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VMware TAM Source 8.38

Posted by nisserow Oct 10, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, welcome to this week's VMware TAM Newsletter. In a few weeks time VMworld will descend on Barcelona. If you are planning on attending this great event like so many others you will get front row seats to this amazing event. I suggest that you make sure that your vmworld.com registration is up to date and that your TAM is aware of your travel to this event and is working to ensure that you have a fantastic event. Of course the VMware TAM program will make sure that all of our customers are well taken care of during this event. We will also try and cover as much as we can from the event in the weekly newsletter so make sure that you are receiving yours and checking it out each week.

 

I wish you all a fantastic week ahead.

 

Virtually Yours

Brisbane TAM Team

 

TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)

- Great job @SMFulton3 on http://thenewstack.io/vmware-integrated-containers-may-introduce-docker-enterprise/ . One of the clearest write ups I've yet seen on VIC

- Learn all about leveraging @vRealizeAuto with an API, CLI or build tools come see me @VMworld Europe http://www.vmworld.com/eucatalog.jspa?search=[DEVOP7674 …] #DEVOPS7674

- Amanda Blevins @AmandaBlev  Sep 23: VMware Commits to Achieve Carbon Neutral Emissions by 2020 http://www.vmware.com/radius/vmware-commits-carbon-neutral-emissions-2020/ … via @VMwarenews #Sustainability

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)
blogs.vmware.com/tam
Certificates for Dummies – Part One: VCSA and PSC Certificates’ Overview and Configuring PSC with Intermediate VMware Certificate Authority (VMCA)
By Jean Oliveira

My name is Jean Oliveira, and I’m a Technical Account Manager in Brazil. In this role, I am often asked to assist in areas where I am not an expert, which involves research. For example, I have a customer who planned to replace VMware vCenter Server and VMware vSphere hosts’ self-signed certificates with internal signed certificates. To complete this task, he wanted to use the VMware Certificate Authority service as an Intermediate CA. My goal for this post is to help others work through this same issue in their environments.

 

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

 

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
GENERAL NEWS

Share your IT Experience — Start with the IT Skills and Salary Survey

What’s in store for the future of IT? These days, we’re told everything changes quickly. But doesn’t it feel like everything changes just a little more quickly for those of us at the front lines of IT?   As you expand your knowledge base with VMware Training, VCP certifications, and other skills-...

Sep 22, 2016 4:30:18 PM

VMworld 2016 US Highlights

Just like that, VMworld 2016 US is in the books! With over 23,000 attendees from 83 countries and 400+ sessions, it’s safe to say it was another great year. Check out some of VMware Education Service’s favorite moments and highlights below:     Education Services Breakout Sessions Our jam-packed ...

Sep 21, 2016 5:20:51 PM

VMworld and the Future of Networking

VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas was an especially hectic one for me, and ultimately a very satisfying event as well. In addition to my normal schedule of breakouts, customer meetings, and analyst briefings, I was responsible for organizing a new networking event that took place alongside VMworld, calle...

Sep 20, 2016 9:58:00 AM

Become a VMware Identity Manager Expert in this 9/29 Webcast!

  If you’re using Workspace ONE and you’ve got questions about the VMware Identity Manager, we’ve got the webinar for you! Join Máté Barany, Technical Instructor for VMware’s AirWatch Education Services, on September 29 at 8am PDT (11am EDT) for a full introduction to configuration and applicatio...

Sep 19, 2016 7:01:32 PM

Troubleshooting Virtual SAN 6.2 on disk upgrades which fail after 10%

This video demonstrates how to troubleshoot Virtual San 6.2 upgrades which fail after 10% of the upgrade procedure . The resolution provided in this video tutorial will be useful to you if you experience the following symptoms within your VMware Virtual SAN environment: When upgrading VMware Virt...

Sep 19, 2016 1:35:41 PM

How to Add a Linux Machine as PowerShell Host in vRO

By Spas Kaloferov Introduction In this article we will look into the alpha version of Microsoft Windows PowerShell v6 for both Linux and Microsoft Windows. We will show how to execute PowerShell commands between Linux , Windows, and VMware vRealize Orchestrator (vRO): Linux to Windows Windows to ...

Sep 23, 2016 8:08:21 PM

Drive the Success of Public/Hybrid Clouds with vCloud Air Network Edge!

The VMware vCloud Air Network (vCAN) Program enables partners to invest in VMware infrastructure on a monthly subscription basis, driving the success of public and hybrid clouds. Recently, we launched vCAN Edge , a new site dedicated to vCloud Air Network solutions, products, and the latest infor...

Sep 23, 2016 5:30:26 PM

Developing a Hyper-Converged Storage Strategy for VMware vCloud Director with VMware Virtual SAN

For service providers in the vCloud Air Network, the ability to build secure public clouds is vital. With VMware vCloud Director, service providers can do just that. The ability to build those secure clouds helps to significantly increase virtual data center efficiency for delivering resources to...

Sep 22, 2016 4:00:10 PM

New White Paper: Best Practices for Optimizing Big Data Performance on vSphere 6

A new white paper is available showing how to best deploy and configure vSphere for Big Data applications such as Hadoop and Spark. Hardware, software, and vSphere configuration parameters are documented, as well as tuning parameters for the operating system, Hadoop, and Spark. The best practices...

Sep 22, 2016 1:54:49 AM

Industry First Micro-segmentation Cybersecurity Benchmark Released

The VMware NSX Micro-segmentation Cybersecurity Benchmark report has been released! As previewed in part six of the Micro-segmentation Defined – NSX Securing Anywhere blog series , independent cyber risk management advisor and assessor Coalfire was sponsored by VMware to create an industry first ...

Sep 21, 2016 7:30:02 AM

Five Ways vCloud Air Helps IT Stay Ahead of Organizational Demands

IT teams running VMware vSphere® workloads have turned to VMware vCloud ® Air™ to integrate the public cloud into their infrastructure and meet the evolving needs of their organizations. Why, you ask? Because with this ready-to-run public cloud that’s built on vSphere, there’s no need to rewrite ...

Sep 20, 2016 5:56:10 PM

Multi-site with Cross-VC NSX and Palo Alto Networks Security

In a prior post, Multi-site with Cross-VC NSX: Consistent Security and Micro-segmentation Across Sites , we discussed how Cross-VC NSX provides micro-segmentation and consistent security across multiple sites. We looked at five reasons to seriously consider Cross-VC NSX for a multi-site solution ...

Sep 20, 2016 4:05:04 PM

 

END USER COMPUTING

Top Mobile News: Apple-McLaren Rumors, Nike Power Laces & MacOS Sierra

The ever-hungry Apple rumor mill churns on—this time about possible McLaren takeover. Rumors abounded this week about Apple’s takeover talks with McLaren. Read all about it here . The luxury car company, particularly its McLaren Applied Technologies division, could be a nice addition for Apple’s ...

Sep 23, 2016 1:20:39 PM

Free Report: The Aragon Research Globe for Social Software, 2016

Socialcast by VMware was ranked as a Leader in the report, The Aragon Research Globe™ for Social Software, 2016: Shifting to Work and Outcomes . “Leaders have comprehensive strategies that align with industry direction and market demand, and effectively perform against those strategies,” accordin...

Sep 23, 2016 1:00:29 PM

Top 5 Tech Priorities & Concerns for Retail IT Leaders

With 62 days to Black Friday and 65 days to Cyber Monday, retail IT leaders shared their top five end-user computing priorities at VMworld U.S. 2016. “Be Tomorrow.” For some industries, thinking too much about the future is distracting. Not for retailers. Retail brands always look ahead—to the ne...

Sep 23, 2016 12:59:26 PM

VMware Access Point: The One-Stop Shop for Secure Access to VMware Horizon 7, VMware Identity Manager, and VMware AirWatch

Access Point 2.7.2 is one of the components updated as part of the recent VMware Horizon 7.0.2 , VMware Horizon Client 4.2 , and VMware Identity Manager 2.7.1 releases. You can read more about all the great new features and capabilities of the Horizon 7 and Horizon Client releases in VMware Horiz...

Sep 22, 2016 9:25:18 PM

[SlideShare] ‘Mobile’ Is Not a Smartphone

Tech companies are notorious for telling us their products are going to change the world. Count how many times a TechCrunch presenter says they’re “making the world a better place” on HBO’s “ Silicon Valley .” It’s true. Double battery life and curvier phones aren’t shifting the way we live. But ...

Sep 22, 2016 5:49:26 PM

The Story of VMware Blast

The ultimate goal in user interface (UI) remoting is to make the remoted end-user experience as close as possible to local application execution. This is a challenging goal that becomes increasingly more feasible as connection latency (RTT) drops under 50 milliseconds. In addition, there is still...

Sep 22, 2016 12:00:18 PM

10 Things to Do in Atlanta During Connect 2016

With a packed schedule of sessions, workshops and networking, we’re going to keep you pretty busy this Oct. 2–6 at Connect Atlanta . But in case you arrive early, stay late or find time to squeeze in one more activity, here are 10 things that you have to do when you visit Atlanta. ATL Attractions...

Sep 21, 2016 1:29:14 PM

macOS Sierra & iOS 10: Support with VMware Horizon, Fusion & AirWatch

macOS Sierra , Apple’s newest Mac operating system (OS), is officially live—following closely on iOS 10 last week. And VMware End-User Computing (EUC) has your business covered. We’re excited to announce same-day support across our EUC solutions, including VMware VMware Horizon, VMware Fusion and...

Sep 20, 2016 5:17:30 PM

macOS Sierra Has Arrived! VMware AirWatch Is Here to Support

macOS Sierra is officially live! We’re excited to announce VMware AirWatch supports macOS Sierra today. Any eligible devices can upgrade without AirWatch management interruptions. At WWDC in June, Apple previewed upcoming macOS features. Through the public beta, many of our customers tested the l...

Sep 20, 2016 4:11:34 PM

VMware Workspace ONE Reference Architecture: Validated Integration Design White Paper

We have seen business mobility rapidly evolve from “I need my email on my phone” to “I need access to all my apps, data, and services, from any device, anywhere.” While end users have demanded that access, IT concerns about security, compliance, and complexity have made implementation of this goa...

Sep 19, 2016 9:04:19 PM

Network Ports in Horizon 7: Diagram Updated

Written in partnership with Ray Heffer, Global Cloud Architect (End-User-Computing Lead), VMware Ray Heffer has produced another update to the Network Ports Diagram for Horizon 7 . This intricate diagram gives you a lot of vital information in one page. It is not something you will memorize, but ...

Sep 19, 2016 4:51:33 PM

ANZ Bank Reimagines Banking with iPads and Mobility

ANZ is using mobility to completely rethink the banking experience. A fleet of iPads managed by VMware AirWatch help ANZ take the banking experience to where their customers are—online, on their phones, at their workplace or even at digital-enabled spaces within the bank building. To deliver and ...

Sep 19, 2016 2:43:23 PM

ANZ Bank Reimagines Banking with iPads & Mobility

ANZ is using mobility to completely rethink the banking experience. A fleet of iPads managed by VMware AirWatch help ANZ take the banking experience to where their customers are—online, on their phones, at their workplace or even at digital-enabled spaces within the bank building. To deliver and ...

Sep 19, 2016 1:08:22 PM

 

KB ARTICLES

http://blogs.vmware.com/kbdigest/

 

VMware Security Announcements (VMSA)

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories

 

DISCLAIMER

While I do my best to publish unbiased information specifically related to VMware solutions there is always the possibility of blog posts that are unrelated, competitive or potentially conflicting that may creep into the newsletter. I apologise for this in advance if I offend anyone and do my best to ensure this does not happen. Please get in touch if you feel any inappropriate material has been published. All information in this newsletter is copyright of the original author. If you are an author and wish to no longer be used in this newsletter please get in touch.

 

 

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nisserow Hot Shot
VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 8.39

Posted by nisserow Oct 10, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, well it is the start of Q4 2016 already, pretty amazing how quickly the year has gone and how many things have already happened in the world of Virtualization, it is really an exciting time to be in this industry. Of course, we have VMworld in Europe still to look forward to in October with even more announcements to look forward to.

