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VMware Identity Manager – A BYOD Solution Everyone Can Agree On

By Kevin Strohmeyer, senior director, product marketing, Workspace Services, VMware

In June, VMware introduced VMware Identity Manager, an Identity as a Service (IDaaS) offering that we began including in premium versions of AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). Today, we announced VMware Identity Manager Advanced, a new standalone package of Identity Manager focused on broad-based deployment across all employees on any of their devices, laptops or desktops across any network for SaaS, Mobile, and Windows apps.

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Advancements in VMware Horizon and Project Enzo Updates

By Shankar Iyer, vice president of product management, End-User Computing, VMware

Shankar IyerI’m excited to be at VMworld once again and as always, it’s a thrill to meet the VMware community of customers, partners and end-users. VMware End-User Computing made several product announcements today and I’d like to walk you through the details behind the new updates related to our desktop and application delivery solutions.

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Making Universal App Delivery and Device Management Real

By Sumit Dhawan, senior vice president and general manager, Desktop Products, End-User Computing, VMware

Sumit DhawanWelcome to day 2 of VMworld U.S. 2015!

We have already had some great starts at VMworld with announcements around hybrid cloud, cloud native apps, EVO:SDDC and more. We will kick off today with more exciting news about Business Mobility from the VMware End-User Computing team.

VMware End-User Computing introduced four new innovations this morning for universal application delivery and device management, which we believe is what customers need to transform their business processes and deliver a more user- and application-centric workspace experience. Our announcements for these four innovations today expand on the company’s business mobility strategy that was outlined at the VMware Business Mobility launch event earlier this summer. Here is a summary of the announcements:

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VMware Business Mobility Report Highlights Global Trends and Challenges

By Mike Hulme, senior director, marketing, End-User Computing, VMware

An important shift is happening in the end-user computing market as the value of creating more productive employees is giving way to the larger value of making entire businesses more competitive, more successful. At the core of this shift is an emphasis on how mobility can transform business processes, helping an organization connect with customers, generate new revenue and streamline business operations. This is an important maturing of the market and is part of a broader trend known as Business Mobility. Continue reading

EUC at VMworld Monday recap: Applications and Unified Hybrid Cloud dominate the conversation

More than 23,000 people have flooded the Moscone Center and the streets of San Francisco as VMworld 2015 has taken over the city. The first General Session of the week set the tone for an event focused on fast-paced innovation and transformational technology. Read on below for a recap of highlights from the General Session, the EUC Spotlight Session and a handful of other EUC sessions that grabbed our attention today.

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Network Ports Diagram for VMware Horizon 6 Version 6.1.1

By Ray Heffer, Senior End-User-Computing Architect, VMware

VMware_Network_Ports_Diagram_Horizon_6 Version_6.1.1

For three years, I have been maintaining a diagram detailing all of the network ports used by VMware Horizon 6 (the VMware End-User-Computing product set that includes View), and I am pleased to share the third version for the latest release. The recent release of VMware Horizon 6 version 6.1.1 (June 2015) brought many new features and changes. To reflect these changes, this version of the diagram has many new components, such as connections to Linux virtual desktops, the new JMS enhanced security mode (JMS SSL), App Volumes, and RDSH hosts, to name just a few. Continue reading

New: App-Delivery Decision Maker for Horizon 6 Helps You Choose App-Delivery Methods and Platforms

By Cindy Heyer, Technical Writer, Technical Marketing, End-User Computing at VMware

We hear the requests for an easy way to identify which of the many application-delivery options supported by VMware Horizon 6 works best for a particular use case. It is a good problem to have. And now the Horizon 6 Decision Maker comes to the rescue.


You don’t need a decoder ring when you have the Horizon 6 Decision Maker. The Decision Maker helps you navigate the wide array of options that Horizon 6 supports to meet your application delivery and user requirements. Continue reading

Make Your End-User-Computing Mission a Success

By Tristan Todd, Architect, End-User Computing, VMware

I am pleased to announce a new, fun, and comprehensive poster that includes best practices and tips for the VMware End-User-Computing products. Included in this poster is everything from Horizon Client tips to User Environment Manager best practices. We have even included some guidance and sizing advice for core SDDC infrastructure components such as NSX and Virtual SAN.


This poster is not an exhaustive or all-inclusive reference. With input from many of the battle-hardened field resources at VMware, we have collected some of the best pro-tips and put them in a cool, space-themed layout. This poster will make a fine addition to the wall of your office, lab, or data center.

We will be handing out these posters at VMworld 2015 in San Francisco. Please attend one of the many excellent EUC breakout sessions, visit the Hand-On Labs, or stop by our Expert Bar in the VMworld Solutions Exchange to get your copy. You can also review and print a high-resolution copy by clicking the poster image in this blog post.

New Horizon 6 Reference Architecture Highlights App Volumes and Virtual SAN

By Donal Geary, Desktop Virtualization Reference Architecture Engineer, VMware
Gary Sloane, Consulting Writer and Editor, VMware

Hardly a day goes by without somebody asking how to deploy App Volumes or take advantage of Virtual SAN on View virtual desktops in VMware Horizon 6. This new VMware Horizon 6 with App Volumes and Virtual SAN Reference Architecture provides the answers.

Based on the proven approach of modular pod and block design principles, this validated architecture offers a standard, repeatable, scalable design that IT architects, consultants, and administrators can adapt to their own requirements and environments.


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The VMware EUC Team is ‘Ready for Any’ at VMworld 2015

VMworld 2015 is officially underway, and the EUC team is already off to a great start. While the bulk of sessions start tomorrow, today’s EUC sessions had strong turnouts and set the groundwork for a week focused on the future of the mobile cloud era. This morning, Noah Wasmer presented on VMware’s vision for business mobility, touching on content management, Apple in the enterprise and the growing mobile ecosystem. Read a great recap of his session from Jack Madden here.

Later in the day, Shawn Bass spoke to a packed room on “The Future of End User Computing.” Shawn gave a high-level overview of the VMware EUC vision for the next three years, including a strong focus on Windows management in the enterprise, enterprise mobility, identity management, security and data. Here are some of the key takeaways from his session:

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