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Monthly Archives: July 2011

VMware View Boot Camp — Reference Architecture Overview

Today concludes our 9-part VMware View Boot Camp, with a in-depth overview of reference architectures.  Join Mac Binesh, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager, Enterprise Desktop, VMware, as he introduces you VMwares blueprint for stateless desktops.  The session also provides a description of the VMware test environemnt, equipment and lab results. Well worth the time, this session let's you deploy your POC environments with confidence.

Check it out and get your questions answered here!

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VMware View Bootcamp Series -Video #8 Leveraging Security Server for PCoIP

Join Mark Benson,VMware View architect for a discussion around leveraging security server for PCoIP.

View Security Server is a component of VMware View that is typically deployed in a DMZ to support remote access to virtual desktops. When accessing desktops from the Internet, such as by the home or mobile worker, Security Server provides the required level of security and connectivity. It ensures that the only remote desktop traffic that can enter the corporate data center is traffic on behalf of a strongly authenticated user. It also ensures that the user can only access desktop resources they are authorized to access.


Find out more about how to leverage security server for PCoIP here at:


Educators Cut Costs, Streamline Management and Go Green with VMware View and VMware ThinApp

Exciting times here at VMware!  Earlier today we outlined new enhancements to PCoIP in the next version of VMware View that will lead to dramatic bandwidth improvements – opening up new use cases and offering greater choice for customer deployments.

We also announced growing momentum for desktop virtualization with VMware View and VMware ThinApp in education.  Educators are look to provide students with better access to applications across devices and expand the boundaries of learning to put campuses on a more sustainable path for the future.

An example of this trend is Western Wayne School District.  By virtualizing its desktops using VMware View and thin clients, Western Wayne has been able to update hardware and software district-wide.  


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PCoIP Enhancements Coming to VMware View – 75% Bandwidth Improvement

By Warren Ponder, Director, Desktop Product Management, VMware

This morning Vittorio Viarengo, vice president, End-User Computing for VMware is participating in what promises to be an exciting session at the Gartner Catalyst Conference.  Moderated by Gartner’s, Chris Wolf – the session (titled: Protocol Wars: What Matters) will look at the current state of desktop virtualization display protocols. 

Display protocols have been the source of considerable debate since we adopted PCoIP with the launch of VMware View 4.  VMware View with PCoIP changed the game in 2009 – delivering an unparalleled end-user experience to users.  As a result, the industry has seen greater competition and new levels of innovation that have benefited customers.  

We continue to innovate, recently extending the benefits of VMware View with PCoIP to iPads and Android-based tabletsAnd, with the next release of VMware View, new PCoIP enhancements result in up to a 75% bandwidth improvement.


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Survey Says Hospitals Save 3 Million Dollars Per Year with Single Sign-On

 Guest Blog Post (Part 3 of a 3 part series)David Ting B&W
By David Ting, CTO, Imprivata

The Ponemon Institute recently conducted a survey (full survey available here) to understand, from the view of IT and clinical leaders, the impact that single sign-on has on the healthcare industry. The results were fascinating. A clear majority of the 486 respondents said that single sign-on (SSO) significantly provides significant cost savings for hospitals, time savings for clinicians, and overall increased security and efficiency in healthcare organizations. Combining these benefits with the clinician productivity and security enhancements of VMware View “desktops to go” can be transformational for healthcare. 

  • Time Savings/Cost Savings:  According to the survey, single sign-on enables the average hospital to save each clinician 8 minutes per day logging into applications – resulting in cost savings of $1.7 million dollars per year (for all clinicians). And, with Imprivata OneSign® Single Sign-On, hospitals can actually save double that – 15 minutes per day (per clinician) and approximately $3.2 million dollars each year (for all clinicians).

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VMware View Boot Camp – Automating VMware View with Powershell

Day seven of our FREE 9-part boot camp training series takes a deep dive into automating VMware View with powershell…

Network Considerations and Best Practices
Join Tom Elliot, Sr. MTS, Enterprise Desktop, VMware as he introduces you to View PowerCLI.  He will provide you with key info on setting up an environment and basic tasks.  Learn how to creat your own scripts and integrating with vSphere. So get your questions answered here!


Our Boot Camp series provides an opportunity to get your questions answered. Our VDI experts will be on theView bootcamp community pages throughout the course of the July bootcamp to answer any questions and jump in any discussions that come up. 

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Socialcast Powers The Extended Enterprise

By Tim Young, founder of Socialcast and vice president Social Enterprise for VMware

The modern workplace is a complex ecosystem of employees, vendors, partners, contractors and customers. As in nature, there is a distinct role for everyone, and in order for each member and the sum of the parts to flourish, a symbiotic relationship must exist amongst all parties.

In simpler terms, a company doesn’t exist in a vacuum – it is part of, and relies upon, many others in order to succeed.

Today, Socialcast is announcing several new features that employ this concept:external contributors, enhanced user roles, and organizational charts. Until today, our platform was only available for the employees inside an organization, and there were two distinct roles that these employees could have (a user or an administrator). Now, we are introducing features that permit secure, role-based collaboration amongst employees and non-employees inside a Socialcast community, complete with the appropriate context around each user’s permissions, reporting structure, and role within the communication ecosystem.

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VMware ThinApp vs. Microsoft AppV – 50% less Disk I/O with ThinApp!!

By Fred Schimscheimer, Sr.Technical Marketing Manager, Desktop Products

I recently had the opportunity to do some extensive testing between VMware ThinApp and Microsoft App-V.  As part of the End-User Computing technical marketing team, I have the opportunity to dig deep into our products and those of our competitors.

One feature that stands out from my recent round of tests is the portability of applications via ThinApp vs. App-V.  You see, Microsoft App-V requires a streaming server to run the App-V applications on a desktop.  Applications packaged via ThinApp don’t require any additional servers or resources to run.  An application packaged with ThinApp is a totally encapsulated application that can run anywhere.  You can run separate ThinApp versions of Internet Explorer 6, IE7 and IE8 all on the same desktop at the same time.  We’ve conducted live demonstrations of this at numerous events including VMworld 2010 in San Francisco last year.

One benefit to running ThinApp that employees don’t see, but the IT department does is that an application packaged with ThinApp uses the least amount of disk I/O.  During my recent testing, I was seeing a better than a 50 percent decrease in disk I/O vs. Microsoft App-V.  

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VMware Boot Camp Day 6 – PCoIP Implementation & Tuning Best Practices

OK campers… Today Chuck Hirstius, PSO, WW Advanced Services, VMware looks at best practices for optimizing PCoIP for different types of workloads.  He also gives you the latest tips from the field for optimizing for LAN, mobile and remote users.

To view all of these session click here!


Please note that these sessions are on-demand so you can view them on your own time. Enjoy!

VMware View Bootcamp Day 5- Application Delivery

Application Delivery

Join Heath Doerr from VMware for a look at ThinApp and Application Delivery. In this session Heath will cover application packaging and updates, best practices for application deployment as well as application migration, conflict and compatibility issues. Also be sure to check out the previous View Bootcamp from Day 4 which covers Tuning the Base Image with Todd Dayton. To view these session click here!


If you missed day 4 which looked at tuning the Base Image with Todd Dayton, I have posted the video below…

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