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Unlocking Mobile Moments with VMware Workspace ONE Productivity Apps

Do you wonder how often you pull your smartphone out of your pocket (or purse)? Do you feel &#rsquo;separation anxiety&#rdquo; (and I use that term loosely here) if the smartphone is not within arm&#rsquo;s length, especially if you&#rsquo;re not wearing your smartwatch?

If you answered yes to those questions, I don&#rsquo;t believe you are alone. An Internet Trends report famously suggests that an average user pulls out their smartphone 150 timesa day, and each mobile micro-moment lasts between 60 and 90 seconds.Other research estimates the heaviest users touch—tap, type, swipe, click—their smartphones 2,617 times a day, on average.

This paradigm shift requires us to design apps for what we call &#rsquo;mobile moments.&#rdquo; In essence, developers must understand what a user is trying to accomplish during a mobile moment based on considerations—device form factor, information context, aggregated intelligence from multiple business systems and, increasingly, machine learning—to provide the most delightful user experience possible.

VMware Workspace ONE is a digital transformation platform, and we&#rsquo;d like to show you how our suite of mobile productivity apps use the mobile moments design paradigm to deliver consumer-simple, enterprise-secure experiences.

5 Common Mobile Moments in the Enterprise

Rather than focusing on my experiences like in previous blog posts, I asked Adam Chow for his top mobile moments during his summer internship here at VMware. He graciously summarized these moments and recorded videos to showcase them.

1. Joining conference calls.

In our everyday life, we often dial into conference calls on the go. VMware Boxer is a secure email, calendar and contacts app that allows users to dial in with literally two taps. Yes, you heard me right. No more fiddling with finding the right number and the associated passcode. I know it sounds too good to be true, so don&#rsquo;t take my word for it, check it out for yourself.

2. Scheduling meetings.

Oftentimes, we wait to get back to our desk to respond to one-line emails like, &#rsquo;Do you have time for a quick chat?&#rdquo; See how easily you can send your availability and quickly create meetings with co-workers and external business partners using the Boxer app. It is simply amazing.

3. Triaging emails.

A lot of industry research has been done on categorizing email users as pilers, filers and purgers. Pilers are users (like myself) who keep all their emails in the inbox so unread emails are actionable. Filers are users who meticulously aim for a zero inbox and file important emails into folders. Purgers are users who delete emails that are no longer actionable and expect others to send another email if there is a follow-up.

In an enterprise setting, a lot of mobile moments are spent triaging emails. The Boxer app provides features like:

  • Custom swipe gestures so users can personalize how they triage their emails and take quick actions,

  • Bulk triage emails by deleting or moving all at once,

  • Propose new meeting times and

  • Customize quick reply templates and send quick replies to one or more emails.

4. Accessing intranet sites.

A lot of customers roll out Boxer, VMware Browser and VMware Content Locker apps in a mobile app management (MAM) mode. The encryption, data loss prevention, integrated authentication, shared passcode and compliance are built into the app itself without requiring a mobile device management (MDM) profile on the device.

In these environments, users do not have an operating system level per-app VPN tunnel, so the Workspace ONE platform provides a secure tunnel to resources behind the firewall, like intranet sites. This means that when users click an intranet link within an email, they do not get the &#rsquo;404: Page Not Found&#rdquo; error. Instead the site opens seamlessly, and the user can complete their workflow within the mobile moment.

5. Collaborating on enterprise files.

The Content Locker mobile app can aggregate files and folders from over 30 enterprise content repositories. IT can set data loss prevention (DLP) controls in one place and users can securely access, sync and share all their content.

Content Locker supports on-premises repositories, such as Microsoft SharePoint and file shares, as well as cloud repositories, such as Microsoft OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online, Dropbox and Box. Watch how a team of people interviewing a candidate were able to quickly collaborate during this mobile moment.

These videos offer a quick teaser of how VMware&#rsquo;s suite of mobile productivity apps cater to mobile moments. Stay tuned for exciting innovations that will take this much further. If you are attending VMworld in Vegas, be sure to attend the Monday breakout session, &#rsquo;Learn How to Deliver an Enterprise-Grade Mobile Email Experience with Boxer.&#rdquo;

 

VMworld 2017 Breakout Session

“Learn How to Deliver an Enterprise-Grade Mobile Email Experience with Boxer”

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EUC at VMworld 2017 U.S. Checklist: 10 Things to Know Before You Go

What will Pat announce next on stage at VMworld? What&#rsquo;s in store for Sumit and Shawn&#rsquo;s new end-user-computing (EUC) Showcase Keynote? (Hint: This demo-packed keynote deserves a space on your schedule.)

Before we get into the major news, here&#rsquo;s what you, our Vegas-bound mobility pros, need to know before you go.

1. First things first. Pick up your badge.

Bring your photo ID to pick up your conference badge at the VMworld registration desk, on Level 1 of the South Convention Center, during these hours:

  • Sunday, 7 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 7 a.m.–7 p.m.
  • Thursday, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.

