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VMworld 2016 Europe Solutions Exchange

2016 marked the biggest VMworld Europe, yet, and this year also marked the first time VMware co-located AirWatch Connect and VMworld in Europe. With more than 10,000 attendees, VMworld offered a great opportunity for us to share the latest innovations from our end-user computing (EUC) team and hear feedback to shape future product direction. There were hundreds of hands-on labs, customer meetings, sessions and other activities throughout the event.

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vSphere 6.5 & VMware Horizon 7 — What’s Not to Love?

Written in partnership with Henry Robinson and Angela Ge.

This week at VMworld Europe, VMware announced vSphere 6.5 and VSAN 6.5 with an eye on:

  • Simplifying the customer experience;
  • Providing built-in security; and
  • Extending support for traditional and next-gen apps.

This great news extends to VMware Horizon customers, as we integrate, support and bundle VSAN and vSphere into our offerings. So, what features in this new release benefit VMware’s virtual desktop and application users? Well, the short answer is: a lot!

Let’s take a look at some of the key features and advancements our Horizon customers can enjoy with vSphere 6.5 and VMware Horizon 7. Continue reading

VMware Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode & Hitachi Data Systems Reference Architecture

Last month at VMworld U.S., VMware announced a growing ecosystem of hyperconverged infrastructure certified partners, including Dell/EMC, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) and QCT. Today, we are excited to announce HDS just published a new reference architecture in support of this joint solution.

VMware Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode and HDS Reference Architecture provides a blueprint for successfully implementing virtual machines with numerous desktop and application assignments. Based on a three-node VSAN cluster using UCP HC v240F and running the Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode service, this new validated design allows customers to easily get started.

hds-and-horizon-air-hybrid-model-architecture-guideTo find out more about this new validated design, download it free here.

Can’t Decide between Cloud & On-Premises Virtual Desktops & Apps? Go Hybrid!

New VMware Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode features announced at VMworld Europe 2016 help your business embrace a simpler, more cost-effective approach to desktop and app virtualization.

horizon-air-hybrid-mode-1Last quarter, we introduced VMware Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode. This innovative new hybrid cloud software service enables virtual desktops and application delivery from on-premises infrastructure, while centrally managing it all from the cloud.

Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode offers a simpler and more cost-effective approach to desktop and application virtualization. With Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode, you leverage:

  • Hyper-converged infrastructure for on-premises capacity; and
  • The cloud for maintenance-free experience of a software-as-a-service.

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Enable Consumer Simple, Secure Access to Office 365 with New VMware Workspace ONE Enhancements

By Microsoft’s account, Office 365 is growing rapidly:

  • Over 70 million commercial customers
  • Almost 60% month-over-month growth

No doubt this growth is driven by Microsoft aggressively transitioning customers’ existing on-premises licenses to Office 365. This enables us here at VMware End-User Computing (EUC) to work closely with customers to showcase how VMware Workspace ONE streamlines Office 365 deployments and ensures secure access and control.

An area of concern we continue hearing from customers is:

“How can I ensure that my end users are not copying corporate data to their personal content repositories?”

To help solve this major concern, we built on the Workspace ONE capabilities announced at VMworld U.S. to further protect against data leakage in Office 365. Continue reading

Introducing VMware Workspace ONE Essentials

As we look back over the last year, it’s been an incredible ride for VMware’s End-User vmware workspace one digital workspaceComputing team. We introduced VMware Workspace ONE in February to transform the delivery of secure digital workspaces to workers on any device anywhere. The feedback has been extremely positive, with organizations like American Red Cross using Workspace ONE to enable consumer-simple productivity and enterprise-secure business mobility.

We also learned a ton about the types of digital workspaces workers want and the capabilities businesses need to ensure their success. One area of feedback is a desire for a lower priced edition of Workspace ONE that solves for simpler use cases. In these scenarios, users need to access web apps and public native mobile apps from personal devices. These bring-your-own (BYO) use cases do not require device or mobile application management.

To answer this need, today we introduced a new member of the Workspace ONE family: Workspace ONE Essentials. Continue reading

VMware + Microsoft: Delivering an Even Better Skype for Business Experience

skype-for-business-vmware-horizon-videoAt VMworld Europe 2016, VMware and Microsoft collaborate to enable joint VMware Horizon and Skype for Business customers with an even better experience, improved productivity and lower costs.

Around 3 billion minutes of calls go through Skype every single day, and the platform hosts a billion meetings every year. It’s no wonder that customers increasingly use this leading unified communications solution in tandem with VMware Horizon. At VMworld Europe today, we announced VMware and Microsoft are collaborating to deliver an even better Skype for Business experience with Horizon. Continue reading

Single Sign-On (SSO) to Legacy Apps Using BIG-IP & VMware Workspace ONE

Workspace ONE and F5 app management single sign on SSO

At VMworld Europe 2016, VMware and F5 announce new collaboration that enables simple and secure single sign-on (SSO) to all business apps—mobile, browser-based, SaaS and legacy applications.

Many IT organizations have a simple goal: make it easy for workers to access all their work applications on any device. That simple goal becomes complicated, however, when new apps and old apps do not authenticate in the same way. Unfortunately, workers often face confusing and time-consuming login prompts when trying to use legacy apps.

VMware and F5 today announced a new collaboration that helps remove these complexities and enable productive, any-device app access. By enabling secure single sign-on (SSO) for cloud native, mobile and legacy apps, VMware Workspace ONE and F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) help workers securely access all the apps they need on any device anywhere.

The Benefits of SSO to All Apps—Even Legacy Applications

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Is Your Business Ready for the Internet Of Things? See VMware Take on IoT at VMworld Europe 2016

IoT in EUC_Internet of ThingsAfter an amazing showcase and unveiling of VMware’s Internet of things (IoT) strategy at VMworld U.S. Vegas, we are taking on IoT at VMworld Europe in Barcelona.

Forbes predicts that by 2020, IoT will increase the services business (40.3%), drive greater revenue with product usage data (28.7%) and bypass entities in the distribution channel (22.8%). With these compelling numbers, it is no surprise that most enterprises are either implementing or thinking about kick starting IoT initiatives in their businesses. However, implementing IoT at an enterprise scale is hard. Your IT and operation technology organizations may soon struggle to support, manage, monitor and secure IoT workflows. In Barcelona this week, find out how VMware and its partners help you take control of IoT. Continue reading

VMware Horizon 7 Blast Extreme Primer—Everything an Admin Needs to Know

Everyone watches videos on their phones, tablets, PCs, or laptops, either as part of their daily work or as a break-time activity. Most people like to use more than one type of device to do their work, and they like the flexibility of being able to work from a variety of settings: office, home, hotel, café, doctor’s waiting room, and so on. Work-life balance has become something of an extreme sport. For these people, VMware is here to help, offering the Blast Extreme display protocol, a major feature of the VMware Horizon 7 release.

This user-interface remoting technology is easy to set up, manage, and troubleshoot, and now all the information administrators need is gathered into one concise document. VMware End-User-Computing Technical Marketing is happy to announce the publication of a new white paper, Blast Extreme Display Protocol in Horizon 7.

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