Top 10 Digital Workspace Moments of 2018

Dec 27, 2018
Nina Seth

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Nina Seth is a senior product marketing manager for VMware EUC. Nina holds a Master of Business Administration from San Jose State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California at Davis.

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As we look ahead towards 2019 we’re celebrating the successes of the past year, and what a year it was! With so many new releases, features, updates and enhancements, we’re thrilled to continue to innovate and provide solutions that address our customers’ needs. As we wrap-up and highlight some of our most innovative steps towards the future, we know that our community has embarked on the journey to the digital workspace right along with us. Here’s to you, our customers and community, as we celebrate our top ten count-down for 2018!

Top 10 Digital Workspace

10 – Support for Android enterprise on purpose-built devices

In February, we were thrilled to announce support for Android Enterprise, giving IT unparalleled security features and the ability to lock down devices, silently install apps and push updates. With this update, Android enterprise became the default deployment model for Android devices. Take a look at the Android Series to learn more.

9 – Take advantage of HOLs and Tech Zone Content

Hands-on Labs (HOL) are the fastest and easiest way to test-drive the full technical capabilities of VMware products. Best of all, these evaluations are FREE, up and running on your browser in minutes, and require no installation. This year we had hundreds of customers at VMworld and at home take advantage of the HOLs. Start off with the VMware Workspace ONE – Getting Started Hands-on Lab. Not enough for you? Head to the Tech Zone for the 23 videos, 24 guides, and 10 blogs we have published.

8 – Our community grows

This year we focused even more on our end-users and costumers. We asked you what you wanted to see and needed and took your feedback to heart. The result? A year of new updates and features that are the best in market. Our success this year and in the future is all thanks to our customers, partners, and community. Join the conversation with us on Twitter (Horizon and Workspace ONE), Facebook (Horizon and Workspace ONE) and LinkedIn (Horizon and Airwatch).

7 – Security takes center stage with new partnerships

One of the focal points in empowering a digital workspace is security, which is why it’s imperative to have a solid digital workspace security strategy in place. Because of the way employees work today, the security perimeter has dissolved, and threats have grown, evolved and adapted accordingly. At VMworld we announced an expansion of our ecosystem of partners supporting Workspace ONE Trust Network, which now includes four new partners: CheckPoint, Palo Alto Networks, TrendMicro and Zscaler. We’re also proud of our deep integrations between VMware Workspace ONE and the Okta Identity Cloud, as customers benefit from an enhanced user experience and greater security together in the digital workspace.

6 – EUC is recognized as an industry leader

Go team! Forrester recognized VMware’s intelligence-driven digital workspace platform, awarding us the highest possible score in the market presence category, product vision, commitment to innovation, and partner ecosystem criteria. Gartner scored VMware highest in the “Secure UEM” use case, highest in 4 out of 6 use cases in the 2018 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Unified Endpoint Management, and as leader in Gartner’s inaugural July 2018 Magic Quadrant for Unified Endpoint Management (UEM). It’s also the second year in a row where IDC named VMware a Leader.

5 – Productivity from anywhere on any device with Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub

Successful business outcomes come from employees who are empowered with technology that simplifies the experience, boosts productivity, and promotes engagement. At VMworld we announced the newest addition to the Workspace ONE platform, Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub! Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub is a single destination where employees can securely access, discover, and connect with teams and workflows wherever they are and from any device.

4 – Workspace ONE Intelligence give us the insights that matter

Workspace ONE Intelligence was launched earlier this year to provide insights, app analytics, and automation that help our customers improve security, optimize resources, and enhance user experience in their digital workspace. Want to learn more? Test drive Workspace ONE Intelligence today!

3 – EUC does VMworld!

In August and again in November the EUC team traveled to VMworld US and VMworld Europe, and what a conference! From our Digital Workspace Showcase Keynote to vGPU updates announced by Pat Gelsinger, storm troopers in the hallways, and Brian Maddens first ever EUC Community Tech Talk, the week was one to put on the books. Missed the activities? Watch on-demand. We can’t wait to see everyone next year!

2 – Burst to the cloud! Horizon kicks off the year with AWS and Azure

In 2018 Enterprises embraced the hybrid cloud in a big way – and Horizon didn’t disappoint. Horizon on VMware Cloud on AWS is the only hybrid cloud solution that allows you to modernize, protect and scale vSphere-based applications leveraging AWS, the world’s leading public cloud, and VMware Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure celebrated its first birthday this year.

Wrapping up the year, in mid-December, we released VMware Horizon 7 Version 7.7 and VMware Horizon Client 4.10, and NSX Cloud support for Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure with new features and enhancements. Continued innovation of new features and functionality to deploy and manage virtual desktops in the cloud made this the year of Horizon!

1 – Workspace ONE Raises the Bar for UEM

In March, VMware unveiled the industry’s first intelligence-driven digital workspace with Workspace ONE Intelligence and in September we announced the next step in Modern Management, Desktop Virtualization, and End User Services. The announcement that Workspace ONE AirLift is now generally available highlighted our continued innovation and integration – the AirLift connector for SCCM enables migration of SCCM Collections and PCLM workloads, including Win32 app packages, to Workspace ONE automatically, and accelerates the transition to Windows 10 modern management. Our mission to deliver and manage any app on any device with an integrated digital workspace platform was at the forefront this year.

From all of us on the EUC team, thank you for joining us on this digital workspace journey this year. We can’t wait to unveil what we have in store for 2019!

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