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NSX Backup & Restore + vRealize Log Insight Videos Added to Learning Zone
VMware Learning Zone subscribers get a year of unlimited access to our cloud-based video training library taught by top VMware experts, including all our new releases, like these from the past month: VMware NSX Backup and Restore Series Summary Tips What to Back Up Architecture Backup Approaches ...
Jul 29, 2016 3:17:49 PM
VCAP6 Deployment Beta Exams: Expanded and Extended!
Updated on July 28th, 2016 Hi Everyone, Here is an update on the lab exam beta availability.
Beta exam has closed for: VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization Deployment Beta Exam (3V0-623) has concluded. Beta exams are still open for: VMware Certified Advanced Profe...
Jul 28, 2016 10:00:39 PM
Going to VMworld? Reserve Your Seat for Education Breakout Sessions.
We are just one month from kicking off VMworld 2016 US! If you are registered to attend, the VMworld 2016 US Schedule Builder is your pass for getting a seat at the hottest sessions, labs,
demos and discussions. It’s very easy to get started: Go to Content Catalog and browse for sessions of inter...
Jul 28, 2016 1:04:26 PM
VCAP6-DTM Deployment Exam Available
Last week I told you about two new VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) exams that we released. Today, I’m happy to announce a third new exam: VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Desktop and Mobility Deployment Beta Exam This exam can now be scheduled and taken at any
Jul 26, 2016 4:33:57 PM
SaaS – The Next Frontier
Insights from customer conversations Enterprise software applications are increasingly being delivered as software-as-a-service (“SaaS”) applications. The concept of SaaS has been around since the early 2000’s, but it has gained great momentum and customer adoption in recent years. In its
Jul 26, 2016 3:33:25 PM
Micro-segmentation with Service Insertion – NSX Securing “Anywhere” Part IV
Welcome to part 4 in the Micro-Segmentation Defined– NSX Securing “Anywhere” blog series. Today we will cover the role of NSX as a foundational security platform through NSX Micro-segmentation with Service Insertion. Previous topics covered in this series includes Part I – Micro-segmentation Defi...
Jul 29, 2016 12:00:40 PM
vCloud Air Network at VMworld 2016 – be_TOMORROW
Where can you find industry thought leaders, subject matter experts, and IT professionals – all in one place? The answer: VMworld! At VMworld 2016, you’ll embark on a journey full of innovation to help accelerate your path to a software-defined business. The vCloud Air Network team has an agenda ...
Jul 28, 2016 4:00:54 PM
Guest post: Secure Cloud is Officially on the Menu for Healthcare Organisations
Repost from VMware EMEA Blog. By Tim Hearn, Director, UK Government and Public Services, VMware It’s an important national institution that makes us proud to be British – yet the NHS is struggling. The NHS is lacking the funding to do all the things that it wants to do and the public
expect it to...
Jul 25, 2016 6:10:10 PM
Operationalizing Micro-segmentation – NSX Securing “Anywhere” – Part III
Welcome to part 3 of the Micro-Segmentation Defined – NSX Securing “Anywhere” blog series. This installment covers how to operationalize NSX Micro-Segmentation. Be sure to check out Part 1 on the definition of micro-segmentation and Part 2 on securing physical workloads with NSX. This blog covers...
Jul 25, 2016 1:00:26 PM




VMware Identity Manager On-Premises Deployment Considerations
By Rick Terlep, End-User-Computing Architect, EUC Technical-Marketing Center of Excellence and Gary Sloane, VMware Consulting Editor The End-User-Computing Technical-Marketing Center of Excellence team is happy to announce the publication of a new white paper, VMware Identity Manager On-Premises ...
Jul 31, 2016 2:41:41 AM
Windows 10 Anniversary Preview & the 1 Billionth iPhone Top This Week’s Top Mobile News
For the people and by the people. Microsoft listened to 75 million Windows Insiders opinions and made 5,000 changes to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update based on the feedback, according to Network World . The Anniversary Update isn’t generally available until next Tuesday, but tech reviewers got ...
