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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;

 

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Delivering a Seamless Digital Workspace Experience with Horizon Cloud

VMware Workspace ONE integrates with VMware Horizon Cloud to provide a simple and secure enterprise platform that allows end users to access their applications, data and services from any device, anywhere. Both platforms were built to integrate with each other, which provides a single user interface (UI) through the Workspace ONE enterprise catalog, to deliver applications to end users.

Explore Workspace ONE further in a Hands-on Lab.

About Workspace ONE

Workspace ONE combines identity, real-time application delivery and mobility management to provide a digital workspace to your end users. This digital workspace delivers Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications, public native mobile applications—and when integrated with Horizon Cloud, virtual applications and desktops—all from a single, unified application store.

About Horizon Cloud

Horizon Cloud enables the delivery of cloud-hosted or on-premises virtual desktops and applications. With Horizon Cloud, you can leverage a cloud-based management plane and even infrastructure, instead of deploying an entire infrastructure to support VDI desktops and RDS applications traditionally. Your IT organization can focus on delivering applications and desktops, instead of spending time maintaining the infrastructure.

Benefits of Integration

The integration of Workspace ONE and Horizon Cloud provides a number of benefits:

Single Sign-On

One of the primary advantages that Workspace ONE and Horizon Cloud provide is secure, single sign-on (SSO) to both desktops and applications. This provides simplicity and ease of access while maintaining security. Users can utilize either the Workspace ONE web-based portal from any HTML 5 web browser or the Workspace ONE mobile application. And when used with an iOS-based device, users can utilize touch ID for SSO.

Two-Factor Authentication

Workspace ONE provides multiple multi-factor authentication methods, such as RSA, Radius, Certificate, Kerberos, and VMware Verify to protect your environment beyond the basic user ID and password. Workspace ONE also provides two-factor authentication (2FA) for Horizon Cloud to secure your Digital Workspace.

In addition, you can utilize step-up authentication, which allows additional multi-factor authentication beyond the initial authentication into Workspace ONE when accessing a desktop or application. This increases the security by requiring two-factor authentication to access a specific desktop or application, even if you don&#rsquo;t require it to access Workspace ONE.

Three Integration Options

Both Horizon Cloud and Workspace ONE have a cloud hosted option and an on-premises option. You can integrate the Horizon Cloud options with the Workspace ONE options in the following configurations:

Figure 2: Possible Integration Configuration Options

Although the two types of deployment have unique architecture requirements, both require an on-premises component. The on-premises component can be a virtual appliance or a Windows server, based on the type of deployment. For more information on the different deployments and their architecture, see VMware Workspace ONE Documentation.

Integration 1: Horizon Cloud with Hosted Infrastructure and Workspace ONE Cloud

Horizon Cloud with Hosted Infrastructure supports only Workspace ONE Cloud.

Figure 3: Integration 1: Horizon Cloud with Hosted Infrastructure and Workspace ONE Cloud

The following Figure 4 illustrates the integration option for Horizon Cloud with Hosted Infrastructure and Workspace ONE Cloud. The VMware Identity Manager Connector (a) is deployed on-premises in your data center. This integrates with your Active Directory and synchronizes the resources between Horizon Cloud and Workspace ONE, along with desktop and application entitlements. This synchronization between the VMware Identity Manger Connector and Horizon Cloud occurs over the VPN or Direct Connect (b), which connects your data center to your Horizon Cloud tenant (c). The VMware Identity Manager Connector then synchronizes the resources and entitlements to the VMware Identity Manager (IDM) Cloud service (d).

Figure 4: Integration 1: Horizon Cloud with Hosted Infrastructure and Workspace ONE Cloud

Integration 2: Horizon Cloud On Premises and Workspace ONE On Premises

Horizon Cloud with On-Premises Infrastructure supports both the on-premises and cloud versions of Workspace ONE.

Figure 5: Integration 2: Horizon Cloud On-Premises and on-premises version of Workspace ONE

You can use Horizon Cloud with On-Premises Infrastructure to run desktops and applications in their data center using Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) Appliances, but with abut with a cloud base control plane.

Figure 6 illustrates the integration option for Horizon Cloud On-Premises Infrastructure and on-premises version of Workspace ONE. VMware Identity Manager (a) is deployed as a virtual appliance in your data center. This provides integration with your Active Directory (b) and also performs the synchronization of the resources between Horizon Cloud and Workspace ONE (c), along with desktop entitlements.

Figure 6: Integration 2: Horizon Cloud On-Premises and on-premises version of Workspace ONE

Integration 3: Horizon Cloud On Premises and Workspace ONE Cloud

Horizon Cloud with On-Premises Infrastructure supports both the on-premises version of Workspace ONE and Workspace ONE Cloud.

Figure 7: Integration 3: Horizon Cloud On Premises and Workspace ONE Cloud

For Workspace ONE Cloud, the VMware Identity Manager Connector (a) is deployed on-premises in your data center (b). This provides integration with your Active Directory and also performs the synchronization (c) of the resources between Horizon Cloud and Workspace ONE, along with desktop entitlements. The VMware Identity Manager Connector then synchronizes the resources and entitlements to the IDM Cloud service (d).

Figure 8: Integration 3: Horizon Cloud On Premises and Workspace ONE Cloud

Tips on How to Integrate

To integrate Horizon Cloud with Workspace ONE, you deploy VMware Identity Manager or VMware Identity Manager Connector on-premises with one of the Horizon Cloud Service options described earlier. To start the integration, ensure that VMware Identity Manager or VMware Identity Manager Connector is configured and integrated with your Enterprise Directory.

