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IT Empire Strikes Back, New iPad Pro Rumors & the App-teligent Digital Workspace

The IT empire strikes back. Shadow IT strikes again, but this time IT can do something to stop the rebel forces of consumerization. Skycure&#rsquo;s Brian Duckering talks about how the combination of mobile threat defense and unified endpoint management can result in the ceasefire we&#rsquo;ve all been waiting for. See his take on this ages-old […]]> The IT empire strikes back.

Shadow IT strikes again, but this time IT can do something to stop the rebel forces of consumerization. Skycure&#rsquo;s Brian Duckering talks about how the combination of mobile threat defense and unified endpoint management can result in the ceasefire we&#rsquo;ve all been waiting for. See his take on this ages-old battle of wills here.

The Apple rumor mill keeps on milling.

Today, MacRumors dove into the latest Apple rumblings with the 10.5-inch iPad Pro rumors. Could it be real? According to the report, there&#rsquo;s a &#rsquo;greater than 70% chance.&#rdquo; Dive into the rumor mill here.

Your lack of app-telligence astounds me.

VMware announced some BIG news on the enterprise app front. With the acquisition of Apteligent, SVP Sumit Dhawan says VMware&#rsquo;s digital workspace platform can:

&#rsquo;Help development teams prioritize issues and address app performance challenges faster, improving application uptime and user experience, reducing churn rate and facilitating better collaboration.&#rdquo;

Dive into the details here.

You go, Google.

With its new mobile operating system (OS), Android Go, smartphones might just become the globally ubiquitous devices we&#rsquo;ve always been promised. Engadget speculates: &#rsquo;Soon enough you won&#rsquo;t be able to use high prices as an excuse to avoid smartphones.&#rdquo; Taking it further in this article, tech expert Chris Velazco says Android Go will help Google go even further on its quest to dominate underserved and developing countries. Read more here.

Android phone home.

&#rsquo;The latest Windows 10 preview release adds notifications for incoming calls to Android phones, but Microsoft apologizes that not all testers will get access to the smart videoediting tool, Story Remix.&#rdquo; —Liam Tung, ZDNet

Get more highlights of the Windows 10 updated preview builds here.

Office 365 provisioning made easy.

This week, VMware AirWatch released its new how-to guide for provisioning Office 2016 on macOS devices. The easy-to-follow steps and screenshots help you leverage custom settings XML, custom attributes, files, actions and products. Get the free whitepaper here.

Coming to a city or laptop near you.

  • Citrix Synergy next week in Orlando. Come visit VMware&#rsquo;s booth 309.
  • VMware SociaLabs, Introduction to Mobile Device Management (MDM) with AirWatch May 23 (San Diego), June 6 (Reston) & June 20 (Halifax)
  • Boston Summer VMUG UserCon, June 1
  • Unlocking Mobility with Derived Credentials & AirWatch, June 23 online
  • VMworld 2017, Aug. 27–31 in Vegas

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Google’s New OS, Win10 VR Tech & Breaking VDI Product News

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&#rsquo;s new operating system (OS) &#rsquo;Fuchsia.&#rdquo; Writer Jeff Cozza called the new OS a &#rsquo;non-Linux-based system that seems to be designed with mobile devices in mind. Nevertheless, the OS could eventually replace both the company&#rsquo;s Android mobile OS and its Chrome OS.&#rdquo;

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Speaking of Google.

&#rsquo;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.&#rdquo;
—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.

&#rsquo;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,&#rdquo; Brigitte wrote.

Dive into the VDI product news here.

Want to see all the VMware news from Dell EMC World? Check out this great highlights blog, including VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger&#rsquo;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.”

Read all the details about the Oracle and VMware announcement here.

Windows 10 gets all e-motion-al.

CNET wearable tech reporter Scott Stein broke down Microsoft&#rsquo;s news that Windows 10 VR motion controllers are hitting the market &#rsquo;this holiday.&#rdquo;

&#rsquo;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.&#rdquo;

Read the full story here.

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&#rsquo;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&#rsquo;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

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Apple Takes the Wearables Lead, Decoding Win10 S, Internet 4.0 & More Top Mobile News

Sorry, Fitbit, there&#rsquo;s a new sheriff in town. With nearly 60% growth in shipments in Q1 this year, Apple Watch officially became the king of the consumer wearables castle, according to CNBC. Fitbit, which was the long-time market leader, dropped to second after a 35% decline in Q1. Get the mobile news in your inbox […]]> Sorry, Fitbit, there&#rsquo;s a new sheriff in town.

With nearly 60% growth in shipments in Q1 this year, Apple Watch officially became the king of the consumer wearables castle, according to CNBC. Fitbit, which was the long-time market leader, dropped to second after a 35% decline in Q1.

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This is not the password you&#rsquo;re looking for.

