Today I am both – delighted and sad to announce that I’m leaving VMware. In the last 6 years I met a lot of great people and had a brilliant time with them. I’ve learned loads and I really enjoyed the fantastic VMworld’s in the US and in Europe where I could also meet my subscribers and the smart heads from the VMware community and VMUG’s. However I’m very delighted to join another global player in the IT industry. On 15th October 2013 I’ll start at Microsoft as a Solution Specialist for Devices. Of course I’ll continue to blog and tweet about End User Computing, but with a different focus. Since 2009 this blog was dedicated to VMware technologies which will change. I’ll introduce more topics of course related to mobility as this will be my specialty.
I’d like to thank all my friends/colleagues for fantastic 6 years and as you all know you not only meet once in the IT industry.
I hope that you all stay with me here. See you all next week!
Good hint from Peter Björk at the VMware ThinApp Blog. There is a Hands on Lab for ThinApp available online. If you like to learn more about VMware’s application virtualization solution you should take this 101.
There was some rumor over the last few months that Microsoft is going to acquire Nokia’s phone business but then in July the press said that Nokia has cancelled all discussions. So it was more surprising to me to hear this morning that Microsoft has acquired them. But what does that mean to End User Computing? Microsoft has their own tablet hardware (Surface) and now also the smartphones. A great strategy in my eyes.
If you want to learn more about the news, please visit the Microsoft Newsroom.
No news, but an interesting link to the Gartner website where they’ve published the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management in Mai 2013.
Yesterday at VMworld Scott Davis, VMware’s Desktop CTO has announced a new project called Orcha. This new projects leverages VMware Horizon Workspace and VMware Horizon View. But what does it exactly? When a user is working on an iPad an wants to open a Microsoft Visio file i.e. the iOS has usually no viewer for those kind of files. If a user opens this file within the Horizon Workspace app on the iPad he gets redirected to his View desktop to show the file. But watch the following video to make it clear.
Microsoft has announced the delivery of Windows 8.1 to there hardware manufacturers. What does the new Windows update mean to the end user and their companies?
There are a changes which are very interesting for mobile computing, administration and security. To enable the user for being even more productive Microsoft added wireless printing functionality via Wi-Fi Direct and NFC support. Another wireless feature is Miracast which can sync the screen to a bigger display.
To ease users live the VPN-Client opens automatically if a resource needs access to the internal network. But there are also a lot of changes for BYOD (Bring your own device) and MDM (Mobile Device Management). A new feature in that area is “Work Folders” which syncs files from the network to the local device and vice versa. This functionality is natively integrated into the filesystem.
In regards to security the new “Workplace join” option helps IT departments to control the access to company resources granularly. Windows Defender has also been updated and can now detect malware via their network activity.
I just wanted to let you know that I’ve created a new blog where I want to write about miscellaneous topics. These could include IT, traveling, food, water sports, gadgets and whatever I’m up for. It would be great if you’re interested and see you as a regular reader. Like with That’s my View I’ve an RSS feed which you can subscribe to.
Webinar: Atlantis Computing™ and VMware announce “Secure and High Performance End-User Computing for Financial Services” solution
An upcoming webinar you may interested in.
Atlantis Computing and VMware have partnered to offer a best-in-class VDI solution, combining Atlantis ILIO and VMware Horizon View. This joint solution allows IT teams to provide around-the-clock access to digitized information and applications—anytime, anywhere, and more important than ever, from any device. The solution not only gives employees more freedom, but it also keeps IT in control while lowering TCO, improving user experience and delivering Virtual Desktop performance that is better than a PC.
VMware has released a new version of Horizon Mirage. The new version includes new features and bug fixes.
- Optimized storage disconnection handling
- SSL configuration option for Mirage Server installation
- CE Calculator
- Branch Reflector Enhancements
Tim has published a bit more information on his blog.
Just now VMware released a new version of Horizon Mirage. The new version 4.2.3 features a lot of bug fixes and some new features.
- Better storage disconnects handling – Horizon Mirage servers now identify high load conditions on storage that can cause disconnects and can throttle down to allow storage utilization to return to normal.
- SSL configuration option in Horizon Mirage server installation – The IT manager can now configure SSL communication during server installation. There is no need to perform this operation with the Management console after installing.
- Branch reflector enhancements – The IT manager can better design and monitor branch reflector deployment by simulating the branch reflector selection on endpoints. The IT manager can now click any device from the Management console and see if it has a branch reflector in its vicinity.
If you want to learn more about this release have a look at the release notes.
Due to some installation issues version 4.2.3 isn’t available to download anymore. I will update this post as soon as problem is fixed and the download is back again. VMware re-released version 4.2.3 with additional bug fixes. Everyone who has already update to the first release please consider upgrading your environment to the latest release.