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Welcome to VMware: A New Hire’s True Story of Lost Luggage, Bug Registers & Workspace ONE

My first week at VMware was daunting: flying from Ireland to our head office in Palo Alto, losing my luggage and credit cards not working. On my first day, I ran around like a headless chicken trying to meet with my new team with nothing but worn clothes and trainers. In all, it was an absolute nightmare. Sometimes life throws lemons at you with such energy that it&#rsquo;s hard to do anything useful.

Arriving &#rsquo;relatively&#rdquo; on time for my first day, my next hurdle was onboarding with VMware IT. Having worked in the field for the last decade and consulting with many customers, I know first-hand just how unproductive and frustrating first days can be. Despite being eager to please and trying to hit the ground running, most workers find that IT is not ready for them. With all the personal panic that morning, the last thing I wanted to do was perform the ever-familiar &#rsquo;first day&#rdquo; dance that us consultants are all too familiar with.

You probably will not be surprised that at VMware, we drink our own Champaign when it comes to end-user computing (EUC) technologies. For the first time, I experienced VMware Workspace ONE as a user, and I was productive within minutes. In only a few clicks, my phone, personal iPad and work laptop were registered and enabled with Single Sign-On (SSO) to company email, data, Office 365, apps and intranet. I quickly checked my work email and took a few notes in Microsoft OneNote. By lunch, I reviewed roadmaps and bug registers. By the end of the day, I was sending IMs and scheduling follow-up meetings with my new colleagues (who are awesome, by the way).

Workspace ONE gave me a single identity and a familiar look and feel. Moreover, I had every single resource I needed in one place on every device (both corporate and BYO)—securely and efficiently. I did not have 20 passwords to remember or lists of internal URLs bookmarked on my local device. I was cloud-enabled and ready to charge. As a consultant and customer in my past life, this onboarding process is everything my customers asked me for. It amazed me to see it working so fluidly at VMware. My first day in VMware was a mess of personal stress and pressure, but for once, not because of IT or my employer.

[Related: Simplifying App Access & Management with Workspace ONE]

As I am a remote worker and global business traveller, Workspace ONE continues to bridge the gap to my corporate network, allowing me true freedom to stay productive &#rsquo;anywhere on any device.&#rdquo; Historically, I am cynical of this claim, having walked this walk before with other vendors and having my hands burnt. Workspace ONE finally showed me this can be achieved today. I can tell you first hand that it can be done, and Workspace ONE can help you achieve it—today.

We welcome our competitors focus on this market. It really validates what we achieved with our digital workspace vision and Workspace ONE. We will welcome them with open arms to the market when they execute on this vision. In the meantime, Workspace ONE will continue to innovate and deliver a unified workspace for you and your workers—today.

Learn more about Workspace ONE here, and see it for yourself in our free hands-on lab.

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Citrix Workspace – Redefining The Way You Work!

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Today at Synergy 2017, Citrix announced a new cloud-based service called Citrix Workspace, which changes the way end users access their apps and data.

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Memorial Healthcare Protects Patient Data with a Secure Digital Clinical Workspace

Memorial Healthcare, a top-rated community hospital in Michigan that&#rsquo;s won awards for patient engagement, sees technology as a key to advancing healthcare in its region. Their secure clinical digital workspace allows staff to access the apps and data they need anytime, anywhere. To transform security and protect patient data, Memorial Healthcare deployed VMware NSX, AirWatch and Horizon to secure endpoints and app infrastructure, while streamlining compliance.

Technology ultimately supports the hospital&#rsquo;s mission of helping patients in its region. To aid smaller hospitals that are critical to the area, Memorial Healthcare uses its infrastructure to provide easier access to shared services, including disaster recovery. Having access to secure information on mobile devices and virtual desktops let physicians and staff keep a consistent workflow no matter where they are, in the hospital or in the wider community.

Click here to learn more about how you can empower the digital workspace, such as the secure clinical digital workspace for healthcare, in your company.

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Thwart Insider Threats! Introducing Citrix Analytics Service

Citrix Analytics provides valuable insights to improve security, productivity, performance, and availability of Digital Workspaces by gathering and analyzing data across Citrix products. Specific to Digital Workspace security, Citrix Analytics offers key insights to combat modern day threats.

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This Week’s Top EUC News Will Blow Your Mind

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&#rsquo;Microsoft Azure users now have access to genuine desktop as a service solution.&#rdquo;

That&#rsquo;s SiliconANGLE on our huge news this week: We&#rsquo;re delivering VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure. By connecting Azure to the Horizon Cloud control plane, our joint customers are empowered with more flexibility to deliver virtual desktops and apps. Get the FAQs here.