You can also visit self-serve kiosks in Bayside C, Level 1, and we&#rsquo;re also offering Express Check-In QR codes to move things along. Just check the VMworld mobile app for yours! (Download the VMworld 2017 U.S. app here.)

2. First time? Start here.

There&#rsquo;s a lot going on at VMworld. So Sunday at 4 p.m., we&#rsquo;re offering an hour-long info session just for first-time attendees at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Add the New V Welcome Session to your schedule via the Content Catalog.

3. Trust us, everyone will be talking about these EUC sessions.

These are the biggies—add to your schedule accordingly:

  • Monday, 3:30 p.m.: EUC Showcase Keynote: Delivering New User Experiences with Digital Workspaces [EDW7002KU]
  • Tuesday, 11 a.m.: Spotlight Session: Transformation of the Digital Workspace [SAAM3157SU]
  • Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.: Spotlight Session: The Evolution of Endpoint Management Within a Digital Workspace [UEM3155SU]
  • Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.: Spotlight Session: Goodbye Legacy VDI. Hello Dynamic VDI for the Digital Workspace [ADV3156SU]

Be one of the first 500 attendees at our keynote to receive a free anniversary boxed edition of VMware Fusion and to be entered into a raffle to win a Samsung Chromebook. Last, but not least, score your special EUC button at these spotlight sessions!

4. We&#rsquo;re throwing these events just for you!

Outside of the Customer Appreciation Party, we&#rsquo;re hosting more intimate events just for EUC-minded attendees. Tuesday, following the VMworld Hall Crawl, we&#rsquo;re throwing a huge EUC Networking Reception, sponsored by Google, 6–9 p.m. at the Libertine Social at Mandalay Bay.

RSVP for the EUC Networking Reception

5. Want to make waves in your industry? Sign up here.

VMworld 2017 offers four half-day industry workshops on Sunday, several industry-focused breakout sessions and an entire demo showcase of industry solutions.

6. Meet us at the Digital Workspace Lounge.

We&#rsquo;re offering a dedicated lounge area, theater and meeting space directly behind the registration area (in the VMvillage) where you can expand on what you&#rsquo;ve learned so far. Ask questions in group discussions, and meet with our EUC experts to learn more about the digital workspace.

7. Discover new solutions at the Mobility Zone.

This dedicated space in the Solutions Exchange features solutions that integrate with and complement your EUC investments, from rugged device partners to members of the VMware Mobile Security Alliance. Click here for a snapshot of who will be there and booth numbers.

&#rsquo;And if you&#rsquo;re on the ground in Vegas, be sure to stop by the Mobility Zone, which is an amazing new experience at VMworld—one you won&#rsquo;t want to miss. We&#rsquo;ve packed more than ever into this year&#rsquo;s event.&#rdquo;
—VMware EUC VP of Product Marketing Dave Grant

The entire Solutions Exchange includes more than 220 companies, including EUC partners like Dell, Google, Intel and more.

8. Learn for free at Hands-on Labs.

Choose your own adventure: self-paced labs or expert-led workshops in the South Pacific Ballroom. You can take self-paced labs anytime and as many times as you like—each is 15–60 minutes. At expert-led workshops, on the other hand, you can receive additional instruction and group interaction.

You don&#rsquo;t need to schedule EUC self-paced labs ahead of time—these are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Expert-led workshops do require advanced sign-up, and you need to show up early—at least 5 minutes.

&#rsquo;When it comes to education, one place I always tell folks to check out is our Hands-On Labs, where attendees unleash their inner mad scientist. Here you can roll up your sleeves and see for yourself the latest and greatest from VMware.&#rdquo;
—VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger

9. Remember, you get special discounts on training and certification!

When you take a certification exam on site, you get 50% off the price, and on-demand courses for AirWatch and Horizon are 25% off. Plus, VMworld offers unique, two-day training led by instructors Aug. 25–26, including an accelerated AirWatch bootcamp and a Horizon 7 seminar. Click here for the special offers!

10. Grow at Partner Exchange @ VMworld 2017 U.S.

Sunday is entirely devoted to VMware partners, and we highly recommend this Business Growth Keynote from Sumit and Business Futurist Greg Verdino on embracing digital transformation. Plus, attend for a chance to win a Samsung Chromebook Elite!

This is your last chance to register before rates increase again! Keep in mind that VMworld is expected to be the biggest EUC event of the year, as Dave Grant told VMware Radius:

&#rsquo;There are multiple vendor conferences throughout the year, but they all focus on individual vendor stacks, creating cumbersome silos of solutions for IT professionals to manage. VMworld U.S. and Europe will be the only industry events this year that focus on end-user computing in the enterprise, helping to eliminate silos to transform the management and end-user experience.&#rdquo;

Here&#rsquo;s more to plan your trip to VMworld 2017 U.S.:

  • Add These 4 EUC Sessions to Your VMworld U.S. Agenda
  • Hurry! Our 10 Most Popular EUC Sessions @ VMworld Are Filling Up Fast!
  • VMworld Is Coming Soon. Which Cloud Sessions Will You Attend?
  • 5 New VMware Workspace ONE Sessions at VMworld 2017
  • New @ VMworld: Industry Workshops & Showcase for Financial Services, Healthcare, Government & Retail

Subscribe to the right to follow VMworld news on the VMware EUC Blog, and follow us @WorkspaceONE, @VMwareHorizon and @AirWatch for updates.

