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Every Business Is a Digital Business. So What’s Next?

In 2013, the phrase “every business is a digital business” sparked an “aha!” moment for every company, across every industry. Two years later, where are we now? As companies reach digital maturity, what’s next?

The digital transformation isn’t over, yet, according to Sanjay Poonen, executive vice president and general manager of End-User Computing at VMware. Here’s what he said he expects to see next.

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VMware Customers Accelerate Desktop Transformation in 2015 and Beyond

The year may be coming to a close, but the end user computing market is still ripe with euc blog 2015 look backopportunity. Looking back on 2015, there was no shortage of observations about how the market progressed in just a year, and VMware continues to support and accelerate this wave of transformation. We at VMware are motivated by how our customers are using our technology, and this year we heard from several of our customers about how they use our new Horizon innovations to transform business processes.

One of the best parts of the year has been hearing firsthand from our customers about how they drive desktop transformation with VMware. During VMworld US and VMware Europe, we heard from more than 15 customers, including Auburn University, Societe Generale, Southern New Hampshire University, Telecom Italia and Thales, about their desktop transformation journey. The VMware team is blown away by our customers’ ability to innovate at such as a rapid pace and change the way their industry does business.

NVIDIA is an excellent example of an industry-leading customer accelerating desktop transformation. As a customer and partner, VMware and NVIDIA work closely together to support internal desktop deployments and also enrich the user experience. Continue reading

A Guide to Writing an RFP for Selecting a Desktop and Application Virtualization Solution

(Or, 60 Key Considerations for Finding a Solution That Will Delight Your End Users)

By Cyndie Zikmund, Group Manager, End-User-Computing Product Marketing, VMware

RFP Writing Is Not for the Fainthearted

Writing a comprehensive Request for Proposal (RFP) can take a long time. Many organizations hire consultants to perform the task for them. A well-designed RFP provides your organization with the opportunity to recruit the best possible vendors for a particular project. Determining the appropriate selection criteria, the priority of each criterion, and the overall objective of the project can take weeks of research, meetings, and technical evaluations. Asking potential vendors to provide detailed information early can save your organization a lot of money and headaches in the future. Continue reading

VMware Horizon Integration – How the Pieces Fit Together, Part 4

By Anthony Rizzo, Staff End-User-Computing Technologist, VMware

This series discusses the concept of VMware Horizon 6.2 and VMware Horizon Air Desktops and Horizon Air Apps as a flexible end-user-computing tooling system.

Part 1 of VMware Horizon Integration – How the Pieces Fit Together reviewed the main ideas behind this concept.

Part 2 of VMware Horizon Integration – How the Pieces Fit Together covered key characteristics of end-user-computing centralization with secure and remote access.

Part 3 of VMware Horizon Integration – How the Pieces Fit Together examined the mapping of business requirements to VMware product-set features for tooling end-user-computing solutions.

This part concludes the series with an explanation of how the products in the VMware End-User-Computing portfolio can be combined and adapted to form solutions that meet your needs. Reference architectures and other very useful tools are provided at the end of this blog post to educate you further. Continue reading

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Pruning the App Volumes SQL Database

By Gina Daly, Technical Writer for Technical Marketing, End-User Computing, VMware

With significant contributions from

Jason Marshall, Manager, Product Engineering, End-User Computing, VMware

Growing up, we had a small flower garden, which my mother proudly kept. The rose bushes stand out in my memory—vibrant, colorful, and, more often than not, taller than me. Without regular pruning, these rose bushes would have caused a multitude of problems.

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Like pruning a plant to maintain health, the VMware App Volumes SQL database requires pruning to keep it in perfect working order. The Knowledge Base (KB) article Pruning the VMware App Volumes SQL database details how you can keep your database in tip-top condition by pruning certain tables. Continue reading

VMware User Environment Manager 8.7 Is Ready for Windows 10

By Andy Morris, Sr. Product Line Marketing Manager, Horizon FLEX, EUC, VMware

It’s only been a few months since VMware acquired Immidio and we’ve readied yet another release for you to enjoy. You can download the new User Environment Manager 8.7 now.

What will you get for your efforts? Quite a lot actually, starting with Windows 10 support.

Obviously, we improved our support for Horizon View, but for those of you on another path, you’ll be pleased to know that we also improved our Citrix support. In fact, regardless of how you consume Windows, whether it be VDI, physical or mobile, there’s something new in the policy engine for you.

The User Environment Manager 8.7 highlight reel for this release includes:

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Education at VMworld – where innovation is the norm

By Preston Winn, Director Education Solutions, EUC, VMware

I was a first-time attendee at VMworld 2015. While I love trade shows for all their energy and fun, what I love most is that they bring us together to interact with people who use our product. Ultimately, the event provides an opportunity to dig for feedback on how we can do things better for our customers.

After Sunday morning’s fun run across the Golden Gate Bridge with a friendly customer from Belgium, I checked out the venue at the Moscone Center. Um…wow! I’ve been to the largest educational trade shows on the planet, but VMworld rivals the biggest. The masses of people, the backpacks and lanyards everywhere, the conversation about some highly technical bit of the VMware stack between two guys blocks away from the Moscone Center, all of it put me in the mindset I would need Monday afternoon to lead an education panel discussion. But what really got me was the image below. Continue reading

Bringing New Meaning to “Mission-Critical” – Powered by VMware Horizon and NVIDIA GRID

By Matt Coppinger, Director Technical Marketing & Enablement and Tony Paikeday, Sr. Product Line Manager, EUC, VMware

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) has come a long way in the last 7 years. Formerly the domain of task workers with a small suite of rudimentary clerical apps, VDI can now be found across every use case in the enterprise, from mobile users to designers and engineers, thanks to the advancements we’ve seen in delivering an uncompromised user experience that rivals physical.

Nothing speaks more about the incredible user experience now available with VDI than the serious workloads customers are deploying using Horizon 6 with NVIDIA GRID vGPU. Now with the introduction of NVIDIA GRID 2.0, that experience just got better with 2X performance and 2X scalability.

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Top Takeaways for Retail from VMworld

By Paige Handza, Vertical Market Manager, Retail, EUC, VMware

San Francisco was buzzing as more than 23,000 people came together to participate at VMworld, VMware’s annual global conference. VMworld brings together VMware experts, customer speakers, industry colleagues and partners come together to share the latest innovations and thought leadership topics.

I had the honor to attend this year’s event as a representative for the retail industry, and I could not be prouder of VMware and the support and value we are driving to the retail community. Throughout the event the mantra One Cloud, Any App, Any Device – Ready for Any was reiterated, and my major takeaway from the conference along with that of many other individuals was “The VMware community is ready for anything the present and future holds.”

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In the End-User Computing for Retail community, this means that we are ready to modernize store operations, enhance customer engagements, and help retailers train and communicate with employees anytime from anywhere and improve security and PCI compliance for the business. This was validated on Tuesday in an interactive session where we discussed a range of topics from automating store server deployment, application re-platforming and mobility in the stores. There were representatives from 16 different retailers including Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Kroger, Kohls, Southern States and Lids in attendance along with many more.

Top retail takeaways from VMworld include:

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