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Hi everyone, as 2016 draws to a close I wanted to bring you one last newsletter for the year. This is our 50th newsletter for 2016 and wraps up what I think was a fantastic and very exciting year for VMware and virtualization. We had some amazing events from local and online VMUGs to VMworld in the USA and Europe. Across the globe, vForums were held attracting thousands of dedicated VMware fans. We had some exciting announcements such as our AWS partnership which will take shape in 2017. And of course this year we became part of Dell Technologies, a huge milestone for VMware and the IT industry at large.


I want to thank everyone who takes the time to receive and read this weekly newsletter because without you there would be no newsletter. This final edition for 2016 is therefore dedicated to our loyal newsletter readers wherever you are in the world.


I wish you a peaceful New Year and 2017.


Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team


TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)

Getting Started with vSphere Integrated Containers using vRealize Automation --

The Portable SDDC - 123Virt

vSphere 6.5 – How to reset root password on VCSA 6.5 via EnterpriseDaddy


TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

Basic VMware Security Tools and Practices

By Melba Lopez


I had the pleasure of joining my first ever internal security conference called MooseCon (Making Our Organization Security Experts Conference). There were a variety of topics discussed, but one particular talk by Noah Wasmer, Senior Vice President of Mobile Products, stayed with me the most. Noah discussed recent cyber attacks in the news, and he asked, “If you were on the front page of the Wall Street Journal because of a security breach, what would that do to your business?”


TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

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What’s Coming in 2017? Here’s What the VMware Magic 8 Ball Says

  As 2016 wraps up, predictions are flying on what’s ahead for the coming year. What can we expect to see in security? How will networking look 12 months from now? What changes are on the horizon for the cloud? To help answer some of these questions, we asked VMware’s all-knowing magic 8ball (i....


New Walkthroughs for vCenter High Availability

I am excited to announce two new walkthroughs for vCenter High availability on the VMware Feature Walkthroughs site! These two new click-by-click product walkthroughs will show you how to enable vCenter High Availability (also known as vCenter HA) and give you the confidence you need to use this ...


Interested in VMware Cloud on AWS? Learn more with these videos.

This year at VMworld Barcelona we provided a technical preview of the VMware Cloud on AWS service. With this partnership, we’re bringing the most trusted private cloud and the most used public cloud together for a seamless and integrated software-defined data center experience. It allows customer...


Congratulations to the Newest VCDXs!

I am very happy to officially announce the names of everyone who achieved VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) certification in the past six months. VCDX is the highest level of certification offered by VMware and is achieved through the unique application and design defense process. All VCDXs h...


Answering Questions about What’s New in vSphere 6.5

Last month’s free webcast on vSphere 6.5 Training: What’s New gave viewers a high level look at the new features in vSphere 6.5 and why they are important in today’s data centers. It also provided an overview of our new vSphere 6.5instructor led classes designed to help you and your organization...


Hybrid Cloud Manager Deployment Considerations

by Michael Francis VMware Hybrid Cloud Manager™ is VMware’s management extension for VMware vSphere ® and VMware vCloud ® Air™. Hybrid Cloud Manager aims to simplify the implementation of a true hybrid cloud. My Definition of Hybrid Cloud What is hybrid cloud? In my mind, hybrid cloud meansexten...


VMSA-2016-0023 and VMSA-2016-0024

Greetings from the VMware Security ResponseCenter ! Today we released VMSA-2016-0023 and VMSA-2016-0024 . VMSA-2016-0023 – VMware ESXi updates address a cross-site scripting issue These updates address a stored cross-site scripting vulnerability (CVE-2016-7463) in the ESXi Host Client which we h...


Migrating VMware vCloud Director vApps across Distributed Virtual Switches

An interesting topic that came to our attention is how to migrate VMware vCloud Director® vApps from one distributed virtual switch to another. Recently, from the experience of one of our field consultants, Aleksander Bukowinski, we received a detailed procedure to overcome the possible service d...



10 Most Popular VMware EUC Blogs of 2016

Want to see the biggest VMware End-User Computing (EUC) headlines from 2016? Look no further. This round-up highlights the most popular 2016 EUC blogs for product news, customer use cases and technical documentation. Agree with this list or think your favorite blog should have made the list? Shar...


3 Things You Missed at the AirWatch SDK Workshop

Missed the VMware AirWatch Software Development Kit (SDK) workshop this year at Connect? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are the top three things you missed: 1. AirWatch SDK: Getting Started The AirWatch SDK is a code library mobile app developers can reference to build advanced security...


[Video] The Impact of Mobile Devices at Hackensack Meridian Health

Watch this new VMware TV interview with Timothy Pan, of Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH), to learn the impact of mobile devices on business at this leading healthcare organization. Q: Walk us through your mobile journey and the challenges that led up to it. Timothy: It was pretty tough to begin. ...


Configuring VMware Identity Manager for High Availability in Multiple Data Centers

By Gary Sloane, VMware Consulting Editor We are happy to announce the publication of a new white paper, Configuring VMware Identity Manager for Multiple DataCenters . VMware Identity Manager offers major convenience features, such as single sign-on and a self-service app store. Some organization...


Gooligan Malware: What You Need to Know | Mobile Security Alert

Two weeks ago, mobile security firm Check Point Software announced they found a new piece of malware used to generate ad revenue on the Android platform.Gooligan , as reported by Check Point, roots infected devices. Once rooted, Gooligan stole “authentication tokens that can be used to access da...




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