we’re on the right track and really making a difference for our cu...

Nov 26, 2015 1:10:23 PM

 

Black Friday Sale on now!

 

This is it! The biggest sale of the year! It’s your chance to upgrade to the latest and greatest Fusion that we’ve released to date! Take advantage of huge savings on Fusion and Fusion Pro and see why the reviewers are saying that Fusion 8 is the clear winner! If you’ve been thinking of upgrading...

Nov 25, 2015 8:08:57 PM

 

VMware Horizon Integration – How the Pieces Fit Together, Part 3

 

By Anthony Rizzo, Staff End-User-Computing Technologist, VMware This series discusses the concept of VMware Horizon 6.2 and VMware Horizon Air Desktops and Horizon Air Apps as a flexible end-user-computing tooling system. Part 1 of VMware Horizon Integration – How the Pieces Fit Together reviewed...

Nov 25, 2015 6:34:42 PM

 

Looking Back on 2015: Business Mobility News We’re Thankful For

 

As those of us in the U.S. prepare to get together with family and friends for annual Thanksgiving feasts, here on the AirWatch Blog we are looking at the past year and counting our (corporate) blessings. At AirWatch, I work with our executives, product managers, marketing teams, partners and cus...

Nov 25, 2015 2:05:32 PM

 

#TipTuesday – Never Be Satisfied – Keep Growing

 

In this final post in my series on building a successful enterprise social network (ESN), I draw on my learning background and goal orientation. So here is tip #12: Never be satisfied – keep growing . This is true in a variety of areas for someone who has responsibility for a company’s ESN. First...

Nov 24, 2015 8:55:53 PM

 

5 Amazing Customer Stories We’re Thankful For in 2015

 

Every once in a while, you get to witness an organization fundamentally change an industry. At AirWatch, we’ve seen tens of thousands of businesses harness the power of mobility to drive innovation within their organizations. But we’ve also been fortunate to come alongside a number of industry le...

Nov 24, 2015 4:35:48 PM

 

General Availability of VMware App Volumes 2.10 Is Here!!

 

By Sachin Sharma, product marketing manager, End-User Computing, VMware Last week, Harry Labana, VP of Products for End-User Computing at VMware, announced the new capabilities available as part of our release of VMware App Volumes 2.10. Today, I’m excited to announce that VMware App Volumes 2.10...

Nov 24, 2015 4:00:38 PM

 

Horizon FLEX Deployment Tips: Join the Discussion!

 

By Tina de Benedictis, Group Manager, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing, VMware Are you implementing VMware Horizon FLEX and in need of some help? The End-User-Computing team is working on a Horizon FLEX Deployment Considerations white paper, and we want to give you a preview. To see the in-...

Nov 23, 2015 3:00:19 PM

 

10 Mobile Innovations We’re Thankful For This Season

 

If you’ve ever been to an AirWatch Connect event, you know driving business innovation is our business at AirWatch. Our best innovations have been a result of strategic partnerships, responding to industry disruption and anticipating what’s next in technology and business. In other words, we love...

Nov 23, 2015 1:31:19 PM

 

Extending the App Volumes Ecosystem with RES Software

 

By Bob Janssen, founder and CTO, RES Software In our digital economy every worker’s career journey is increasingly centered around the apps they use each day. What they do with those apps is to a great extent how today’s workers deliver value. Which means the delivery of apps at just the right ti...

Nov 23, 2015 1:00:12 PM

 

 

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