 

This week's TAM Blog post is something that is very interesting to many as we become more mobile and our devices become more powerful so please take a look, more details can be found below.

 

As a VMware TAM one of the really great benefits that we bring to our customers is being able to work and manage issues across multiple vendors. This is something that can be crucial when troubleshooting an issue that is complex and includes many different moving parts and associated technologies. This is something that we are proud to manage for our customers to remove the barriers that may exist during these complex events.

 

I wish you a fantastic first week of Q4 2016.

 

Virtually Yours

VMware TAM Team

 

TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)

vRealize Suite Training Courses -- VMware Education bit.ly/2d6cVi2 pic.twitter.com/L06RWPSscN

VMware Validated Design Documentation for Software-Defined Data Center v3.0 is available -Virtualising Middle Earth bit.ly/2d1GSgy pic.twitter.com/lsj5owMoEu

The Evolution of VMware's vMotion -- Virtualization Review bit.ly/2d4sVkI pic.twitter.com/DxbpLti76v

"Photon Controller 1.0 First Look" via VMware Cloud-Native Apps Blog bit.ly/2d3E0m6 pic.twitter.com/LSYrM92G7V

Open source tool uses PowerShell to enable vSphere infrastructure as code -TechRepublic bit.ly/2d1GeiN pic.twitter.com/NfZyK2WE8M

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

Using iPad in Kiosk Mode with Horizon View
By Ryan Klumph

Mobility means everything these days. Phones and tablets are dominating our world and it’s becoming more and more challenging to avoid them. Just the other day I met a friend at a coffee shop and paid for my drink on the store’s iPad. Later we went out to dinner and every table was equipped with tablets where you could order your food and play games while you waited. [Continue reading...]

 

VMUG UPDATE

VMworld Europe is only 3 weeks away, and we look forward to connecting with you all there! There are several activities for you to engage with the community:

VMUG booth – Stop by the VMUG booth (v109) to play games, win prizes, and connect with the community!  Learn how VMUG members can receive exclusive access to 365 days of testing VMware product licenses.

VMUG T-shirt - Be sure to pick up your annual member t-shirt.

VMUG Member Party – We look forward to seeing you at VMUG’s member party on 17 October 2016. Register now and enjoy great food, live entertainment and connect with more VMUG members. ( Register now)

 

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

 

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
GENERAL NEWS

Learn to Troubleshoot and Configure Syslogs for NSX

We recently added eight new NSX videos to the VMware Learning Zone : The final chapter in our popular seven-part VMware NSX Architecture and Troubleshooting series All seven parts of a new series called VMware NSX Logs : Part #1: Overview of NSX Architecture and Logs Part #2: NSX-Specific Syslog ...

Sep 30, 2016 4:38:21 PM

Windows Server 2016 Support

This week, Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Server 2016. VMware has been testing technical preview releases and is preparing to support Windows Server 2016 on VMware vSphere. Once final validation is complete, VMware will publish support for Windows Server 2016. Please be s...

Sep 30, 2016 7:48:15 AM

Using iPad in Kiosk Mode with Horizon View

By Ryan Klumph Mobility means everything these days. Phones and tablets are dominating our world and it’s becoming more and more challenging to avoid them. Just the other day I met a friend at a coffee shop and paid for my drink on the store’s iPad. Later we went out to dinner and every table was...

Sep 29, 2016 3:17:21 PM

Reserve Your Seat Now for Education Breakout Sessions at VMworld EMEA

VMworld 2016 Europe kicks off in less than one month! If you are registered to attend, the VMworld 2016 Europe 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 int...

Sep 27, 2016 11:28:29 AM

Preparing for a vCenter Server Migration using the vSphere 6.0 Update 2m Migration Tool – Part 1

  Recently VMware released vSphere 6.0 Update 2m , an officially supported Migration Tool. The Migration tool will automatically deploy a new vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Update 2 and migrate configuration, inventory, and alarm data by default from a Windows vCenter Server 5.5. If your vSphere en...

Sep 26, 2016 11:04:47 PM

Seven Steps for Getting Started with Desktop Transformation

Physical desktop architectures can be an obstacle to end-user mobility, but cost concerns and fears about complexity stop many organizations from embracing desktop and application virtualization. This brief from the VMware Horizon team offers seven steps you can follow to ease some of these conce...

Sep 26, 2016 3:24:36 PM

Migration Tip: Disaster Recovery is for More Than Disaster Recovery

Guest Post by Lilac Schoenbeck, VP of Marketing, iland So you’ve decided to make the strategic move to cloud. As you’re likely aware, you’re not alone, as Gartner predicts the cloud infrastructure market is set to hit $22.4 billion this year. After all, cloud has come a very long way since its in...

Sep 30, 2016 4:00:35 PM

Boost your Bottom Line with DRaaS, Powered by VMware vCloud Availability

It’s clear that Managed Service Providers (MSPs) have a vital role in supporting IT strategy for both on-premises and cloud-based IT investments. Ensuring the security and protection of IT resources is at the top of many lists for MSPs and IT leaders. Disasters happen – there’s no way around that...

Sep 29, 2016 4:00:21 PM

How Peirce College Prepared for Open Enrollment with VMware Public Cloud

Higher education is in the midst of fundamental changes, and as technology helps campuses better reach beyond their traditional physical borders, decision-makers expect IT to offer the solutions and leadership needed to deliver better services to students, staff, and researchers, while simplifyin...

Sep 27, 2016 4:00:08 PM

The Transparent Cloud with vRealize Operations

By Neal Elinski, Solution Strategist IT departments are responsible for every aspect of their cloud-based applications, but without full visibility and control over these workloads, as we often find in cloud environments, how can they fulfill those expectations? Everybody wants the operational be...

Sep 26, 2016 4:07:38 PM

 

END USER COMPUTING

The Ultimate Guide to What’s New in VMware End-User Computing

In case you’re still shaking sand out of your shoes, welcome back to work. Here is what you missed in summer’s biggest end-user computing (EUC) news from VMware. What Changed in VMware Horizon and VMware Workspace ONE SysTrack Desktop Assessment Service : Free quantitative analysis to accelerate ...

Sep 30, 2016 3:10:25 PM

What Happened in Top Mobile News in the Past 3 Months

Accelerating business mobility, supporting the mobile ecosystem, empowering end users to be more productive, revolutionizing the way you do business: as leaders in your industries, these are priorities to your mobile strategies. That’s why VMware AirWatch is committed to advancing these goals—eve...

Sep 30, 2016 3:08:00 PM

Breaking Down Unified Endpoint Management

Featured Guest Blogger Mark Dunkerley, Technology Leader The Coca-Cola Company In the last decade, we moved from mobile device management (MDM) into enterprise mobility management (EMM), and now we’re shifting towards a unified endpoint management (UEM) model. You may be asking what exactly is UE...

Sep 29, 2016 1:26:02 PM

Free Whitepaper: Checklist for Digital Workspace Strategy & Innovation

This is the second blog in a series for The Digital Workspace Checklist , a new whitepaper from industry analyst Ovum. Access the full checklist here . A workspace that scales to meet real enterprise requirements: identities, roles, devices, applications and data. The consumerization of enterpris...

Sep 29, 2016 1:13:41 PM

Announcing the New VMware App Volumes Reviewer’s Guide

End-User-Computing Technical Marketing is excited to announce the release of the much-anticipated VMware App Volumes Reviewer’s Guide . The Reviewer’s Guide has something for everyone. Use it to familiarize yourself with VMware App Volumes , learn more about the architecture and workings of the p...

Sep 28, 2016 5:10:33 PM

[SlideShare] 5 Significant Trends in Windows 10 Migrations

Windows 10 now runs on more than 400 million monthly active devices, leadership announced this week at Microsoft Ignite 2016 in Atlanta. Today a new flipbook, Windows of Opportunity , based on 575 customer and partner responses in a VMware survey, reveals what’s driving adoption and the challenge...

Sep 28, 2016 2:17:40 PM

Windows 10 Adoption Trends: 5 Vital Things You Need to Know NOW

In the new flipbook from VMware, Windows of Opportunity , 575 IT leaders and partners reveal five top Windows 10 adoption and migration trends. Dive deeper into the details of the VMware Windows 10 Adoption & Migration survey here . Ready to learn more? Check out these great resources: A Definiti...

Sep 28, 2016 1:17:17 PM

3 IT Lessons Learned at Microsoft Ignite 2016

Could not make Microsoft Ignite 2016? Here are three things we learned from Scott Guthrie’s keynote. In his famous red shirt yesterday at Microsoft Ignite 2016, Microsoft EVP of Cloud and Enterprise Scott Guthrie empowered IT professionals to take the reins of digital transformation at their comp...

Sep 27, 2016 4:04:26 PM

Satya Nadella: We’re Bringing AI to Everything & Everyone—Everywhere

Last year, we created 10 zettabytes of data. (That’s about a billion terabytes, according to TechTarget .) In 2025, experts say we’ll reach 180 zettabytes . It’s impressive. It’s exciting. That massive creation and diffusion of information can be credited all the way back to the printing press, M...

Sep 27, 2016 3:06:34 PM

Free Virtual Event: Delivering the Digital Workspace with VMware

Delivering the Digital Workspace with VMware Date: Thursday, Sept. 29 Time: 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. EDT Host: DABCC’s Douglas Brown, vEXPERT, MVP, CTP Why Attend Sumit Dhawan, VMware expert blogger and End-User Computing (EUC) VP of desktop products, shares VMware’s overall vision and how EUC is a drivin...

Sep 27, 2016 2:21:14 PM

Announcing VMware Horizon FLEX 1.9

Continuing our unbroken tradition of releasing VMware Horizon FLEX every quarter since it debuted in 2014, we are proud to announce the General Availability of version 1.9. For those not fully up to speed on FLEX, Horizon FLEX gives IT the flexibility to meet the needs of BYO (bring your own) and...

Sep 26, 2016 6:32:58 PM

Windows 10 Migration Made Easy: Get Your Free Assessment Today!

Today at Microsoft Ignite 2016, VMware announced a new tool to simplify and accelerate your Windows 10 migration. The SysTrack Desktop Assessment Service provides you with a comprehensive analysis of your end-user computing environment. Read more now at the AirWatch Blog. What will you learn from...

Sep 26, 2016 1:02:11 PM

New! Free Windows 10 Migration Assessment Tool from VMware

VMware just announced a new tool available for customers planning a migration to Windows 10 : SysTrack Desktop Assessment Service . In case you missed the announcement today at Microsoft Ignite 2016, here’s everything you need to know. Click here to read the press release. What Is the SysTrack De...

Sep 26, 2016 12:57:57 PM

 

KB ARTICLES

http://blogs.vmware.com/kbdigest/

 

VMware Security Announcements (VMSA)

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories

 

DISCLAIMER

While I do my best to publish unbiased information specifically related to VMware solutions there is always the possibility of blog posts that are unrelated, competitive or potentially conflicting that may creep into the newsletter. I apologise for this in advance if I offend anyone and do my best to ensure this does not happen. Please get in touch if you feel any inappropriate material has been published. All information in this newsletter is copyright of the original author. If you are an author and wish to no longer be used in this newsletter please get in touch.

 

 

© 2016 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.
nisserow Hot Shot
VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 8.37

Posted by nisserow Oct 10, 2016



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone and welcome to the latest edition of the TAM Source newsletter. Each and every week throughout the year for what is usually 50 out of 52 weeks we do our best to summarize and bring you the latest news from the world of VMware and beyond. This is a newsletter provided by the VMware TAM Service and we hope that you enjoy the newsletter and get some value from it.

This week we would like to include a blog post which was done by a blogger who was at VMworld 2016 in Las vegas. You can find the blog post [here...]. It is really great to have external bloggers noticing and writing about our awesome TAM program. We really try and enhance our
customers experience at VMworld and each year we make this better and better with this year's event being our largest ever from a TAM perspective.

