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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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Announcing the New Reviewer’s Guide for Cloud-Based VMware Workspace ONE

With significant contributions from Kevin Sheehan, End-User-Computing Architect, End-User-Computing Customer Success Team, VMware

The new Reviewer&#rsquo;s Guide for Cloud-Based VMware Workspace ONE is now available to download. Use this Reviewer&#rsquo;s Guide to learn about VMware Workspace ONE architecture and components, and familiarize yourself with its features using the practical exercises.

Mobility is critical for today&#rsquo;s workforce. Work hours are no longer restricted to the traditional nine-to-five schedule. More organizations support remote and flexible working hours. Users require access to their applications, at any time, from any device. The challenge for IT is how to provide application access to corporate or personal devices and still maintain data security.

Workspace ONE rises to this challenge by combining identity and mobility management to provide simple yet secure access to applications. Workspace ONE consists of VMware Identity Manager, VMware AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management service, and Workspace ONE mobile applications for Android, iOS, and Windows 10.

Benefits include one-touch single sign-on (SSO), conditional access with device compliance, and the choice to use any device—personal or corporate-owned.

The following diagram details Workspace ONE components and features.

Salesforce1 is a mobile business application used by many organizations. The practical exercises in this guide include a section on integrating VMware Identity Manager and Salesforce1, and configuring SSO for Salesforce1.

Adaptive management is another feature demonstrated in the exercises. Using the Workspace ONE mobile application, users can select the applications they want to install. If an application requires only a basic level of security, users are not required to enroll their device into VMware AirWatch Mobile Device Management. Applications that require a higher level of security are indicated with a lock icon. When the user tries to download an application with a lock icon, the enrollment process is triggered.

The exercises include:

  • Installing and configuring AirWatch Cloud Connector
  • Configuring SAML integration between VMware Identity Manager and Salesforce
  • Integrating VMware AirWatch and VMware Identity Manager
  • Configuring VMware Identity Manager access policies
  • Creating and assigning a VMware AirWatch device profile
  • Enrolling an iOS device in VMware AirWatch
  • Accessing the application catalog from the Workspace ONE mobile application

For the details on these exercises and more, download the new Reviewer&#rsquo;s Guide for Cloud-Based VMware Workspace ONE now.

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AirWatch Product Update: Simplifying App Management for IT Admins

In November, we announced general availability of the VMware AirWatch 9.0 release. This exciting release delivered major AirWatch product updates, including streamlined setup and configuration across multiple console modules. We constantly look at how we can build automated workflows and system integrations into our platform to: Reduce manual processes for IT; and Give you back […]]> In November, we announced general availability of the VMware AirWatch 9.0 release. This exciting release delivered major AirWatch product updates, including streamlined setup and configuration across multiple console modules. We constantly look at how we can build automated workflows and system integrations into our platform to:

  • Reduce manual processes for IT; and

  • Give you back valuable time to focus on larger technology initiatives.

This month, we are excited to introduce new AirWatch mobile application management (MAM) capabilities to make it even simpler to get apps in the hands of end users.

Guided Setup for VMware Workspace ONE

As we drive toward the digital workspace with Workspace ONE, we continually work to make the transition seamless for existing AirWatch IT admins and end users. In our 9.0 release, we introduced a new &#rsquo;Getting Started&#rdquo; wizard directly in the AirWatch console to guide administrators step-by-step on the transition to Workspace ONE. The wizard walks you through configuring backend integrations, such as APNS and identity management, and then takes you through adding apps to the Workspace ONE catalog.

With our release this month, we added the ability to deploy all Workspace ONE apps— including VMware Boxer, VMware Browser and VMware Content Locker—directly into the wizard. This enables a true, one-stop configuration panel. We also include new email templates to help admins communicate any changes to end users on how to access their apps and use the powerful new benefits of Workspace ONE, such as single sign-on (SSO) to apps.

Take a look at how easy it is to get started with Workspace ONE:

Simplified App Management with Google Play Integration

We continue to work closely with the Google team to enhance Android in the enterprise, focusing on simplifying the end-user experience and streamlining setup and configuration for admins. In our release this month, new features support these goals in two powerful ways.

1. AirWatch Console Integration with Google Play Store

For admins, we directly integrated with the Google Play store, eliminating the need to navigate to two different sources to add an application. Through an iframe integration, admins save valuable time by simply searching and approving apps within the Google Play store—all without leaving the &#rsquo;add application&#rdquo; workflow in the AirWatch console.

See the admin console Google Play integration in action:

2. Streamlining Work App Downloads for Android Users

Your end users can now use the Google Play store as an enterprise app store. By enabling all work apps in Google Play, we give workers a familiar, easy-to-use experience to get the apps they need to be productive.

Check out the experience on end-user devices:

Dive deeper into all the new capabilities in this month&#rsquo;s AirWatch product update:

  • AirWatch 9.0.2 Knowledge Base Article

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[SlideShare] Gotta Secure Them All—Enterprise Apps!

Here are 10 facts about the unrelenting flood of apps at work and IT&#rsquo;s daunting task to secure them all.

10 Facts About Secure Enterprise Apps

Enterprise Mobile Apps

1. 80% of employees say mobile technology is critical to their job. (CCS Insight)

2. IT is strained to deliver mobile apps. Only 10% of app development budgets fund mobile apps. (Gartner)

3. On average, it takes 6-12 months to develop an enterprise app. (Dell EMC and VMware)

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Third-Party Apps

As an alternative, employees look to public stores like iTunes and Google Play to get the apps they need for work.

4. Collectively, workers connected 733 third-party apps to corporate networks last year on average, a 600% increase from two years ago. (CloudLock)

5. Third-party apps in corporate environments carry some level of risk: 27% are high risk, 58% are medium risk and 15% are low risk. (CloudLock)

6. 1-in-5 Android devices in enterprises allow app installation from third-party stores. (Skycure)

7. Android devices are nearly twice as likely to have malware (5.7% vs. 3%). (Skycure)

8. Top-ranking third-party apps undergo frequent updates: as often as 28 (iOS) and 38 days (Android). (Apptentive)

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Enterprise App Stores

Enterprise App Store:

A custom, unified, private catalog of company-approved desktop, mobile, virtual and web applications for work.

A central space for workers to browse and install IT-vetted apps on demand based on their role and user group.

9. 25% of enterprises will have an enterprise app store by 2017. (Gartner)

10. An average enterprise app store has 26 mobile apps. One-third are internally developed. Two-thirds are prepackaged (Box, Evernote, etc.). (Gartner)

Bring Your Own App (BYOA):

A workplace strategy enabling employees to choose third-party apps or to use existing personal apps for work.

Take a smarter, more secure approach to enterprise app delivery and management.

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