&#rsquo;Our customers have their preference of public cloud offerings and should be able to choose the industry leader in desktop and app virtualization regardless of that cloud preference.&#rdquo;
—Dave Grant, VP of Product Marketing for VMware End-User Computing, at VMware Radius

Plus, using Horizon Cloud with on-premises infrastructure? Here&#rsquo;s what&#rsquo;s new for you.

The digital workspace just upped its IQ.

VMware also announced the acquisition of Apteligent this week and the integration of the mobile app intelligence solution into our digital workspace platform. Read the juicy details here.

&#rsquo;The Apteligent platform enables both mobile app developers and IT organizations to analyze mobile application performance in real time, enabling them to understand user behavior to address the issues that matter the most—and directly impact business and revenue.&#rdquo;
—Sumit Dhawan, VMware EUC SVP & GM of Desktop Products & Solutions

Forget stereotypes. We&#rsquo;re all Generation Digital.

Millennials aren&#rsquo;t the only generation demanding mobile technology at work. Employees of all ages recently said mobile tech makes them more productive (60%), more creative (45%) and more satisfied at work (53%). Read more in this new VMware Radius series.

It&#rsquo;s a &#rsquo;privilege&#rdquo; to meet you, VMware User Environment Manager 9.2.

User Environment Manager (UEM) essentially separates a user&#rsquo;s personality from the underlying Windows machine, said Andy Morris, virtualizing their preferences. Version 9.2 offers a cool new trick: User privilege elevation. Here&#rsquo;s what it does.

Plus, watch these six videos for a technical deep dive into UEM 9.2.

And IT lived happily ever after.

User satisfaction is up, and costs are down at Memorial Healthcare after the hospital deployed VMware NSX, VMware AirWatch and Horizon. Hear their digital clinical workspace story.

&#rsquo;I don&#rsquo;t think there&#rsquo;s much within our infrastructure that VMware hasn&#rsquo;t enabled.&#rdquo;
—Thomas Kurtz, Ph. D, VP of Information Services & CIO for Memorial Healthcare

Let&#rsquo;s talk tech.

  • Citrix Synergy, May 23–25 in Orlando (VMware booth 309)
  • VMware SociaLabs—Horizon 7 & AirWatch, May 23 (San Diego), June 6 (Reston) & June 20 (Halifax)
  • Boston Summer VMUG UserCon, June 1
  • Unlocking Mobility with Derived Credentials &AirWatch, June 23 online
  • VMworld 2017, Aug. 27–31 in Vegas

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Bringing Mobile Workers up to Cloud Speed

Trains, planes, and automobiles are the most obvious signs that we are living in an era of continual acceleration; going ever faster is the motto of our time. Yet when it comes to 21st-century acceleration, IT has been …


  

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Bringing Mobile Workers up to Cloud Speed

Trains, planes, and automobiles are the most obvious signs that we are living in an era of continual acceleration; going ever faster is the motto of our time. Yet when it comes to 21st-century acceleration, IT has been …


  

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VMware User Environment Manager 9.2 Technical Deep Dive

We are excited about the newest release of VMware User Environment Manager - version 9.2. This release includes some great new features that enhance the product functionality and continue to offer administrators more flexibility in managing the user experience. We have put together a series of videos that will help you learn about User Environment Manager, get up to speed on the new features, and see demos of some of those features.

User Environment Manager 9.2 Technical Overview

Before you dive into the new features, this brief technical-overview video will introduce you to User Environment Manager, provide some details about how it works, and examine the architecture. If you are new to the product, or want a short refresher, this is a great place to begin.

User Environment Manager 9.2 – What&#rsquo;s New

Two videos explain the new features of User Environment Manager 9.2. The first video focuses on the privilege elevation feature and publisher-based rules for application blocking and privilege elevation.

The second video discusses the additional new features of automation with new environment variables, new config file templates for better personalization, and several additional topics.

Privilege Elevation

This video discusses and demonstrates the new privilege elevation feature of User Environment Manager 9.2. Privilege elevation is designed as a tool for IT administrators to mitigate risks in their privilege-management strategy. Applications that are already installed and require elevated privileges to run, as well as application installers, can have privileges elevated.

Publisher-Based Application Blocking and Privilege Elevation

User Environment Manager 9.2 added the ability to use a software publisher&#rsquo;s certificate to configure application blocking or privilege-elevation rules. This enables the IT administrator to allow all applications or elevate privileges for all applications from a software publisher. This video provides the details and a demo of how this works.

Scripting Variables

This video looks at and demonstrates the use of environment variables automatically created by User Environment Manager. These environment variables can be leveraged for automation scripting.