As a TAM we are always trying to keep our customers ahead of the curve in terms of what is coming out next and extend that service to any potential items that we know will be important such as new KB articles so keep in contact with your TAM, get on their regular reporting cycle email and allow them to help you plan ahead for
vmware updates.

I wish you a fantastic week ahead.

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team

TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)
VMworld 2016: Part II - The show continues in Barcelona! bit.ly/2coQPHr pic.twitter.com/8ZGVgLlB8h
New 2017 VMware Hands-on Labs Released! bit.ly/2cu7R6Tpic.twitter.com/jASIAnqQsK
VMworld 2016 Video Roundup: Keynotes, sessions, interviews, tech talks & more! bit.ly/2cHS4is pic.twitter.com/C47MilSeVS
vCenter Server Migration Tool: vSphere 6.0 Update 2m blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2016/0…
"VMworld VMware Code Hackathon to hit Barcelona 2016" via Virtu-Al.Net bit.ly/2d179MB pic.twitter.com/sF7tO06aK5

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)
Certificates for Dummies – Part One: VCSA and PSC Certificates’ Overview and Configuring PSC with Intermediate VMware Certificate Authority (VMCA)
By Jean Oliveira


My name is Jean Oliveira, and I’m a Technical Account Manager in Brazil. In this role, I am often asked to assist in areas where I am not an expert, which involves research. For example, I have a customer who planned to replace VMware vCenter Server and VMware vSphere hosts’ self-signed certificates with
internal signed certificates. To complete this task, he wanted to use the VMware Certificate Authority service as an Intermediate CA. My goal for this post is to help others work through this same issue in their environments.
[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 - 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

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
GENERAL NEWS

The Art of Resource Reclamation
Increasing Efficiency with vRealize Operations & Proactive Capacity Management By Alberto Martinez “Become more efficient”, “reduce costs” and “sustainable growth” are common drivers in our customers’ strategies, both at a business and IT level. Today, these drivers are more pressing than ever as...
Sep 16, 2016 11:00:50 PM
New Courses Covering vRealize, NSX, and more
VMware Education Services releases new courses and delivery methods throughout the year. Last month we released four new training options covering VMware NSX, vCloud Director, Virtual SAN, and vRealize Operations Manager. For more information about these or any of our other courses, or assistance...
Sep 16, 2016 3:38:11 PM
Certificates for Dummies – Part One: VCSA and PSC Certificates’ Overview and Configuring PSC with Intermediate VMware Certificate Authority (VMCA)
  By Jean Oliveira My name is Jean Oliveira, and I’m a Technical Account Manager in Brazil. In this role, I am often asked to assist in areas where I am not an expert, which involves research. For example, I have a customer who planned to replace VMware vCenter Server and VMware vSphere hosts’
se...
Sep 15, 2016 5:18:52 PM
New VCA6-NV Exam Available
Two weeks ago I got to tell you about three new exams we released, and today I get to tell you about another one! Based on VMware NSX v6.2, the VMware Certified Associate 6 – Network Virtualization (VCA6-NV) exam (#1V0-642) will validate your ability to identify the technical requirements for man...
Sep 15, 2016 3:42:44 PM
vCenter Server Migration Tool: vSphere 6.0 Update 2m
Migrating from one vCenter Server to another traditionally has been a daunting task. Deploying and configuring a completely new vCenter Server while maintaining your existing one and coming up with a migration plan can be challenging. There are many factors to consider, including but not limited ...
Sep 15, 2016 1:36:04 PM
VCAP5 Exam Retirements
I’ve previously written about our VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) exams based on vSphere 5. Based on your feedback we modified our original retirement plan for these exams, to keep them
live until after the release of the GA version of the VCAP6 exams. I’m happy to say that those ex...
Sep 14, 2016 3:38:56 PM
Network Virtualization: New Skills for a New Era
Networking has continually evolved to reflect new technology capabilities and changing demands – it’s always moving toward the future. And virtualized networks is the next step. To get the most out of network virtualization project, you’ll need to learn more about it and stay up to date on the mo...
Sep 12, 2016 4:26:31 PM
vCloud Air Network Customer Spotlight – OVH Empowers Villeroy & Boch to Enable Fast Response and High
Flexiblity

Owning a rich history that dates back more than 265 years, Villeroy & Boch is a world-famous lifestyle brand represented by around 7,300 employees in 125 countries. Each of the company’s divisions, including Tableware, Bathroom and Wellness, offer their own wide portfolio of different products. T...
Sep 15, 2016 4:00:14 PM
Catch the Latest #VMworld 2016 Updates in Our NSX SociaLab
So you missed VMworld 2016…You can still hear about the latest VMware NSX updates in an NSX-focused SociaLab! Sign up for an NSX SociaLab in your area now . NSX is the network virtualization platform for the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). Bring your own device to this interactive hands-on l...
Sep 14, 2016 9:48:47 PM
Newly Released STIG Validates VMware NSX Meets the Security Hardening Guidance Required for Installment on Department of Defense (DoD) Networks
As the first software-defined networking solution with a published STIG, VMware NSX meets the security hardening guidance required for installment on Department of Defense (DoD) networks. The VMware NSX STIG provides the technical security policies, requirements, and implementation details for ap...
Sep 14, 2016 4:50:55 PM
Here’s What You Missed at VMworld 2016
VMworld US wrapped up in fabulous Las Vegas two weeks ago. Between the breakout sessions, keynotes and networking events, the week was nothing short of inspiring. Before we start packing for VMworld Europe in Barcelona, let’s revisit some of the highlights. vCloud Air Announcements One of the key...
Sep 14, 2016 4:00:28 PM
VMSA-2016-0014
Greetings from the VMware Security Response Center! Today we released VMSA-2016-0014 which documents several critical and important severity issues in VMware Workstation and VMware Tools. Below are some more detailed explanations of these issues. Issues a. and b. are very similar – they are both ...
Sep 13, 2016 7:16:13 PM
Demo – Extended Oracle RAC across sites with VMware NSX
Our team has been working on building solutions for NSX with Business Critical Applications around Zero trust security, application mobility, operational efficiency, increased security and more . In a previous post I published a demo about database cloning and enforcing dynamic security policies ...
Sep 13, 2016 5:59:23 PM
SDN Matures – via the Federal Government…
Based on industry research and market assessments such as the most recent from Allied Market Research , we know software-defined networking is growing crazy fast and has a huge upside. The question is…is it maturing to the point the Federal Government will make it a priority? I think the answer i...
Sep 13, 2016 12:00:29 PM
How Jefferson County’s IT Department Improved Their Security Posture with VMware NSX
Jefferson County, Colorado (“Jeffco”) is a local jurisdiction located against the beautiful Rocky Mountains and adjacent to the state capital in Denver. Jeffco’s IT organization is charged with meeting the needs not only of the various internal departments of the county, but also of serving its h...
Sep 12, 2016 8:14:01 PM
Missed VMworld? Attend VMware vForum Live in Boston September 15th!
Calling all IT Pros living in Boston – VMware® vForum is hitting your town next week! If you’re in the area, register to attend our Boston vForum on 9/15 to explore new releases of VMware technology with our experts and learn how to succeed in the new digital economy across cloud, virtualization,...
Sep 12, 2016 4:58:58 PM

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iOS 10 & iPhone 7, the Aftermath: This Week in Top Mobile News
iOS 10 is live! And after just two days, almost 20% of all iOS devices were running it, reports Fortune . As of today, the analytics company referenced put adoption rates at just above 25% . Hallelujah for same-day support . Thank you @AirWatch for same day iOS10 support! We have had zero issues ...
Sep 16, 2016 4:00:35 PM
VMware Horizon 7.0.2 and Horizon Client 4.2 Are Now GA!
In case you missed it, VMware Horizon was a hot topic at VMworld. New capabilities including 6x bandwidth reduction with Blast Extreme, support for over 70 new thin and zero clients, vGPU support for high-end 3D graphics, and 16 new features for RDS-hosted apps were just some of the topics
genera...
Sep 16, 2016 12:54:36 AM
VMware Fusion: Mac Virtualization for Everyone

Hi everyone! Most Mac users know about VMware Fusion and how it’s the best way to run Windows on your Mac… BUT… did you know it’s also the tool of choice for IT, Developers and Businesses looking to get the most out of their hardware investment, or embrace a BYOD culture? Well if you didn’t, cons...
Sep 15, 2016 6:25:07 PM
Keynote Speakers Revealed for AirWatch Connect Atlanta!
Excitement for AirWatch Connect Atlanta is rising to a fever pitch—and even more so now that our keynote speakers are officially announced! All our amazing presenters and speakers, from mobile industry founders to the brightest minds in emerging tech, are ready to rock Connect. But, of course,
th...
Sep 15, 2016 4:54:24 PM
VMware User Environment Manager 9.1: Continuing to Enhance Profile & Policy Management
Released earlier this year, VMware User Environment Manager 9.0 introduced several new features to help customers simplify management of user profiles and policies in any virtual, physical or cloud environment. The release showcased tighter integration with VMware Horizon 7 using VMware Horizon S...
Sep 15, 2016 12:34:53 PM
What Is Unified Endpoint Management? 3 Quick Videos on the Next Era of Computing
What Is Unified Endpoint Management? In 3 Game-Changing Windows 10 Benefits for Unified Endpoint Management , VMware’s Sumit Dhawan gives us a concise definition of unified endpoint management:   “What (unified endpoint management) means is a single, dynamic operating environment for ALL devices ...
Sep 14, 2016 4:56:08 PM
Are You Ready for the Surge of IoT in EUC?
As VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger noted on stage at VMworld 2016, the Internet of Things (IoT) market is about to explode. Analysts predict the billions of IoT devices and sensors in the enterprise will soon outnumber other end-user mobile devices accessing your corporate network. Though in just two ye...
Sep 14, 2016 3:47:34 PM
iOS 10 Is Live! AirWatch Has Your Mobile Business Covered
iOS is officially live, and we’re excited to announce VMware AirWatch iOS 10 same-day support. Today, all eligible devices can upgrade to iOS 10 with no AirWatch management interruptions. IMPORTANT: Users must update their AirWatch apps before upgrading to iOS 10. Failure to do so might result in...
Sep 13, 2016 4:38:48 PM
Fusion 8.5 Released and Available Now!
Lots of stuff in this announcement, so read on! Fusion 8.5 Now Available! Start your upgrade engines, Fusion 8.5 is here! We’re very proud of our team for achieving this milestone release, which is available as a free update for Fusion 8 customers ! New features
include: Support for Windows 10 An...
Sep 13, 2016 4:30:35 PM
Free Analyst Whitepaper: The Digital Workspace Checklist
A workspace that promotes productivity, collaboration, and business innovation. A consensus is forming: future competitive advantage will be created through data and analytics; business models will be shaped by cloud; and engagement will be powered by mobile and social technologies. Continued gro...
Sep 13, 2016 1:30:20 PM
AirWatch Connect Atlanta: 6 Reasons to Attend an Industry Workshop
Few technology conferences provide an opportunity for you to spend an entire day with your peers, discussing your industry’s most pressing business mobility challenges. That’s exactly what we do at AirWatch Connect Atlanta Industry Day . Save 15% on your AirWatch Connect ticket today! Enter code ...
Sep 12, 2016 5:35:33 PM
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apologise for this in advance if I offend anyone and do my best to ensure this does not happen. Please get in touch if you feel any inappropriate material has been published. All information in this newsletter is copyright of the original author. If you are an author and wish to no longer be used in this newsletter please get in touch.

 

 

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VMware TAM Source 8.36

Posted by nisserow Oct 10, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone and welcome to this weeks newsletter. A week out from VMworld and the news keeps coming in. For those that may have missed it all of the sessions, including general sessions and breakout session are now available online. Just head over to www.vmworld.com and if you haven't registered for an account before you will just need to sign up.

 

This week's TAM Blog we present how NSX was used to meet compliance at Rackspace, and how the TAM was integral to the solution.

