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Hi everyone and welcome to another edition of the TAM newsletter. As you might notice from time to time we make some changes to the newsletter. Many of these are very subtle and not as noticeable to you the reader and sometimes they are fairly visible changes. This week we are using our new template which aims to make reading the latest news from the world of VMware even easier. You will notice now that all of our social media links are reflected after the editorial. We then have all of the usual included featured items followed by the news of the week. This is the biggest change as the news is now all from our very own VMware TAM newsfeed. When you click on any of the links to view more information you will be taken to this new site. Every week the top 35 or so posts are included in the newsletter in a simple digest format for you to then simply click on to read. I hope that you find this new format easier to view and use as we try and make changes to keep the newsletter fresh and up to date.

 

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Top 10 Tips for a Successful Horizon VDI
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Here are my top ten tips and tricks for a smoother deployment of VMware Horizon® View™ Standard Edition. These suggestions are informed after spending several years as a Technical Support Engineer. This is not a complete list, so please refer to the official Horizon View Documentation when planning your deployment.

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Automating the VSAN HCL with PowerCLI
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New vCenter Server Appliance File-Based Backup…
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There’s no better time to start your journey…
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Key Cloud Management Predictions for 2017
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VMware VCIX Certification Clarification
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Top 10 Tips for a Successful Horizon VDI
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OpBot v2 – next generation user interface for…
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vSphere Client (HTML5) Fling v3.0 – OVF Deploy…
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Announcing the VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise…
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The VMware Specialist’s Guide to AWS…
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Comparison of Cloud Servers with Traditional…
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VMware vSphere 6.5 AutoDeploy Rules – ESX…
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How Converged Infrastructure Controls the CIO’s…
You are being redirected… How Converged Infrastructure Controls the CIO’s… In recent years, the CIO role has had to constantly evolve to keep up with the complex IT landscape. This has left modern IT leaders juggling ongoing IT operations, while attempting to fulfil the business’ technology needs. VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

VCSA 6.5 CLI Installation
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vSphere 6.0: Understanding Virtual Machine…
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Software Manufacturer Security Reputations – A…
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The 4 tech trends that will shape 2017,…
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Solving an “Invalid OVF manifest entry” error
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Configure NTP Client Using vSphere Web Client -…
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vSAN 6.5: A Real-World Review — Virtualization…
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New Fling: vRealize Operations Email Template…
New Fling: vRealize Operations Email Template Manager New Fling: vRealize Operations Email Template… This Fling helps vRealize Operations Manager users better manage custom email notification templates. VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

Brisbane VMUG – February 2017
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VMware Workspace ONE Hosted Evaluation
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VMware NSX vExpert program the latest in…
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Test-drive the full capabilities of VMware NSX…
Test-drive the full capabilities of VMware NSX by running the advanced hands-on lab! Test-drive the full capabilities of VMware NSX… Build on the basics you learned in the intro lab. Explore multi-site virtual networking and security, NSX automation, and more. VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

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Modernizing your Virtualization Platform – Free…
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