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Hi everyone, a very busy week, lots of new updates including our very own TAM blog, lots of tweets from our Twitter account (@VMwareTAM) and more to keep you busy. I have tried to include all of this info in the newsletter this week so please scroll down and enjoy the latest VMware TAM newsletter as we head towards the end of Q1 2016.

 

I wish you all a fantastic week ahead.

 

Virtually Yours

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San Francisco, CA

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TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)

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VMware Pledges for Parity Through VMwomen #IWD2016 bit.ly/1SylkJy pic.twitter.com/5pLmzZdgF7

@VMware named a 2016 Fortune 100 Best Company to Work For #100BestCos bit.ly/1Sv6DXA pic.twitter.com/jpZgT8m9F7

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

VMware Infrastructure Navigator
By Antonin Perron

Have you ever questioned yourself about the environment you are responsible for and wondered how your servers and applications interact?

VMware Infrastructure Navigator (VIN) is a very powerful tool within VMware’s Cloud Management Platform that can answer such questions and provide application dependency mappings across your environment. Unfortunately, VIN is often forgotten in discussions. Why? Great question! VMware needs to do a better job of showing its value and ensuring our customers utilize this forgotten gem in our toolset. Application dependencies mapping is lacking from competitive Cloud Management offerings, so VIN is a differentiator that could provide tremendous value when trying to deploy and secure applications. [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.

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TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

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NEW AND UPDATES PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS

A list of many of our latest updates to existing solutions and any new releases

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

Cloud Services Definition

Part 3 of the Cloud Business Management Series By Khalid Hakim, Kai Holthaus and Bill Irvine In our last cloud operations business transformation blog, we talked about the cloud business strategy and its importance in formulating the vision and the plan as to how you want to run your cloud as a b...

Mar 10, 2016 8:51:51 PM

VMware Infrastructure Navigator

By Antonin Perron Have you ever questioned yourself about the environment you are responsible for and wondered how your servers and applications interact? VMware Infrastructure Navigator (VIN) is a very powerful tool within VMware’s Cloud Management Platform that can answer such questions and pro...

Mar 9, 2016 4:02:03 PM

VMware Virtual SAN: The Technology And Its Future

As discussed in earlier posts , the latest version of Virtual SAN (v.6.2) announced on February 10, 2016 is the biggest release of the product since its debut in March 2014. The list of new features is impressive and makes Virtual SAN very competitive against the most sophisticated storage platfo...

Mar 8, 2016 11:17:50 PM

Simplified Exam Registration Process

Over the weekend, VMware and Pearson VUE have made system changes to simplify the certification exam registration process. You will now find that exam registration is a seamless experience when you log into your VMware myLearn account. Just select the “Register Now” button or link while navigatin...

Mar 7, 2016 7:43:01 PM

Important KB updates for current NSX for vSphere users

Our NSX team would like all of our customers to know about important KB updates for current NSX for vSphere issues. Here’s what’s new and trending- Recommended minimum version for VMware NSX for vSphere with Guest Introspection Driver, ESXi and vCenter server (KB 2144295 ) NSX for vSphere 6.2.2 ...

Mar 7, 2016 3:30:45 PM

Get More Out of Advanced Networking Services in Two Webinars

Network management is hard. Network management in a cloud environment is even harder. But with VMware® vCloud™ Air, VMware’s virtualized network solution, you can make network management simple. That’s because VMware vCloud Air allows you to extend your data center to the cloud using the same net...

Mar 11, 2016 5:19:41 PM

Hybrid Cloud and Hybrid Cloud Manager

By Michael Francis Disclaimer: This blog is not a technical deep dive on Hybrid Cloud Manager; it talks to the components of the product and the design decisions around the product. It assumes the reader has knowledge of the product and its architecture. Recently, I have been involved with the de...