 

It was a momentous week for the Tech Industry and of course VMware this week, I have dedicated this week's Tweets to Dell Technology related news. With so many announcements and updates coming in I will let the rest of this week's newsletter give you all of the information.

 

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team

 

 

TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)

Here's now the new Dell Technologies plans to deal with AWS - Fortune http://bit.ly/2cjBHen

The new Dell Technologies: 6 things you need to know - PCWorld http://bit.ly/2cox8j7

Dell Closes $60 Billion Merger with EMC - WSJ http://bit.ly/2cCGq8X

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

Rackspace Leverages VMWare NSX to Quickly Meet New PCI DSS Compliance Goals – Case Study
By Kelly Dare

 

As the TAM for Rackspace, I was recently involved in a successful rollout of NSX in their environment where they were able to very quickly meet their new PCI DSS Compliance goals. The environment in this situation was comprised of over 100 vCenter instances spanning 8 datacenters with more than 1,000 machines for its back-end management and support infrastructure. The entire project from planning to full deployment took just eight weeks! [Cont...]

 

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

 

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
GENERAL NEWS

2 New Books Help You Get VCP6-DCV Certified

Our official book publishing partner, VMware Press , has just released two new titles designed to help you pass the two exams required to earn your VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV) certification. These Official Cert Guides are designed and written to help yo...

Sep 9, 2016 4:21:05 PM

Update to VCIX Program

The VMware Certification Program is committed to helping candidates get the most value from their VMware certifications. As part of the enhancements we announced last December, we updated the program structure and paths to include VMware Certified Implementation Expert 6 (VCIX6). For candidates w...

Sep 8, 2016 5:45:56 PM

Rackspace Leverages VMWare NSX to Quickly Meet New PCI DSS Compliance Goals – Case Study

By Kelly Dare As the TAM for Rackspace, I was recently involved in a successful rollout of NSX in their environment where they were able to very quickly meet their new PCI DSS Compliance goals. The environment in this situation was comprised of over 100 vCenter instances spanning 8 datacenters wi...

Sep 8, 2016 2:09:05 PM

Tips for Success on VCAP Exams

As many of you know, the VCAP exams are a race against time. We urge you to read VCAP6 Deployment Exam Interface Tips & Tricks to familiarize yourself with the new interface so your time can be spent on completing tasks. In the post, Dave Davis explains how to setup the exam interface for the bes...

Sep 6, 2016 3:41:10 PM

Top 20 vRealize Automation articles for July 2016

Here is our Top 20 vRealize Automation (vRA) articles list for August 2016. 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. Unable to add Active Directory users or groups to vCenter Server Appliance or ...

Sep 6, 2016 11:07:17 AM

Top 20 vCenter Server articles for July 2016

Here is our Top 20 vCenter articles list for August 2016. 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. Investigating virtual machine file locks on ESXi/ESX Using the VMware Knowledge Base Uploading d...

Sep 6, 2016 11:00:03 AM

Top 20 NSX articles for August 2016

Here is our Top 20 NSX articles list for August 2016. 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 VXLAN Agent fails with ESX Agent Manager displaying the error: Agent VIB module not insta...

Sep 6, 2016 10:51:30 AM

Top 20 Horizon View articles for August 2016

Here is our Top 20 Horizon View articles list for August 2016. 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.   Removing invalid linked clone entries automatically using the ViewDBChk tool in VMware Ho...

Sep 6, 2016 10:42:37 AM

The Anatomy of an Instant Clone

By Travis Wood If you’ve used Horizon View over the last few years, then you most likely have come across linked clones. Linked clones use a parent image, called a “replica,” that serves read requests to multiple virtual machines (VMs), and the writes in each desktop are captured on their own del...

Sep 9, 2016 8:35:58 PM

Rackspace Meets New PCI-DSS Compliance with VMware NSX Network Virtualization

By Derek Mitchell, Senior Technical Advisor, VMware vCloud Air Network Many organizations are wrapping up the transition to version 3.1 of PCI DSS compliance. Though much of the focus of v3.1 has been around the security concerns regarding SSL and early versions of TLS, a couple of the VMware vCl...

Sep 8, 2016 4:00:06 PM

vSphere 6.0 U2 Storage Performance with 32Gb Fibre Channel

We compared the I/O performance of vSphere 6.0 U2 over 16Gb and 32Gb Emulex FC HBAs connected via a Brocade G620 FC switch to an EMC VNX7500 storage array. Iometer, a common microbenchmark, was used to generate the workload for various block sizes. For single-VM experiments, we measured sequentia...

Sep 7, 2016 10:22:28 PM

 

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No Surprise Here: iPhone 7 Tops This Week’s Mobile News

Join in on the Friday fun, and get our top mobile news in your inbox every week. Simply enter your email on the right. —> 7 Things You Need to Know about the New iPhone 7 Unless you’ve been living in a hole or still recovering from VMworld, you know Apple announced the iPhone 7 on Wednesday. Duri...

Sep 9, 2016 1:00:09 PM

Apple Event Highlights: 15 Major Announcements for iPhone 7, Apple Watch & iOS 10

Yesterday, we saw the newest Apple devices: iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, AirPods, Apple Watch Series 2 and Apple Watch Nike+. Here are some of the highlights and what you need to do to prepare for iOS 10. Watch the replay here . Preparing for iOS 10 To prepare your users and devices to upgrade to iOS...

Sep 8, 2016 10:08:15 PM

New VMware AirWatch & Samsung Bundles Make It Easier to Secure Your Mobile Workforce

Next-Generation Mobile Security Is Now Just a Bundle Away Expanding our long-time technology partnership, VMware AirWatch and Samsung are proud to announce new bundled offerings available through two carrier partners, AT&T and Sprint. This special offer includes a free, one-year subscription of A...

Sep 8, 2016 1:39:43 PM

Introducing the Government Digital Workspace for Dummies: A Handy Guide to Securely Mobilizing Agency Workforces

First things first: we definitely do not think you’re a dummy. We happen to think you are quite innovative, forward-thinking and possibly ready to shake things up a bit within your agency’s IT infrastructure and culture. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, please allow us to introduce “ Th...

Sep 8, 2016 1:00:24 PM

VMware Survey Points to Hybrid Cloud EUC Future

Earlier this year, VMware surveyed 1,021 IT professionals, influencers and decision-makers, from small businesses to large enterprises across more than 10 industries. We asked all of them: What is your long-term end-user computing (EUC) strategy for the cloud? Today, we have the results in our ne...

Sep 7, 2016 1:00:33 PM

Hybrid Computing Trends: 11 Cloud Computing & Mobility Trends Revealed in VMware Survey

From personally owned “BYOD” laptops to mobile app consumerization, hybrid computing is the new reality—and one that’s not going away, according to a new cloud adoption survey. “Organizations reveal their plans for the cloud: embrace both cloud and on-premises technology, creating a hybrid infras...

Sep 7, 2016 1:00:27 PM

VMware Horizon 7 Instant-Clone Primer—A Behind-the-Scenes Look

In our quest for instant gratification, we have discovered that for some things, “instant” turns out to be a bad idea after all. Instant coffee and instant mashed potatoes, for example, are over-processed and not very tasty—not worth the convenience. But for other things, “instant” is a really gr...

Sep 6, 2016 7:27:27 PM

What You Need to Know about Trident & Pegasus | Mobile Security

On August 25, Citizen Lab and Lookout jointly published their findings on Pegasus, a targeted iOS attack software. Find the technical aspects of this attack here , and read the original Lookout blog here . Citizen Lab did a great job detailing the larger picture that surrounds the exploit, provid...

Sep 6, 2016 5:56:37 PM

Update Your iOS Business Apps Now

As the anticipated release of iOS 10 approaches, IT admins need to do to ensure compatibility with iOS 10. These updates are critical to make sure your users’ apps work when they update to the new operating system (OS). VMware AirWatch updated all its applications to ensure iOS 10 compatibility, ...

Sep 6, 2016 1:00:30 PM

Designing Workflow Apps, the Future of the Enterprise

In my previous post , I talked about the different ways your enterprise could build an app and what the future of mobility holds for the modern app. If we dig a little deeper into this subject and look at the strategy around designing your apps and what they might look like when completed, you wi...

Sep 5, 2016 12:00:12 PM

 

KB ARTICLES

http://blogs.vmware.com/kbdigest/

 

VMware Security Announcements (VMSA)

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories

 

DISCLAIMER

While I do my best to publish unbiased information specifically related to VMware solutions there is always the possibility of blog posts that are unrelated, competitive or potentially conflicting that may creep into the newsletter. I apologise for this in advance if I offend anyone and do my best to ensure this does not happen. Please get in touch if you feel any inappropriate material has been published. All information in this newsletter is copyright of the original author. If you are an author and wish to no longer be used in this newsletter please get in touch.

 

 

© 2016 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.
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VMware TAM Source 8.35

Posted by nisserow Oct 10, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas, the premier virtualization event has wrapped up. Customers, partners, bloggers and more converged on Las Vegas for what was the greatest VMworld I believe in the history of the event. The organization was exceptional, there were so many officials helping out at the event there was never any moment that I did not know where to go. I was privileged to have a number of my customers at the event this year who I hosted. As a TAM this is our ultimate responsibility ensuring that our TAM customers are well taken care of, attend the sessions that they are interested in and of course meet partners and VMware leaders.

 

There was so much going on during the week it is very hard to even come close to summarizing but over the next few weeks as the VMworld press is released I will do my best to provide as much of this in the newsletter as possible.

 

This week we also are releasing a new section in the newsletter dedicated to the VMware bloggers out there to coincide with VMworld. This is a section that used to be part of the newsletter but was removed however it is back now to provide an even more diverse view of our industry. Please note that this section may provide competitive or other types of news that may not be sanctioned by VMware.

 

I wish you a fantastic week ahead.

 

Virtually Yours

Brisbane TAM Team

 

TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)

Stop by the TAM Lounge & tweet a photo w/ #VMwareTAMGiveaway to win an Aviator Jacket or Edu certification voucherpic.twitter.com/GWU1pDeZyi

Customers love their #VMwareTAM! Find them at the TAM lounge and be sure to share your photo with #VMwareTAMGiveawaypic.twitter.com/2duJ2Bm50p

Be sure to tweet you picture with #VMwareTAMGiveaway for your chance to win an Aviator Jacket or VCP Exam voucherpic.twitter.com/kFbQjmiNah

Get a TAM Services Overview from VMware experts @ 3pm in the TAM Lounge #VMworld #VMwareTAM pic.twitter.com/bc8V8Z4Yi0

We're happy to welcome CEO Pat Gelsinger to our Customer Awards from 12:50 to 1:45pm in Oceanside C #VMwareTAM

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

Mission Critical Support ‒ Onsite Support for Exceptional Escalations
By Neil Isserow

Dealing with support requests is something Technical Account Managers (TAMs) do on a regular basis. For the most part, they go according to a pretty well-rehearsed script. A Support Request (SR) is logged, a support engineer is engaged, the TAM manages the issue according to SLAs and customer requirements, and a resolution is provided. The case is then closed. I feel as though 99% of my support cases go this way, but sometimes an issue is so challenging and unique that a different approach is required. [Continue Reading...]

 

VMUG UPDATE

Add These New Webcasts To Your Calendar Today!

VMware Virtual SAN: The Enterprise-Grade Storage Platform for Hyper-Converged Infrastructures

Presented by: Rawlinson Rivera, VMware

Thursday, September 22, 2016

12:00 PM CT (GMT- 5:00)

[Register]

 

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

 

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
GENERAL NEWS

Top 20 ESXi articles for August 2016

Here is our Top 20 ESXi articles list for August 2016. 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. Collecting diagnostic information for VMware ESX/ESXi Snapshot removal task stops at 99% in ESXi/ES...

Sep 2, 2016 12:14:23 PM

How to capture performance statistics using Virtual SAN Observer for Virtual SAN

This video tutorial demonstrates and shows how to capture performance statistics using Virtual SAN Observer for VMware Virtual SAN . For additional information see VMware Knowledge Base article Enabling or capturing performance statistics using Virtual SAN Observer for VMware Virtual SAN (2064240...