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VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure: Learn More at VMworld 2017 U.S.

Sign up to receive the latest updates about Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure: vmware.com/partners/global-alliances/microsoft.html.

Since we announced our vision for VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure in May, we received tremendous interest from prospective customers. At VMworld 2017 U.S., attendees will have the opportunity to learn more and view a demonstration of the solution during several sessions.

What Customers Are Saying about Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure

Our vision for this solution is to enable organizations like yours to pair existing Microsoft Azure infrastructure with the intuitive Horizon Cloud control plane, to create a secure, comprehensive cloud-hosted solution for delivering virtualized Windows applications and session desktops.

Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure is designed to help organizations transform Windows applications into a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. This helps IT teams eliminate the burden of managing physical infrastructure and move to SaaS as part of your journey to a unified digital workspace.

We certainly think that the time has come for a powerful solution like this—and so do many of our current beta customers:

After trying the beta version of the solution, a technical architect at a large U.S. pharmacy chain exploring desktop virtualization expressed that VMware Cloud and Microsoft Azure working together is a match made in the cloud.

A solutions architect for a healthcare company looking to migrate from on-premises desktops to cloud desktops excitedly expressed that Horizon Cloud is the way to go.

Paul Chafin, Chief Technology Officer at the Florida Department of Health, said:

&#rsquo;Being able to quickly provision, purchase and deploy full Windows desktops from the cloud without the tedious management of physical infrastructure is very appealing and our organization can benefit from this service as we move our data and apps to the cloud. Microsoft and VMware are two proven companies in the industry and we have had a very positive experience so far as beta participants.&#rdquo;

If you want to see this in action, check out our sessions at VMworld 2017 U.S., where we will give a demonstration of Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure.

Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure at VMworld U.S.

In our “Learn More about Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure” session, you will learn how you can combine the benefits of remote desktops and applications as-a-service from VMware and the flexibility to choose a public, consumption-based IaaS like Microsoft Azure, making it easier and more cost-effective to deploy and scale your digital workspace.

Click to add to your VMworld U.S. schedule.

Goodbye Legacy VDI. Hello Dynamic VDI for the Digital Workspace. [ADV3156SU]
A Modern Approach to Planning, Building, Running and Securing Virtual Desktops and Apps as Part of Your Customized Digital Workspace. Join Shankar Iyer, SVP and GM of Desktop Products at VMware, and special guests to find out how VMware brings dynamic VDI and your end-to-end digital workspace to life.

Click to add to your VMworld U.S. schedule.

Learn More about Horizon Cloud Service at VMworld

We also have a number of sessions on the Horizon Cloud service where you can learn about our different deployment options and how to integrate this within your existing infrastructure.

Horizon Cloud: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know withSimonLeComte [MTE4819U]

Understand the different deployment options with Horizon Cloud, the technical requirements of each, and which deployment models best suit your organization

Click to add to your VMworld U.S. schedule.

Horizon Cloud Service: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know [ADV1596BU]

This deep dive into Horizon Cloud Service and give you a behind-the-scenes look at the architecture and best practices for integrating Horizon Cloud Service virtual desktops and apps into your existing infrastructure.

Click to add to your VMworld U.S. schedule.

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  • Get Ready for Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure
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Security Update: 8 Advances in End-User Computing from VMware

Employees across enterprise organizations in today&#rsquo;s mobile-cloud world expect simple user experiences to help them be productive. IT often runs into challenges supporting these expectations while keeping their environments secure.

Our team has focused on empowering organizations with an enterprise-secure approach and consumer-simple experience through a digital workspace. Employees can securely access any app, on any device in their own digital workspace provided by VMware Workspace ONE, powered by VMware AirWatch unified endpoint management technology.

Over the course of 2017, we&#rsquo;ve introduced many security capabilities across the Workspace ONE platform, which includes advancements in VMware Horizon 7 and VMware Horizon Cloud. Let&#rsquo;s take a closer look at those security capabilities, as well as existing security integrations and security features that elevate Workspace ONE to the digital workspace platform that organizations can trust.

1. Derived Credentials

Earlier this year, we announced our derived credentials solution as part of Workspace ONE. This was huge news for organizations mandated by certain directives, such as FIPS 201, that require use of smart cards, personal identification verification (PIV) or common access cards (CAC) for access to physical, logical and network resources.