For more information, see the VMware Horizon Cloud Service Documentation or VMware Workspace ONE Documentation.

Enable Horizon Cloud Desktops and Applications in VMware Identity Manager

With a Horizon Cloud and Workspace ONE integration, you can use the VMware Identity Manager Administration Console, a component of Workspace ONE, to enable desktops and applications.

  1. Log in to the VMware Identity Manager Administration Console.
  2. In the Catalog tab, select Manage Desktops and Applications > Horizon Cloud.
  3. Select Enable Horizon Cloud Deployments and Applications.
  4. Enter the following information for your environment:
  5. Click Save.
  6. Click Sync now to sync Desktop and App entitlements from the Horizon Cloud environment.

Configure SAML Authentication

You should configure a a SAML authentication between Horizon Cloud and VMware Identity Manager, the identity provider, to enable trust between the two. To establish trust, you first create a Federation Artifact for Horizon Cloud, then set up custom user ID mapping, and finally configure SAML authentication.

Create Federation Artifact for Horizon Cloud

To enable trust between Horizon Cloud and VMware Identity Manager, you create the Federation Artifact in the VMware Identity Manager Administration Console and add a SAML authentication in the Horizon Cloud Administration Console.

  1. In the VMware Identity Manager Administration Console, click the arrow on the Catalog tab and select Settings.
  2. In the left pane, select Horizon Cloud.
  3. Enter the following information for your Horizon Cloud environment:
  4. Click the Accept Certificate link next to the Tenant Appliance URLs.
  5. Click Save.

After creating a federation artifact, set the custom User ID mapping.

Custom User ID Mapping

You can use custom User ID Mapping to customize the user ID that is used in the SAML response when users launch Horizon Cloud Desktops and Applications. You can resolve SSO launch failures that are caused by a mismatch of the user ID attribute between VMware Identity Manager and Horizon Cloud.

  1. In the VMware Identity Manager Administration Console, click the arrow on the Catalog tab and select Settings.
  2. Click Horizon Cloud on the left.
  3. In the Horizon Cloud page, specify the name ID format to use.
  4. Click Save.

After setting the custom User ID mapping, configure the SAML authentication.

Configure SAML Authentication in Horizon Cloud

To configure SAML authentication in Horizon Cloud:

  1. In the VMware Identity Manager Administration Console, click the arrow on the Catalog tab and select Settings.
  2. In the left pane, click SAML Metadata.
  3. Click the Identity Provider (iDP) metadata link.
  4. Make a note of the URL from the browser&#rsquo;s address bar, such as https://VMwareIdentityMangerFQDN/SAAS/API/1.0/GET/metadata/idp.xml
  5. Log in to the Horizon Cloud Tenant.
  6. Navigate to Settings > General Settings > Edit.
  7. In the VMware Identity Manager section, enter the following required information:
  8. Click Save.

Enforce User Authentication through Workspace ONE Portal

You can set Horizon Cloud to enforce end user authentication through the Workspace ONE portal, requiring SAML-based authentication.

Figure 13: Enforcing User Authentication

  1. In the Administration Console, navigate to Settings > General Settings, and click Edit.
  2. In the User Account Configuration section, make selections according to your organization’s needs.
    • Force Remote Users to vIDM – When set to Yes, users that are trying to access their desktops from locations outside of your corporate network must log in to their Workspace ONE portal and access desktops and applications from that portal.
    • Force Internal Users to vIDM – When set to Yes, users that are trying to access their desktops from locations within your corporate network must log in to their Workspace ONE portal and access desktops and applications from that portal.
  3. Click Save to confirm the configuration to the system.

After you verify that user authentication is enforced, your users can launch desktops and applications securely from Workspace ONE.

Launch a Desktop or Application using Horizon Client or Supported Browser

Your end users can use either the Horizon Client or any supported HTML 5 browser to launch desktops and applications.

  1. In the Workspace ONE portal, click Bookmarks
  2. Double-click the desktop or application to launch.

To Wrap this up….

Step-by-step documentation on how to integrate Horizon Cloud with VMware Identity Manager can be found in the VMware Horizon Cloud Service Documentation and VMware Workspace ONE Documentation. If you want to try configuring the integration yourself, but do not have a Horizon Cloud or Workspace ONE environment yet, you are in luck. At VMworld, we are releasing a Hands-on-Labs for Horizon Cloud, which contains an entire module that walks you through the configuration of the integration. Make sure to check out HOL-1856-ADV-1 in the Hands-on-Labs at VMworld in Las Vegas!

 

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Apteligent by VMware: Now Available for Sale from VMware & Partners

Through powerful Apteligent by VMware app analytics, customers can &#rsquo;harness the power of data&#rdquo; to boost mobile app performance with powerful new features, including four new insights reports.

We are been incredibly fortunate to have the Apteligent team join VMware a couple of months ago. Today, we are excited to announce the availability of the Apteligent by VMware service with a new set of features.

Starting today, existing Apteligent customers can renew their Apteligent service that they know and love. New customers can buy Apteligent directly from VMware or from one of our channel partners.

Using Apteligent, customers can measure the user experience of their mobile apps and fix performance issues in real-time to optimize engagement, adoption and revenue.

[Related: VMware Acquires Apteligent: Analytics for the Digital Workspace]

By Popular Demand: 4 Powerful New Insights Reports

The Apteligent team has been hard at work updating the service with new capabilities. Since Apteligent launched Custom Insights last year, customers asked for the ability to analyze more of their performance and engagement data in the Report Center.