Aug 31, 2016 5:18:44 PM

vSphere Integrated Containers: Updates from VMworld

VMware Adds Management Portal and Registry Capabilities to vSphere Integrated Containers By Michael Adams, Senior Director, Product Marketing, VMware At VMworld 2015, we unveiled VMware vSphere Integrated Containers, a virtual container host for vSphere that allows IT operations teams to provide ...

Aug 30, 2016 5:57:13 PM

New NSX Troubleshooting Video Series Added to VMware Learning Zone

VMware Learning Zone subscribers get unlimited access to our cloud-based video training library taught by top VMware experts, including our weekly new releases, like these from the Paul McSharry’s VMware NSX Architecture and Troubleshooting series last month: The NSX Troubleshooting Process NSX A...

Aug 30, 2016 3:47:16 PM

Introducing VMware Validated Design 3.0

With the first day of VMworld 2016 almost in the books, several exciting product announcements have already been made. In the area of SDDC and hybrid cloud, earlier today we announced VMware Cloud Foundation, our new unified SDDC platform for the hybrid cloud. Cloud Foundation offers an accelerat...

Aug 29, 2016 10:09:01 PM

VMware NSX for vSphere 6.2.4 now available

VMware has made NSX for vSphere 6.2.4 available for download. NSX 6.2.4 provides critical bug fixes identified in previous releases, and 6.2.4 delivers a security patch for CVE-2016-2079 which is a critical input validation vulnerability for sites that uses NSX SSL VPN. For customers who use SSL ...

Aug 29, 2016 12:29:38 PM

VMware Cloud Foundation™, the Unified SDDC Platform For The Hybrid Cloud, Is Here!

It’s been an exciting first day keynote today at VMworld 2016 with several very important announcements. It was great to hear from Pat Gelsinger on how VMware plans to extend our hybrid cloud strategy with the new Cross-Cloud Architecture while continuing to deliver innovative solutions that our ...

Aug 29, 2016 12:00:47 PM

Fling Developer Spotlight – Chris Halstead

Chris Halstead is one of our most prolific Fling developers, with six released Flings, and two in the works! Chris is an End User Architect, and has been with VMware for a little over three years. During this time, he developed the following Flings: App Volumes Toolbox – This utility connects to ...

Aug 27, 2016 7:05:09 PM

3 New Certification Exams for VCAPs and VCAs

The VMware Certification program has been working hard all summer on new exams. We’ve announced several over the past few weeks, and that streak continues with three more today! Two VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 Exams VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualizatio...

Aug 27, 2016 4:38:19 PM Multi-site with Cross-VC NSX: Consistent Security and Micro-segmentation Across Sites

Several posts have been written prior on multi-site with Cross-VC NSX describing the fundamentals, use cases, deployment models, and flexibility Cross-VC NSX provides. In this post, we focus on the security benefits of a multi-site Cross-VC NSX solution. Prior Cross-VC NSX Blogs: Cross-VC NSX: Mu...

Sep 2, 2016 12:00:30 PM

Zebra Technologies Saves Millions Leveraging Hybrid Cloud for 700+ Acquired Applications

By Laura Ortman: VP and GM, vCloud Air – Cloud Services at VMware VMworld 2016 has been nothing short of amazing and we’re only two days in! On Monday we made several exciting announcements around Hybrid Cloud Manager , Hybrid DMZ and Identity Federation support . Each of these enhancements speak...

Aug 31, 2016 2:00:18 PM

Supporting Identity Federation with vCloud Air

By Abhinav Katiyar, Product Manager, vCloud Air As discussed yesterday, VMware is focused on helping IT to modernize their data centers by seamlessly integrating them with vCloud Air. A key aspect of integration is in extending the corporate IT infrastructure, specifically identity and access man...

Aug 30, 2016 2:00:57 PM

Your Data Center in the Cloud with Hybrid DMZ

The most common barriers cited for public cloud adoption are security and networking. Typically, a move to public cloud requires different networking and security policies and architectures that are inconsistent with existing on-premises investments. This leads to duplicity in skill sets, multipl...

Aug 30, 2016 2:00:51 PM

Hybrid Cloud Manager is Soaring to New Heights

By Jim Armstrong, Group Manager, vCloud Air Product Marketing Yesterday at VMworld 2016, we announced the latest release of vCloud Air Hybrid Cloud Manager. The new version of Hybrid Cloud Manager is a big step forward in cloud connectivity, bringing the ability to migrate virtual machines to vCl...

Aug 30, 2016 2:00:03 PM

VMworld Session Preview: MGT775

By Andrea Siviero Data center virtualization continues to receive attention in enterprise organizations that want to reduce IT costs and create a more flexible, efficient, and automated applications workload environment. As an IT organization, you must contend with many different software and har...

Aug 29, 2016 4:04:10 PM

Why a Cloud-Based Approach to Disaster Recovery Makes Sense – Now and in the Future

By Ajay Patel, Senior Vice President, Cloud Provider Software Business Unit, VMware Like it or not, disasters happen. From a business perspective, “disasters” aren’t limited to natural occurrences such as hurricanes, blizzards, and earthquakes. Human-triggered events such as data breaches and cyb...

Aug 29, 2016 12:00:56 PM

A New Era for Enterprise Public Clouds

By: Allwyn Sequeira, Senior VP & GM, vCloud Air Bi-directional, zero-downtime cloud migration with SD-WAN, Hybrid DMZ, support for identity federation and VMware Cloud Foundation integration in vCloud Air enable enterprises to accelerate public cloud integration. Public cloud computing is helping...

Aug 29, 2016 12:00:42 PM

 

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While You Were Nerding out at VMworld, Here’s What Happened in Top Mobile News

VMworld—we went, we geeked, we got big news. One of this year’s biggest announcements at VMworld U.S. 2016: VMware Unified Endpoint Management (UEM). It’s the next phase of the digital workspace, helping drive down costs, boosting user experience and enhancing endpoint security. Read all about it...

Sep 2, 2016 4:00:38 PM

Look Who’s Tweeting from VMworld Vegas!

Today is the last day of VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas, but before we wrap up the event, we’d like to take a look at just some of the buzz happening on Twitter. Here are 13 tweets for those of you who couldn’t be there or missed any of the epic presentations and interviews.   “What we’re building now...

Sep 1, 2016 2:39:38 PM

13 Top Tweets from #VMworld – Did Yours Make the List?

VMworld 2016 rages on this week, with 20,000-plus IT experts descending on Las Vegas to talk software-defined data center, end-user computing (EUC) and next-gen digital workspaces. Even more took to social media, sharing the product news and thought leadership highlights on Twitter, Facebook and ...

Sep 1, 2016 1:16:45 PM

UEM and Windows 10: Watch Sanjay Poonen’s VMworld Keynote Here

“The first industrial revolution was all about steam and mechanization. The second industrial revolution was about the early forms of mass production. The third industrial revolution was about electronics in the form of the computer. But the fourth revolution we think is going to be huge, because...

Aug 31, 2016 3:18:17 PM

Watch Free: All the Breaking Digital Workspace News from VMworld 2016

Yesterday was a huge day for VMware End-User Computing (EUC) at VMworld 2016. On the mainstage in Las Vegas, Sanjay Poonen—VMware EUC executive vice president and general manager—shared breaking digital workspace news and incredible customer stories. Access the free replay of Sanjay’s VMworld key...

Aug 31, 2016 2:38:45 PM

Advances in VMware Blast Extreme & Our Latest Blast Feature Update

VMware Blast Extreme was announced in March as part of VMware Horizon 7—but that was just the beginning. In collaboration with our customers and partners, we continue to innovate and made some significant advances to this technology. Our latest Blast feature update reaches across the entire Horiz...

Aug 30, 2016 7:00:32 PM

VMware Fusion 8.5 Announced!

We’ve been holding in the surprise for some time now but on the keynote stage today at VMworld, Sanjay Poonan , EVP of our End user Computing business unit where Fusion and Workstation are situated, pulled the covers back and revealed the details about our big annual release. This year we are del...

Aug 30, 2016 5:15:35 PM

The New Era of EUC Is Here: Introducing Unified Endpoint Management

Over the past 10 years, every IT leader and administrator experienced the evolution of end-user computing (EUC). As we’ve worked with customers over the past 10 years, we’ve been fortunate to play an integral part of this industry progression. We also know security, identity and business analytic...

Aug 30, 2016 4:00:44 PM

What’s New on the VMware Horizon

It’s that time again, when 25,000-plus people come together to take part in VMworld . If you have not been to the show before, it is definitely packed with great Hands-On Labs , technical sessions and lots and lots of new announcements. As part of this fanfare, I wanted to tell you about a few an...

Aug 30, 2016 3:30:16 PM

Announcing New Digital Workspace Technologies Built for the Mobile-Cloud Era

VMworld has always served as the launch pad for new technologies. Today, VMware End-User Computing (EUC) hits the VMworld stage in Las Vegas to share new innovations that drive the digital workspace forward—now and into the future. Read all the VMworld news and EUC announcements here in today’s p...

Aug 30, 2016 2:36:32 PM

Separating Directory from Policy Management: Accelerating Office 365 Deployments with Workspace ONE

A Great Start to VMworld 2016 I’ve been at VMworld since Saturday, and I’ve already found that I don’t get many chances to talk about VMware Workspace ONE . It’s not for lack of interest, but rather the opposite. Every time I am in a group of customers and colleagues and the Workspace ONE topic c...

Aug 30, 2016 1:41:07 PM

Be_Tomorrow: VMworld In Pictures | Day One

VMworld 2016 is officially underway and the excitement from customers, partners and employees is palpable. With more than 25,000 attendees, hundreds of sessions and great networking activities, organizations are getting fully equipped to be_Tomorrow. To kick off the morning keynote, VMware CEO Pa...

Aug 29, 2016 9:36:55 PM

Critical Updates: Preparing Your Apps for iOS 10 Compatibility

As we approach the release of iOS 10 , IT admins need to do a few important things to ensure app compatibility. These updates are critical to make sure users’ devices are compliant—and not flagged as non-compliant—when they upgrade to iOS 10. VMware AirWatch released updated and compatible versio...

Aug 29, 2016 1:00:34 PM

VMware Takes on Internet of Things at #VMworld 2016

By Mimi Spier, senior director of marketing and strategy for the Internet of Things (IoT) at VMware Add a little edge to your VMworld schedule with Internet of Things demos and keynotes. Like me, I hope you are excited and ready for VMworld 2016 , VMware’s premiere annual conference in Las Vegas,...

Aug 27, 2016 3:00:27 PM

 

EXTERNAL BLOGGERS

Top 10 Daily Sessions - VMworld 2016 US

VMware has released all the daily top 10 sessions free to watch at the VMworld.com website. Here's a list with all the videos that the cool people over at VMware mare available. Follow this link to watch all these sessions. Monday Advances in Remote Display Protocol Technology with VMware Blast E...

Sep 2, 2016 8:34:00 AM

New Technical White Paper - Instant-Clone View Desktops in Horizon 7

The new VMware Instant Clone Technology included in the View component of the Horizon 7 Enterprise Edition improves and accelerates the process of creating cloned virtual desktops over the previous View Composer linked-clone technology. In addition, instant clones require less storage and less ex...

Sep 1, 2016 2:02:00 PM

Multi-site with Cross-VC NSX: Workload Mobility and Consistent Security Across Sites

A great demo showing how Cross-VC NSX provides workload mobility and consistent security across multiple vCenter domains and sites. Universal Distributed Firewall Rules are utilized to provide consistent security policies across multiple vCenter domains and sites, and workloads are vMotioned betw...

Sep 1, 2016 8:47:00 AM

An Industry Roadmap: From storage to data management #STO7903 by @xtosk

Advertise here with BSA This is the session I have been waiting for, I had it very high on my “must see” list together with the session presented by Christian Dickmann earlier today . Not because it happened to be presented by our Storage an Availability CTO Christos Karamanolis ( @XtosK on twitt...