Smart cards, PIV and CAC worked great on desktops and laptops, but the experience on mobile devices was poor and costly because special hardware was needed to read the cards. To help with this issue, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) updated FIPS 201 in 2013 and the following year released SP 800-157, with guidelines on how to generate and utilize alternative tokens, which they refer to as a derived PIV credentials, also commonly referred to as derived credentials or PIV-D. This helped provide better experience, implementation and deployment on mobile devices accessing physical, logical and network resources.

We released our derived credentials app, called VMware PIV-D Manager, that enables the use of derived credentials with native apps and profiles, VMware apps and third-party AirWatch SDK-enabled apps. PIV-D Manager even integrates with other derived credentials solution providers such as Entrust and Intercede.

2. Boxer S/MIME

VMware Boxer, one of our Workspace ONE productivity apps, is an integrated mobile email, calendar and contacts app that helps increase productivity by giving end users a great user experience. Security was a big focus on our Boxer app this year.

We started by enabling S/MIME support for sending and receiving signed and/or encrypted mail. S/MIME is a standard for public key encryption and signing of MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) data that allows for secure email exchange. Organizations have the option of signing an email for authenticity and/or encrypting email messages for an added layer of security.

3. Boxer Classification Markings

In various regulated industries, such as public sector, healthcare and financial, sensitive emails often need to be specifically marked or classified when they are sent and received. When it comes to email, messages typically get a classification appended in the subject line, top or bottom of the body, etc. For example, an email message should be marked &#rsquo;unclassified&#rdquo; or &#rsquo;secret&#rdquo; depending on the content of the email.

Earlier this year, we announced support for classification markings in the Boxer app, which integrates with the built-in Microsoft Exchange transport rules. This capability also integrates with TITUS, Boldon James and janusNET.

4. Boxer Information Rights Management

In addition to S/MIME and classification marking support, we added full support for information rights management (IRM). IRM is a form of data loss prevention (DLP), which can specify access permissions to email messages, including the ability to restrict copy-paste, restrict email forwarding, enforce email message content expiration and more. As you can tell, we put a lot of emphasis on email security through our Boxer app!

5. AirWatch & NSX Integration

AirWatch and NSX integration was introduced over a year ago, and the amount of customer interest in it hasn&#rsquo;t slowed down since. When apps on mobile devices have access to communicate to any resource in the data center, this represents a challenge for IT as the attack surface within the data center can be large.

The AirWatch and NSX integration aims to solve this problem by limiting each mobile app to only communicate to the server that it needs to talk to, using the tunneling capability in AirWatch and the micro-segmentation capability in NSX. Combining these two technologies vastly reduces the access footprint from the mobile device and the attack surface in the data center.

Organizations, like Vallejo Sanitation and Flood Control District, can raise their security posture from the mobile device to the data center using the AirWatch and NSX integration.This type of integration can also help organizations along their journey towards General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance, as data in transit utilizes AES-256 bit encryption.

VMworld 2017 Panel Discussion:

“Data Privacy, theGDPR &the Globalization of Compliance”

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6. Horizon & NSX Integration

We know that apps on mobile devices and data center resources can be tunneled and micro-segmented for an extra layer of security. We can take that same concept and apply it towards desktop virtualization.

Integrating Horizon and NSX, customers can effectively secure east-west traffic within the data center, preventing malware from spreading across the data center if a virtual desktop is compromised because each desktop is effectively isolated from other desktops. IT can quickly and easily administer networking and security policy that dynamically follows end users&#rsquo; virtual desktops and apps across infrastructure, devices and locations. This extra level of security takes desktop virtualization to a whole new level!

VMworld 2017 Breakout Session:

“Securing Your Horizon Virtualized Apps & Desktop Investments with NSX”

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7. Just-in-Time Management Platform (JMP)

We introduced JMP earlier this year, our next-generation desktop and application delivery platform, which enables fust-in-time desktops and apps. Imagine a virtual desktop that is created when a user logs in and destroyed when that user logs out. IT can set up a pool of virtual desktops that fits this model, including pools that can access the internet and pools that cannot, effectively creating separation parameters for higher security. Virtual desktops in each pool only get created when a user logs into a specific pool.

With the JMP platform extending across Horizon 7 and Horizon Cloud, IT has the ability to inject apps and user environment settings into the desktop the moment a user logs in. Having pristine desktops created at every login and destroyed at every logoff eliminates malware that the user may have accidentally installed during the session.

8. Smart Policies

Smart Policies are available in Horizon 7 and Horizon Cloud for IT to provide end users with a truly contextual user experience. For example, policies dynamically change depending on the device used or the location services are being accessed from.

True single sign-on (SSO) enables end-to-end authentication from Workspace ONE to Horizon virtual desktops and apps, for a secure and simple user experience. Users aren&#rsquo;t prompted for multiple logins once they&#rsquo;ve authenticated into the Workspace ONE portal. Client policies such as enabling or disabling clipboard redirection, USB, printing and more can be set by IT using Smart Policies. Horizon is certified to meet FIPS 140-2 and Common Criteria requirements as a result of the secure policies powered by Smart Policies.

