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!
New 2017 VMware Hands-on Labs Released!
VMworld 2016 Video Roundup: Keynotes, sessions, interviews, tech talks & more!
vCenter Server Migration Tool: vSphere 6.0 Update 2m…
"VMworld VMware Code Hackathon to hit Barcelona 2016" via Virtu-Al.Net

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.
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TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)
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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’
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

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
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

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
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,
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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