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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 Service with Hosted Infrastructure – July 2017 Technical Updates

There are several technical updates to the VMware Horizon Cloud Service with Hosted Infrastructure this quarter. The updates for this release focus on expanding capabilities from the initial release in February. VMware will contact all customers individually to schedule the upgrade of their tenant(s) to the new release (17.1). For more details on this release, see the Horizon Cloud with Hosted Infrastructure 17.1 Release Notes.

New Data Center Availability Added!

VMware is continuing its partnership with IBM to bring VMware Horizon Cloud Service to more regions. Since Februrary, we have added capabilities to host Horizon Cloud in the United Kingdom (May), Germany (June) and in California (July). We now have three data centers in the U.S., one in Japan, and two in Europe. The Horizon Cloud team will continueto add more data centers in the next few months. Stay tuned!

Native Applications with App Volumes Technology Is Generally Available

In February, we enabled a few select customers to use VMware App Volumes technology to create and leverage AppStacks in Horizon Cloud. This feature is now generally available to any customer who requests it. Note that add-on storage is required to use this feature. If you are a HorizonCloud customer and would like to use Native Applications powered by App Volumes technology, consult with your VMware sales team.

Smart Policies Support

You can now leverage Smart Policies in Horizon Cloud. Smart Policies allow you to have fine-grain control over a user&#rsquo;s desktop experience. You can dynamically enable, disable, or control access to user features in Horizon Cloud based on who the user is, and how they are accessing Horizon Cloud. Smart Policies were released as an integration between VMwareHorizon 7 and VMware User Environment Manager in 2016.

For example, with Smart Policies, an administrator can decide to disable access to USB devices or to cut-and-paste from within the Horizon Client if a user is attempting to access the HorizonCloud environment from an untrusted or external network. You can also dynamically control display-protocol configurations based on the type of device that is being used.

Smart Policies in Horizon Cloud work the same as they do in Horizon 7. VMware Senior Product Line Manager Aaron Black wrote an excellent blog post pointing out some great use cases for Smart Policies. If you want to try out Smart Policies in your Horizon Cloud deployment, download the Reviewers Guide for View in VMware Horizon 7: Smart Policies.

Windows Server 2016 Support

Horizon Cloud continues to provide support for customers wanting to use the latest editions of Windows operating systems. With this release, Horizon Cloud with Hosted Infrastructure now supports Windows Server 2016 for RDSH hosts and for skinned Windows Server based virtual desktops. For full details on OS support in Horizon Cloud with Hosted Infrastructure, see the Horizon Cloud with Hosted Infrastructure Service Description document, which can be found in the Horizon Cloud Service with Hosted Infrastructure Terms of Service page.

Horizon Virtualization Pack for Skype for Business Support

Full support for the Horizon® Virtualization Pack for Skype for Business isreleased for Windows clientswith Horizon Cloud. This solution enables customers to use Skype for Business within Horizon desktops to make optimized audio-video calls and telephony features using the native Skype client. Please note that this functionality is only available on VDI desktops today, but will be made available on RDSH desktops / apps in the future. Details on what features are supported with this release can be found in the release notes for Horizon 7.2.

Enhanced Troubleshooting Capabilities through Console Access (BETA)

We have added more troubleshooting features to the Horizon Air Console Access - HACA tool. HACA, which is currently in Beta,gives administrators direct access to individual desktop consoles for troubleshooting purposes. The tool has been enhanced to allow administratorsthe abilitytotroubleshootvirtual machines that get stuck during the Windows OS startup process, before the Horizon Agent starts.

Horizon Agent 7.2 / Client 4.5 Support

Horizon Cloud with Hosted Infrastructure supports the latest Horizon clients and agents. Organizations can take advantage of new feature enhancements in the latest clients including enhanced security with Blast Extreme with support of SHA-256 encryption. You can download the latest clients from the Horizon Clientdownload page.

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10 Top Moments from EUC Insights 2017 — Americas

Thank you to everyone who joined our popular online event, EUC Insights 2017—Americas! It was one of our most successful virtual conferences yet. And the best news? You can watch the product sessions, dive into best practices and take our Hands-On Labs at any time on demand! Just click here to get started.

