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New book: VMware View Security Essentials

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It has been very busy recently with new VMware View related books. This time Daniel Langenhan has a new security book for us about the essentials for a VMware View environment.

The book is expected to be released in July 2013.

What will you learn from this book: (information taken from publishers website)

  • Create, use, and install SSL certificates
  • Acquire a new skill set in troubleshooting security issues
  • Learn about secure tunnelling your desktop connection with RDP and PCoIP
  • Understand the concepts of pairing View security and transfer severs with View connection servers
  • Understand the key aspects of blocking undesirable USB devices

And in details:

Most people associate security with network security and focus on firewalls and network monitoring. However, there is more to security than that. Security starts with the establishment of a stable environment, protecting this environment not only from intrusion, but also from malicious intent. It is about tracking the issue and recovering from it. These elements of security are what this book aims to address.

VMware View Security Essentials addresses the topic of security in the corporate environment in a new way. It starts with the underlying virtual infrastructure and then delves into securing your base, your connection, and your client. This is not only a “how-to” book, but is also a book that explains the background and the insights of View security for the experienced professional’s desktop virtualization.

This book takes you through the four major View security areas. Each area deals with all the aspects of security and explains the background as well as laying out simple-to-follow recipes to implement a higher security standard.

We start at the Virtualization base and work our way through the various View server types. We will then dive into the problems and issues of securing a connection before we address the security of the desktop itself. We conclude with a look into the backing up of our View installation and preparing for disaster recovery.

Publisher: http://www.packtpub.com/vmware-view-security-essentials/book

Via: http://www.ntpro.nl/blog/archives/2395-New-Book-VMware-View-Security-Essentials.html

Written by Christoph Harding

July 18th, 2013 at 10:41 am

New VMware View Book – Implementing VMware Horizon View 5.2

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Again there is a new VMware View book available. This time it’s a detailed guide for implementing the virtual desktop infrastructure solution from VMware. The paperback has 390 pages but the book is also available as an eBook in several formats.

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Here’s the table of contents:

Chapter 1: Designing a VMware Horizon View Infrastructure
Chapter 2: Implementing VMware Horizon View Connection Server
Chapter 3: Implementing VMware Horizon View Composer
Chapter 4: Implementing VMware Horizon View Transfer Server
Chapter 5: Implementing VMware Horizon View Security Server
Chapter 6: Using VMware ThinApp
Chapter 7: Implementing View Persona Management
Chapter 8: Creating VMware Horizon View Desktop Pools
Chapter 9: VMware Horizon View Client Options
Chapter 10: Performing View Desktop Maintenance
Chapter 11: Creating a Master Virtual Desktop Image
Chapter 12: Managing View SSL Certificates
Chapter 13: Implementing VMware Horizon View Group Policies
Appendix: Advanced Details about Key Horizon View Features

Buy the book at Amazon with this link.

Link: Packt Publishing 

Via: http://www.ntpro.nl/blog/archives/2386-New-Book-Implementing-VMware-Horizon-View-5.2.html

Written by Christoph Harding

July 4th, 2013 at 4:40 pm

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New VMware View Book in German language

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It has taken a long time but finally my buddies Sascha and Matthias (Photo) have released their VMware View Book. The book is only in available in German language, so sorry for my English readers. But anyway for me it’s a great event as this is the first German language View book which was published commercially. As you may remember as a long time reader I’ve written a German language View book for version 4.6 and I’ve published it for free.

It was a coincident that I was in a meeting with Matthias today when he received the first copy of the book! German readers: Please feel free to buy this great book.

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Link: http://3url.de/czt

Written by Christoph Harding

April 17th, 2013 at 6:55 pm

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Review: VMware ThinApp 4.7 Essentials Book

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A few weeks ago I’ve posted an article about a new book which was written by my colleague Peter Björk, who’s a ThinApp specialist at VMware but also a great chap. When the book came out I had of course to read it as I know about Peter’s expertise and passion for VMware’s application virtualization solution. In this article I’ll give you a quick overview of what I think about the book.

First of all I have to say that the book is very easy to read for me and this is important as I’m not a native English speaker and it is very practical. The first chapters gives you a great overview of application virtualization and the used vocabulary which is great I think. I don’t like it if I’m reading a book and suddenly I’ve to check the product related vocabulary in the appendix or so.

As I’m working with ThinApp for years as well it was great to see how Peter does explain the fundamentals and functionality of ThinApp.

Actually with VMware ThinApp 4.7 Essentials you’ve everything you need as a new starter to the solution but also as an experienced user you’ll find the book helpful as it gives you also deep insides into parameters and troubleshooting for example.