Today, four new Insights Reports are available in the Apteligent Report Center.

These new reports help mobile teams prioritize their work based on a quantified view of how app performance affects end user experience in an analysis-friendly CSV format:

  1. Performance by OS: Analyze which operating system version is causing users the biggest headache, deprecate support for unstable OS versions, and stay ahead by prioritizing your test suite based on adoption.
  2. Detailed Endpoint List: Easily access all of the endpoints called over the last two days through the click of a button instead of having to write scripts.
  3. App Load User Experience: Identify app versions with slow app load times that are posing an increased churn risk. Overlay this with adoption data and decide whether it is worth investing resources to fixing the problem.
  4. Impact of App Latency on Engagement: Slow app load times often impact adoption and usage. Use this data to understand how to prioritize decreasing app load time to crease engagement and adoption of apps.

To access any of these reports, simply go to the Report Center in the left navigation and select the &#rsquo;On-Demand CSV Reports&#rdquo; tab. These four new reports will appear at the bottom of the list and are available with the click of a button.

Join Us at VMworld to Learn More about Our Vision for Digital Workspace Analytics

Apteligent by VMware is our first stepping stone into analytics, and this technology is a key part of our vision for digital workspace analytics. IT admins are drowning in device, application and user data and no single tool can give a clear picture of what is happening across the entire environment.

To learn more about VMware&#rsquo;s vision for analytics in the digital workspace, please join us at VMworld and attend one of the sessions dedicated to analytics. You will get a chance to learn more about our broader efforts around device, application and user analytics in VMware Workspace ONE.

In the meantime, if you would like to improve user experience by analyzing how app performance, crashes, and other slowdowns influence user behavior, request a demo of the Apteligent by VMware service.

Hear first hand how leading companies empower the digital workspace for transformation during VMworld. Register for the EUC Showcase Keynote to hear their stories, dive into brand new innovations and much more. Seats are going fast, so register today!

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Apteligent by VMware: Now Available for Sale from VMware & Partners

Through powerful Apteligent by VMware app analytics, customers can &#rsquo;harness the power of data&#rdquo; to boost mobile app performance with powerful new features, including four new insights reports.

We are been incredibly fortunate to have the Apteligent team join VMware a couple of months ago. Today, we are excited to announce the availability of the Apteligent by VMware service with a new set of features.

Starting today, existing Apteligent customers can renew their Apteligent service that they know and love. New customers can buy Apteligent directly from VMware or from one of our channel partners.

Using Apteligent, customers can measure the user experience of their mobile apps and fix performance issues in real-time to optimize engagement, adoption and revenue.

[Related: VMware Acquires Apteligent: Analytics for the Digital Workspace]

By Popular Demand: 4 Powerful New Insights Reports

The Apteligent team has been hard at work updating the service with new capabilities. Since Apteligent launched Custom Insights last year, customers asked for the ability to analyze more of their performance and engagement data in the Report Center.

Today, four new Insights Reports are available in the Apteligent Report Center.

These new reports help mobile teams prioritize their work based on a quantified view of how app performance affects end user experience in an analysis-friendly CSV format:

  1. Performance by OS: Analyze which operating system version is causing users the biggest headache, deprecate support for unstable OS versions, and stay ahead by prioritizing your test suite based on adoption.
  2. Detailed Endpoint List: Easily access all of the endpoints called over the last two days through the click of a button instead of having to write scripts.
  3. App Load User Experience: Identify app versions with slow app load times that are posing an increased churn risk. Overlay this with adoption data and decide whether it is worth investing resources to fixing the problem.
  4. Impact of App Latency on Engagement: Slow app load times often impact adoption and usage. Use this data to understand how to prioritize decreasing app load time to crease engagement and adoption of apps.

To access any of these reports, simply go to the Report Center in the left navigation and select the &#rsquo;On-Demand CSV Reports&#rdquo; tab. These four new reports will appear at the bottom of the list and are available with the click of a button.

Join Us at VMworld to Learn More about Our Vision for Digital Workspace Analytics

Apteligent by VMware is our first stepping stone into analytics, and this technology is a key part of our vision for digital workspace analytics. IT admins are drowning in device, application and user data and no single tool can give a clear picture of what is happening across the entire environment.

To learn more about VMware&#rsquo;s vision for analytics in the digital workspace, please join us at VMworld and attend one of the sessions dedicated to analytics. You will get a chance to learn more about our broader efforts around device, application and user analytics in VMware Workspace ONE.

In the meantime, if you would like to improve user experience by analyzing how app performance, crashes, and other slowdowns influence user behavior, request a demo of the Apteligent by VMware service.

Hear first hand how leading companies empower the digital workspace for transformation during VMworld. Register for the EUC Showcase Keynote to hear their stories, dive into brand new innovations and much more. Seats are going fast, so register today!

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Is Standardization IT’s Friend or Foe—or Both?

Exploring Part I of the *New* Digital Workspace Story Map

Getting the Digital Workspace Story Map Straight

Here at VMware, we have talked about the digital workspace story for years. But if you put 10 people in a room and ask them what a digital workspace is or how to get there, you will get at least 25 very interesting and very different answers.

