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.


Thank you for your support and we wish you a successful week ahead.


Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA



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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



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