While the live EUC Insights 2017 event is over in the Americas, the APJ and Europe events are coming soon! Click one of these links to register for:

  • EUC Insights APJ: 2 March
  • EUC Insights EMEA: 7 March

It was incredibly difficult to hone the amazing event down to a handful of favorites, but here are my 10 top moments from EUC Insights 2017 Americas.

1. AutoDesk&#rsquo;s Innovative Story of Digital Transformation

AutoDesk&#rsquo;s story is so powerful that my words could not do it justice. So, here are my favorite quotes from Prakash Kota, AutoDesk VP of IT, during his keynote interview with our very own Sumit Dhawan.

&#rsquo;We have been transforming from being a desktop-based software company to a services company. … As an IT organization, while our business and product teams are going through this transformation, we&#rsquo;re looking at how can we empower our global workforce to be more productive.&#rdquo; —Prakash Kota, VP of IT, AutoDesk

&#rsquo;One of things you have done really well at VMware is to really understand the user needs and to have really simple user management overall, as well as solutions across broad devices.&#rdquo; —Prakash Kota, VP of IT, AutoDesk

VMware Workspace ONE &#rsquo;is a successful marriage of the tools you have that really delivers the services we need today and gives us a path for the solutions we need for the future.&#rdquo; —Prakash Kota, VP of IT, AutoDesk

Watch Sumit&#rsquo;s entire keynote and dive into AutoDesk&#rsquo;s innovative digital transformation journey on-demand here.

2. VMware&#rsquo;s Vision & What&#rsquo;s New with Horizon

Shankar Iyer exclaimed, &#rsquo;The time is now!&#rdquo; in his educational and inspiring session. Shankar dove into what he believes are the three key barriers to desktop transformation:

  1. Virtual desktops and apps are expensive to design and deliver.
  2. Applications take time to deliver, manage and update.
  3. User persona and policies are complex to set-up and modify.

Watch Shankar&#rsquo;s on-demand session, listed under the application and desktop virtualization track, to see how three new Horizon innovations help you turn these barriers into opportunities.

3. Shawn Bass Live Q&A

 

4. Consumerization Drives Digital Transformation

&#rsquo;We all use more technology in our personal lives as consumers than we do in our work lives. … We don&#rsquo;t think of apps as individual sets of features. We think about, &#lsquo;If I need to get a task done and it requires five different sets of applications, it&#rsquo;s just a seamless workflow across those applications.&#rsquo;&#rdquo;

Hemant Sahani, VMware director of product management, hosted a very powerful session on the importance of enabling workflows within the modern mobile workforce. What does this mean? It means making it easier for workers to get their jobs done—faster—anytime, anywhere.

Watch Hemant&#rsquo;s session, entitled From Onboarding to Next-Gen Mobile Productivity in Three Simple Steps, to see how you can empower smarter workflows and happier, more productive workers.

5. Today&#rsquo;s Cyber Threat Revolution

&#rsquo;In the past, protecting our perimeter using strong firewall policies was okay. Now with Windows 10 being more like a mobile operating system and your entire mobile workforce using iOS and Android, perimeter-based security is no longer good enough.&#rdquo;

Josue Negron, senior solutions architect, delivered a massive wake-up call about security threats in our modern heterogeneous computing environment. The good news for us all: a groundbreaking new end-to-end security approach that takes the fight to the hacker.

Watch his eye-opening session, Today&#rsquo;s Cyber Threat Revolution, under the endpoint security track.

6. Horizon Cloud: What&#rsquo;s New & Best Practices for Getting Started

ICYMI, the VMware Horizon team launched an exciting new phase of the Horizon platform&#rsquo;s innovative journey. Namely, the new Horizon Cloud service.

Simon LeComte, senior manager of the VMware EUC Cloud Services Architecture Team, takes you through all the new feature offerings and capabilities with Horizon Cloud. To ensure your success from day one, Simon also shares best practices and considerations for desktop and app delivery, networking architecture and user profile manager.

