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Delivering the Digital Workspace: The Transformation of EUC

Heading to VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas? You won’t want to miss the news and announcements in the VMware End-User Computing (EUC) Spotlight Session.

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Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 1 p.m.
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Be_Tomorrow: VMworld In Pictures | Day One

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VMworld 2016 is officially underway and the excitement from customers, partners and employees is palpable. With more than 25,000 attendees, hundreds of sessions and great networking activities, organizations are getting fully equipped to be_Tomorrow. Continue reading

VMware Takes on Internet of Things at #VMworld 2016

By Avanti Kenjalkar, product marketing manager for the Internet of Things at VMware

Internet of Things at VMworld 2016

Add a little edge to your VMworld schedule with Internet of Things demos and keynotes.

Like me, I hope you are excited and ready for VMworld 2016, VMware’s premiere annual conference in Las Vegas,‪ Aug. 28–Sept. 1! In addition to the keynote addresses, breakout sessions, group discussions and expert panels from our OEM and technology partners, this year there will be something new and exciting in store for the anticipated 23,000 VMworld attendees. VMware, and partners, will unveil an Internet of Things (IoT) solution and strategy to accelerate your journey to digital transformation.

Read the press release: VMware Announces Alliances and Strategies for the Internet of Things.

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Make Your Impact on VMware EUC Products of the Future

by Brian Horner, VMware End-User Computing (EUC) senior director of user experience

Brian Horner, VMware EUC

Brian Horner, VMware EUC

This year at VMworld, you can make your impact on the VMware EUC products of the future.

I will personally host a series of one-on-one design partnership workshops with a small set of customers. The goal is to identify and begin working directly with our customers who want to get involved in shaping our next generation of products. As a design partner, you will get to preview and provide early feedback on our products and solutions before they are developed. This is your opportunity to help us align our products to your organizations exact needs!

We will also consider your organizations unique processes, challenges and goals as we design new solutions for the market.  At this time, we are looking to focus our conversations around VMware Workspace ONE Administrative experience, Workspace ONE Client and Horizon Air.

Reserve your time now: http://squ.re/2aP2Fe4 (You can modify or cancel at anytime.)

If there are no available times, email us at designpartner@vmware.com/. In your desired time becomes available, we will alert you. Or we can schedule time with you after VMworld.

Hope to see you in Las Vegas!

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We’re Giving Away 20 Oculus Rift Headsets. Want One?

Oculus Rift headsets

Yes, you read that right. Twenty virtual reality headsets. Wow.

Of course, writing to me and asking for one won’t cut it; you have to work a little harder than that.

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VMware App Volumes & User Environment Manager: The Perfect Combination for Managing OST Files

Written in partnership with Pim van de Vis.

As customers move towards a model of non-persistent VDI, they start to realize the benefits this approach has over persistent VDI. For one, non-persistent VDI allows IT to easily set up pools of desktops that can revert back to an original state after being used, instead of having to manage each individual persistent desktop throughout its lifecycle. Another benefit with a non-persistent model is the reduction in required storage, because unnecessary space is not allocated upfront for user-installed apps, for example.

VMware App Volumes helps customers accelerate their move towards this non-persistent model with AppStacks and Writeable Volumes. We even have customers using a combination of App Volumes and VMware User Environment Manager to manage apps for some very interesting use cases. One example of this is managing Microsoft Outlook OST files. We posted a video on how App Volumes and User Environment Manager help IT with this use case a couple of months ago. With the feedback and interest we’ve heard around this use case, we thought we’d double-click into it here. Continue reading

Updated Windows Operating System Optimization Tool Guide

The VMware OS Optimization Tool (OSOT), a VMware Fling, helps optimize the performance of Windows-based virtual desktops used with View in VMware Horizon 7, VMware Horizon Air Cloud-Hosted Desktops and Apps, and VMware Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode.

The recently published update of the VMware Windows Operating System Optimization Tool Guide (OSOT Guide), which documents the use of the OSOT, includes several changes from the previous version of the guide.

  • Discussion of Windows optimization in general has been removed so that the OSOT Guide can focus on the OSOT itself.
  • Clarifications to procedures and user interface descriptions in many areas have been provided.
  • Features new to the OSOT since the last version of the guide have been documented.

This version of the OSOT Guide is the first major rewrite since 2015. It is accurate as of version b1057 of the OSOT, which was released in February of this year. The current version of the OSOT, released just last week, is b1080. Why is there this discrepancy?

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EUC #GameChangers: Disrupting the Status Quo & Changing the Game

VMware EUC GameChangers Teaser#GameChangers:

a newly introduced element or factor that changes an existing situation or activity in a significant way.

When Pokémon Go launched, they had over 100 million daily active users worldwide—within six days! This was game-changing for augmented reality. And game-changers don’t come around every day.

Innovative technology leaders must tackle things in a new way, see things that others don’t and demonstrate an uncanny ability to execute on their vision. This almost always means getting rid of the old way of doing things in favor of something new and much, much better.

We are excited to highlight our most innovative customer stories in a new series: #GameChangers. Continue reading

The Next Wave: Enterprise-Grade Monitoring with NVIDIA GRID vGPU & VMware Horizon 7

Here at VMware, we’ve set out to enable workplace mobility by delivering rich, immersive virtual workspaces powered by VMware Horizon and NVIDIA GRID vGPU technology. Today, we’re vmware horizon with nvidia grid videoexcited to share that NVIDIA is announcing the next wave of innovation with its latest release—bringing enterprise-grade management tools to market to provide IT granular insight into the vGPU.

In a world where two times as many apps demand GPU acceleration today versus five years ago, it’s paramount we deliver an exceptional virtual user experience. Furthermore, 78% of IT professionals plan to virtualize desktops and apps this year, and NVIDIA’s latest monitoring tools will enable IT to proactively manage growing demand.

Our joint solution allows customers to leverage the best of both worlds by reducing cost, while delivering an exceptional user experience. Horizon, powered by Blast Extreme together with NVIDIA GRID, is the ideal solution to deliver high performance virtual workspace and significantly reduce latency and bandwidth consumption. Continue reading

Extending the Value of VMware App Volumes Using StacksWare

As we build out our real-time application delivery platform with VMware App Volumes, we are always thinking about what the next stop on the innovation train is going to look like. We want app volumes stackswareto keep delighting customers with features that continue to ease application delivery and lifecycle management in VMware Horizon, Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop and other desktop and application environments. But we also need to be thinking broader as we try to develop features that add value to App Volumes. That’s where our partner ecosystem comes into play.

We look for partners who can easily add capabilities to the App Volumes platform to make our customers lives easier. An example of a great partner we’ve worked with recently is StacksWare. The capabilities StacksWare adds to App Volumes provides instant value for our customers. Let me explain. Continue reading