The Journey to the Digital Workspace Story Map

Many of us technologists jump right into an architectural discussion or show off a cool demo focusing on self-service access. Others might point to an app catalog. Still others talk about a &#rsquo;virtual workspace,&#rdquo; where their virtual desktop is their &#rsquo;digital workspace.&#rdquo; Of course, they are all wrong and they are all right. This makes discussions about what it takes to create a digital workspace extremely tough.

Recently, a team across VMware—from product managers and marketers to engineers, designers and professional services architects—sat down with some talented artists and storytellers to create a digital workspace &#rsquo;story map.&#rdquo; The goal of the story map was to replace reams of fluffy whitepapers and never-ending slide decks (I get to say that since I am one of those marketing types who create them). We wanted to foster a richly visual dialog about the journey to the digital workspace. No products. No technology. Just the journey itself.

We took these ideas to some of our best customers and partners, and it was amazing to hear the excitement in their voices. They too struggled to articulate their own vision of the digital workspace to colleagues and management. We took their feedback and further refined the story map into the image we are proud to share with you today.

In some ways, I am loathe to annotate the story. Like the MAD magazine cartoons some of us grew up with (sorry if that reference is beyond your years … wait, no, I&#rsquo;m not…) the discovery and the details are half the fun. If you also enjoy a good puzzle, STOP NOW! Take a look at this section of the story map yourself and draw your own conclusions. When you&#rsquo;re ready to proceed, READ ON!

Part 1 of the Digital Workspace Story: Is Standardization IT&#rsquo;s Friend or Foe—or Both?

Standardization is in the DNA of probably anyone in IT, learned from process-oriented organizations. The concept of interchangeable parts popularized by Eli Whitney in the production of guns and cotton gins allowed manufacturers to better specialize labor, reduce production costs and permit better serviceability of increasingly complex machines. It is no surprise that we want to apply the same logic to IT by supplying modern tools of production (namely apps and devices) to today&#rsquo;s workforce.

By waging war on variables, IT is better able to achieve economies of scale.

  • If an organization standardizes on laptops, three standards are better than five.
  • If an organization is looking at office productivity apps, one is better than three.
  • And on and on from there.

From a serviceability perspective, I get it. Why reimage a laptop over the network if I can pop the top, plug a fresh SSD into the slot that I just took off a drive burner and then button it back up?

In the digital workspace story map, we show this idea of standardization with the Beetles and station wagons clogged on the packed highway. Every user should look like either a Beetle or a station wagon; depending on their job role, they get the keys to their car. It might not be the car they would choose, but it&#rsquo;s reliable—or at least IT will be there to fix it with their stash of backup parts.

This does not mean standards are unimportant. It just means the standards we need to care about in 2017 changed. Instead of standardizing on apps and devices or even web browsers, we standardize on APIs and service level agreements (SLAs), which are the new production frameworks for the mobile-cloud world.

Regardless of the standards, culture and policies of nearly every company, executives, line-of-business leaders and rogue-but-well-meaning employees do not want a Beetle or a station wagon. They want different apps and different devices. No matter how much IT wants to support these users, their production line is not equipped, ultimately leading to shadow IT.

Keeping with the transportation theme, it is no accident that IT is out fixing the &#rsquo;IT budget&#rdquo; potholes in the road. Under the weight of our legacy systems and continued focus on devices as assets, an increasing portion of our shrinking budgets continue to be spent on keeping the road open and drivable.

We believe the status quo is unsustainable.

Application growth, device advancements driven by consumer technologies and the ever-increasing expectations of both users and line-of-business leaders will cause traffic jams an emergency pothole crew cannot clear. Like many modern transportation systems, building a bigger road or a new bridge is not enough. We must think differently about how to move people from one place to another … and where those people are going.

That sets the stage for where many of us our today. In the next blog, we will talk about the transition to a digital workspace, the IT initiatives laying the groundwork for next-generation infrastructure and how organizations can plan for transformative change.

See the Digital Workspace Vision for Yourself—Live & In Technicolor

Thinking about heading to VMworld? VMworld is now the leading-industry event for End-User Computing (EUC) with nearly 100 dedicated sessions and a must-see showcase keynote specifically about the digital workspace. If you have not registered yet, there is no time like the present! Click here to get started.

Already registered for VMworld U.S.? Here&#rsquo;s your Vegas to-do list:

  • Click here to dive into the &#rsquo;empower the digital workspace&#rdquo; session catalog.
  • Click here to claim your seat to the digital workspace showcase keynote. Hurry! Seats are selling out fast!
  • Click here to see the four EUC sessions all VMworld attendees should join.

Joining us in Barcelona? Here are the links to the top digital workspace content at VMworld Europe:

  • Digital workspace session catalog.
  • Digital workspace showcase keynote.

Hear first hand how leading companies empower the digital workspace for transformation during VMworld. Register for the EUC Showcase keynote to hear their stories, dive into brand new innovations and much more. Seats are going fast, so register today!

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Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure—It Keeps Getting Better!

Don&#rsquo;t you love it when a good thing just gets even better? Like when your smartphone can double as your SLR camera or your thermostat can also water the plants. We at VMware definitely do and recently worked our magic on our VMware Horizon® Cloud Service™.

Earlier this year, we announced the Horizon Cloud service. Horizon Cloud is a software service from VMware that allows customers to easily and cost-effectively deploy cloud-hosted or on-premises virtual desktops and apps to any device, anywhere. Now, as more and more organizations adopt a multi-cloud strategy to leverage &#rsquo;best-fit&#rdquo; cloud capabilities, avoid cloud vulnerability and optimize cost, they face new challenges of moving between clouds and inefficiencies of operating multiple solutions. Wouldn&#rsquo;t it be nice to have a desktop virtualization service that could also easily span clouds and enable a mix and match of public and private clouds based on business needs?