Watch his session on demand in the application and desktop virtualization track.

7. Take the Guesswork Out of Windows 10 Migrations

Did you know that 96% of Microsoft&#rsquo;s enterprise and education customers are in active Windows 10 pilots?

As you can tell, Windows 10 was a massive theme for EUC Insights 2017. The capabilities are exciting and the experience for end users promising. But for IT admins, migration and management are incredibly daunting tasks—especially in an increasingly diverse device and OS environment.

If you are getting ready to tackle a pilot or full-scale migration to Windows 10, check out this great session from VMware product marketing manager Justin Grimsley, Take the Guesswork Out of Windows 10 Migrations. He explores the entire Windows 10 journey:

8. The Wearables Are Coming

In fact, wearables and other devices within the Internet of Things (IoT) are likely already inside your organization. The question now is: how does it impact you and your company?

&#rsquo;If you think about the consumerization of IoT over the past five years and the impact of bring your own device (BYOD) on the enterprise and scale that up 10 fold, you begin to understand the implications of IoT on mobile device management.&#rdquo; —Jessie Stoks, VMware product marketing manager

Dive into the ways IoT and connect tech is evolving in Jessie&#rsquo;s session, Prepare Your Organization for Enterprise Wearables and Things. Perhaps even more importantly, you will learn how unified endpoint management helps IT stop chasing these devices and starts controlling them to drive innovation, better customer care and worker productivity.

9. Industry Solutions: Something for Everyone

VMware&#rsquo;s industry solution team brought their A-game, delivering four unique industry sessions:

  1. How VMware Horizon Transforms Agency Desktop Performance, Security and Management
  2. What&#rsquo;s New in the Digital Clinical Workspace
  3. Powering the Next Retail IT Generation One Customer at a Time
  4. High Education Game Changer: Ellucian Integration Makes Digital Work and Learning Spaces Dynamic.

From enabling students with anywhere learning to wowing customers with amazing experiences, you won&#rsquo;t want to miss these sessions.

10. Hands-On Labs

It wouldn&#rsquo;t be EUC Insights without some amazing Hands-On Labs!

EUC Insights offers five unique product labs:

  1. Intro to VMware AirWatch
  2. AirWatch Mobile App Management & App Development
  3. Intro to Horizon 7
  4. Horizon 7 Application Delivery
  5. Workspace ONE, Single Sign-On (SSO) & VMware Identity

What was your favorite session? Want to see something new next year? Share your feedback with us in the comments, and don&#rsquo;t forget to take the survey in virtual conference itself.

  • Watch EUC Insights Americas On Demand
  • Register for EUC Insights APJ
  • Register for EUC Insights EMEA

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NEW! User Experience Series: Your Guide to Delighting End Users

The VMware UX blog series is a new resource that explores the continually evolving discipline of user experience (UX) across a myriad of topics, from design and methodology to user research and new trends.

As our field continues to grow in size and scope, we aim to publish a steady stream of engaging, high-quality content that helps explain how UX complements a wide range of corporate initiatives.

From our team of UX professionals with a diverse range of backgrounds and experience levels, our hope is to share with you our collective successes, challenges and perspectives as we work together to successfully implement an effective UX strategy across a large organization.

Our goal is to connect IT administrators and others who share our passion for user-centric research and design with unique perspectives that go beyond academia and delve more deeply into the critical role user experience plays in project planning, development, customer experience and go-to-market strategies across organizations of every type. We hope you walk away with unique and actionable insights every time you visit.

UX Insights

From UX philosophy, design, customer spotlights and more, you can expect to find a wealth of insight on a variety of topics and trends, including:

  • Research methodology
  • Visual design
  • Interaction design
  • Content strategy
  • Analytics
  • UX breakthroughs
  • Product updates
  • And more!

Have a topic or issue you want to know more about? We want to know! Please contact us with content ideas and/or feedback in the comments below. We hope you find it as useful as we have enjoyed making this resource available to you.

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