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Easy as 9.1.1-2-3: VMware AirWatch EMM Feature Pack Review

Use the VMware AirWatch EMM feature pack review to learn about the added features added and bug fixes in the latest releases of the AirWatch Console.

VMware AirWatch EMM Feature Pack v9.1.3

Check out the latest features in theVMware AirWatch EMM Feature Pack v9.1.3 release!

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VMware AirWatch EMM Feature Packv9.1.2

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Mercy Innovates from the Data Center to the Patient Bedside

Mercy is an integrated healthcare organization with 43 hospitals and more than 700 physician practices and outpatient facilities, serving more than 3 million patients a year. Through technology, Mercy wants to be better partners with their patients, giving them more guidance and preventing problems before they happen.

Mercy received the 2016 HiMMS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence for using health information technology to improve patient care and the bottom line. VMware helps Mercy innovate in healthcare from the data center to the patient&#rsquo;s bedside.

  • Mercy&#rsquo;s goal is to analyze data to provide better outcomes for patients – making sure they have the right product for the right patient at the right time - and also to keep that data secure with VMware NSX and VMware vRealize Automation.
  • Mercy is using the VMware vCloud Air partner network to provide general healthcare-class hosting
  • Mobile devices increase care in patients&#rsquo; homes, extending their clinical care team. Mercy also uses the tablet-based Mercy Bedside app, managed by VMware AirWatch, which patients and their families can use while in the hospital to ease the care process.

“The role that VMware has played … really is enabling the technology. Building these solutions is impossible without the ability to utilize technology as seamlessly as we use our stethoscopes.&#rdquo;
—Todd Stewart, Vice President of Clinical Integrated Solutions, Mercy

Learn more about innovative solutions for healthcare at vmware.com/solutions/industry/healthcare.

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STEM for All at UMass Lowell

The scientists of the future are embracing consumer-simple, enterprise-secure digital workspace solutions at UMass Lowell. With more than 17,750 students—and a strategic plan to increase enrollment to 20,000 over the next few years—this university is known for its educational initiatives in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Part of that mission is providing easier access to computationally complex and expensive STEM software packages.

What started as a simple need for more space on campus grew into an initiative that brought virtual desktops and simplified application access to students, faculty and staff. In 2013, the university needed to find a way to reclaim classroom space to teach its growing student body. The school was &#rsquo;bursting at the seams,&#rdquo; according to Steve Athanas, the school&#rsquo;s director of platforms and systems engineering.

&#rsquo;VDI, for us, started as a way to turn computer labs back into usable teaching space. But it turned out to be significantly more than that. Our VDI story is about fundamentally transforming the way we teach and the way we conduct business.&#rdquo;

To learn more about how UMass Lowell uses digital workspace solutions to simplify access to education, read the case study.

UMass Lowell Extends STEM Education with Digital Workspaces

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UMass Lowell uses VMware Horizon for virtual desktops,VMware App Volumes to distribute applications and VMware User Environment Manager to maintain application settings across sessions. Through a portal called vLabs, UMass Lowell users can access university virtual desktops and apps from anywhere at any time, on any device.

According to Athanas, &#rsquo;Once students realized they were able to access their applications anytime and anywhere, it changed how they functioned as students.&#rdquo; Instead of having to log time in an on-campus computer lab, students could bring a mobile device with them and study whenever it&#rsquo;s convenient. &#rsquo;That&#rsquo;s really important because a huge percentage of our students have either full-time or part-time jobs as they&#rsquo;re achieving their education,&#rdquo; said Athanas.

&#rsquo;The way that VMware is simplifying app distribution is really huge. It means my team spends less time setting up and more time working with our ultimate customers, delivering value to the organization.&#rdquo;

Partnerships for Education

VMware technology partners are playing important roles in the UMass Lowell IT department and in campus academics. The school recently launched a high-performance Horizon cluster with virtual graphics processing units (GPUs) from NVIDIA. Computationally and graphics-intensive design and engineering programs now run on any student or faculty device that can run a Horizon desktop. The university has added additional NVIDIA GPU support to its base image to support the graphical look and feel of a Windows 10 deployment.

Athanas cited VMware partner StacksWare as a critical addition to his IT arsenal. StacksWare metrics for App Volumes deployments provide real-time, deep inspection of application usage.

&#rsquo;This software can tell me right now which users on campus are using which applications, where they’re using them from and how long they’re using them. I can roll all that up and make better decisions about software licenses for the campus. It&#rsquo;s been really transformative for us.&#rdquo;

From &#rsquo;It Works&#rdquo; to &#rsquo;Thank You&#rdquo;

Athanas cited a UMass Lowell study showing that 66 percent of students said that vLabs improved their academic success.

