Also in top tech news this week: smarter Chromebook management, Android in the enterprise, separating work/personal and more.
Peekaboo, I see … the new Google OS.
Top Tech News shared their first impressions following a sneak peek of Google’s new operating system (OS) “Fuchsia.” Writer Jeff Cozza called the new OS a “non-Linux-based system that seems to be designed with mobile devices in mind. Nevertheless, the OS could eventually replace both the company’s Android mobile OS and its Chrome OS.”
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Speaking of Google.
“With Workspace ONE on Chromebooks, IT administrators benefit from additional security capabilities that enable the easy deployment, configuration, and security of web, applications, and Android applications.”
—Jeff McGrath, VMware End-User Computing (EUC)
At Dell EMC World 2017 earlier this week, VMware announced an expanded partnership with Google focused on helping accelerate Chromebook adoption in the enterprise. Leveraging VMware AirWatch-based unified endpoint management capabilities built into the Workspace ONE platform, Chromebook management with VMware now offers single sign-on (SSO) to any app plus simplified IT management. Many more capabilities come from the integration. Dive in here.
And speaking of Dell EMC World…
What a wonderful VDI world.
Dell and VMware dropped the innovation mic at Dell EMC World, including some awesome news for VDI fans. Our own Brigitte Skakkebaek reported the big news in her blog, Introducing Dell EMC VDI Complete Solutions. The major highlights of this integration includes:
- All-in-one desktop and virtualization bundles powered by VMware Horizon.
- Full validated and tested to lower risk and reduce complexity.
- Everything you need to get started for $8/user/month.
“All of these factors—the bundle discount, monthly payment options and ability to confidently start small—contribute to a much lower up front cost to get started with VDI,” Brigitte wrote.
Want to see all the VMware news from Dell EMC World? Check out this great highlights blog, including VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger’s keynote replay and a candid interview with Michael Dell.
Quote of the Week
“Mobilizing critical business processes is at the core of both of our organizations’ DNA and this collaboration will help us advance this shared vision for our customers and their end users alike,” said Sanjay Poonen, chief operating officer, customer operations, VMware. “We’re proud to come together with Oracle to make it easier for IT administrators to secure and manage these critical mobile apps and help their end users seamlessly access them from any endpoint.”
Windows 10 gets all e-motion-al.
CNET wearable tech reporter Scott Stein broke down Microsoft’s news that Windows 10 VR motion controllers are hitting the market “this holiday.”
“The controllers — which we haven’t used — look a lot like the Oculus Touch controllers mixed with Vive controllers at first glance, with a thumb stick like the Touch, a touchpad like the Vive and a wand-like design with a tracking ring on the end.”
You gotta keep it separated.
In case you missed it, a new Android came to work last month. Thanks to new innovations to the enterprise capabilities and support from VMware AirWatch, end users are thrilled with the new divide between personal and work data on their devices. Bhavesh Kumar shares gifs and how-to’s for quick provisioning, secure authentication, simple access to work apps and more.
3BD/2BA with security and simplicity.
Home of the University of Texas at Austin, major businesses and great barbecue joints, Travis County, Texas is one of the fastest growing areas in the U.S. The entity that determines property taxes there, Travis County Central Appraisal District (TCAD), saw its workloads grow along with the population. Watch TCAD’s innovative digital transformation story in our latest customer video here.
Knowledge is power.
Check out these great upcoming events to get your learning on:
- Taking GPU-Powered Desktops to the Cloud with VMware & NVIDIA, May 17 online
- Citrix Synergy, May 23-25 in Orlando. Visit us at booth 309.
- VMware SociaLabs, May 23 (San Diego), June 6 (Reston) & June 20 (Halifax)
- Boston Summer VMUG UserCon, June 1
- Unlocking Mobility with Derived Credentials & VMware AirWatch, June 23 online
- VMworld 2017, Aug. 27–31 in Vegas