For organizations looking for even more advanced security capabilities across Workspace ONE, look no further than Workspace ONE integrations with our ecosystem of mobile security leaders in the VMware Mobile Security Alliance. Workspace ONE integrates with technologies from our Mobile Threat Defense partners, Cloud Access Security Brokers partners and more to further enable comprehensive cybersecurity across mobile devices, apps, networks and cloud services.

Learn more about our end-user computing (EUC) security initiatives at VMworld U.S.andVMworld Europe. If you&#rsquo;re not attending VMworld, you still have time to register!

To learn more about the security capabilities in Workspace ONE, visit vmware.com/workspaceone.

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JMP Is Here! See It Live at VMworld

Earlier this year, we introduced our Just-in-Time Management Platform(JMP—we pronounce it “jump”) to blow apart the desktop status quo. It&#rsquo;s evolved into something truly special that will change the way you provision desktops.

Tuesday, 5 p.m., at VMworld U.S.is your first chance to see this game-changing technology. There&#rsquo;ll be beer, cake references and the unstoppable Harry Labana (@harrylabana), vice president of management services and strategy for VMware End-User Computing (EUC).

VMworld 2017 Breakout Session:

Modernize Management with JMP Technologies in VMware Horizon & Take a Look at Where We Are Headed”

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Too Complex. Too Slow. Too Many Breakpoints.

Most of you use a static desktop provisioning model that makes it difficult for you to:

  • Deliver workspaces quickly and efficiently to all users and endpoints.
  • Be agile to end-user requests.
  • Keep up with OS updates and patches (especially with Windows 10).
  • Manage application and OS dependencies.
  • Respond when something goes wrong.

Just-in-Time Delivery

JMP is our answer to those problems. If I were in marketing, I&#rsquo;d sell it to you as “Simple. Fast. Bulletproof.” But I&#rsquo;m not; I&#rsquo;m a product guy. So, instead I&#rsquo;ll tell you that I recognize that you&#rsquo;re currently working too hard, fighting with yesterday&#rsquo;s provisioning tools and struggling with infrastructure that&#rsquo;s beyond its sell-by date. And I want to help.

In a JMP-managed world, you define the desktop workspace that your users want, but leave the building of it to our automation engine. JMP offers a single integrated console that leverages VMware Instant Clone Technology, VMware App Volumes and VMware User Environment Manager to deliver tailored workspaces built from a common gold image.

User-Centric Automation

You identify your users (individuals and groups), tag their desired attributes (policies, apps, infrastructure, etc.) and press go. The JMP engine then automates the creation of bespoke desktops that exactly meet your users&#rsquo; needs. On the device they want.

It&#rsquo;s as simple as it gets.

It gives you more time, flexibility and, oddly, control.

Too Complex. Too Slow. Too Many Breakpoints. Solved.

Going back to how we started this blog, JMP&#rsquo;s dynamic engine gives makes it easy for you to:

  • Deliver workspaces quickly and efficiently to all users and endpoints.
  • Be agile to end-user requests.
  • Keep up with OS updates and patches.
  • Manage application and OS dependencies.
  • Respond when something goes wrong.

Moving from a static to an automated management model gives you numerous benefits. Not least amongst them is the fact that you only consume resources when your users call upon them. No more pre-provisioning. No more downtime for patching. Just-in-time delivery across your entire desktop estate.

Cloud Ready

With JMP automating the actual desktop building, simply changing the target environment for your users can move someone from an on-prem environment to a hybrid or cloud based one. You now have a solution that leverages the infrastructure you&#rsquo;ve built, to deliver the desktops your CTO told you to prepare for.

See for Yourself

We like to say that we&#rsquo;re making managing virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) a piece of cake. Everyone likes cake, right? Join Harry and I at VMworld, and get a sneak peek at the future of JMP—we&#rsquo;ll give you beer and maybe even cake. Possibly even a copy of Fusion 10. You should be there.

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New Innovations in VMware Workstation & VMware Fusion Updates

We’ve announced some pretty big updates to our flagship desktop hypervisor product lines, VMware Fusion and VMware Workstation. Our latest updates bring a variety of new features for IT pros, developers, businesses and home users.

Workstation 14 Pro & Player

Our Workstation product line, which includes Workstation Pro and Workstation Player, supports the latest and greatest from Microsoft, including the Windows 10 Fall Creators update and the fall updates for Server 2016, as well as updated Linux support for Ubuntu 17.04 and b. We also now support Microsoft Virtualization Based Security features Credential Guard and b, bringing new levels of enterprise security to our virtual desktop platform.

Workstation Pro also has new features for interacting with vSphere, including a streamlined walkthrough for effortlessly deploying the vCenter Server Appliance and new Host Power operations for remote vSphere/ESXi hosts.

Fusion 10 & Fusion 10 Pro

There are so many new features with our Fusion updates that it is hard to decide where to begin.

