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A week in virtualization

This week we released new versions of ThinApp, Horizon App Manager, and vCloud Connector. ThinApp 4.7 integrates with Horizon 1.2 now, to allow you to easily manage your virtualized applications on Windows. The new capabilities include dynamic entitlements, secure single sign-on, a management interface, and monitoring and reporting. The new vCloud Connector 1.5 will help you transfer workloads between clouds more reliably and efficiently.  Users can now view VMs and templates across multiple clouds and perform basic operations through a new Web-based UI of vcloud.vmware.com.

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You can also read more about these releases on Facebook. The vCloud team has shared a link to their announcement, which contains a comprehensive list of features and screen shots. Visit facebook.com/vmwarevcloud to find that link.

VMware Horizon has also shared their announcement, as well as other people’s blog posts about the new release on their Facebook page. Find all these links at facebook.com/vmwarehorizon

VMware View has shared a link to a blog post about resource optimization in View 5. The team is also running a 500/250 promotion, in which you can get 25% off the license list price for a 500-pack of View Premier and 18% off the license list price for a 250-pack of View Premier. Promotion ends December 15, so hurry on to facebook.com/vmwareview to get that discount.

Our Fusion team is happy to share the news that Macworld has declared Fusion 4 “fast and stable… about as easy as it gets.” You can find that at facebook.com/vmwarefusion

We have two webcasts scheduled, one about Virtualization – VMware and IBM on the Critical Steps to Successful Cloud Computing, and another is the vSphere 5 QuickStart Series Part 3: Management with VMware vCenter Server Go to webcasts.vmware.com to see them and to register.

The VMware Forum has concluded its tour around the world, but you can still register for on-demand delivery. One last stop is left on the schedule for Vancouver on the 7th of December. Find out more and register.

The following VMUGs are going to be meeting over the next week: Philadelphia, Toledo, Myrtle Beach, Canberra, San Antonio, Darwin, Sydney, Tasmania, and Saskatoon.

There will be a full-day user summit in Brisbane on December 5th, and a full-day user conference in Kansas City on December 6th, which will feature our gracious host John Troyer. Also the Dutch VMUG is having their full-day conference on the 9th.