A little post-Star Wars Day reference to lighten what is a painful, soul-sucking experience for mobile workers everywhere. You know it. We know it. Juggling passwords and jumping through log-in hoops is a pain. Thankfully, the force is with us.

A new survey revealed the top 10 identity and access management challenges for IT—and a new way forward for easier and more secure access from anywhere.

Get the free eBook here.

S is for security.

Microsoft introduced a new cloud-based version of Windows 10 this week: Windows 10 S.

VMware&#rsquo;s Aditya Kunduri breaks down the new operating system (OS):

&#rsquo;At its core, the &#rsquo;S&#rdquo; stands for simplicity and security, and fully embraces the modern,mobile-cloudarchitecture and management model.&#rdquo;

Get the lowdown on the new features, capabilities and how it impacts your endpoint management strategy here.

IoT to the rescue.

Lovingly called Internet 4.0 by the guys in the know, the Internet of Things (IoT) is more than just things. This new movement in our technology evolution has the potential to change the way we do everything.

Dive into a microcosm of the vast Internet 4.0 world with a sneak peek into how it impacts supply chains. Because, hey, if I can get my Prime delivery of soap, ketchup and socks even faster, I&#rsquo;m in.

Take it to the next level.

Of network security, that is. VMware AirWatch senior solutions architect Shardul Navare answers those questions we&#rsquo;ve all been asking:

  • What actually does micro-segmentation mean?
  • What tech do I need to make our mobile deployment secure from device to data center?
  • How does VMware NSX work with AirWatch?

Dive in here.

Coming Up Next:

  • Dell EMC World, booth 1143, May 8–11 in Vegas
  • Citrix Synergy, booth 309, May 23-25 in Orlando
  • 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

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New Video! Simplifying App Access & Management with VMware Workspace ONE

In today’s mobile cloud world, it&#rsquo;s all about the apps. Apps are what help your workforce be productive and successful. Unfortunately, employees do not often use the apps their company provides. Studies have shown that with each extra step required for onboarding a new app, you lose 7% of your user base. Six steps to get started? That means 42% of your workers will never use your work app a single time.

For a successful app strategy, you must deliver the right apps on the right device easily and securely without compromising the privacy of personal data.

Simplifying App Access & Management

VMware Workspace ONE makes it easy for employees to have secure access to the business applications they need, allowing them to get work done whenever and wherever through the Workspace ONE app.

Users have their own personalized app catalog across all of their devices. This makes onboarding new employees with the right apps easier than ever. Additionally, by using powerful single sign-on (SSO) capabilities, your workforce gets immediate access to the information they need without having to remember multiple passwords.

Securing Work Apps & Lowering Costs

When it comes to security, Workspace ONE protects even the most sensitive information, restricting corporate apps from sharing data with personal apps, prevents copy/paste and much more using powerful data-loss prevention policies. These create access control rules to restrict rooted or jailbroken devices and ensure only authorized users and devices can access company applications. IT can set granular, contextual app access policies from one single place.

Best of all, lower costs and higher security make your life easier, helping reduce support tickets from lost passwords and offers remote assistance, self-service tools and troubleshooting. It’s all combined into a super simple solution the users will actually want to use.

Workspace ONE makes it easy to deliver transformational business apps to your workforce and empowers employees to be productive from anywhere with secure, one-touch access to the apps they need—any time on any device.

Click here to get a custom demo of Workspace ONE today.

Want to take Workspace ONE for a test drive? Check out our free hands-on lab.

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Firefox & Chrome Threats Top This Week’s Mobile News

Beware, Firefox and Chrome users. Wordfence reported this week that Firefox and Chrome web browsers are vulnerable to a new threat that lulls users into providing log-in credentials and personal information on fake look-alike sites. Read how to identity these fake sites and protect your personal and work information via today&#rsquo;s AirWatch blog. Microsoft marches […]]> Beware, Firefox and Chrome users.

Wordfence reported this week that Firefox and Chrome web browsers are vulnerable to a new threat that lulls users into providing log-in credentials and personal information on fake look-alike sites. Read how to identity these fake sites and protect your personal and work information via today&#rsquo;s AirWatch blog.

Microsoft marches along with Windows 10.

Microsoft announced this week that it will target March and September every year for major releases to its Windows 10 operating system (OS). Following last month&#rsquo;s Creators Update, we can look forward to the next major release in September.

The Verge reports that this announcement implies Windows 10 is Microsoft&#rsquo;s go-to OS for the foreseeable future. To learn how Windows 10 impacts your business, check out this great series from our very own Windows 10 team.

How do I look?

According to a new blog on Radius, you might be able to skip the dreaded dressing room soon. Virtual reality headsets could help you try on clothes at your favorite retailer from the comfort (and realistic lighting) of your living room. Read more about this new VR experience and other IoT innovations in retail here.

Free Apple apps for everyone!