Jul 29, 2016 4:30:39 PM
New EUC Webcast Series: Enabling the Digital Workspace for the Mobile Cloud
Coming this August, VMware experts gather online to share their unique insights in this fast-evolving world of end-user computing (EUC). Click here to pick and choose the August EUC webcasts that are right for you. Webcast #1: Enabling the Digital Workspace with VMware Workspace ONE When: Aug. 3 ...
Jul 29, 2016 2:15:15 PM
How to Take or Build Your Desktop SOE to VMware Horizon Air
by David Head, cloud services senior architect, VMware End-User Computing When moving your desktop environment to the cloud, many questions arise around how an organization makes the move. The number one technical question we receive is: How do I take my existing Desktop or RDSH SOE to VMware Hor...
Jul 28, 2016 12:35:15 PM
Here’s How You Get
in to Lollapalooza
Lollapalooza kicks off its 25
th anniversary festival tomorrow in Chicago’s Grant Park with a lineup including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Big Boi, Ellie Goulding, Radiohead and festival co-founder Perry Farrell with Jane’s Addiction. Awesome, you say, but why is this on your mobile technology blo...
Jul 28, 2016 12:00:08 PM
Keeping up with End Users: 12 Stats about Mobile Work Productivity
Recently, InfoWorld veteran Bob Lewis told the IT news site , “Do you realize, that over just the past three years IT has pretty much been stood on its head? … The biggest change in IT is the shift from cost reduction to revenue enhancement.” That new charge includes redirecting IT resources to d...
Jul 27, 2016 1:57:12 PM
Everything You Need to Know about the New
Socialcast Experience
Have you heard? Socialcast by VMware, a secure
chat and social collaboration platform, just launched a redesigned user interface, as well as an enhanced chat and mobile experience. It’s here! Check out the redesigned @Socialcast enterprise chat & social platform: pic.twitt...
Jul 27, 2016 1:19:36 PM
Meet Your Work Productivity Hero: 5 GIFs of the New Socialcast
Socialcast by VMware, an integrated
chat and social collaboration platform—hold on, where did I save this file? Got it. Socialcast provides a central, secure space—wait a minute, who chatted me the next important point? Here it is. Work productivity isn’t easy to achieve when you have to leave wh...
Jul 27, 2016 12:00:00 PM
Announcing the VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise Edition Reference Architecture: Validated Integration Design Paper
By Graeme Gordon, Senior End-User-Computing Architect, EUC Technical-Marketing Center of Excellence, VMware Opening a restaurant is a romantic notion that many of us have had at some point in our lives. Create a business plan, identify our target market or customers, and then come up with recipes...
Jul 26, 2016 8:02:42 PM
2 Massive Innovations Reshaping the Future of Computing
Standard Operating Environment—what everyone chased after for more than a decade, where the name of the game was standardization to reduce costs. It was the best solution when everyone had the same PC, same monitor, a small set of mega app suites and the same network. Mobile changed everything! T...
Jul 26, 2016 1:14:27 PM
The Government Digital Workspace for Dummies: An Agency Roadmap to Designing and Deploying a Secure Digital Workspace
For very valid reasons, mobile
devices and government agencies typically don’t play too well together. Maintaining data security and cyber hygiene across an agency’s desktop infrastructure is hard enough without allowing agency employees and contractors to remotely access sensitive information an...
Jul 26, 2016 12:00:20 PM
VMware Experts Look Ahead at VDI as BriForum Comes to an End
It’s the end of BriForum as we know it. Here are the highlights on the final agenda. For more than a decade, some of the most experienced IT professionals have presented their vendor-neutral perspectives on all things desktop virtualization at the annual BriForum conference. In its twelfth year, ...
Jul 25, 2016 4:13:47 PM
SlideShare: 12 Quick Stats about Mobile Work Productivity
  Mobile Micro-Moment: When an end user can instantly access information or immediately complete an action when and where they are using mobile-first technology. Americans collectively check their mobile devices 8 billion times per day. ( Deloitte via Forbes) In 2015, 68% of all emails were
Jul 25, 2016 2:17:36 PM


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