The Horizon Cloud team has been working hard on this, and we are delighted to offer a solution with Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure! Each is great separately, but together they are amazing. Horizon Cloud comes from the leader in desktop and app virtualization. Microsoft Azure is the fastest growing public cloud provider today, available in 38 regions across the globe, not to mention the natural choice for organizations relying on Windows-based applications and enterprise applications like Microsoft Office 365.

Upcoming Features for Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure

Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure allows you to bring your own, existing Microsoft Azure infrastructure capacity and pair it with the Horizon Cloud service. Here are some of the exciting features you can expect:

  • Application & Session Desktop Delivery
    • Ability to publish and manage RDS-hosted applications and desktops on Microsoft Azure while leveraging on-premises and cloud resources
  • Graphics Visualization
    • Superior graphics capabilities to visualize graphic-intensive workflows on Microsoft Azure GPUs
  • Cloud-Based Management Console
    • Intuitive Horizon Cloud management console to manage remote desktops, apps and users in one place
    • Built-in monitoring service with logs, notifications and analytics
  • Hybrid Architecture
    • Support for both Horizon Cloud with on-premises infrastructure and Horizon Cloud on AzureMicrosoft Azure, in a single solution
  • User Experience & Access
    • Identity-based end-user catalog access via VMware Workspace ONE
    • Secure remote access for end users with integrated VMware Unified Access Gateway
    • Support for Blast Extreme, Blast Extreme Adaptive Transport (BEAT) protocol, Skype for Business and much more
  • Power Management
    • Ability to track and manage Microsoft Azure capacity consumption to keep costs low
  • Support
    • Enterprise-grade, 24-7 support from VMware for the Horizon Cloud service

Benefits of Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure

Built from the ground up as a cloud-native, multi-tenant solution, Horizon Cloud combines organically with Microsoft Azure to provide the following benefits:

  • Multi-Cloud Deployments
    • Flexibility to choose between cloud capacity managed by VMware or bring-your-own infrastructure with Microsoft Azure
  • Low-Cost, Hourly Billing for Microsoft Azure Capacity
    • Ability to pair consumption-based pricing on public Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) with Horizon Cloud service subscription
  • Global Footprint
    • Single instance to manage deployments across Microsoft&#rsquo;s 38 data center regions over the globe
  • Easy Deployment
    • Automated deployment of Horizon Cloud service components
    • Integration with Microsoft Azure Marketplace to allow importing a Windows Server image on which the necessary agents get automatically applied
  • Simplified Management
    • Horizon Cloud always maintained at latest versions
    • Under five-minutes, self-scheduled upgrades for components on Microsoft Azure via Blue-Green upgrades
  • Superior Architecture
    • Multi-tenant architecture built for the cloud
    • Cloud control plane separate from the data path, avoiding unnecessary latency and maintaining business continuity
    • Unified Access Gateway deployed automatically in Microsoft Azure
  • Simple Offer
    • Remote published desktops and applications offered in one simple offer
    • Unified Access Gateway included in offer
    • VMware User Environment Manager included in offer

Over the last few months, we have been working with our customers and partners to shape the Horizon Cloud service and its capabilities. We also launched a private beta program to solicit feedback, and it has been great to see that our customers share our excitement.

&#rsquo;VMware and Microsoft Azure, a match made in the Cloud. The ability to deliver applications in the cloud will allow us to continue to stay flexible to deliver the services that our customers and partners expect.&#rdquo;
—Technical Architect for store and corporate user computing in a large U.S. pharmacy chain looking for desktop virtualization

 

&#rsquo;I think Horizon Cloud is the way to go … Great evolution of moving in this direction.&#rdquo;
—Solutions Architect for a healthcare company migrating from on-premises to the cloud

Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure Demo at VMworld

Now that you&#rsquo;ve&#rsquo; read this, you might be wondering how you can see this in action. Well, check out our session at VMworld 2017, where we will be giving a demonstration of Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure. You will learn how you can combine the benefits of remote desktops and applications as a service from VMware with 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.

Building a Multi-Cloud Strategy with Horizon Cloud Service

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Hurry! Our 10 Most Popular EUC Sessions @ VMworld Are Filling Up Fast!

We&#rsquo;re less than one month away from VMworld. And with thousands already registered for what promises to be the biggest end-user computing (EUC) event of the year, space is nearly gone in our top sessions.

From an action-packed EUC spotlight keynote to immersive hands-on labs, VMworld promises to be the one EUC event you can&#rsquo;t afford to miss. Join us at VMworld. Get started here.

We have nearly 100 sessions dedicated to all things digital workspace, virtual desktops, enterprise apps, mobility, Windows 10, cloud and security. Our technical experts are ready to deliver immersive demo and lab experiences that will make you the hands-down expert in your company. Finally, VMware&#rsquo;s leadership team is unveiling major innovations and partner integrations for our industry-leading products: VMware Horizon, VMware Workspace ONE, VMware AirWatch, VMware App Volumes and so many more.

