Hi everyone, this is the final newsletter for 2019 and we have had a fantastic year of news from VMware and virtualization. I think for me the highlights were of course VMworld in both the US and Europe as well as the many VForum and VMUG events around the world that keep us all together to collaborate on our chosen technology. There have also been some major updates from VMware specifically with the addition of various new organizations such as Carbon Black, Pivotal and Avi Networks to name a few. These have also provided a platform for our increased collaboration in the Open Source community particularly focused around Blockchain and Kubernetes.

The newsletter has always tried to keep up with this ever changing landscape that has been shifting to a more DevOps centric service. Over the past 11 years we have tried to continue this trend and ensure that you are given the news and content that is relevant and matters to you. We are looking forward to doing the same in 2020 and I am sure there will be even more changes that we will be focusing on.

This week as we end 2019 I want to introduce you to an exciting new feature - VMware TAM Labs. These are videos that our TAMs have created and continue to create on specific solutions based on their now home lab or work with their customers. This is a really exciting addition and I urge you to take a look at the intro here and the featured lab below.

So with that; the end of 2019 is upon us, and I wish you all a Happy Holidays.

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team

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VMware TAM Lab Program Overview - 5 minutes
Quick overview video which outlines the VMware TAM Lab program. In the video we discussed the following items: Purpose/Mission, Benefits, Session Examples, Social Channels, Customer Facing, Call to Action.

TAM Lab 004 - vRA 7.5 Deployment via Lifecycle Manager - 1 Hour
Deployment of a minimal configuration of vRealize Automation 7.5 via vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager in Steve Tilkens' ( lab.  The install did complete successfully despite some challenges getting through the pre-validation checks.

Recording: December TAM Customer Webinar: Container Orchestration – Scott Lowe
For those that were unable to attend December’s TAM Customer Webinar live, a recording link is now available at:

VMware Public Cloud Strategy and Tools
Presenter: Adam Osterholt
Date: Thursday, January 9th
Time: 11:00am EST/ 10:00am CST/ 8:00am PST
Duration: 1.5 Hour
Please join us for the first webinar of 2020 when Principal Cloud Solutions Architect Adam Osterholt will provide an update on VMware’s public cloud strategy. He will also discuss some tooling that will streamline this journey.  This is a session you don’t want to miss!
Guest speaker:
Adam Osterholt – Principal Cloud Solution Architect focused on VMware Cloud on AWS, SME for Cloud-Native Apps, and member of the OCTO Global Field at VMware.
Registration Link:

New Skyline Release Includes Dell EMC Support Assist Integration
We’re excited to announce a new VMware Skyline release that includes several new features designed to provide even more value to you and your organization. Be sure to update your Skyline Collectors to the latest version (2.3) to take advantage of the new features and functionality. If you have the “Auto Update” feature enabled, your Collectors will update approximately within the next seven days. Please continue reading the blog post here!


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