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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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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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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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The Best Way to Tackle Shadow IT – Secure Apps That Make It Easy to Get Your Work Done

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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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VMworld & VMware EUC Take Over Europe’s Tech Capital

Recently,VMware EMEA experts shared a preview of our upcomingVMworld 2017 Europetech conference, 11–14 Sept. in Barcelona, and explained why the top IT professionals in end-user computing (EUC) already have their pass. Here’s what they said:

“You will have the opportunity to experience tech previews, network with peers and partners and witness our hottest releases.”
—Karina Arteaga, Chief of Staff, VMware EUC EMEA

 

“The agenda is packed with hundreds of breakout sessions, hands-on labs and much more.”
—Anis Mansouri, Account Executives, Mobility, VMware EMEA

 

“This conference is going to be the epicenter for technical experts to understand how you can transform your business.”
—Duncan Greenwood, Vice President, VMware EUC EMEA

 

“We will teach you a new world of possibilities to learn to reinvent the future.”
—Neil Tarbit, Director, Pre-Sales, VMware EUC EMEA

 

“We’re inviting you to come over to check our latest and greatest for Workspace ONE, our latest and greatest when we talk about digitalization of your workplace.”
—Dor Zakai, Director, Global EUC SISO Business Development, VMware

 

“VMworld is the best tech event you can go to, especially if you’re a VMware Partner.”
—James Dunn, Partner Marketing Manager, VMware EUC EMEA

 

It’s not too late to registerfor the BIGGEST EUC event of the year!

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Empowering the Digital Workspace: How Corona-Norco Unified School District Does It

The award-winning Corona-Norco Unified School District serves more than 54,000 K-12 students from the California cities of Corona, Norco and Eastvale, as well as unincorporated parts of Riverside County. One of the 10 largest districts in the state, it employs approximately 5,000 people.

Like many public school districts, Corona-Norco has a goal to reduce capital expenses and technology costs overall for its schools to ensure equal access to technology. With costs rising and a small IT team challenged to drive all over a large, traffic-choked area to deliver services, the district faced a big choice when they decided to upgrade in-school computing: Buy more sophisticated and expensive hardware for each school, or take a different approach. They chose a suite of digital workspace solutions that make it simple and cost-effective to manage mobile devices, upgrade to Windows 10 and distribute and maintain apps using virtual desktops.

 

Digital Workspaces Put the Emphasis on Education, Not Patching

In 2012, the district started to roll out virtual desktops on zero clients at schools. Corona-Norco now supports 8,000 zero clients and around 5,000 virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) concurrent desktops—with a full-time staff of two. &#rsquo;We don&#rsquo;t see the support number changing dramatically as we significantly ramp up the number of devices,&#rdquo; said Brian Troudy, the district&#rsquo;s director of networking and infrastructure. Adding to the device count is the district&#rsquo;s embrace of the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) model for maximum flexibility and choice. VMware AirWatch and VMware Workspace ONE extend the district&#rsquo;s digital workspaces beyond classroom computers to tablets and laptops, allowing faculty, students and staff to access any app on any device at any time.

VMware end-user computing solutions have simplified application management and updates, including the district&#rsquo;s upgrade to Windows 10. With the ability to test and patch images &#rsquo;behind the scenes&#rdquo; from a central location, instead of sending IT staff to schools and taking computers out of service, operating system (OS) and app updates are easy to deploy. Said Troudy, &#rsquo;Using the Horizon suite, App Volumes, Thin App and UEM, we&#rsquo;re able to layer into a user’s connection the applications that they need based on certain criteria—the location, class that they&#rsquo;re enrolled in—and all of that can be done dynamically and automatically based on the integrations that we have with other business systems.&#rdquo; IT staff can now spend their efforts working one-on-one with their end users on effective use of technology instead of managing and maintaining the underlying technology.

Teacher Peter D&#rsquo;Agostino noted that he used to have to stay at school after hours and come in early to maintain and patch classroom computers. It could take weeks to get new software installed. Now with VMware Horizon VDI, apps for engineering, history, music production and many more topics run faster and more reliably. &#rsquo;I no longer have to spend time updating computers on my own, taking time away from students. Now I spend my time looking for ways for kids to learn better. It just changes the game.&#rdquo;

 

Money Saved on Technology Goes Back to Student Programs

The district estimates it&#rsquo;s saved $5 million on hardware so far, and more than $75,000 on energy costs alone, by switching to a VDI model. &#rsquo;We&#rsquo;re able to, with VMware technologies, deploy labs of computers to our students at a quarter of the cost,” said Troudy. &#rsquo;It&#rsquo;s also allowed us to keep the experience of the desktop that they&#rsquo;re using up to date and relevant. It&#rsquo;s a night-and-day experience for our students.&#rdquo;

&#rsquo;With VMware … we were able to provide end-user computing at a much lower cost than we did six or seven years ago. There&#rsquo;s nothing that makes me happier as a CIO than to be able to say, I get out of the way, and let the school do what they need to do to make sure the students receive the education they deserve.&#rdquo;
—Ben Odipo, CIO and Assistant Superintendent of Information Technology, Corona-Norco Unified School District

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Mobility Partners – Don’t Miss these EUC Sessions at Partner Exchange @ VMworld 2017 US

Want to grow your VMware AirWatch license and services sales and keep up with the digital workspace trend? Curious about what&#rsquo;s new and what&#rsquo;s next? This year at Partner Exchange the EUC content is more robust than ever. You’ll also have the opportunity to hear the latest industry trends along with go-to-market best practices to take your business to the next level.

View this blog for a complete listing of the EUC sessions - including the new Business Growth Keynote on Embracing the Digital Transformation. Greg Verdino, our guest speaker, is a highly regarded authority on the digital future who helps leaders build thriving 21st century organizations. Add this keynote and other key EUC sessions to your conference schedule today, so that you don’t miss them.

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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!

The post Apteligent by VMware: Now Available for Sale from VMware & Partners appeared first on VMware End-User Computing Blog.

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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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