In the spirit of giving thanks, VMware End-User Computing (EUC) wishes to recognize six dedicated EUC Champions for their impressive contributions in 2016. Thank you to these six people for their tremendous support and hard work. They helped us get the word out about our numerous product enhancements and new features, plus a lot more.
With the introduction of Windows 10, Microsoft’s new philosophy is for each user to manage his or her own desktop and that every user has his or her own dedicated physical device. All data and settings in Windows 10 are tied to the local device.
This also means that Microsoft does not provide ways of managing and roaming many of Windows 10 settings, such as the Start Menu and File Type Associations.
“If enterprises are not looking at IoT today, they will lose in their industry,” recently said VMware IoT expert Mimi Spier.
Why do companies suddenly need an enterprise IoT strategy? Connect Atlanta keynote speaker David Pogue, founder of Yahoo Tech, asked Mimi everything enterprises need to know about the emerging technology. Watch the video and read the interview below.
“There is a divergence that’s happening in the consumer and enterprise use cases, where AR (augmented reality) is supposed to be content overlaid on the real world. In the enterprise use cases, you’re actually seeing more and more AR applications that deliver contextually relevant data but not an overlay on top of the real world.” —Jay Kim, APX Labs
One of the biggest 2017 tech trends is predicted to be augmented reality (AR). We saw this burgeoning trend in 2016 on a global scale with the release of Pokémon Go, a smartphone gaming app that shows animated characters overlaid within the player’s real-world surroundings. For businesses, AR is much more than gaming; AR has the potential to completely transform processes, such as manufacturing, supply chain, medical services, retail and so much more.
In the video below, watch experts Jay Kim of APX Labs and Bhavesh Kumar of VMware explore the powerful 2017 tech trend of AR at work.
Managing application access and enforcing policies around who should get what set of apps is no easy feat for IT pros. It’s only getting harder to strike the balance between worker productivity by giving the workforce want they want and adhering to business-driven controls to ensure security and license compliance.
Hyper-converged solutions are rapidly building a reputation for delivering the lowest total cost of ownership for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), with reasons like faster time to value and the ability to rapidly scale at reducing cost increments. This recently published whitepaper goes into detail around just what kinds of costs and savings you can come to expect from such a deployment. It also shows how you can achieve per-user costs as low as $28 per month—covering infrastructure, licenses and administrative expenses.
In this whitepaper, we look at the cost of deploying virtual desktops and applications on VxRail versus deployment on traditional “build-your-own” VDI infrastructure. We also compare the costs and returns of deploying virtual desktops with traditional, physical desktops. I won’t give everything away, but the analysis shows that virtual desktops always help customers save money over physical desktops.
VxRail helps customers maximize their savings in:
Project costs: cost to plan and deploy the environment
Operational costs: cost to administer the environment
Data center facility costs: costs to power and cool
Check out our big, bulletproof guide to layered VMware solutions for securing remote desktop services hosts (RDSH).
By Barak Nissim, Senior EUC Practice Systems Engineer, VMware EMEA
Remote desktop services (RDS) bring users closer to the data center. However, attackers can misuse the infrastructure to collect information, abuse and hop around the data center.
RDS bridge common physical security best practices and data center security principals and, thus, require unique security considerations. Here are different approaches to secure RDS farms with VMware solutions across the device, network, operating system (OS), user environment and applications.