Summary

We hope you learn a lot from these videos covering new features in VMware User Environment Manager. User Environment Manager 9.2 is available for download today.

To comment on any of the videos, contact VMware End-User-Computing Technical Marketing ateuc_tech_content_.

 

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

Also in top tech news this week: smarter Chromebook management, Android in the enterprise, separating work/personal and more.

Peekaboo, I see … the new Google OS.

Top Tech News shared their first impressions following a sneak peek of Google&#rsquo;s new operating system (OS) &#rsquo;Fuchsia.&#rdquo; Writer Jeff Cozza called the new OS a &#rsquo;non-Linux-based system that seems to be designed with mobile devices in mind. Nevertheless, the OS could eventually replace both the company&#rsquo;s Android mobile OS and its Chrome OS.&#rdquo;

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Speaking of Google.

&#rsquo;With Workspace ONE on Chromebooks, IT administrators benefit from additional security capabilities that enable the easy deployment, configuration, and security of web, applications, and Android applications.&#rdquo;
—Jeff McGrath, VMware End-User Computing (EUC)

At Dell EMC World 2017 earlier this week, VMware announced an expanded partnership with Google focused on helping accelerate Chromebook adoption in the enterprise. Leveraging VMware AirWatch-based unified endpoint management capabilities built into the Workspace ONE platform, Chromebook management with VMware now offers single sign-on (SSO) to any app plus simplified IT management. Many more capabilities come from the integration. Dive in here.

And speaking of Dell EMC World…

What a wonderful VDI world.

Dell and VMware dropped the innovation mic at Dell EMC World, including some awesome news for VDI fans. Our own Brigitte Skakkebaek reported the big news in her blog, Introducing Dell EMC VDI Complete Solutions. The major highlights of this integration includes:

  • All-in-one desktop and virtualization bundles powered by VMware Horizon.
  • Full validated and tested to lower risk and reduce complexity.
  • Everything you need to get started for $8/user/month.

&#rsquo;All of these factors—the bundle discount, monthly payment options and ability to confidently start small—contribute to a much lower up front cost to get started with VDI,&#rdquo; Brigitte wrote.

Dive into the VDI product news here.

Want to see all the VMware news from Dell EMC World? Check out this great highlights blog, including VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger&#rsquo;s keynote replay and a candid interview with Michael Dell.

Quote of the Week

“Mobilizing critical business processes is at the core of both of our organizations’ DNA and this collaboration will help us advance this shared vision for our customers and their end users alike,” said Sanjay Poonen, chief operating officer, customer operations, VMware.“We’re proud to come together with Oracle to make it easier for IT administrators to secure and manage these critical mobile apps and help their end users seamlessly access them from any endpoint.”

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

Windows 10 gets all e-motion-al.

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

&#rsquo;The controllers — which we haven’t used — look a lot like the Oculus Touch controllers mixed with Vive controllers at first glance, with a thumb stick like the Touch, a touchpad like the Vive and a wand-like design with a tracking ring on the end.&#rdquo;

Read the full story here.

You gotta keep it separated.

In case you missed it, a new Android came to work last month. Thanks to new innovations to the enterprise capabilities and support from VMware AirWatch, end users are thrilled with the new divide between personal and work data on their devices. Bhavesh Kumar shares gifs and how-to&#rsquo;s for quick provisioning, secure authentication, simple access to work apps and more.

3BD/2BA with security and simplicity.

Home of the University of Texas at Austin, major businesses and great barbecue joints, Travis County, Texas is one of the fastest growing areas in the U.S. The entity that determines property taxes there, Travis County Central Appraisal District (TCAD), saw its workloads grow along with the population. Watch TCAD&#rsquo;s innovative digital transformation story in our latest customer video here.

Knowledge is power.

Check out these great upcoming events to get your learning on:

  • Taking GPU-Powered Desktops to the Cloud with VMware & NVIDIA, May 17 online
  • Citrix Synergy, May 23-25 in Orlando. Visit us at booth 309.
  • VMware SociaLabs, May 23 (San Diego), June 6 (Reston) & June 20 (Halifax)
  • Boston Summer VMUG UserCon, June 1
  • Unlocking Mobility with Derived Credentials & VMware AirWatch, June 23 online
  • VMworld 2017, Aug. 27–31 in Vegas

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Simplify Windows 10 Migration – and Management

Gartner predicts 85% of enterprises will have started Windows 10 deployments by end of 2017, and by 2019, nearly 100% of companies will have made the switch. If you’re one of those that has already moved—congratulations! Now, how are


  

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