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It’s time to vote! VMworld public voting has begun!

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Update: I forgot this session: 4960 Things you never thought were possible with ThinApp

 

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Here we go – The public voting for the VMworld sessions is open and three of our sessions are online. It would be great if you could support us! Here is an overview of what you can expect.

Managing Windows desktops is like playing with Lego (Disclaimer: But only if using Horizon Mirage and ThinApp)

Everyone loves the simple approach of Lego in terms of inventing and building new things. Just throw some Lego bricks together and build something completely new. And when you have a new idea you can simply build something completely different again. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could build Windows desktops as easy as building something with Lego? With VMware Horizon Mirage and ThinApp you can do exactly this. Just think about all these different components like drivers, operating system, applications, anti virus as different bricks which can be combined in every possible way you can imagine. We show you how you can accomplish this using Horizon Mirage and ThinApp.

Dare to compare: Mirage application layering and ThinApp

This session compares Mirage application layering and ThinApp. We will start by examine how each of the products work and how they compare. We will discuss pros and cons of each product and show how we can offer the best of both worlds by combining them. As conclusion we will show different use cases and explain which product will the best fit.

Horizon Suite and ThinApp – the perfect match

ThinApp is now an integral part of the Horizon Suite. It brings new functionalities and advantages to each product (i.e. Mirage, Workspace and View) included in the Horizon Suite.. Do you want to know how you can track the usage of your ThinApp packages? Or maybe you always wanted to use ThinApp in your branch offices but until now it was a hassle to deploy those packages to your branch office users? VMware Horizon View, Mirage and Workspace in combination with ThinApp can help you with that. Attend this session if you want to learn what this new match made in heaven has to offer and which benefits each of the products gains.

Christoph Harding, Desktop Business Manager, VMware
Christoph Harding joined VMware in 2007 as a Specialist for End User Computing solutions. His IT career started back in 1997 as a System Engineer for Citrix and Novell technologies. Today he’s in the role of a EUC Sales Specialist at VMware Germany covering the whole End User Computing portfolio. Christoph was already a speaker at VMworld Europe and other industry events.
Tim Arenz, EUC Consultant, VMware
Tim Arenz joined VMware in July 2012 as a Consultant in VMware Professional Services Organization in Germany.. With 10+ years of experience in designing and implementing application and desktop virtualization solutions he realized many projects with up to ten thousands of users. At VMware Tim is focused on End-User Computing covering ThinApp, Mirage, View and Horizon Workspace.

Link: https://vmworld2013.activeevents.com/scheduler/publicVoting.do

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April 23rd, 2013 at 9:59 pm

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VMworld 2012 – Replay of the Day 2 Keynote (End User Computing)

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If you’ve missed today’s keynote from Steve Herrod, you can replay it via On24. Just visit the link below. Hot topics: Project App Shift, Horizon Suite.

 

Link: http://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=lobby.jsp&eventid=495800&sessionid=1&key=AAA41FBB6A7359F85FEB53CCE1E16487&eventuserid=68416470

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August 28th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

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VMworld: Dell DVS DaaS offering to support connect via PCoIP

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For a while DELL delivers a DaaS offering powered by Desktones multi-tenant platform. This cloud based solution reduces upfront investments for a VDI infrastructure as it gives you the option to receive the services on low monthly payments. This flexible solution does run in DELL’s state of the art data centers and allows rapid scale from just a few seats to thousands of virtual workplaces. Today DELL announced that DVS Simplified DaaS will offer the ability to connect to the virtual desktops via PCoIP, the nigh performance display protocol used with VMware View.

Learn more about DELL’s offering an todays announcement: http://en.community.dell.com/dell-blogs/enterprise/b/inside-enterprise-it/archive/2012/08/27/new-pcoip-support-for-virtual-desktops-with-dvs-simplified-daas.aspx?dgc=SM&cid=72442&Link=4655286

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August 27th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

VMworld: Hands-On Labs this year with BYOD area

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August 27th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

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VMworld 2012 Public Voting is Online! My (our) sessions in a nutshell

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The VMworld public session voting is now online. This year I’ve submitted 5 sessions in total with colleagues and customers. Here a quick overview. If you like one of the session please feel free to give us your vote.

