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VMware Offers Complete Portfolio of Unified Endpoint Management Solutions

Today, is an exciting day for the End-User Computing team at VMware.

Picture1The company announced a new partnership with endpoint security solution provider, Tanium, that introduces a brand new endpoint security and management solution, VMware TrustPoint. TrustPoint combines the endpoint security platform of Tanium with VMware’s layered OS migration technology, to deliver an integrated solution for unified endpoint management and security. TrustPoint provides rapid visibility and control of every endpoint across global networks, next-generation threat detection and remediation, endpoint and application management and automated Windows image migration and management.

In the video here and below, Shankar Iyer, vice president of product management for desktop solutions in the End-User Computing (EUC) group at VMware recently sat down with Kevin Chu, vice president of technology at Tanium, to discuss the new partnership and TrustPoint.

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Getting the Most Out of Your VMware Horizon FLEX Administrator Console

By Chris White, Architect, End-User-Computing Technical-Marketing Center of Excellence, VMware

Hey! Looking for that next level of administration information in VMware Horizon FLEX? Frustrated by having to open policies or entitlements by way of the Horizon FLEX console? Well, have I got a secret pathway for you! I have an (almost) hidden way to find that additional administrator information quickly and without all those time-consuming steps.

Two sections in the Administrator console have this hidden feature. You can find the feature on the Entitlements window and on the Virtual Machines (VMs) window. Use these hidden windows to quickly grab information about who is using a particular VM, which policies are enforced, any expiration dates, and more!

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VMware Horizon Service Installer for NSX – Building Up a Secured Desktop Infrastructure

By Sam Zhao, Manager, End-User-Computing Technical-Marketing Center of Excellence, VMware

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Tristan Todd, VMware alumnus

In an earlier blog, A Deep Dive into VMware Horizon 6 with NSX, Tristan Todd, a VMware alumnus, introduced some VMware technologies that offer wide-ranging capabilities and benefits to users, administrators, and business leaders through securing desktop virtualization with VMware NSX and Horizon 6.

As an IT administrator, you might be concerned about the complexity of the architecture, the amount of time needed to configure the NSX components, or understanding the logic of the firewall policy. And you might ask if there is a straightforward way to build up such a secured desktop infrastructure with NSX for Horizon 6 and Horizon 7.

The answer is “Yes,” and we are pleased to announce that version 1.2 of a Fling, the VMware Horizon Service Installer for NSX, is here.

Note: This Fling is only for View VDI in Horizon 6 or Horizon 7, not for Horizon Air Cloud-Hosted Desktops.

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VMware AirWatch Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management

2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility ManagementAirWatch positioned highest in ability to execute and furthest in completeness of vision.

For the sixth consecutive year, Gartner named VMware AirWatch a Leader in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM).

[Download the report: 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management]

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VMware Horizon 7 & FlexPod Data Center: Rethinking Desktop Transformation

For six years, enterprises around the world have depended on FlexPod as their converged infrastructure of choice for delivering mission-critical workloads with greater performance, agility and economic value. In the first five years alone, over 6,300 customers deployed the platform, supported by more than 100 validated designs and 1,100-plus partners, who have built their data center practice around this solution.

As more organizations embrace the software-defined data center, we see several paths on how they can get there. One is certainly a “build-your-own” approach that requires the IT team to have deep architectural and operational expertise in sizing workload and building a system for performance that can scale in a linearly predictable way. But it also requires commitment to a sometimes-protracted design and deployment cycle, which can lengthen time-to-service and make ROI more elusive. Most aspire to a cloud-like model that offers the kind of service elasticity and predictable costs typically not found when stitching the required components together.

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VMware AirWatch Holds Largest Enterprise Mobility Management Software Market Share

The enterprise mobility management (EMM) software market continues to grow. The market grew 26.9 percent, from $1.4 billion in 2014 to $1.8 billion in 2015, according to a new IDC report, Worldwide Enterprise Mobility Management Software Market Shares.

[Download the report: IDC, Worldwide Enterprise Mobility Management Software Market Shares, 2015: Consolidation of Vendors and Market Share Changes the Landscape]

Enterprises are witnessing a major shift in “mobile computing as standard de facto activity among the mobile workforce, as opposed to outlying or special use case scenarios,” said the independent analyst firm.

EMM Market Growth

But one of the major EMM stories of 2015, according to the IDC: the rapid rise of VMware AirWatch.

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Flushing Bank Locks Down Data with VMware Horizon VDI

Flushing Bank

As many banks face tighter IT budgets, building a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is a cost-saving alternative to adding hundreds of new desktops. For New York-based Flushing Bank, though, the move to VDI wasn’t just about doing more on less budget. VDI was their best bet to strengthen security, according to a new article at Windows IT Pro.

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Free Listen: “Smartphones but Dumb Apps” on the Echo ONE Podcast

Ever wonder: why do we have smartphones, but dumb apps?

The hard truth that IT knows all too well is: If you build it, they may not come.

Blake Brannon joins the Echo ONE technology podcast to delve into the current business app ecosystem, the consumerization of IT and why users continue to demand more from mobile experiences. We explore a new movement that brings the consumer experience into the way work gets done, without sacrificing the productivity and security needs of the enterprise.

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VMware Horizon Remote Applications Just Got Better

It started a few years back with the release of VMware Horizon 6. VMware had entered the Remote Desktop Services (RDS) game. There were doubters, and many pundits wondered if VMware was really serious about making a dent in the RDS market. Naturally, some competitors made cute marketing videos and labeled the product a nonstarter—among other things. Fast forward two years, and Horizon RDS is now giving our competitors a run for their money.

[Related: VMware Horizon 7: Your High Performance, Ultra-secure, Throwaway Laptop Is Waiting for You]

Strengthening End-user Experience & Performance

From a strategic perspective, the plan was to get Horizon 6 out the door and then innovate every quarter to build upon our RDS capabilities. With each quarterly update to the Horizon EUC Insights 2016 square CTAagent and client, new capabilities were added to support additional clients and peripherals and support new use cases. In the two years since the release of Horizon 6, VMware has improved the end-user experience, optimized performance and improved management and automation capabilities for RDS.

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