Already joining us? Here are the top 10 most popular EUC sessions at VMworld you cannot afford to miss:

1. Spotlight Keynote: Delivering New User Experiences with the Digital Workspace

Speakers:

  • Sumit Dhawan, SVP and GM End-User Computing, VMware
  • Shawn Bass, VP and CTO End-User Computing, VMware
  • Noah Wasmer, SVP Mobile Products, VMware

Add to your agenda:

  • VMworld U.S. session EDW7002KU
  • VMworld Europe session EDW7002KE

You cannot miss this spotlight keynote. Seriously, put it on your agenda ASAP! The who&#rsquo;s who in EUC will be on stage to share breaking product news, demo our powerful new technologies and feature the customers breaking the EUC mold at the biggest brands in the world.

On VMworld&#rsquo;s largest stage, you will hear from customers, partners and innovators at VMware who are building on intelligence to transform the way their organizations securely empower the workforce for a better user experience.

Forward-thinking IT leaders will share how they are creating digital workspace strategies to harness the power of new apps, devices and connected things to:

  • Transform business processes;
  • Drive engagement; and
  • Boost productivity for every employee.

Finally, hear breaking product news—and see these groundbreaking innovations in action—before we announce it to the rest of the world.

2. Spotlight Session: Evolution of Endpoint Management within a Digital Workspace

Speakers:

  • Hendrik Harder,Senior Manager Mobile IT,Siemens AG (VMworld U.S.)
  • Brian Link,Sr. Director, UX Strategy & Engineering,Capital One (VMworld U.S.)
  • Jürgen Bodtländer,VP Portfolio - and Partner Management,Deutsche Bahn (VMworld Europe)
  • Roberto Neto,Senior Service Manager Mobile IT,Siemens (VMworld Europe)
  • Noah Wasmer,SVP Mobile Products,VMware

Add to your agenda:

  • VMworld U.S. session UEM3155SU
  • VMworld Europe session UEM3155SE

Meeting user expectations for anywhere, anytime, any-device access is becoming increasingly complex for organizations that continue to live in silos of desktop, mobile, and every other kind of endpoint.

Join Noah Wasmer, Senior Vice President of Mobile Products at VMware, as he shares his perspective on the evolution of endpoint management into a device-agnostic platform enabling a smarter and more secure workspace for the business.

We turn the spotlight on our customers themselves as they share their journeys to radically transform PC management, unify management across desktop to the Internet of things and enable transformative experiences for users and IT.

3. Spotlight Session: Goodbye, VDI 1.0. Hello, VDI 2.0.

Speaker:

  • Shankar Iyer, SVP and GM Desktop Products, VMware

Add to your agenda:

  • VMworld U.S. session ADV3156SU
  • VMworld Europe session ADV3156SE

The digital workspace is about providing intuitive and secure access to all apps, including mobile, web, software-as-a-service and Windows apps. But supporting these Windows apps has evolved beyond VDI 1.0. IT organizations are cobbling together a basic solution to provision and broker access. Today, customers need a converged approach that:

  • Takes advantage of consolidated policy and management for contextual access.
  • Ties Windows desktop and app access directly into the digital workspace.
  • Harnesses the power of the software-defined data center.
  • Supports organizations on premises and in the cloud.

Join this session with Shankar Iyer and special guests to find out how VMware is bringing converged VDI and your end-to-end digital workspace to life.

4. TheTransformationofIdentity&AccessManagementin theAgeof theDigitalWorkspace

Speakers:

  • David Schira,Director of Architecture,Western Digital
  • Tony Kueh,Vice President, Product Management,VMware
  • Sridevi Ravuri,Sr. Director, R&D, Workspace ONE,VMware

Add to your agenda:

  • VMworld U.S. session SAAM3157SU

We are in the age of the digital workspace. Your users are clamoring for access to their data and apps from any device, including from personal devices. Your business expects IT to maintain security and eliminate the leakage of any sensitive information. How do you maintain this balance between end-user productivity and security? We believe the industry needs to evolve to focus on controlling access based on a new access control layer.

In this Spotlight Session, the VMware leadership team will discuss how Workspace ONE is built on a powerful access control layer that is dynamic, based on context. This access control layer in Workspace ONE transforms how organizations implement access control without compromising the end-user experience.

5. What&#rsquo;s New in Horizon 7: Technical Deep Dive

Speakers:

  • Tony Huynh, Director Product Management, VMware (VMworld U.S.)
  • John Wilkinson, Senior Consultant, VMware (VMworld Europe)
  • Graeme Gordon, Senior End User Computing Architect, VMware

Add to your agenda:

  • VMworld U.S. session ADV1586BU
  • VMworld Europe session ADV1586BE

Delivering desktop and applications just became even easier with Horizon 7 and the Just-in-Time Management platform. Provision faster and improve your management and how you scale using VMware Instant Clone technology for fast desktop and Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) provisioning, VMware App Volumes for real-time application delivery and VMware User Environment Manager for contextual policy management.

This session will give technical details and demos of the latest features and advancements of Horizon 7, including Instant Clones for RDSHs, virtual graphic processing unit (vGPU) support for Instant Clones, anonymous login and more.

6. Building a Multi-Cloud Strategy with Horizon Cloud Service

Speakers:

  • Shikha Mittal, Director of Product Management, VMware (VMworld U.S.)
  • Bharath Rangarajan, VP of Product Marketing, VMware (VMworld Europe)
  • Peter Brown, Director of R&D, VMware

Add to your agenda:

  • VMworld U.S. session ADV1604BU
  • VMworld Europe session ADV1604BE

Organizations are going from asking whether cloud is appropriate to adopting multiple clouds at the same time. They are relying on services from a mixture of private and public clouds depending on business needs and independent cloud strengths.

