FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, welcome to the first VMware TAM Source Newsletter of 2017. I hope that you all had a fantastic break over the holidays and the first week of 2017 has been productive. I am very excited to share with you a brand new initiative for 2017. As you are aware as part of the TAM program we have a number of Social Media channels. These include Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. This year we are launching a new aggregated news service which will essentially carry all of the same news items that we post to Twitter and Facebook, however, it is just a simple Wordpress site so no subscription is necessary. You will also be able to subscribe to this site if you wish as well as obtain the articles we post via RSS if that is more convenient. I hope that you will avail yourself of these services to keep updated with everything that is going on in the would of VMware and virtualization in general during 2017.

Click here for the new VMware TAM News Service

I look forward to bringing you all of the latest news in the VMware TAM Source Newsletter each week during 2017.

Happy 2017, I wish you a successful week ahead.

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team


TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)
The Future of Networking and the Net Effect for Enterprises - VMware Radius http://bit.ly/2iSCNid
Modernizing your Virtualization Platform – Free Trend Brief http://bit.ly/2iSuHZ9
Channel Trends and Generating Demand in 2017 http://bit.ly/2iSz0Uq
VMUG Announces President and New Board Appointees http://bit.ly/2iSFK2z

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)
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TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)
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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
GENERAL NEWS

Modernizing your Virtualization Platform – Free Trend Brief
As the mobile-cloud era unfolds, IT organizations must keep pace with accelerating business expectations. But with more and more users to serve, endpoints to manage, and data to protect, in some cases
those expectations are outpacing IT’s ability to stay in step. So, how do you close the gap when...

Top 20 ESXi articles for December 2016
Here is our Top 20 ESXi articles list for December 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. Product offerings for vSphere 6.x Uploading diagnostic information for VMware using FTP How to
pu...

Planning Highly Available, Mission Critical SQL Server Deployments with VMware vSphere
The VMware Experts Database program (MS SQL Server and Oracle editions) invites the specially selected industry Experts to contribute to the breath of VMware industry knowledge by presenting sessions at VMware events to and developing white papers. Often these papers are commissioned by VMware (s...

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 on HPE
Hyper Converged Infrastructure using VMware vSphere
As part of the continuing effort to develop joint VMW-Partner collateral in the broad space of Business Critical Applications running on vSphere or what we are in 2017 referring to as Enterprise Critical Solutions HPE and VMware have just completed a joint paper. This work is focused on Microsoft...

VCP6-DCV Beta Exam on vSphere 6.5 Open for Registration
Last month I announced the availability of the vSphere 6.5 Foundations Beta exam, and now I’m happy to announce that we are working on a vSphere 6.5 based exam to meet the second exam requirement for VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV). The VCP6-DCV (v6.5) Beta...

What’s New in vSphere 6.5 Paper
Ever since we announced vSphere 6.5 at VMworld Europe 2016, the reaction we’ve heard has been overwhelmingly positive. It’s easy to see why, with major new features in areas ranging from vCenter Server and the
VCSA , to Security ,to the new developer and automation APIs and CLIs . vSphere 6.5 al...

Mini Post; How to Change the Package Signing Certificate of a vRO Appliance for update
By Spas Kaloferov Importing Digitally Signed Packages to a Different Destination vRO (vRealize Orchestrator) Server What we did in the previous
changer was to change the PSC certificate on a vRO server to match our company requirements. The certificate will be used to digitally sign packages we e...

Oracle on VMware vSAN – Dispelling the Licensing myths
Introduction to VMware vSphere & vSAN Some key things to keep in mind when we talk about VMware vSphere
Platform , ESXi hypervisor and vSAN: VMware vSphere is a platform of virtualized hardware that creates a total abstraction layer between the O/S and the Hardware ESXi, is a non-Para virtualized...

Hot Off The Press: NSX Light Board Videos
At the start of
2016 we began a series of VMware NSX light board videos. The goal has been to highlight the use cases and capabilities driving the adoption of network virtualization today. Through the use of a light board, these NSX experts quickly sketch out the technology and business drivers a...

END USER COMPUTING
5 Top Mobile News Headlines from CES 2017
1. Augmented reality (AR) is huge. Enterprise smart glasses vendors ODG and Vuzix showcased sleek, powerful new products aimed at consumers and light enterprise users. ASUS revealed new smartphones with AR and virtual reality (VR) support with Google Tango and Google Daydream. And standalone “
mer...

[Video] Q&A with Mobile Banking Leader Scotiabank
International Scotiabank, based in Canada, is betting big on mobile banking and the digital transformation of financial services. Scotiabank has invested $100 million in technology like iPads to improve the customer experience in bank branches. The company even has its own tech hub, the Digital F...

Your Problem’s Solved: Enable Secure Native Mobile App SSO on Any Device
The advent of mobile phones put enormous amounts of computing power in the hands—quite literally—of end users. “
Anyness” (any app, any device, anywhere) is now expectation, but it needs to happen in a secure way. Several recent technological advances have made this possible, including mobile devi...

These 5 Mobile Tech Trends Will Reshape IT in 2017, Say IT Influencers
We asked enterprise mobility experts and IT influencers, “In honor of the New Year, which mobile computing trends do you think will reshape IT in 2017?” The most popular answer: Security will be a bigger priority, of course. [Related: VMware AirWatch Security: Year in Review ] See what else the p...

You Asked, VMware AirWatch 9.0 Delivered New Capabilities for iOS
AirWatch 9.0, now generally available , includes new features and functionality for iOS. There is a new validation process for new or updated Apple Push Notification service (APNs) certificates, eliminating the need for admins to reassign devices and apps the certificate. We’ve also introduced aw...

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