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VMworld Call for Papers is Open for 2 More Weeks

What better way to make an impact at VMworld 2014 than by leading a session at this year’s conference in San Francisco. Will you amaze attendees with your concepts in End-User Computing, do you have breakthroughs to share in the Hybrid Cloud space, or do you have something new to offer in Software-Defined Data Center or another area?  If so, then time is ticking as submissions will only be accepted through May 2, 2014.  For  tips and the submission process, go here.

Help Us Improve Partner Central

As part of our on-going effort to provide our partners with the best support, we would appreciate it if you could take this 5-minute survey. Your input will help us identify what is most important to you when interacting with us online.

Demonstrate the Value of Operations Management Using New Sales Assessment Tool

Maximize your vSphere with Operations Management sales by leveraging the new sales acceleration tool, vSphere Optimization Assessment. It’s also now available in 9 key European languages to easily demonstrate the power of the solution and close deals fast – earning you extra margin. Hear about the benefits directly from our partners below:

  • Watch as VLCM shares how the assessment has helped customers better understand their virtual environment, which led to VLCM becoming a trusted advisor and more. And in this this video
  • Watch as Technology Integration Group (TIG) highlights the benefits of using this tool to help customers better understand their own virtual environment. This assessment has allowed them to become a trusted advisor, which has led to more attach rate business down the road.

Americas Partner Organization Town Hall is Today @ 930 PDT

Join vice president Frank Rauch, Americas Partner Organization, and his guest speakers for the Q2 virtual Town Hall where Frank will share updates on many of the announcements heard at Partner Exchange, review the state of the partner business, and discuss the latest news in terms of strategy, programs, and incentives to help you win more business.

Get Ready to Talk Techie about vCloud Hybrid Service on Today at 9am PDT

Join the Technical Town Hall online to get answers to all of your technical questions on vCloud Hybrid Service and it’s use cases, vCloud Connector, or Direct Connect. We will have senior technical Solutions Architects and Marketing Managers on hand to field your questions. If you are not already a member, then activate your Partner Link account today.

Introducing VMware Horizon 6

Built to help our customers embrace the mobile cloud era, Horizon delivers virtualized desktops or just applications through a single platform to end users. These virtual desktop and application services – including RDS hosted apps, packaged apps with ThinApp, SaaS apps, and even virtualized apps from Citrix – can all be accessed from one unified workspace across devices and locations.  Learn more today.


Customer Opinions Matter

As part of our mission to improve the customer experience, our customers will receive the Insights survey at the end of April from our CEO, Pat Gelsinger. In response to feedback from last year’s survey, we are making changes to more broadly communicate our strategy and plans, globally. Please encourage your customers to participate in this survey.  Visit our Customer Advocacy page for more detail.

New Promo – We’re Doubling Down with Google on DaaS

As Microsoft ends their support for Windows XP, now is the time to embrace the Mobile Cloud Era.  Through our recent partnership with Google, we are excited to bring you this great joint promotion that lets US customers get $200 off Google Chromebooks for Business with VMware Horizon DaaS. Read this blog and replay the Horizon  launch event (from yesterday) to learn more.

Horizon DaaS Delivers Windows Desktops and Applications Securely from Your Cloud

Horizon DaaS simplifies the delivery of cloud-hosted desktops, to any device, anywhere. With Horizon DaaS, you can save time and money, without sacrificing enterprise requirements for security and control. Start helping your customers grow their business this quarter. Learn more. 

Find out What’s on the Horizon Today at 9am PDT

Join us today for a special online event which will include exciting news from our CEO, Pat Gelsinger, and other VMware executives, product demos, and a panel discussion featuring partners and customers. We encourage you and your customers to attend to learn how we are extending the benefits of virtualization from the data center to the device.