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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.

 

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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

 

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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

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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.

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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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