Sep 1, 2016 12:05:30 AM

#STO7904 VSAN Management Current and Futures by @cdickmann

Advertise here with BSA Christian Dickmann (VSAN Development Architect) talking about VSAN Management futures in this session, first of all a big fat disclaimer, all of these features may or may not ever make it in to a release and no promises of timelines were made . This session all revolved ar...

Aug 31, 2016 5:49:49 PM

VMworld 2016, Day 1 and 2 keynotes

Advertise here with BSA VMworld for me is always a very hectic time. Usually multiple sessions, customer meetings, briefings and just many conversations with readers and people you bump in to while going from one place to the other. I tried to do some live blogging, but with everything going on I...

Aug 31, 2016 4:16:25 PM

Get Your Free Promo Code for Software Defined Networking with VMware NSX [Video]

NSX is VMware's networking platform that allows networks and services to be deployed programmatically and is a crucial component in software-defined data centers. This video course provides step-by-step instructions to help you quickly deploy SDN in production and perform network virtualization w...

Aug 31, 2016 11:34:00 AM

VMworld 2016 sessions available on VMworld TV

I've created a playlist with some of the top VMworld 2016 sessions. These sessions are free to wacht at this playlist hosted by VMworld TV . VMworld 2016: MGT7718 - The KISS of vRealize Operations! VMworld 2016: INF9083 - Ask the vCenter Server Experts Panel VMworld 2016: VIRT7621 - Virtualize Ac...

Aug 31, 2016 9:40:00 AM

VMworld 2016: Native Hybrid Cloud 1.1

At VMworld, we’re announcing our Native Hybrid Cloud (which quietly had it’s 1.0 GA earlier this year – time for us to continue to work out kinks).  Version 1.1 will GA at the end of September. What is the Native Hybrid Cloud (NHC)?    Well – NHC starts with the DEVELOPER.  Let me make this contr...

Aug 30, 2016 10:24:15 AM

VMworld 2016 Day 2 Keynote

This is a liveblog of the day 2 general session here at VMworld 2016 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV. Today, VMware is expected to talk more about containers, end-user computing, and other topics not covered in yesterday’s general session (which focused heavily on Cross-Cloud Services, VMware’s ...

Aug 30, 2016 12:00:00 AM

New White Paper - VMware Cloud Foundation

With the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC), VMware laid out the vision for the architecture of the hybrid cloud. SDDC redefines the architecture and operational model of the data center, enabling IT to complete the transition to hybrid cloud and maximize its benefits. In an SDDC, compute, stora...

Aug 29, 2016 4:51:00 PM

VMware Cloud Management Platform Demo

vRealize Suite is an enterprise-ready, cloud management platform that delivers the industry’s most complete solution for managing a heterogeneous, hybrid cloud. In this demo we will show you some of the common use cases and personas to drive value more quickly to your business.

Aug 29, 2016 2:19:00 PM

VMworld 2016: VMware Cloud Foundation

I’m going to challenge myself to make this an uncharacteristically short post – summarizing what I think about the VMware Cloud Foundation announcement today, and putting it into context – including against the backdrop of our VxRack SDDC and EHC 4.0 which I talked about here . Context: VMware an...

Aug 29, 2016 2:10:23 PM

VMworld 2016: Enterprise Hybrid Cloud 4.0 and dot.next.

[Update – 8/30/16 10:20am – corrected an error, where vRA 7.x isn’t supported QUITE yet.   That’s coming very soon – and the team is working hard to get to synchronicity with vRA, and VMware’s overall roadmap… not easy as the whole stack needs to be tested, and packaged for single support and ver...

Aug 29, 2016 2:04:00 PM

VMworld 2016: What’s New With XtremIO?

Short answer?   Momentum.   EMC has the industry’s best AFA portfolio as I mentioned in my last post – from the unified mid-range (Unity), the most mature and widely deployed rich enterprise data services (VMAX), and the best “clean sheet” scale-out system (XtremIO).    When it comes to HCI/SDS –...

Aug 29, 2016 10:09:06 AM

VMworld 2016 Day 1 Keynote

This is a liveblog of the day 1 keynote at VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas, NV. I managed to snag a somewhat decent seat in the massive bloggers/press/analysts area, though it filled up really quickly. Based on the announcements made this morning , it should be a great general session, and I’m really i...

Aug 29, 2016 12:00:00 AM

 

KB ARTICLES

http://blogs.vmware.com/kbdigest/

 

VMware Security Announcements (VMSA)

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories

 

DISCLAIMER

While I do my best to publish unbiased information specifically related to VMware solutions there is always the possibility of blog posts that are unrelated, competitive or potentially conflicting that may creep into the newsletter. I apologise for this in advance if I offend anyone and do my best to ensure this does not happen. Please get in touch if you feel any inappropriate material has been published. All information in this newsletter is copyright of the original author. If you are an author and wish to no longer be used in this newsletter please get in touch.

 

 

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VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 8.34

Posted by nisserow Oct 10, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, yes we are about to kick off the Virtualization event of the year, VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas. Those that are heading to Las vegas for VMworld I wish you all safe travels and of course a fantastic event. For those that will not be able to attend in person there are many options for you as a remote observer.

 

Firstly the keynote sessions will be streamed live. Please register here and you will be reminded of the keynote sessions - http://www.vmworld.com/en/us/landing/live-stream.html.

 

Next up we have our TAM Social Media offerings. We will be providing updates and more on a variety of platofrms during the event on these channels:

- Facebook: fb.com/vmwaretam

- Twitter: twitter.com/vmwaretam

- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8267389

- TAM Blog: Blogs.vmware.com/tam

 

I would also like to direct you to our TAM Blog where we have information for TAM customers attending this years event - VMworld 2016 for TAMs: What to Know Before You Go

 

Thank you for all of your support, I am heading to VMworld and so there will be no newsletter next week, I look forward to speaking to you all again after Labor Day.

 

Virtually Yours

VMware TAM Team

 

TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)

Pack your bags and grab your conference pass for #VMworld 2016! Find us in the TAM Lounge #VMwareTAM

Preview: VMworld US 2016 Hot Topics - CIO Vantage http://bit.ly/2bVTLbx

VSAN Assessment: What’s New - Virtual Blocks http://bit.ly/2bBHag1

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

VMworld 2016 for TAMs: What to Know Before You Go

Mission Critical Support ‒ Onsite Support for Exceptional Escalations

 

VMUG UPDATE

Here's your VMUG checklist before heading out to VMworld:

✓ VMUG Lounge – Stop by the VMUG lounge (located in the VMVillage on level 2) to play games, win prizes, relax and connect with the community.

✓ VMUG Member Kick Off Party – The party has reached full capacity, but doors will open for all non-ticket holders at 8:30pm. Start practicing your best air guitar!

✓ Traveling with your significant other? Spousetivities provides organized activities for spouses and companions attending VMworld.

✓ V.I.P. Experience – Purchase VMUG advantage onsite, you will be entered to win one of thirty z410s courtesy of SanDisk.  You will also be entered to win two back stage passes to the VMware closing ceremony!

✓ T-shirts – Pick up the annual VMUG t-shirt by the general sessions while supplies last!

✓  Show your pride for the community! If you see a “Proud VMUG Support” sign in the expo hall and snap a picture by one and you’ll be entered to win a $50 Visa gift card

Please contact us at memberservices@vmug.com if you have any questions.

 

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

 

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
GENERAL NEWS

VMworld 2016 for TAMs: What to Know Before You Go

Joining us at VMworld this week in Las Vegas? We’re excited to see you! Here on the ground as we set up, time seems to be moving extra slowly. The party’s about to start and the guests are on their way—but for now, we have to wait. (Talk to us Thursday as we wonder where all the time went!) For o...

Aug 26, 2016 9:15:48 PM

How to Select an HCI

A hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) offers your organization several benefits by collapsing storage, compute, networking and management. But like any new technology, picking the best solution involves comparing vendors across a standard set of criteria. VMware recommends focusing on five key c...

Aug 25, 2016 3:06:45 PM

Mission Critical Support ‒ Onsite Support for Exceptional Escalations

By Neil Isserow Dealing with support requests is something Technical Account Managers (TAMs) do on a regular basis. For the most part, they go according to a pretty well-rehearsed script. A Support Request (SR) is logged, a support engineer is engaged, the TAM manages the issue according to SLAs ...

Aug 24, 2016 8:39:45 PM

Taming the Hydra: IT in a Multi-Cloud World

Photo Credit: iStock/ZU_09 By: Kevin Lees I know it’s hard to believe, but VMworld is upon us again. Where did the last year go? I know many of you were busy implementing, updating, extending, and managing your private cloud environment. Perhaps you’re busy implementing and getting comfortable wo...

Aug 24, 2016 5:09:20 PM

VCAP6-CMA Deploy Beta Exam Closing Soon

We still need a few more people to take the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Cloud Management and Automation Deployment (3V0-633) Beta Exam . This exam will be available at the $100 beta discount rate only through September 3, 2016. More information on how to prepare for this exam is av...

Aug 23, 2016 5:06:05 PM

Making It Easy To Build The Cloud

New innovations promise to make your life better. You find this in your private life in examples ranging from dishwashers to smartphones. Who would want to live without a smartphone today? But sometimes new technologies come at a cost. There are adoption hurdles from initial high prices to change...

Aug 23, 2016 1:08:29 PM

Going to VMworld? Reserve Your Seat for Education Breakout Sessions.

8/22 Update: Repeat Sessions Added for our Hottest Topics vSphere Core 4 Performance Troubleshooting & Root Cause Analysis Part 1: CPU & RAM – INF8780 Repeat Session : Tuesday, August 30th at 4:00pm – 5:00pm vSphere Core 4 Performance Troubleshooting & Root Cause Analysis Part 2: Disk & Network –...

Aug 22, 2016 4:34:26 PM

Technology Futures and Innovation at VMworld 2016

  VMworld is almost here and VMware’s Office of the CTO is involved with many elements of the VMworld 2016 program. We’ve got a lot in store for you in Las Vegas next week! Do you want to gain perspective into what’s on the minds of our technology leaders and innovators, see some of the  […] The ...

Aug 22, 2016 3:00:41 PM

3 Steps to Create an Automation Roadmap

By Ahmed Al-Buheissi Automation is at the heart of any cloud implementation. It provides fast provisioning, resource monitoring and self-healing, capacity adjustment, and automated billing. Also, automation will ensure consistency, prevent errors and free-up valuable staff time to work in more in...

Aug 22, 2016 2:22:21 PM

Get Hands-On with vCloud Air at VMworld for Your Chance to Win

What’s a VMworld without bringing home some sweet, sweet swag? Take vCloud Air products for a test drive in a Hands-on Lab and you could leave with a pair of Beats by Dr. Dre Solo2 Wireless Headphones. Eager to get started? Here’s how the contest works: Attendees receive points for eligible Hands...

Aug 26, 2016 4:00:58 PM

Micro-segmentation Benchmark – NSX Securing “Anywhere” Part VI

Welcome to part 6 of the Micro-segmentation Defined– NSX Securing “Anywhere” blog series. Previous topics covered in this series include • Part I – Micro-segmentation Defined • Part II – Securing Physical Environments • Part III – Operationalizing Micro-segmentation • Part IV – Service Insertion ...

Aug 26, 2016 1:04:42 PM

vCloud Air Network at VMworld – What to Know Before You Go!

Miss our last VMworld blog highlighting the vCloud Air Network activity at VMworld? Not a problem – you can find that here . We’re just days away from VMworld and VMware Partner Exchange, and we can’t wait to show you what we have in store. There’s plenty of information flying around, but when it...

Aug 25, 2016 4:30:18 PM

vCloud Air at VMworld 2016: Presenter Profiles: Neal Elinski, VMware Solution Strategist

VMworld 2016 is right around the corner, and this year’s list of IT thought leaders heading to Vegas to talk cloud is longer than the taxi line at McCarran Airport. From industry trends, to cutting edge technologies, to tips you can take home and use, VMworld 2016 has something for every IT profe...

