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Virtualizing ArcGIS Pro with a Dell Rack-Mounted Appliance and NVIDIA GRID

By Cedric Courteix, End-User-Computing Technical Alliances Manager, VMware

How Much Fun Do You Have Playing with LEGO?

I certainly enjoy building complex LEGO structures with my kids…but when it comes to virtualizing desktops for 3D-graphics applications like ArcGIS Pro from Esri, I think we all agree that keeping it simple is the best approach.

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Dell, Esri, NVIDIA, and VMware have come together to create a unique bundled solution that allows you to relax and enrich your user experience.

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This combined solution, led by Esri, can accelerate your geographic information systems (GIS) application deployment. The features of this solution are

  • Improved reliability

    • Avoids hardware incompatibility
    • Delivers predictable performance to your GIS professionals
  • Simplified administration – The combined integration of this multi-vendor platform guarantees

    • Faster implementation
    • Optimized hardware resources
    • Reduced administrative learning curve
  • Better user experience

    • Smooth graphical-map display to enhance user satisfaction
    • Improved user collaboration
    • Defined number of supported users

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Get Inspired at Autodesk University with VMware, NVIDIA and Dell

This week we kick off Autodesk University in Las Vegas, where thought leaders and innovators involved in design share their perspectives, insights and vision. This year, VMware and NVIDIA are especially excited to be central to those discussions, in partnership with Dell. Together, we’re redefining how organizations transform mission-critical workflows in manufacturing, product design, architecture, engineering, construction and more into a truly agile enterprise—one without borders or limits to productivity.

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You’re Invited to EUC Insights 2015

EUC Insights 2015 is the only online event that is wholly focused the biggest trends and influences on today’s end-user computing landscape. And you can get a free pass to this exclusive business mobility event by registering here on the VMware EUC blog. Register free today!

EUC Insights: Challenges, Initiatives, Solutions
Exclusive Online Event
Tuesday, November 3rd
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. EST

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By Chris Dong, Business Analyst & End User Experience Intern, VMware

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We’re excited to launch a new blog series entitled Fearlessly Innovating with Socialcast showcasing the successes of Socialcast as part of the broader VMware community. Socialcast by VMware, a leading enterprise social networking platform, is used by thousands of VMware employees each and every day. Each month, we will highlight how the Socialcast platform is transforming communication and collaboration across the company, leading to increased productivity, efficiency, and transparency. Socialcast is enabling VMware to succeed in an increasingly competitive IT landscape – and with even more robust features around the corner, this is just the beginning.

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Case Study: Socialcast gives students, professors, and professionals the right tools for solving real-world design challenges

Washington State University (WSU) is a nationally recognized research university providing world-class education to more than 26,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students enrolled in ten different colleges.

As part of their Senior Design Curriculum, students from WSU’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science needed a simple and intuitive platform to support collaboration between students, faculty, mentors, and sponsors. The tool also needed to be safe enough to ensure the privacy of sensitive intellectual property provided by the sponsoring companies.

After selecting Socialcast by VMware, participation grew rapidly as students discovered it was a very efficient platform and replaced meetings with a real-time activity stream of sharing documents, posting comments, adding suggestions, and sharing ideas. It also gave professors the ability to bring teams together and visibility in observing all facets of student performance.

Today, Socialcast enables WSU engineering students to do the following:

  1. Collaborate outside of traditional meetings
  2. Keep project-related information and conversations in one easily accessible common workspace
  3. Spend more time focusing on real solutions to real problems, and less on busy work

With Socialcast, WSU student engineering teams are able to collaborate at deeper levels and produce more thoughtful solutions for companies and institutions through the Northwest.

Continue reading the full case study on Washington State University and their deployment of Socialcast to dramatically improve team productivity. Learn more about Socialcast here.

A New Platter Of Releases Ready for Summer!

Shankar IyerBy Shankar Iyer, VP of Product Management, Desktop Solutions, End-User Computing, VMware

It’s not yet summer but we’re already serving up some hot updates to several EUC products.

We introduced VMware Horizon 6.1 last quarter and we’re back on our regular quarterly cadence of updates with innovations in several areas of our product portfolio.

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VMware To Offer Standard Business Associate Agreement for VMware Horizon Air

By James Millington, group product line marketing manager, End-User Computing, VMware and Josue Fontanez, product line marketing manager, End-User Computing, VMware

Today, we are excited to announce that VMware will soon be able to offer a standard Business Associate Agreement (BAA) to enable healthcare organizations to use VMware Horizon Air to realize the many benefits of having their desktops and applications delivered from the cloud. The BAA requires solution providers and healthcare organizations using their solutions to safeguard protected health information (PHI) in accordance with HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) guidelines.

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VMware Horizon Air – Leading the Pack in Desktop-as-a-Service

By Josue Fontanez, product line marketing manager, End-User Computing, VMware

When VMware acquired Desktone last year, many people wrote that 2014 would be the year of DaaS. As we get closer to wrapping up the calendar year, I thought I’d look back at what we’ve accomplished and highlight our progress this year.

We’ve been moving at a rapid pace since the acquisition of Desktone in late 2013. We have innovated quickly based on what we’ve heard from our customers and unlike other vendors stuck in never-ending tech previews, we haven’t stood still since then.

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Extending the Power of Mobility to Linux Users

By Victor Thu, Director of Product Marketing, End-User Computing, VMware

Today at vForum China, VMware announced that it is beginning to work on a VDI solution for enterprise Linux desktops.

Depending on which analyst report you read, most estimate that Linux desktops as an everyday go-to system for users is a small percentage of the total desktop market share. So why we are actively working on supporting Linux as a VDI workload?

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iOS 8: “A huge hit in the enterprise” with new features for management, productivity and security

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By Lanier Norville, AirWatch by VMware

During yesterday’s keynote session at WWDC, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi called iOS “a huge hit in the enterprise,” noting the breadth of iOS-tailored enterprise apps, as well as enterprise manageability features Apple has added to the operating system over the years. Throughout the conference, it has become clear Apple’s enterprise mobility focus is only picking up steam with its latest release.

Federighi noted that 98 percent of Fortune 500 companies are already using iOS. In addition to a new SDK that includes more than 4,000 APIs enterprise app developers can leverage, iOS 8 introduces new management, productivity and security features that might just help win over the other 2 percent.

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