Especially for people who’re planning to migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7 this book is valuable as they can learn about Internet Explorer 6 virtualization. This is one of the major issues during the migration process. People always think about the Windows applications compatibility, but what about the Web apps?

All in all I can say: A great read from a great colleague! 

The book is available in several online book stores as paperback, but also as eBook Reader edition. 

If you want to support That’s my View, please feel free to use our affiliate link for Amazon.

 

Link:  http://www.packtpub.com/vmware-thinapp-4-7-essentials/book

Written by Christoph Harding

January 23rd, 2013 at 2:49 pm

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Sample of VMware View 5 Building a Successful Virtual Desktop

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In one of my last articles I’ve mentioned that there is a new VMware View book available. Please check this link, to find a sample of the book. There are just a few pages but you can get a first overview of what you’ll get when ordering.

If you like it, feel free to support us and order at Amazon.com.

Written by Christoph Harding

January 11th, 2013 at 4:41 pm

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New Book! VMware View 5: Building a Successful Virtual Desktop

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(Screenshot from Amazon.com)

A new book about VMware View has been released!

Amazon says:

DELIVER HIGH-VALUE VIRTUAL DESKTOP INFRASTRUCTURE AND A SUPERIOR USER EXPERIENCE

Companies that have already realized the benefits of VMware server virtualization are now discovering that

VMware View 5 offers equally powerful opportunities on the client side. VMware View 5 is a comprehensive

enterprise-class solution. But, until now, crucial information about it has been scattered throughout dozens

of technical documents. In VMware View 5, leading desktop virtualization expert Paul O’Doherty combines

this critical information with deep insights and best practices from his extensive enterprise deployment

experience.

 

You want more information? Click here!

Written by Christoph Harding

January 7th, 2013 at 6:36 pm

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The EUC book – Paperback available

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The new book “Building End-User Computing Solutions with VMware View is now available as Paperback. Please visit the link below to learn more.

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Link: http://communities.vmware.com/people/Mike_Laverick/blog/2012/09/10/the-euc-book–paper-back-edition

Written by Christoph Harding

September 10th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

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New Book available: Building End-User Computing Solutions with VMware View

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I’m happy to announce that there’s a new book available about VMware’s Enterprise Desktop Solution View. The book is written by Virtualization superstars Mike Laverick and Barry Coombs. Again Mike is donating the money for UNICEF so please go and get a copy of the new book!

This book is all about VMware View 5.1 and ThinApp 4.7.2 administration – and it takes in a wide scope of complementary technologies from the likes of Teradici, BitDefender and F5 Networks. Towards the end the focus switches away from virtual desktops to look at the future of end-user computing including VMware’s ThinApp Factory and Horizon Appliction Manager. This book is a not for profit venture. The monies raised by the sale of the book will be donated in full to the work of UNICEF. UNICEF carries out work across the globe that benefits all children regardless of their social, ethnic, religious or geographical location. It’s our sincere hope that people will use the legitimate sources for acquiring this book – and by doing so support the work of UNICEF.

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Link: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/rtfm

Written by Christoph Harding

August 3rd, 2012 at 3:15 pm

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New book: VMware View 5: Building a successful virtual desktop

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Thanks to Eric Sloof who brought up a new VMware View book by virtualization consultant Paul O’Doherty today. The book isn’t available yet but as of Amazon should be on 3rd September. Here’s the description:

Discover the powerful and cost saving new virtualization opportunities on the client side with VMware View 5! In VMware View 5: Building a Successful Virtual Desktop, leading virtualization consultant Paul O’Doherty teaches the essentials of View, bringing together critical information, deep insights, and best practices drawn from his extensive experience deploying virtual desktop technology in many of today’s most demanding business environments. O’Doherty walks through every step of View, from the earliest planning phases through configuration, implementation, and management. He illuminates crucial considerations ranging from changes to end-user experience and support considerations through performance management. Readers will learn how to plan and smoothly stage virtual desktop infrastructure deployments, and avoid pitfalls associated with latency, scalability, storage, and networking. Using this books’ proven techniques, virtualization professionals can achieve the full promise of virtualized desktops, dramatically improving system administration productivity while building environments that are more flexible and easier to manage.

Amazon: Link

Link: http://www.ntpro.nl/blog/archives/2042-New-Book-VMware-View-5-Building-a-Successful-Virtual-Desktop.html

Pearson, VMware Press: http://www.pearsonitcertification.com/store/product.aspx?isbn=9780321822345

 

Written by Christoph Harding

May 9th, 2012 at 9:21 am