Building on the same VMware virtual hardware platform of the Workstation product line, Fusion 10 will also support Windows 10 and Server 2016 fall updates, as well as updated Linux support. Fusion, of course, will also support macOS 10.13 as both a host and guest, plus a long list of user interface updates, including Touch Bar support, to make things feel more modern and be more informative.

Fusion also has a brand new graphics engine that leverages Apple’s Metal technology. Fusion now uses Metal to draw VM/guest graphics like Windows DirectX 10 and Windows + Linux OpenGL 3.3, making performance smoother with better battery life and more accurate rendering.

Fusion 10 Pro has a number of unique updates as well, including innovation around vSphere integration, virtual networking and a brand new RESTful API.

For vSphere, Fusion now support the import of the vCenter Server Appliance, allowing users to effortlessly deploy vSphere in a sandbox lab inside Fusion. For vSphere admins, Fusion Pro also adds new ESXi Host Power operations, so users can power cycle hosts and toggle Maintenance Mode.

Fusion Pro’s all new REST-based API opens the door for integration. Use the HTTP/S based API to remotely and programmatically control Fusion with over 20 controls available, including VM creation, power, snapshots, host networking, VM networking and IP management, cloning and more. Developers can now use this secure API to integrate Fusion into a modern, continuous delivery/deploy iterative pipeline. Operations teams can design workflows to automatically provision macOS desktops for quality teams to remotely control.

[Related: VMware Celebrates 10 Years of Delivering Industry-Leading Innovations in Mac Virtualization with VMware Fusion 10]

With so many features, UI updates, virtual networking enhancements, platform updates, graphics updates and a brand new API to control it all, we think this might just be the biggest release of Fusion to date.

Heading to VMworld next week? Click here to add &#rsquo;What&#rsquo;s New with VMware Fusion, Workstation and Horizon Flex&#rdquo; to your schedule and dive into the latest Workstation and Fusion updates.

Because you liked this blog:

  • Announcing VMware Workstation 14
  • Announcing VMware Fusion 10 & Fusion 10 Pro

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New Innovations in VMware Workstation & VMware Fusion Updates

We’ve announced some pretty big updates to our flagship desktop hypervisor product lines, VMware Fusion and VMware Workstation. Our latest updates bring a variety of new features for IT pros, developers, businesses and home users.

Workstation 14 Pro & Player

Our Workstation product line, which includes Workstation Pro and Workstation Player, supports the latest and greatest from Microsoft, including the Windows 10 Fall Creators update and the fall updates for Server 2016, as well as updated Linux support for Ubuntu 17.04 and b. We also now support Microsoft Virtualization Based Security features Credential Guard and b, bringing new levels of enterprise security to our virtual desktop platform.

Workstation Pro also has new features for interacting with vSphere, including a streamlined walkthrough for effortlessly deploying the vCenter Server Appliance and new Host Power operations for remote vSphere/ESXi hosts.

Fusion 10 & Fusion 10 Pro

There are so many new features with our Fusion updates that it is hard to decide where to begin.

Building on the same VMware virtual hardware platform of the Workstation product line, Fusion 10 will also support Windows 10 and Server 2016 fall updates, as well as updated Linux support. Fusion, of course, will also support macOS 10.13 as both a host and guest, plus a long list of user interface updates, including Touch Bar support, to make things feel more modern and be more informative.

Fusion also has a brand new graphics engine that leverages Apple’s Metal technology. Fusion now uses Metal to draw VM/guest graphics like Windows DirectX 10 and Windows + Linux OpenGL 3.3, making performance smoother with better battery life and more accurate rendering.

Fusion 10 Pro has a number of unique updates as well, including innovation around vSphere integration, virtual networking and a brand new RESTful API.

For vSphere, Fusion now support the import of the vCenter Server Appliance, allowing users to effortlessly deploy vSphere in a sandbox lab inside Fusion. For vSphere admins, Fusion Pro also adds new ESXi Host Power operations, so users can power cycle hosts and toggle Maintenance Mode.

Fusion Pro’s all new REST-based API opens the door for integration. Use the HTTP/S based API to remotely and programmatically control Fusion with over 20 controls available, including VM creation, power, snapshots, host networking, VM networking and IP management, cloning and more. Developers can now use this secure API to integrate Fusion into a modern, continuous delivery/deploy iterative pipeline. Operations teams can design workflows to automatically provision macOS desktops for quality teams to remotely control.

[Related: VMware Celebrates 10 Years of Delivering Industry-Leading Innovations in Mac Virtualization with VMware Fusion 10]

With so many features, UI updates, virtual networking enhancements, platform updates, graphics updates and a brand new API to control it all, we think this might just be the biggest release of Fusion to date.

Heading to VMworld next week? Click here to add &#rsquo;What&#rsquo;s New with VMware Fusion, Workstation and Horizon Flex&#rdquo; to your schedule and dive into the latest Workstation and Fusion updates.