&#rsquo;You know you’re hitting the right mark when instead of users saying &#lsquo;It works,&#rsquo; or &#lsquo;It hasn’t had any problems,&#rsquo; they come up to you and say, &#lsquo;Thank you.&#rsquo; We’re now in a position where faculty and especially students say, &#lsquo;Thank you, this has saved me time, this has saved me effort, my job is easier, my academics are easier.&#rsquo; That’s transformative.&#rdquo;

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VMware AirWatch 101: Honeywell Dolphin CT50 Bar Code Enrollment

The bar code enrollment workflow simplifiesenrollment intoVMware AirWatchfor Honeywell Dolphin CT50 devices. While Android Lollipop devices support bar code enrollment, Android Marshmallow devices require slightly different AirWatch Console configurations to enable this workflow. Today’s post covers the configurations and bar code enrollment workflow for Honeywell Dolphin CT50devices on Android Marshmallow.

Honeywell Dolphin CT50 Bar Code Enrollment

In the following workflow, the EZConfig Editor (designed for the Windows OS on a PC) produces two sets of bar codes. The first contains the information required to establish a Wi-Fi configuration on the Honeywell CT50. The second set contains the information to enroll the Honeywell CT50 into VMware AirWatch.The bar codes are presented from within the EZConfig Editor application directly on the PC display. Then, use the EZConfig for Scanning utility on a Honeywell CT50 deviceto scan the bar codes.

Download and Install the EZConfig Editor

The first step in the workflow is to install the EZConfig Editor. Later, you’ll use the EZConfig Editor tocreate bar codes thatestablish Wi-Fi settings and enroll devices into VMware AirWatch.

1. From your Windows PC, click the Honeywell Sensing and Productivity Solutions link.

2. Click the Software tab. Under Tools and Utilities, click the Honeywell EZConfig for Mobility Setup r411The file version number may vary depending on the update schedule from Honeywell. link and download the associated ZIP file.

3. Unzip the file, and run the setup.exe file.

4. When complete, the EZConfig Editor window appears on the PC.

Check the Honeywell CT50 for the Power Tools Application

After installing the EZConfig Editor, confirm that the correct version of the Power Tools Application installed on the device.

  1. On the Honeywell CT50 apps screen, look for the Power Tools icon.
  2. If not present, proceed to the section: Download and Install the Power Tools Application on the Honeywell CT50.
  3. If present, selectPower Tools > Diagnostic Information > About and check the version number.
  4. If the Power Tools version is lower than4.01.00.3791, proceed to thesectionDownload and Install the Power Tools Application on the Honeywell CT50.
  5. If the Power Tools version is 4.01.00.3791 or higher, proceed to the section: Use the EZConfig Editor to Establish Honeywell CT50 Wi-Fi Settings.

Download and Install the Power Tools Application on the Honeywell CT50

Take corrective action if you discovered the Power Tools application was not installed, or was running the wrong version. Simply download and install the Power Tools application suite.

1. Open the Honeywell Sensing and Productivity Solutionspage in your browser.

2. Under the Tools and Utilities section, click the Software tab, and download the Honeywell_CommonES_Android_3.15.3150.zip ZIP fileThe file version number may vary depending on the update schedule from Honeywell..

3. Once download completes, establish a USB connection between your PC and the Honeywell CT50.

4. On the Honeywell CT50&#rsquo;s internal storage card, copy the file to the /Honeywell/autoinstall folder.

5. On the Honeywell CT50, hold down the power button and select Reboot to trigger the application’s installation.

6. After installation successfully completes, click the Power Tools app to access the EZConfig for Scanning utility.

Use the EZConfig Editor to Establish Honeywell CT50 Wi-Fi Settings

After installing the software necessary for barcode enrollment, establish Honeywell CT50 Wi-Fi settings using the EZConfig Editor.

1. Establish a USB connection between your PC and the Honeywell CT50

2. From the Honeywell CT50 upload the DeviceConfig.xml file to the PC.

2. In the EZConfig Editor, navigate toFile > Open >Internal Storage > Honeywell > ezconfig > generatedAdd a Tooltip Text.

3. Select the DeviceConfig.xml file, and click Open.

4. Select DeviceConfig > Connection Settings > Radio Manager > Supplicant > Profile 1, and enter the valuesField values are described in the Key: PSK panel. to modify the Wi-Fi settings in the DeviceConfig.xml file.

5. Select File > Save As, and save the settings to an EXM file for future use. You can give the file a unique name, specific to your own requirements.

6. In the EZConfig Editor, select File > Create EZConfig Bar Code.

7. In the EZConfig Bar Code window, reviewthe resulting bar code.

7. On the Honeywell CT50, selectPower Tools > EZConfig for Scanning utility andscan the bar code.

Note:

After establishing a Wi-FiIf scanning multiple barcodes, the Wi-Fi connection may not establish. In this instance, reboot the Honeywell CT50 to establish the connection. connectionfor the Honeywell CT50,create access to files for VMware AirWatch enrollment.

Creating Access to Files for VMware AirWatch Enrollment

Return tothe EZConfig Editor, and establish access to the files used for VMware AirWatch enrollment:

1. Openyour browser, and log into the VMware AirWatch Console. Navigate toDevices > Staging & Provisioning > Staging, and click Add to create an Android Staging Package.

2. In the Staging window, enter the desired Enrollment User and Password credentials, and leave the Manifest tab empty.

3. In the upper-right corner of the Staging window, click the down arrow, and select Sideload Staging.

4. In the Generate Sideload Staging Package window, click the Organization Group field and select a group to configure device assignment. Leavethe Universal check box deselected.

