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VMware User Environment Manager, Part 2: Complementing Mandatory Profiles with VMware User Environment Manager

By Josh Spencer, Architect, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing, VMware

With significant contributions from

Stéphane Asselin, Lead Senior End-User-Computing Architect, Customer Success Team, VMware

Jim Yanik, Senior Manager, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing, VMware

Pim Van De Vis, Product Engineer, User Environment Manager, Research & Development, VMware


In Part 1 of this two-part blog-post series, we presented an overview of how to implement Microsoft mandatory profiles. In Part 2, we present specific examples of using VMware User Environment Manager to provide flexibility for end users, while controlling profile growth and keeping login times low. Continue reading

[SlideShare] Gotta Secure Them All—Enterprise Apps!

Here are 10 facts about the unrelenting flood of apps at work and IT’s daunting task to secure them all.

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For Retail IT, It’s All about IoT & Mobility at NRF 2017

Customers’ increasing access to the cloud and social media drive the need for retailers to be more flexible. Today’s retailers need to access and push out information very quickly. Known as vmware-workspace-one-retail-videothe consumerization of retail, this trends creates new opportunities for retailers, while placing new operational burdens on stores and their associates.

Retail CIOs and IT leaders look to shift to the digital workplace by supporting workforce optimization, engagement, collaboration and security. They need to innovate faster and operate smarter by enabling a connected retail environment.

Next week at the National Retail Federation’s “Big Show,” NRF 2017, VMware will deliver new insights into the Internet of Things (IoT) and mobility to help retailers make this shift and better serve their customers. Continue reading

New! VMware 2016 State of the Digital Workspace Report

The State of the Digital Workspace Report

Download the new VMware report to gain insights on the digital workspace from hundreds of global organizations.

More effective mobile workers and satisfied users—in 2016, over half of business and IT leaders saw these results out of deploying digital workspace technology. That’s one of many new and valuable findings in the VMware report, The State of the Digital Workspace.

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Announcing the VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise Edition Multi-Site Reference Architecture Paper

Organizations want to keep the business operating during an extended or catastrophic technology outage, providing continuity of service and allowing staff to carry out their day-to-day responsibilities. VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise Edition Multi-Site Reference Architecture provides best practices and architectural blueprints for building a deployment that addresses these issues.

This reference architecture describes a typical configuration and requirements for a two-data-center strategy, which can easily be adapted and scaled to larger environments. All Horizon 7 Enterprise Edition components are included in this solution to deliver business continuity and mitigate against component failure:

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77NRG Trusts VMware Over Competitors to Deliver Cloud-Hosted Desktops and Apps


In the volatile oil and gas industry, Seventy Seven Energy (77NRG) needed a virtualization solution that could scale quickly to support thousands of users under a tight deadline. With a small IT staff and limited resources, the company wanted a complete, cloud-hosted solution.

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Your Problem’s Solved: Enable Secure Native Mobile App SSO on Any Device

native-mobile-app-sso-white-paperThe advent of mobile phones put enormous amounts of computing power in the hands—quite literally—of end users. “Anyness” (any app, any device, anywhere) is now expectation, but it needs to happen in a secure way.

Several recent technological advances have made this possible, including mobile device management (MDM, aka freedom from being domain joined). And now with the digital workspace, employees can work conveniently, securely and with more freedom than ever possible before.

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VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon & Published Applications 6.4, Part 1: What’s New

Co-authored by Sujay Gopalan, Solution Architect, Technical Marketing and Enablement, Enterprise Desktop, VMware


We are excited to announce that VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon and Published Applications 6.4 has reached general availability! This latest version includes many new features that benefit VMware Horizon 7 and Citrix customers. In this release, you will find the following features:

  • App Volumes – Monitors AppStack attach time during the user login process.
  • Application usage – Reports who used which applications and when, for RDSH applications and desktops, and also for virtual desktops.
  • Application-crash alerts – Notifies administrators of application crashes.
  • Root-cause analysis dashboard – Quickly pinpoints what is causing user issues.
  • Cloud Pod Architecture – Quickly identifies the pod that is hosting a user or session, and the pod host.
  • Access Point – Alerts administrators about Access Point capacity.

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10 Most Popular VMware EUC Blogs of 2016

Want to see the biggest VMware End-User Computing (EUC) headlines from 2016? Look no further. This round-up highlights the most popular 2016 EUC blogs for product news, customer use cases and technical documentation. Continue reading