Aug 24, 2016 4:00:46 PM

VMSA-2016-0013

Greetings from the VMware Security Response Center! Today we released VMSA-2016-0013 which documents a local privilege escalation in vRealize Automation (vRA) and VMware Identity Manager (vIDM) as well as a remote code execution in vRA. We thought we should go a little more in depth about the vul...

Aug 24, 2016 1:02:33 AM

vCloud Air at VMworld 2016: Presenter Profiles: Shandria Pinckard, Sr Manager, vCA Security, Risk and Compliance, VMware

VMworld 2016 is right around the corner, and this year’s list of IT thought leaders heading to Vegas to talk cloud is more jaw-dropping than a David Copperfield magic show. From industry trends, to cutting edge technologies, and tips you can take home and use, VMworld 2016 has something for every...

Aug 23, 2016 6:44:31 PM

How Virtualization Will Transform Security Architectures: Spotlight at #VMworld U.S. 2016

It’s clear today that security is at a crossroads, and we are losing the cybersecurity war. VMware’s SVP of Security Products Tom Corn explained to me recently, “There are no objective measures we can credibly point to which suggest we are – in any way – succeeding as we battle to protect systems...

Aug 23, 2016 6:14:52 PM

vCloud Air at VMworld 2016: Presenter Profiles: Sandeep Poonen, Cloud Security Services, VMware

VMworld 2016 is right around the corner, and this year’s list of IT thought leaders heading to Vegas to talk cloud has more likes on it than a top-rated Instagram post. From industry trends, to cutting edge technologies, to tips you can take home and use, VMworld 2016 has something for every IT p...

Aug 23, 2016 4:41:13 PM

Oracle 12c OLTP & DSS workloads on Virtual SAN 6.2 All Flash

Hey Oracle on VMware folks!!! Earlier, we had blogged about Oracle RAC on VMware Virtual SAN Hybrid which is VMware software-defined storage solution for hyper-converged infrastructure and is available at Oracle RAC on Hybrid VSAN In this blog post, we would like give you a glimpse of the soon to...

Aug 22, 2016 11:19:05 PM

Context, Visibility and Containment – NSX Securing “Anywhere” Part V

Welcome to part 5 of the Micro-Segmentation Defined– NSX Securing “Anywhere” blog series. Previous topics covered in this series includes Part I – Micro-segmentation Defined Part II – Securing Physical Environments Part III – Operationalizing Micro-segmentation Part IV – Service Insertion In this...

Aug 22, 2016 12:00:08 PM

 

END USER COMPUTING

Make Your Impact on VMware EUC Products of the Future

by Brian Horner, VMware End-User Computing (EUC) senior director of user experience Brian Horner, VMware EUC This year at VMworld , you can make your impact on the VMware EUC products of the future. I will personally host a series of one-on-one design partnership workshops with a small set of cus...

Aug 26, 2016 5:00:01 PM

We’re Giving Away 20 Oculus Rift Headsets. Want One?

Yes, you read that right. Twenty virtual reality headsets. Wow. Of course, writing to me and asking for one won’t cut it; you have to work a little harder than that. We recently conducted a TechValidate survey, and it’s evident from the results that people love and would recommend VMware Workstat...

Aug 26, 2016 4:01:59 PM

We’re Giving Away 20 Oculus Rift Headsets. Want One?

Yes, you read that right. Twenty virtual reality headsets. Wow. Of course, writing to me and asking for one won’t cut it; you have to work a little harder than that. We recently conducted a TechValidate survey, and it’s evident from the results that people love and would recommend VMware Workstat...

Aug 26, 2016 3:00:48 PM

iOS Security Alert, VMworld & Microsoft’s Dream of Genee: Top Mobile News This Week

Want to get the top mobile news in your inbox every Friday? Just fill out one of the forms above or to the right >>> and join the club of mobility experts. Security alert: New “Trident” iOS vulnerability discovered. Lookout and Citizen Lab released findings about a new iOS vulnerability called “T...

Aug 26, 2016 2:23:14 PM

VMware App Volumes & User Environment Manager: The Perfect Combination for Managing OST Files

Written in partnership with Pim van de Vis. As customers move towards a model of non-persistent VDI, they start to realize the benefits this approach has over persistent VDI. For one, non-persistent VDI allows IT to easily set up pools of desktops that can revert back to an original state after b...

Aug 26, 2016 12:47:20 PM

Updated Windows Operating System Optimization Tool Guide

The VMware OS Optimization Tool (OSOT), a VMware Fling , helps optimize the performance of Windows-based virtual desktops used with View in VMware Horizon 7 , VMware Horizon Air Cloud-Hosted Desktops and Apps , and VMware Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode . The recently published update of the VMware Windo...

Aug 25, 2016 5:14:08 PM

EUC #GameChangers: Disrupting the Status Quo & Changing the Game

#GameChangers: a newly introduced element or factor that changes an existing situation or activity in a significant way. When Pokémon Go launched, they had over 100 million daily active users worldwide—within six days! This was game-changing for augmented reality. And game-changers don’t come aro...

Aug 25, 2016 3:13:10 PM

Delivering the Digital Workspace: The Transformation of EUC

Heading to VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas? You won’t want to miss the news and announcements in the VMware End-User Computing (EUC) Spotlight Session . Delivering the Digital Workspace: The Transformation of EUC Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 1 p.m. Click here to add to your VMworld Schedule .   The post Deliver...

Aug 25, 2016 11:56:37 AM

The Next Wave: Enterprise-Grade Monitoring with NVIDIA GRID vGPU & VMware Horizon 7

Here at VMware, we’ve set out to enable workplace mobility by delivering rich, immersive virtual workspaces powered by VMware Horizon and NVIDIA GRID vGPU technology. Today, we’re excited to share that NVIDIA is announcing the next wave of innovation with its latest release—bringing enterprise-gr...

Aug 24, 2016 7:40:12 PM

Android Nougat Comes to the Enterprise

This week, Google began to release Android Nougat (7.0), the latest update to the Android operating system (OS). With this release comes enhanced features to provide more security and end-user controls, so Android devices are optimized for both work and personal use. Here are some key highlights ...

Aug 24, 2016 6:40:19 PM

Feature Updates: August 2016

This month, we have a bunch of great new integrations, APIs, and feature enhancements. For those of you converted over to the new (v7) interface or preparing for the update, we’re continuing to release enhancements that end-users will definitely appreciate. Read more about it below. 1. Skype for ...

Aug 24, 2016 6:09:06 PM

Extending the Value of VMware App Volumes Using StacksWare

As we build out our real-time application delivery platform with VMware App Volumes , we are always thinking about what the next stop on the innovation train is going to look like. We want to keep delighting customers with features that continue to ease application delivery and lifecycle manageme...

Aug 24, 2016 5:00:44 PM

Using Windows Network Settings with VMware Horizon FLEX

by Xisheng Zhang, VMware End-User Computing (EUC) staff engineer VMware Horizon FLEX allows companies to remotely control and manage virtual machines (VMs). The Horizon FLEX security policies are primarily for managing the virtual ports and controlling the flow of data in and out of the virtual d...

Aug 24, 2016 1:00:03 PM

[VIDEO] Reimagining the Way We Work with VMware’s Noah Wasmer

Mobile apps and devices make work accessible from anywhere, at any time. So why doesn’t work feel easier and, for that matter, more enjoyable? Noah Wasmer , senior vice president of mobile products for VMware, says that’s because, up until recently, mobile technology didn’t actually change the wa...

Aug 24, 2016 12:00:16 PM

How the Rise of the Bots Could Change the Enterprise

Think back to the last time you ordered lunch for the office. Remember how much of a hassle it was, especially when catering to food allergies and preferences? Well, Taco Bell aims to change that experience with the introduction of TacoBot . Now, as you’re collaborating with colleagues on Slack, ...

Aug 23, 2016 5:34:41 PM

3 Game-Changing Windows 10 Benefits for Unified Endpoint Management

Microsoft launched its Windows 10 Anniversary Update a few weeks ago, and the massive Windows 10 benefits for end-user computing (EUC) just got even bigger. Windows 10 was the catalyst for what we in the EUC industry waited for years to finally achieve. Windows 10 is such a big deal for our indus...

Aug 23, 2016 1:55:26 PM

Fusion is picking up the tab…

Hah, tab… see what I did there? Here’s a sneak peek at something we’re very excited about… One of the new features of macOS Sierra people are talking about has been native tabs for apps, and let me tell you I’m pretty excited about it. Seriously, the folks in our office are probably getting tired...

Aug 22, 2016 11:13:20 PM

 

KB ARTICLES

http://blogs.vmware.com/kbdigest/

 

VMware Security Announcements (VMSA)

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories

 

DISCLAIMER

While I do my best to publish unbiased information specifically related to VMware solutions there is always the possibility of blog posts that are unrelated, competitive or potentially conflicting that may creep into the newsletter. I apologise for this in advance if I offend anyone and do my best to ensure this does not happen. Please get in touch if you feel any inappropriate material has been published. All information in this newsletter is copyright of the original author. If you are an author and wish to no longer be used in this newsletter please get in touch.

 

 

© 2016 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.
nisserow Hot Shot
VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 8.33

Posted by nisserow Oct 10, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, with 1 week to go the VMworld 2016 news is the talk of the newsletter. There have been many announcements for VMworld 2016 and if you are going as part of the TAM program your TAM would have provided much of this information to you. It is also a good idea to check https://www.vmworld.com/en/us/programs/tam.html.

 

This year we will be going all out on the Social Media and communications for VMworld. Whether you are attending VMworld or watching from the sidelines our TAM Social Media is the place to be. Please check these out and get involved, there will be activities, prizes and more during the event.

 

Facebook - fb.com/vmwaretam

Twitter - twitter.com/vmwaretam

 

1 more newsletter and then we will be at VMworld, I look forward to sending you the next newsletter from VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas next week.

 

Virtually Yours

 

Kind Regards

VMware TAM Team

 

TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)

- On-Demand Webinar: A Deep Dive Into Comprehensive Citrix & VDI Monitoring with eG Enterprise http://bit.ly/2bno2kW

- Discover how #vRealize solutions can help you manage IT resources all in one place on 8/23: http://bit.ly/2bDRvXH

- @vmware Learn how to run #Docker on your existing #vSphere infrastructure #VMworld2016 http://bit.ly/2b71xkR

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

Monitoring NSX with vRealize Operations Manager
By Petr McAllister

The existence of VMware vRealize® Operations Management Pack™ for NSX is a known fact. Until a couple of weeks ago, I hadn’t seen a demo of the integration between these two products, and my assumption was that there are “some stats” that can be analyzed in the vRealize Operations Management Pack GUI. [Continue Reading...]

 

VMUG UPDATE

First time attending VMworld? If so, join VMware for a webcast orientation to prepare and plan for all the exciting opportunities at VMworld in Las Vegas. Click here to register.

 

Mark your calendars to catch VMUG present at the VMware booth theatre -

VMUG’s President and thought leader will present on “IT as a Catalyst for Business Innovation” on Monday at 3:30pm.

VMUG’s CEO will discuss how to utilize your VMUG member benefits on Tuesday at 1:00pm.

Don’t forget to follow @MyVMUG #RockOutVMUG on Twitter for updates and announcements for members at VMworld.

 

If you are thinking about purchasing VMUG Advantage, then VMworld might be the best time to do it! Purchase onsite for a chance to win some hardware giveaways, back stages passes, and receive other exciting benefits!

Questions? Contact memberservices@vmug.com.

 

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

 

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
GENERAL NEWS

Monitoring NSX with vRealize Operations Manager

By Petr McAllister The existence of VMware vRealize® Operations Management Pack™ for NSX is a known fact. Until a couple of weeks ago, I hadn’t seen a demo of the integration between these two products, and my assumption was that there are “some stats” that can be analyzed in the vRealize Operati...

