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

 

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