Mar 11, 2016 3:14:11 PM

Meta-Monitoring: Microsoft SCOM in VMware vRealize Operations

By: Bekah Suttner, Blue Medora, Microsoft SCOM expert Let’s face it, your company is probably juggling a few monitoring platforms. With so many balls in the air, it can be tough to agree about what’s going wrong when the clock is ticking on a troubleshoot. Blue Medora, a leader in VMware integrat...

Mar 11, 2016 11:01:01 AM

Announcing the 2016 VMware Partner Innovation Award Winners!

With the VMware vCloud Air Network, you can find a lot of outstanding partners doing great work to help your company complete its cloud journey. To recognize this, we’re announcing the 2016 VMware Partner Innovation award winners for the EMEA, Americas and APJ Service Provider of the year. So who...

Mar 10, 2016 5:00:05 PM

The New vRealize Suite 7.0: Kicking the Tires

By now you should have heard about our latest hybrid CMP, vRealize Suite 7, announced on February 10, 2016. With the new simplified packaging that maps into the three key use cases, all newly-refreshed component products, and significantly enhanced user experience across the board, I am sure you ...

Mar 10, 2016 11:00:32 AM

Flex Your Pods with vRealize Operations

By: Jake Martin, Blue Medora With the introduction of FlexPod solutions, IT efficiency has increased dramatically. Not only does it cut down deployment time, but also administration time. While these improvements are extremely helpful to all IT departments, issues may still arise. Monitoring the ...

Mar 9, 2016 11:00:19 AM

vTech Talk: Register and Watch Our Top Webcasts Now! Part 3

Are you looking for additional resources to get the most out of your vCloud Air service? In addition to the vCloud Air Community , the vCloud Air Cloud Academy is another great place to start. In this vTech Talk series, we’re highlighting top webcasts that you can register for and watch now, all ...

Mar 8, 2016 5:00:19 PM

Demystifying vRealize Automation Network Profiles

Ever wanted to know how to build flexible application network topologies with vRA ? Ever wondered how to model networks using the vRealize Automation Network Profiles concept in vRA and how to configure those? If yes, then this blog article is for you! Readers of this post should be familiar with...

Mar 8, 2016 11:01:50 AM

vRealize Automation 7 Extends Cloud Management Market Leadership

by Rich Bourdeau Last month (Q1-2016) Forrester released its Forrester Wave: Private Cloud Software Suites and Forrester Wave: Hybrid Cloud Software Suites evaluation reports where it named vRealize Automation 6.2 one of the leaders in both the private and hybrid cloud management categories. Alth...

Mar 7, 2016 10:13:39 PM

vRA 7 – Windows templates for Software Deployments

Want an easy way to create Windows templates for software deployment in vRealize Automation 7? If you have spent anytime walking through our process to prepare Windows templates for the power of software deployments you likely saw a difference between Windows and Linux. Ever since the early days ...

Mar 7, 2016 11:01:48 AM

 

END USER COMPUTING

[Webinar] Extending Mobile Security Inside Your Data Center with VMware AirWatch & NSX Integration

Data breaches have become a significant problem for organizations. A single weak link in the chain causes the entire environment to be at risk and compromised, because exploits can expand their footprint across an organization and to multiple systems. Today, security approaches rely on detecting ...

Mar 11, 2016 7:31:44 PM

Apple Watch Productivity and Android N Top Mobile News

Make your Apple Watch work for you at the office. You probably use a smart, connected device to measure your every move and heartbeat. Why aren’t you using the power of the Internet of Things (IoT), then, to help you work smarter? Here are 7 ways to make the Apple Watch your personal assistant at...

Mar 11, 2016 6:00:39 PM

3 Most-asked Questions about Workspace ONE & the Digital Workspace

It has been an amazing month since we first introduced Workspace ONE to the market, and I couldn’t be more excited. Nearly every day, I am having fantastic discussions with customers about the fundamental changes happening among people, apps and devices that are putting more pressure than ever on...