In this session, we will preview the latest addition to the service where you can now deliver Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure. 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 Azure, making it easier and more cost-effective to deploy and scale your digital workspace.

7. Digital Workspace & Security Transformation with Workspace ONE & Hybrid Cloud

Speakers:

  • TJ Vatsa, Principal Architect, VMware
  • Shawn Bass, VP & CTO End User Computing, VMware
  • John Drummond, Sr. Director of Information Systems, VMware
  • Aman Garg, Sr. Director, Technical Sales, VMware
  • Prab Kalra, Director, Technical Marketing, VMware

Add to your agenda:

  • VMworld U.S. session LDT3091PU
  • VMworld Europe session LDT3091PE

Follow the footsteps of VMware&#rsquo;s R&D, IT and field CTO ambassadors from the Professional Services (PS) organization to get real-life insight into how mobility and identity use cases can be successfully deployed and scaled on the hybrid cloud via Workspace ONE.

The VMware PS design approach covers the planning, designing, deployment, and measurement process for successful IT and business outcomes. This session is relevant to a variety of industry verticals, including but not limited to financial, healthcare, education, point-of-sale, services, high-tech, manufacturing, hospitality and others.

8. How Customers Overcame Challenges & Seized Opportunity with Windows 10

Speakers:

  • Cliff DuPuy, EdS, Technical Services Director, Mecklenburg County
  • Mark Dunkerley, Technology Manager, The Coca-Cola Company (Bottling Investments Group)
  • Ryan Kremkau, Director of Innovation/Strategy, Capital One
  • Mark Margevicius, Director of EUC Strategy and Chief Customer Advocate, VMware

Add to your agenda:

  • VMworld U.S. session UEM1797PU

According to Microsoft, more than 96% of customers are in a POC for Windows 10, but many struggle with how to move from POC to production. In this session, you will hear from customers who have successfully migrated to Windows 10 and support a variety of use cases, including branch office, remote worker, and line-of-business scenarios.

The customer panel will discuss challenges and pitfalls to avoid in migrating to Windows 10, the benefits of moving to the new OS and the value created from migrating to a modern management approach with AirWatch.

9. Ask the Experts: How to Enable Secure Access from Personal/BYO Devices & All Types of Users with Workspace ONE

Speakers:

  • Vikas Jain, Director, Product Management, Workspace ONE, VMware
  • Prab Kalra, Director, Technical Marketing, VMware

Add to your agenda:

  • VMworld U.S. session SAAM1684GU

More than ever before, you have a broad range of device types and users that want to access corporate resources. This includes employees, contractors, and contingent staff who need access, and oftentimes they want access from personal/BYO devices. How do you enable secure access without impacting end-user productivity?

This group discussion will feature experts who will walk you through security and access capabilities in Workspace ONE to ensure IT has the tools they need to protect corporate resources, regardless of the type of user or device.

10. An Insider&#rsquo;s View into Windows 10 Management with AirWatch: Technical Deep Dive

Speakers:

  • Jason Roszak, Product Manager, VMware (VMworld U.S.)
  • Gareth Kitson, Senior Systems Engineer, VMware (VMworld Europe)
  • Alexander Bruns, Digital Workplace Services & Solutions, DB Systel GmbH (VMworld Europe)

Add to your agenda:

  • VMworld U.S. session UEM1745BU
  • VMworld Europe session UEM1745BE

Traditional approaches to Windows management are expensive, complex for IT organizations, and restrictive for users. Windows 10 changes what’s possible for users, IT departments and businesses, including how devices can be managed with a modern mobile device management APIs, how updates occur and more.

We will provide a technical deep dive into some of the many changes and enhancements that have been added to Windows 10, such as enrollment, application delivery and patch management. In addition, we will compare traditional PC lifecycle management solutions to managing a Windows 10 computer using AirWatch and the resulting lower costs, greater security and improved end-user experience.

Bonus Session: Empowered Users & Rapid Returns: Lessons from the Digital Workspace

Learn more about VMware’s innovative digital workspace platform, VMware Workspace ONE.

Speaker:

  • Brian Gammage,Chief Market Technologist,VMware

Add to your agenda:

  • VMworld U.S. session UEM1404BU
  • VMworld Europe session UEM1404BE

The digital workspace redefines the user experience as centered around the person, rather than the things they use. It enables a fundamental transformation of the relationship between IT and users, from push-based control to demand-based choice. Access to corporate applications and data can be combined seamlessly with the user&#rsquo;s personal environment, without compromise to enterprise security or user privacy. Successful deployments deliver improved employee engagement and a significant return on investment.

In this session, we share lessons learned from our customers and offer a firsthand look at VMware&#rsquo;s own journey to the digital workspace.

Haven&#rsquo;t registered yet? Secure your spot in the top 10 popular EUC sessions today! Click here to start.

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Sanjay Poonen Wants YOU to Join Him at VMworld 2017

This VMworld, the digital workspace takes center stage. Join industry leaders like VMware COO Sanjay Poonen and VMware End-User Computing (EUC) leaders Sumit Dhawan, Noah Wasmer, Shankar Iyer, Dave Grant, Courtney Burry, Adam Romanowski, Jeff McGrath, Renu Upahdhay and so many more.

Get your VMworld pass!

  • Be in the front row for the news.
  • Impress your boss with advanced technical sessions and expertise.
  • Meet the movers and shakers in mobility, desktop virtualization, app management and unified endpoint management.
  • Be the expert on bleeding edge of the hottest products in the industry: VMware Workspace ONE, VMware AirWatch, VMware Horizon, VMware Identity Manager, VMware App Volumes, VMware NSX and so many more.