Who doesn&#rsquo;t love freebies? On Tuesday, Apple updated three of its most popular iOS and Mac apps—iMovie, GarageBand and iWork suite. Once costing upwards of $20, these apps are now free to users. Macworld argues, however, that there&#rsquo;s no such thing as a free lunch.

Adventures in AirWatch.

Wondering how to easily enroll your company&#rsquo;s iOS fleet in mobility management? Or enable secure per-app VPN? VMware AirWatch&#rsquo;s technical team churned out three how-to blogs to help you make the most of your deployments. Check them out here.

Event horizon.

  • Virtual Event on April 27: Mastering Windows (2.0)
  • Webinar on April 27: NSX-AirWatch Customer Success Story with Vallejo Sanitation
  • On-Demand Events:
    • EUC Insights 2017 AMER
    • EUC Insights 2017 APJ
    • EUC Insights 2017 EMEA
  • &#rsquo;Realize Your Digital Future&#rdquo; May 8-11 at Dell-EMC World in Vegas

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3 New AirWatch How To Blogs: Apple DEP Enrollment, Per-App VPN 101 & Android Enterprise

Our amazing technical team here at VMware AirWatch is an incredible wealth of how-to knowledge. They spend every day working with architects, product managers and mobile admins like you to uncover top features, develop best practices and share the knowledge across our community. Over the past month, they did not disappoint. Here are three new […]]> Our amazing technical team here at VMware AirWatch is an incredible wealth of how-to knowledge. They spend every day working with architects, product managers and mobile admins like you to uncover top features, develop best practices and share the knowledge across our community. Over the past month, they did not disappoint.

Here are three new how-to technical blogs to help you make the most of your AirWatch unified endpoint management (UEM) and enterprise mobility management (EMM) deployments:

1. Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP): 4 Common iOS Configurations with AirWatch

Solutions architect Robert Terakedis took his readers on what he called the &#rsquo;adventures in enrollment&#rdquo; in this great blog. Follow him down the DEP enrollment rabbit hole to reveal four common DEP enrollment scenarios and his recommended configurations with AirWatch, including:

  • Direct end-user authentication without staging.
  • Agent-based authentication with single-user staging.
  • No end-user authentication with single-user staging.
  • Agent-based authentication with multi-user staging.

Click here to read Robert&#rsquo;s blog.

2. AirWatch 101: Per-App VPN

VMware End-User Computing (EUC) senior solutions architect Shardul Navare joins technical marketers Catherine Sanders and Hannah Jernigan to answer the question: &#rsquo;Why choose per-app VPN?&#rdquo;

Read their great blog and check out the related infographic to dive into the &#rsquo;who, what, when, where, why and how&#rdquo; of per-app tunneling. At the end, you&#rsquo;ll better understand if per-app VPN is right for you and learn more about the implementation framework and configuration next steps.

3. AirWatch Android Enterprise Enhancements

A few weeks ago, we announced exciting enhancements for Android Enterprise with AirWatch. Now, thanks to EUC technical expert Karim Chelouati, you can learn how to enable these powerful Android Enterprise enhancements for your users.

Click here to read Karim&#rsquo;s blog, which describes how you can:

  • Simply and easily enable bring-your-own-device (BYOD) deployments that separate personal and corporate device functions;
  • Configure Android Enterprise settings as the admin;
  • Deploy work apps to your users; and
  • Issue security requirements to the work side of the device, such as passwords, fingerprints or pins.

Find all these fantastic AirWatch how-to and technical blogs—and many more to come—in the new &#rsquo;Mobile&#rdquo; category on our sister site, the VMware EUC Blog. To automatically receive email notifications of new AirWatch technical content posted on the EUC Blog, you can subscribe for free here.

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  • How This Company Blocks Over 1,000 Mobile Security Threats Every Month

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How This Company Blocks Over 1,000 Mobile Security Threats Every Month

HomeService, a home assistance provider, was looking for an integrated mobile security solution to manage both devices and the associated data and keep security executives happy. Since deploying Wandera and VMware AirWatch, HomeServe has identified and blocked more than 1,000 potential mobile security threats every single month. Read their innovative mobile security case study here. […]]> HomeService, a home assistance provider, was looking for an integrated mobile security solution to manage both devices and the associated data and keep security executives happy. Since deploying Wandera and VMware AirWatch, HomeServe has identified and blocked more than 1,000 potential mobile security threats every single month.

Read their innovative mobile security case study here.

&#rsquo;Without very strict manual controls in place there was always the risk that users could consume large amounts of data without hitting a cap. It was not possible to control this without a dedicated solution in place.