Because you liked this blog:

  • Announcing VMware Workstation 14
  • Announcing VMware Fusion 10 & Fusion 10 Pro

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VMware + Google: New Collaboration Helps Companies Support & Manage Chromebooks Smarter

Companies can now enable, secure and manage Chromebooks and other Chrome OS devices alongside all the its enterprise devices, thanks to a deeper collaboration between Google and VMware. Today’s announcement makes VMware Workspace ONE powered by VMware AirWatch the first unified endpoint management (UEM) solution to support and manage Google Chromebook devices.

Dive into the details on the AirWatch Blog.

“Partnering with one of the leading UEM providers shows Google’s commitment to bring Chrome OS to the enterprise. Simplifying the deployment and management of Chrome devices will only further incentivize IT leaders to allow end users choose Chrome for their work needs.”

—Phil Hochmuth, program director, Enterprise Mobility at IDC

Before today, enterprises had to manage Chromebooks and other Chrome devices separate from other enterprise devices in their environment. Now, as the only UEM provider capable of truly unifying management of all endpoints—even &#rsquo;things&#rdquo;—AirWatch customers can unlock even greater benefits from enabling Chromebooks within their enterprises, including:

  • Frictionless management of Chrome devices;
  • Reduced total cost of ownership (TCO);
  • Robust enterprise security capabilities;
  • Enhanced user experience with access to all apps; and
  • Much, much more.

&#rsquo;Today&#rsquo;s modern worker uses multiple form factors every day, from mobile devices to PCs and increasingly purpose-built devices and even wearables. Plus, IoT &#lsquo;things&#rsquo; continue to emerge, often managed by UEM technologies like AirWatch. Through this partnership, VMware will be the first UEM provider to manage Google Chromebooks and provide true unified endpoint management of all enterprise platforms.&#rdquo;

—Jeff McGrath, senior director of product marketing, VMware End-User Computing (EUC)

Learn more about the expanded partnership between VMware and Google in today&#rsquo;s press release.

Ready to learn more about Workspace ONE for simply and securely delivering any app to any device? Try it out for yourself in our free hands-on lab.

Chrome OS management by AirWatch is expected to be generally available in fall 2017. Workspace ONE and Horizon support on Chrome OS devices is available today.

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VMware EUC All-Stars at VMworld: We’re Bringing out the Big Brains

That’s right. We’re bringing out the big brains, our senior solutions architects and technical marketing leaders for VMware End-User Computing (EUC). Learn directly from the people that know the technology best at these hands-on labs, breakout sessions, roundtable discussions and quick talks—only at VMworld 2017.

AirWatch Hands-on Labs at VMworld

Sign up in advance for expert-led workshops or check into self-paced labs on a first-come, first-serve basis with our AirWatch architect all-star team.

Meet Justin Sheets

Justin is a senior solutions architect with the VMware Technical Marketing team. He&#rsquo;s been with us two years in Atlanta, after working five years as a software developer. He helps build tools and support AirWatch Hands-on Labs automation.

Meet Shardul Navare

Shardul joined us right out of school, and he&#rsquo;s been an AirWatch employee for five years now. After multiple roles in pre-sales engineering, he moved to our team as a senior architect with focus on end-user computing (EUC), tech partner integrations and mobile application management (MAM).

  • Expert-Led Workshop:AirWatch Getting Started Workshop [ELW185701U]
  • Expert-Led Workshop:AirWatch with VMware Workspace ONE Workshop [ELW185703U]
  • Self-Paced Lab:AirWatch Android Management [SPL185707U]
  • Self-Paced Lab:AirWatch Getting Started [SPL185701U]
  • Self-Paced Lab:AirWatch Productivity Apps [SPL185704U]
  • Self-Paced Lab:AirWatch Unified Endpoint Management for Windows 10 [SPL185702U]
  • Self-Paced Lab: AirWatch Directory and Certificate Authority Integration [SPL185706U]
  • Self-Paced Lab:AirWatch with Workspace ONE [SPL185703U]
  • Self-Paced Lab:AirWatch Mobile Application Management and Developer Tools [SPL185705U]
  • Self-Paced Lab:AirWatch Technology Partner Integration [SPL185708U]

AirWatch Technical Breakout Sessions, Roundtables & Talks

AirWatch, Windows 10 and Horizon admins, these technical topics are for you! Learn from our best and brightest at EUC at these VMworld events.

Meet Matt Coppinger

Matt is our director of technical marketingfor VMware EUC. He leads a team of experienced EUC architects who develop technical deep dive content, reference architectures and hands-on labs for VMware field, partners and customers. Matt has worked on desktop virtualization since its inception at VMware in 2007—first in engineering, then as a field consultant, then as a global practice lead and finally through his role within Technical Marketing.