5. Click Download to download the Sideload Staging ZIP file to your PC, and save the file to a convenient location.

6. On your PC, locate and unzip the file, and open the enrollment folder.

7. From the enrollment folder, upload the credentials.bin file to a file repository accessible to the Honeywell CT50. Take note of the path for future configuration within the EZConfig Editor.

8. From the VMware AirWatch Resources Portal, upload the latest VMware AirWatch Android Agent to the same file repository to be accessed by the Honeywell CT50. Again, take note of the path for future configuration within the EZConfig Editor.

Note: If you cannot access the VMware AirWatch Android Agent, request access from the VMware AirWatch Support Team via a Help Desk Ticket.

9. From the VMware AirWatch Resources Portal, upload the latest Honeywell Services APK file to the same file repository to be accessed by the device. Again, take note of the path for future configuration within the EZConfig Editor.

Note: If you cannot access the Honeywell Services APK file, request access from the VMware AirWatch Support Team via a Help Desk Ticket.

You have finished creating access to files for VMware AirWatch enrollment. The next step is to establish settings for VMware AirWatch enrollment in the EZConfig Editor on the PC.

Configure the EZConfig Editor for VMware AirWatch Enrollment

After creating file access for enrollment, establish settings for VMware AirWatch enrollment in the EZConfig Editor on the PC.

1. Download the Provisioner_bin.exm file toyour PC tomodify it within the EZConfig Editor.

2. In the EZConfig Editor, locatethe provisioner_bin.exm file.

3. Select File > Open to choose and open the file and see its Task folders.

4. In the first Task folder of the EZConfig Editor, modify the Value field entry to make the credentials.bin file available for enrollment.

  • Source – Repository link to the .bin file with a/ format. For example:<link>/credentials.bin
  • Action – Contains the action commandInstallFile.
  • Destination – Storage location on the device.For example:/sdcard/credentials.bin

5. In the second Task folder, modify the Value field entry to install the Honeywell Services APK file.

  • Source – Repository link to the Honeywell Services APK file using the / format. For example: /HoneywellService-release-1.2.apk
  • Action – Contains the action commandInstallApk.
  • Launch – Android intent command that uses the unique Android bundle ID of the Honeywell Services APK file. For example: am start -a android.intent.action.MAIN -n com.airwatch.admin.honeywell/.HoneywellActivity.

6. In the third Task folder, modify the Value field entry to install the VMware AirWatch Agent APK file.

  • Source – Repository link to the VMware AirWatch Agent APK file using the / format. For example: /AirWatchAgent-playstore-release-7.0.0.161-SNAPSHOT.apk
  • Action – Contains the action commandInstallApk
  • Launch – Android intent command that uses the unique Android bundle ID of the VMware AirWatch Agent APK file. For example: am start -a android.intent.action.MAIN -n com.airwatch.androidagent/com.airwatch.agent.ui.activity.SplashActivity -e hideui true

Example:

7. In the fourth Task folder, modifythe Value field entry to allow the AirWatch Agent to have access READ access to the external storage card.

  • Source – Repository link to the VMware AirWatch Agent APK file using the / format. For example: /AirWatchAgent-playstore-release-7.0.0.161-SNAPSHOT.apk
  • Action – Contains the action commandRun
  • Launch – Android intent command that uses the unique Android bundle ID of the VMware AirWatch Agent APK file. For example: pm grant com.airwatch.agent.action.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE

7. In the fifthTask folder, modifythe Value fieldentry to perform the enrollment process.

  • Source – Repository link to the VMware AirWatch Agent APK file using the / format. For example: /AirWatchAgent-playstore-release-7.0.0.161-SNAPSHOT.apk
  • Action – Contains the action commandRun
  • Launch – Android intent command that uses the unique Android bundle ID of the VMware AirWatch Agent APK file. For example: am broadcast -a com.airwatch.agent.action.IMPORT_CREDENTIAL_XML -e file /sdcard/credentials.bin --user 0

8. In the sixth Task folder, modifythe Value field toimport the BINfile used by the VMware AirWatch Agent for enrollment.

  • Source – Repository link to the VMware AirWatch Agent APK file using the / format. For example: /AirWatchAgent-playstore-release-7.0.0.161-SNAPSHOT.apk
  • Action – Contains the action commandRun
  • Launch – Android intent command that uses the unique Android bundle ID of the VMware AirWatch Agent APK file. For example: am broadcast -a com.airwatch.agent.action.AUTO_ENROLL --user 0

9. Return tothe EZConfig Editor main menu.

  • Select File > Save, and name the file.
  • SelectFile > Create EZConfig Bar Code, andgenerate a bar code for scanning.

10.On the Honeywell CT50, click Power Tools >EZConfig and scan the bar code. This actionenrolls your Honeywell CT50 device into VMware AirWatch.

Honeywell Dolphin CT50 Bar Code Enrollment Summary

With a simple bar code scan, the VMware AirWatch enrollment process can be expedited by using the Honeywell EZConfig Editor and Honeywell EZConfig for Scanning utilities.

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