For mobility pros who attended AirWatch Connect in previous years, we can’t stress this enough: You cannot miss VMworld. It will be the biggest, most powerful, most connected mobility event of the year.

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Add These 4 EUC Sessions to Your VMworld U.S. Agenda

Join These Sessions Dedicated to the Digital Workspace, Mobility, Desktop Virtualization & App Management

With hundreds of VMworld U.S. 2017 breakout sessions, panels, labs and discussion groups—led by the top subject-matter experts—here are four can&#rsquo;t miss end-user computing (EUC) keynotes and spotlight sessions to add to your VMworld 2017 session builder. Our experts will help you take your EUC expertise to the next level with deep dives into:

  • Next-gen digital workspace strategies and technologies.
  • Unified endpoint management (UEM) with VMware Workspace ONE and VMware AirWatch
  • Application and access management via Workspace ONE
  • App and desktop virtualization with Workspace ONE and VMware Horizon

Check out the complete Content Catalog for all details on sessions at VMworld U.S.! Search the Empower the Digital Workspace track for all the EUC at VMworld content.

Delivering New User Experiences with Digital Workspaces

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In this showcase keynote, you will hear from customers, partners and innovators who use intelligence to transform the way their organizations securely empower the workforce. Learn how IT organizations create digital workspace strategies to harness the power of new apps, devices and connected things to transform business processes and drive productivity for every employee.

This session is highly recommended for those attending VMware AirWatch, VMware Horizon and/or VMware Workspace ONE product sessions throughout the week.

Unify Endpoint Management

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Join the Evolution of Endpoint Management within a Digital Workspace spotlight session with VMware’s SVP of mobility, Noah Wasmer, and IT leaders from Siemens AG and Capital One. Hear how organizations just like yours radically transform PC management to unify management across all devices—from desktops to the Internet of Things (IoT).

Simplify App & Access Management

Click here to add via the VMworld U.S. agenda builder.

Expand your knowledge in the spotlight session The Transformation of Identity and Access Management in the Age of the Digital Workspace. The VMware leadership team will discuss how VMware Workspace ONE is built on a powerful access control layer that is dynamic and based on context. This access control layer in Workspace ONE transforms how organizations implement access control without compromising end-user experience.

App & Desktop Virtualization

Click here to add via the VMworld U.S. agenda builder.

Attend the Spotlight Session: Goodbye Legacy VDI. Hello Dynamic VDI for the Digital Workspace- A Modern Approach to Planning, Building, Running and Securing Virtual Desktops and Apps as Part of Your Customized Digital Workspace. Join this session with Shankar Iyer, VMware SVP and GM of desktop products, and special guests to find out how VMware brings dynamic VDI and your end-to-end digital workspace to life.

It’s Not Too Late to Join Us at VMworld!

VMworld U.S. and Barcelona promise to be the top conference of the year for EUC enthusiasts and experts alike. From Hands-On Labs to unprecedented access to VMware EUC leaders, you will return to your office as the go-to source for all-things digital workspace, VDI and mobility.

It’s not too late to sign up to experience EUC at VMworld. Here’s how to make it happen:

  • Convince your boss with this customizable letter.
  • Register for the U.S. event.
  • Register for the Barcelona event.
  • Plan your travel to Las Vegas or Barcelona.
  • Sign up for EUC sessions, HOLs and certifications.

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Announcing the VMware Workspace ONE Dev Center on VMware {code}

Developers and app enthusiasts rejoice! We are excited to announce that VMware {code}&#rsquo;s latest addition: the VMware Workspace ONE Dev Center! VMware {code} will now host a wealth of ongoing developer focused content and support for Workspace ONE and VMware AirWatch unified endpoint management (UEM) and enterprise mobility management (EMM).

As we look at customer&#rsquo;s top-of-mind IT initiatives and trends, we consistently see a need for enabling employees with consumer simple and secure experiences that drive productivity. The Workspace ONE Dev Center helps enable enterprise developers to easily add enterprise security and management features and improve the mobile app experience.

Within the Workspace ONE Dev Center, developers will find in-depth overviews of how to securely integrate their enterprise mobile apps with Workspace ONE for:

  • Single sign-on (SSO);
  • Application passcode;
  • App tunneling;
  • Data leakage protection; and
  • More.

The resource section will include sample code, product updates, tutorials and other developer-friendly documentation updated on an ongoing basis.

Keeping Up with the Workspace ONE Developer Community

Our product teams consistently focus on making it easier for developers to build additional security, user experience enhancements and productivity workflows into enterprise mobile apps. The Workspace ONE Dev Center will have an ongoing blog series targeted toward developers, which will feature updates on releases, new sample code and tutorials, enterprise developer insights and more.

Get Involved: Join VMware {code} Alongside Nearly 3,800 Developers & Experts

VMware {code} has the fastest-growing developer community devoted to virtualization, cloud computing, DevOps and other topics. When you join VMware {code}, you have the opportunity to connect with VMware experts in the community and participate in outreach programs, including the VMware {code} Speaker Bureau. Sign up now.

Jump into the Conversation on Slack

Anyone who signs up for VMware {code} automatically receives a personal Slack invite within seconds. The VMware {code} communityalready has over 2,500 participants on Slack. Join todayand receive your personal Slack invite.

Want to learn more about Workspace ONE, our award-winning digital workspace solution? Simply click here to sign-up for a free hands-on lab.

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