 

&#rsquo;AirWatch tells me exactly what I need to know very easily. It&#rsquo;s very intuitive to use, and the information I can get out of it is brilliant.&#rdquo;

 

—Martin Evans, delivery manager, HomeServe

HomeServe is a leading home assistance provider that helps homeowners with fixing, maintaining and looking after their homes. It delivers a range of services, including plumbing, drainage, electrics, heating and much more, through a network of approved engineers. Established in 1993, the company has grown the UK-based business to become a global operation listed on the FTSE 250 Index, with almost $1 billion in revenues and employing more than 4,500 staff.

&#rsquo;When users travel internationally,, there is sometimes the risk that even with strong processes in pace, people can forget to notify the correct team to ensure that their tariff is provisioned properly. We actually had an example of this for a user that was protected by Wandera. The device was flagged as being out of the country and our international data policy kicked in automatically. This functionality potentially saves us a lot of money,&#rdquo; Evans said.

Now that it has a coordinated mobility infrastructure in place, HomeServe can also allow employees to work from their own personal devices by enrolling them in the AirWatch and Wandera services.

Learn more about HomeServe&#rsquo;s innovative mobile security threats solution by reading the free case study here.

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For Your Own Safety, Read This Week’s Top Mobile News

Apple updates galore—and it&#rsquo;s for your own safety. Apple pushed its iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2 and macOS 10.12.4 operating system (OS) updates this week. Multiple media sources, including Forbes, warn that Apple iPhone users should update to the latest OS ASAP to dam a serious security vulnerability. But great news on the enterprise mobility side: […]]> Apple updates galore—and it&#rsquo;s for your own safety.

Apple pushed its iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2 and macOS 10.12.4 operating system (OS) updates this week. Multiple media sources, including Forbes, warn that Apple iPhone users should update to the latest OS ASAP to dam a serious security vulnerability.

But great news on the enterprise mobility side: AirWatch announced same-day support and some pretty cool iOS and Apple TV capabilities coming in its 9.1 release. Claire Feeney gives us the details here.

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In a Galaxy far, far away…

From its Unpacked event in NYC (okay, so maybe not so &#rsquo;far away&#rdquo; …), Samsung launched its new Galaxy S8 device that &#rsquo;breaks through the confines of the smartphone screen.&#rdquo; Check it out here.

For businesses, Samsung also announced its new &#rsquo;desktop experience&#rdquo;—or DeX—technology. When paired with a leading digital workspace solution, like VMware Workspace ONE, end users can experience a full desktop experience on their S8 smartphone. Productivity &#rsquo;Unpacked.&#rdquo; Read more here.

Time to plug that leak.

Security leak, that is. Wandera&#rsquo;s David Renwick effectively scares us half to death with his new blog. He details the security threats that slip through the once-secure IT perimeter, thanks to workers&#rsquo; smartphones and seemingly innocent apps. Read this blog with the lights on.

352 billion mobile app downloads. Say what?!

App Annie projected this week that mobile app store revenue will exceed $139 billion in 2021, thanks to a forecasted 352 billion app downloads. Um, wow. Dive into the numbers on TechCrunch.

It&#rsquo;s so tiny!

For only $55, you can get the world&#rsquo;s smallest smartphone. The Posh Mobile Micro X, also called the &#rsquo;anti-phablet,&#rdquo; is available unlocked on Amazon today.

Father Android gets back in the game.

Android OS creator Andy Rubin hit social this week testing his new smartphone company&#rsquo;s first device.

I’m really excited about how this is shaping up. Eager to get it in more people’s hands… pic.twitter.com/LRzQCFSKTm

— Andy Rubin (@Arubin) March 27, 2017

 

April&#rsquo;s To-Do List

  • Register for aVMware SociaLabin your city
  • Webinar: Achieve Your Digital Workspace Goals: Episode 2
  • Webinar: Explore the Latest AirWatch 9.1 Release
  • VMUG Webcast: Modernizing Windows 10 Management for the Mobile-Cloud Era
  • On Demand: EUC Insights 2017
    • EUC Insights 2017 AMER
    • EUC Insights 2017 APJ
    • EUC Insights 2017 EMEA

     

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Explore Sally Beauty’s Innovative Digital Workspace

Sally Beauty Supply needed to secure virtual desktops for employees, contractors and call centers. Temporary workers and others who bring their own devices (BYOD) can now use a non-persistent Sally Beauty desktop run on VMware Horizon 7. Now, data does not save locally when a user logs out, keeping the company&#rsquo;s information safe.

The company is also in the process of deploying VMware Workspace ONE, the digital workspace platform that combines identity and mobility management for seamless access to company apps and data from any device.

Learn more about how, like Sally Beauty Supply, your company can build a digital workspace customized to the needs of your business: vmware.com/it-priorities/empower-digital-workspace.html.

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  • Work Productivity Reimagined: VMware Workspace ONE + Salesforce
  • Unified Endpoint Management & Windows 10 Explained
  • CIO Bask Iyer Reveals VMware’s Internal Digital Workspace Strategy

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