Track: Subtracks:

  • Tobias Frei, Senior End User Computing Specialist, VMware, Inc.
  • Christoph Harding, Desktop Business Specialist, VMware, Inc.

 

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  • Sascha Karbginski, Systems Engineer, DER Deutsches Reisebuero GmbH & Co. OHG
  • Christoph Harding, Desktop Business Manager, VMware, Inc.

 

Track: Subtracks:

  • Christoph Harding, Desktop Business Manager, VMware, Inc.
  • Sascha Karbginski, Systems Engineer, DER Deutsches Reisebuero GmbH & Co. OHG

 

Track: Subtracks:

  • Sascha Karbginski, Systems Engineer, DER Deutsches Reisebuero GmbH & Co. OHG
  • Christoph Harding, Desktop Business Manager, VMware, Inc.

 

Track: Subtracks:
  • Kim Nis Neuhauss, Sr. Global Solution Consultant, End User Computing, VMware, Inc.
  • Christoph Harding, Desktop Business Manager, VMware, Inc.

 

Link: http://www.vmworld.com/cfp-login.jspa

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May 29th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

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#EUC1761 done, thanks to all attendees!

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October 22nd, 2011 at 11:39 am

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Project Octopus and AppBlast Live Demo at VMworld Europe 2011

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In this video you can watch a live demo of VMware’s new project Octopus and also AppBlast. At the end there is a quick intro into Sliderocket by Hannah Phan.

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October 21st, 2011 at 10:54 pm

Some photos from Project Octopus

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A few weeks ago at VMworld Las Vegas time I’ve already written about VMware’s new Project Octopus, a “Dropbox-like” apllication but for the Enterprise which will be offered on-premise. At VMworld Copenhagen I could take some photos of the new solution.

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October 20th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

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Horizon Mobile at VMworld Europe

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For the first time I had the chance to see Horizon Mobile in action. At the VMworld booth the Horizon Mobile team presented their solution. The guys were busy all day long as people had a phenomenal interest in the mobile hypervisor solution based on Android. VMware used the Samsung Galaxy S2 mobile phones for the demos. My feeling was that those mobiles are extremly fast compared to my XPERIA X10. Horizon Mobile is a cool solution for companies who want to offer their employees dedicated private and business phones but on one device. The business phone is running in a VM on the private device.

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With just one touch you can change from one phone to the other and back again. The business instance can be completely controlled and configured by the IT department of your company but the private phone is in care of the employee.

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With the Horizon Mobile management interface which looks similar to Korizon AppManager, you can configure users and groups, templates and policies. In example, IT can configure all applications which will be installed on the business phone and also configure details like the VPN connections to the corporate network.

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October 20th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

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View 5 Unified Communication with Mitel

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I’ve spent the last few days at VMworld in Copenhagen as I’ve had a speaker slot there. Beside loads of customer and partners meetings I had the time to visit the Solution Exchnage, where loads of VMware partners presented their solutions. My first stop here was the VMware booth as I was interested in the End User Computing topic. I had seen View 5 already and also layed with it but I hadn’t the chance to work with the Unified Communication interafce so far. On the booth there was a installation with Mitel VoIP phones, hardware and software. To say it in Tedd Fox’s words: AWESOME! The Mitel phones were connected to the LAN and there was a softphone client running in the virtual desktop. You could either use the phone to make a call or use the softphone to initiate a call on the hardware device. If you don’t want to use the hardware phones it’s no problem. Just use a headset and the soft client.

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The VMware View 5 VoIP implementation is unique in the virtual desktop market. VMware does not use the remote display protocol to tunnel VoIP. They’ve added an API to the View Client and Agent, to enable VoIP vendors to use their solution with View. The communication between the phone and the soft client does go over the remote protocol, but the VoIP traffic is directly sent from the end user device. It was really impressive that the phone calls I made there did not affect the VM’s CPU utilization at all.

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To have a complete solution for VMware, Mitel also added a Zimlet for VMware’s E-Mail and Collaboration suite Zimbra. With this add-on you can directly start phone calls out of the Zimbra addressbook or even from a email signature.

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October 20th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

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