Aug 18, 2016 11:01:13 PM

Networking and the Rise of Developers

It is hardly news at this point that “the developer is king” (especially if you work in Silicon Valley). This is particularly true for those of us who’ve worked for technology companies for a long time. However, a couple of things have changed in the last few years: You no longer need to be at a ...

Aug 17, 2016 7:51:56 PM

VMworld 2016 Big Data Series – Virtualizing Hadoop on vSphere

Virtualizing big data is always a lively topic in our discussions at VMware with our partners and customers. Interest is growing at quite a pace in this area and there have been some great new developments both at VMware and in the big data industry since last year. This year we are highlighting ...

Aug 17, 2016 4:16:14 PM

VCAP6-DTM Design Exam Now Available

Last month I announced the availability of the first three VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 (VCAP6) certifications. Today I get to announce a fourth one: VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Desktop and Mobility Design (VCAP6-DTM Design) You can now schedule the exam for any date af...

Aug 17, 2016 3:38:22 PM

Save 35% off VMware Press Books and More

You can save 35% off ALL VMware Press titles now through September 30, 2016 just by entering discount code: VMWARE when you check out. That includes these Official Cert Guides designed to help you pass the exam. VCP6-DCV Official Cert Guide (Covering Exam #2V0-621) Premium Edition and Practice Te...

Aug 16, 2016 3:47:37 PM

New Horizon 7, AirWatch, NSX, and vRealize Suite Courses

In the last month VMware Education Services released several new courses designed to help you get the most value from your VMware investment. For more information about these or any of our other courses, or assistance developing a learning plan for yourself or your team, please contact the Educat...

Aug 15, 2016 3:01:08 PM

VMworld 2016 vCenter Server Sessions

Over the past week we’ve seen a series of blog posts by our colleagues: Security Availability & Resource Management Host Lifecycle Management Extreme Performance Series Intelligent Operations Management & Automation Now it’s our turn! Emad and I have put together a Top 10 list of vCenter Server s...

Aug 12, 2016 9:17:29 PM

VMworld 2016 – Intelligent Operations Management & Automation Session Guide

VMworld US is right around the corner, and we’ve got some really great vSphere with Operations Management (vSOM) sessions and labs on tap. If you’re new to vSOM or a seasoned vet, there’s something to attend. All these offerings will enhance your knowledge to better, and more consistently, monito...

Aug 12, 2016 4:04:32 AM

vSphere Client (HTML5) v2.0 – Easy upgrade

UPDATE: Aug 12, afternoon We have uploaded new bits which should work. Both the one click update and the manual update instructions should be working now. If you updated during the period where there were bad files, go here: https://labs.vmware.com/flings/vsphere-html5-web-client#comments and sea...

Aug 12, 2016 12:19:00 AM Here’s What You Don’t Want to Miss at VMworld 2016

Wow, VMworld is coming up in just a couple weeks! What are you doing to prepare? Set priorities so you don’t miss out. If you want to walk away from VMworld with a full understanding of how the journey to a true hybrid cloud will benefit you and your business, then these are the sessions and Hand...

Aug 19, 2016 3:16:16 PM

VMware NSX Breakout Session Guide – Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced #VMworld 2016

The VMware NSX network virtualization platform is bringing game-changing capabilities and benefits to businesses and organizations across a wide spectrum of industries. We have sessions covering strategic initiatives like security, automation, and application continuity, as well as more tactical ...

Aug 18, 2016 8:53:01 PM

Customer Onboarding with VMware NSX L2VPN Service for vCloud Air Network

Customer onboarding can be stressful, especially when service providers are encumbered by requirements. For example, maintaining existing IP addresses, preserving L2 access to on-premises workloads and additional necessities can complicate the onboarding process. But VMware has a solution. VMware...

Aug 18, 2016 4:00:42 PM

VMworld Session Spotlight: Virtualization 2.0: How the Cloud is Evolving the Modern Datacenter

In his article Virtualization 2.0 Is Your On-Ramp to the Cloud published on SIliconANGLE, VMware Cloud Strategist David Hill, writes, “Many companies today are recognizing value in the cloud even though they have no plans to mothball their own data centers. To them, the cloud represents both an e...

Aug 18, 2016 3:56:29 PM

VMware NSX Technology Partner Ecosystem Session Guide #VMworld 2016

Looking to learn more about how VMware is collaborating with industry leaders and emerging startups to solve customer problems around a range of strategic initiatives and use cases? We have sessions covering strategic initiatives like security, automation, and application continuity, as well as m...

Aug 17, 2016 2:00:06 PM

VMware NSX Customer Session Guide – #VMworld 2016

Considering rounding out your adoption of the three pillars of the Software-Defined Data Center with network virtualization? Want to see how others have done it? We have more than three dozen unique customers eager to share their experiences about how VMware NSX gave them the power to virtualize ...

Aug 17, 2016 1:54:11 PM

Missing VMworld? Attend VMware vForum in Boston or Denver this September!

Calling all IT Pros living in Boston or Denver! VMware® vForum is hitting your town this September! If you’re in the area, register to attend our Boston vForum on 9/15 or our Denver vForum on 9/22 to explore new releases of VMware technology with our experts and learn how to succeed in the new di...

Aug 16, 2016 4:00:39 PM

New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2016-0012 and Updated Advisory

Today VMware has released the following new and updated security advisories: New VMSA-2016-00 12 Updated VMSA-2016-000 7.1 The new advisory documents the left-over public ssh key that was used during the development process of VMware Photon OS OVAs 1.0, CVE-2016-5333. Please sign up to the Securi...

Aug 16, 2016 5:17:33 AM

VMware NSX is the Networking Bridge to a Multi-Cloud Future

Across industries, the race is on to digital transformation. It’s all about business innovation and redefinition. The transformations are huge: Tesla isn’t just a car manufacturer; it’s a software business that makes cars. CITI is a software business that makes loans. GE is a software business th...

Aug 15, 2016 9:30:45 PM

In Recognition of Relaxation Day, Let’s Discuss DR Solutions That Deliver True Peace of Mind

Talk to just about any IT professional and they’ll tell you that finding a solution for disaster recovery (DR) that also fits into an already too-tight budget is no easy task. Many folks are looking to the public cloud for reliable, cost-effective DR. With a ‘pay as you go’ consumption model and ...

Aug 15, 2016 4:00:04 PM

VMworld Session Preview: Advanced Network Services with NSX

  By Romain Decker It is no secret that IT is in constant evolution. IT trends such as Cloud Adoption, Distributed Applications, Micro-Services or Internet of Things have emerged over the last years. Nevertheless, the focus is still on applications and on how they compute and deliver data to cons...

Aug 15, 2016 1:08:57 PM

VMware Horizon Client (PCoIP & Blast) Connection Workflow

Since I published the Horizon 7 Network Ports diagram with the latest release of Horizon 7, I’ve been frequently asked about the connection flow between the Horizon Client and the virtual desktop. VMware Horizon supports RDP, PCoIP and now Blast Extreme. I’ll start with PCoIP and then we’ll look ...

Aug 12, 2016 8:53:20 PM

vCloud Air Network Service Provider Spotlight: Protegra and TeraGo Networks

How do you stabilize revenue flow for your company when you’re in an unpredictable field like software consulting? Start a new line of business and position yourself for rapid growth. That’s what Protegra did when they started Blue Canvas, a payroll services business that relies on TeraGo Network...

Aug 11, 2016 6:00:02 PM

 

END USER COMPUTING

Android Nougat Launch Leaked, Kanye Bets on Retail Mobility: It’s Top Mobile News Time!

Oops! Here’s the Android 7.0 release date. Google’s due date for Android Nougat, Aug. 22, got leaked , so now we know when to expect the new security features: stronger encryption, always-on VPN, the work security challenge and work mode. CIO.com has the details on Nougat’s security updates. Now,...

Aug 19, 2016 5:00:15 PM

It’s Here! VMware vForum Arrives in Boston & Denver in September

Don’t miss out on the VMware vForum in Boston and Denver on Sept. 15 and 22, respectively! If you’re in the area, register to attend the Boston vForum or the Denver vForum to explore new releases of VMware technology. Our experts will dive into the solutions to help you succeed in the new digital...

Aug 19, 2016 1:11:37 PM

What Is Connect Atlanta 2016?

Connect Atlanta 2016 , now in its fifth year, will feature keynotes from some of the brightest minds in tech. You’ll have the opportunity to experience the newest technology at the Mobility Expo and in more than 850 hands-on labs. But to really understand what Connect is, what you’ll learn and ho...

Aug 18, 2016 3:14:08 PM

Symphony Out of the IoT Stampede

by Harish Venkitaramanan, Office of the CXO, VMware The Internet of Things (IoT) Drives a Fascinating Pace of Business Innovation Companies across industries are using IoT to both differentiate their products and improve operations. For example, automakers are offering customers IoT-based enhance...

Aug 17, 2016 3:16:43 PM

Why Every Smartphone Owner Needs Good Personal Hygiene

Hygiene is the practice of maintaining good health. When we were young, our parents reminded us to brush our teeth, make our beds and not talk to strangers. Security hygiene in the enterprise is very similar. Don’t connect to unknown access points, change your password and keep your work area cle...

Aug 17, 2016 12:00:29 PM

Tales from the Cybersecurity Desk: Tech Support Scams

From 2014 to 2015, tech support scams increased by 200%, according to cybersecurity leader Symantec in their 2016 Internet Security Threat Report . Throwing around scary cybersecurity terms like “malware,” scammers try to frighten victims on the phone and convince them that their computer and per...

Aug 16, 2016 2:11:11 PM

5 New Tools & Tech to Secure BYOD for the Digital Workspace

For those of us who have turned technology into a career, the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) concept is now almost over-discussed. But here’s the *fun* new BYOD reality for those of us in the enterprise tech world:: The architecture you deploy today needs to securely enable devices that have not ye...

Aug 16, 2016 2:02:55 PM

Top 10 Can’t Miss EUC Sessions at VMworld 2016

It’s that time of year again! You guessed it: VMworld 2016 . VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas will be four full days of innovation to accelerate your journey to a software- defined business—from mobile devices to the data center and the cloud. With the theme of “ be_ TOMORROW,” attendees can discover th...

Aug 15, 2016 5:23:10 PM

[Infographic] IDC Research: Optimizing Secure Mobility in Retail

According to IDC research, 53% of retailers report that mobile is a top priority. Forty-five percent implement mobile capabilities, and 33% are actively working on more than two mobility projects. Explore the biggest threats and mobile security trends in retail in the IDC infographic below. In to...

Aug 15, 2016 1:57:17 PM

[Infographic] Optimizing Secure Mobility in Retail

According to IDC research, 53% of retailers report that mobile is a top priority. Forty-five percent implement mobile capabilities, and 33% are actively working on more than two mobility projects. Explore the biggest threats and mobile security trends in retail in the IDC infographic below. IDC R...

Aug 15, 2016 1:20:13 PM

Rio Olympics Cyber Scams, Hacking Election Polls: This Week’s Top Mobile News, Security Edition

A Rio Olympics mobile travel advisory is in effect. Travelers to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, be on the lookout for free Wi-Fi network scams and malicious apps. Mobile security company Skycure identified fake Wi-Fi networks in Rio and fake Olympics apps that are ready to steal your d...

Aug 12, 2016 5:00:44 PM

[Video] Win10, BYOD & Digital Workspace: Attendees Share Why They Love Connect Atlanta

There are so many awesome reasons to join us Oct. 2-6 at Connect Atlanta 2016 . Mobile experts will dive into the biggest trends facing business mobility—Windows 10, Internet of Things, unified endpoint management, bring-your-own-everything (BYO) and so much more. Connect Atlanta, brought to you ...

Aug 11, 2016 12:59:08 PM

VMworld EUC Keynotes You Don’t Want to Miss

We are a little over two weeks away from one of the biggest events in the technology universe: VMworld . For our end-user computing (EUC) pros, VMworld is packed with breakout sessions, expert speakers and hands on experiences. The biggest news will be shared on the main stage. And you really don...

Aug 11, 2016 12:06:52 PM

 

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