  • Breakout Session:Enabling Simple, Secure Access to Your VMware Horizon and Citrix Virtual Desktops and Apps with Workspace ONE [SAAM1150BU]
  • Breakout Session: Delivering Virtual Desktops and Apps via the Digital Workspace with Workspace ONE and Horizon [ADV1591BU]
  • Expert Roundtable:Delivering virtual desktops and apps via the Digital Workspace with Workspace ONE and Horizon with Matt Coppinger [MTE4820U]

MeetCamilo Lotero

Camilo, a senior technical marketing manager at VMware EUC, is our go-to guy for identity and access management expertise. Afive-year VMware employee, he’s worked across various teams including technical support, sales engineering and technical marketing. That includes serving as technical advisor for clients across market verticals, as well as providing technical enablement across VMware. A Georgia Tech grad, Camilo holds a degree in industrial and systems engineering.

  • Partner Exchange Bootcamp:Technical Deep Dive: Workspace ONE App Access & Security [PAR4405BCU]
  • Expert Roundtable: Enable Mobile Single Sign-on from Mobile Devices with Workspace ONE, Powered by AirWatch with Camilo Lotero [MTE4830U]
  • Breakout Session: Securing Access & Protecting Information in Microsoft Office 365 with Workspace ONE [SAAM2291BU]

Meet Josué Negrón

Josué serves as senior solutions architect at VMware EUC for Windows platforms, including Windows 10. Another five-year employee, Josué works with clients to define the best way to integrate the latest EUC technologies into their businesses to solve challenges associated with mobile device deployment, management and security. Another brilliant Georgia Tech grad, Josué holds a degree in computer engineering.

  • Partner Exchange Breakout Session: An Insider&#rsquo;s View Into Windows 10 Management with AirWatch [PAR4391BU]
  • Expert Roundtable: Taking a Cloud First, Modern IT Approach to Windows 10 Management withJosueNegron[MTE4828U]
  • Expert Roundtable: Elevates Your Windows Security Architecture withJosueNegron [MTE4827U]
  • Breakout Session: Today’s Cyberthreat Revolution: How VMware Elevates Your Windows Security Architecture [UEM1830BU]

MeetJosue Fontanez

Josue leads product marketing for identity management in Workspace ONE, driving technical enablement, business strategy, demand and awareness. As senior product line marketing manager at VMware, he’s also our identity evangelist online, through social media and at events. Before this role, he led product marketing for VMware Horizon Air (now VMware Horizon Cloud), and he spent time in product management and product marketing for cloud, systems management and security technologies at Citrix and Microsoft.

  • Quick Talk: Introduction to Password-Less Single Sign-On for Mobile Devices with Workspace ONE [SAAM1084QU]
  • Partner Exchange Breakout Session: Technical Deep Dive: Workspace ONE App Access and Security [PAR4392BU]
  • Breakout Session: Introduction to Access Management in Workspace ONE [SAAM2288BU]
  • Breakout Session: VMware on VMware: Winning a Single Sign-On Solution with Workspace ONE [SAAM1321BU]

Be there for it all—product announcements, free hands-on learning, access to EUC experts—at the biggest event of the year for EUC pros. Our last conference passes are waiting for you here.

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VMware OS Optimization Tool – New App Volumes Packaging Machine Template

The VMware OS Optimization Tool is a VMware Fling that helps optimize Windows 7/8/2008/2012/10 systems for use with VMware . The optimization tool includes customizable templates to enable or disable Windows system services and features, per VMware recommendations and best practices, across multiple systems. Because most Windows system services are enabled by default, the optimization tool can be used to easily disable unnecessary services and features to improve performance.

We have added a template specifically for VMware App Volumes. The VMware OS Optimization Tool Fling now contains a new template called App Volumes Packaging Machine.

This template is to be used by application packagers who are responsible for creating AppStacks, and should be used only on the App Volumes provisioning machine. This template is part of the standard download of the Fling.

The App Volumes template prevents unnecessary data from ending up in AppStacks. This way, the AppStacks contain only the necessary application data and no unnecessary components like Windows updates or antivirus updates.
Use this template along with any other OS optimization templates to keep the production master image and the App Volumes provisioning machine as similar as possible. For instance, you can apply the Windows 10 optimization template to the master image and to the provisioning machine, and apply this App Volumes optimization template, in addition, to only the provisioning machine.

Currently there is no out-of-the-box option in App Volumes to streamline optimization of the master image or provisioning machine specifically for App Volumes. Although we recommend in the documentation that the provisioning machine resemble the image used to deploy production virtual desktops, many administrators skip this recommendation. The consequence is that captured AppStacks contain unnecessary registry and file system entries from services and software running in the background. The new App Volumes template solves this problem.

Many organizations already use the VMware OS Optimization Tool for Horizon 7. To provide a low-effort, out-of-the-box solution for administrators to optimize their master images and provisioning machines, we are now including this App Volumes optimization template in the publicly available VMware OS Optimization Tool.

We hope that you will find the App Volumes Packaging Machine template useful if you are using AppVolumes to deliver applications in your Horizon 7 environment.

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