Mar 11, 2016 2:00:44 PM

7 Productivity Tips for Using Your Apple Watch at Work

Talk abounds about the untapped potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) at work, but we’re clearly still in early days. Today, the consumer has a corner on IoT device adoption. A Forrester Research study from last September reported that 1-in-5 surveyed adults use a wearable device. For the maj...

Mar 10, 2016 3:32:46 PM

Take a Closer Look at Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode: Redefining Digital Workspace Delivery

Last month, we announced Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode , a brand new cloud service from VMwar e that combines the best of cloud and hyper-converged infrastructure in a single offering for delivering virtual desktops and apps. This new service is a new approach to desktop and application virtualization ...

Mar 10, 2016 2:00:15 PM

What It Means to Be Productive in the Mobile-Cloud Era

Being productive at work once simply meant transforming paper processes into digital ones. But this was the desktop era, when desktop computers were the primary place work happened. In today’s mobile-cloud era, employees expect work to be even more seamless and speedy. Employees now want to work ...

Mar 9, 2016 5:32:01 PM

vGPU-powered GIS Mapping: Data-Driven Decision Making with VMware, NVIDIA & ESRI ArcGIS

Check us out at this year’s NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference . See below for details! Geographic information system (GIS) mapping is the go-to, data-driven approach that organizations across the globe use for informed analysis on everything from real estate and transportation systems to managemen...

Mar 9, 2016 2:51:21 PM

Take a Closer Look at VMware User Environment Manager 9.0

By Aaron Black, senior product line manager, End-User Computing, VMware Today, I’m excited to introduce the latest version of VMware’s user environment management solution, VMware User Environment Manager (UEM) 9.0 . As you’ve seen from recent announcements, VMware has been busy and will be launc...

Mar 9, 2016 1:00:53 PM

Powerful New Advancements in Management and Security To Further Simplify The Delivery of User Personas Across Environments in VMware User Environme...

By Harry Labana, vice president of products, End-User Computing, VMware Organizations today have both virtual and physical IT environments. For those organizations that have made the decision to deploy virtual applications and desktops, they have had to choose between a persistent or non-persiste...

Mar 9, 2016 1:00:31 PM

6 Ways Windows 10 is Changing the Enterprise

Here at VMware AirWatch , we are incredibly excited about the transformative power of mobility and the cloud for businesses large and small. Over the years, we have had the opportunity and privilege of supporting and guiding our customers across many industry verticals on their mobile adoption jo...

Mar 8, 2016 3:50:31 PM

[Video] Transforming the Digital Enterprise: A Conversation with VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger

At Mobile World Congress 2016, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger shared what he believes are the biggest technology trends impacting the modern enterprise. On the heels of the VMware Workspace ONE announcement and on the stage at the world’s largest mobility conference, watch the video below to dive into ...

Mar 8, 2016 1:46:36 PM

28 Questions Answered about AirWatch 8.3

Our latest webinar, “First Look: AirWatch 8.3,” was a huge success. Thanks to everyone who joined us for the live event, which gave viewers an in-depth look at the new features, functionalities and innovations in AirWatch 8.3. Couldn’t make it? Watch the on-demand webinar replay here. Since we co...

Mar 7, 2016 8:04:09 PM

Yes, You CAN Use Emoji in Enterprise Collaboration—Here’s How

Nearly 900 are supported across most platforms, and in 2015, they were the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year. Emoji have become a new language for online and mobile communication. But in the corporate landscape, many employees are embarrassed to use them in enterprise collaboration , unsure of...

Mar 7, 2016 4:50:21 PM

VMware AirWatch Ranks as Best in Biz, 2016 MDM Value Leader

The recently released Enterprise Management Associates® (EMA™) RADAR report for mobile device management ( MDM ) identified 16 leaders in MDM. The report compares the most comprehensive MDM platforms based on both capabilities and costs—essentially weighing how much value customers get for what t...

Mar 7, 2016 3:33:10 PM

 

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