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VMware WSX TP2

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A few month ago VMware introduced a new technology called VMware WSX, a way to deliver a full workplace into a web browser and I’m not talking about AppBlast here. Yesterday there was an announcement about the Tech Preview 2 for this cool solution. So what changed?

  • New Windows Installer (Former version was Linux only)
  • Even greater performance (Rendering on the screen was optimized)
  • Retina on iOS! (Retina Mode for switching to greater user experience on iOS devices)
  • Speech to text on iOS (The microphone button on the iOS keyboard helps you to use your voice to enter text)
  • UI Improvements
  • Bugfixes

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(Source: http://chipx86.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/mbp-retina.png?w=630&h=393)

 

Link: http://blog.chipx86.com/2012/06/20/vmware-wsx-tp2-faster-shinier-and-less-broken/

Written by Christoph Harding

June 21st, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Posted in End User Computing

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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.

 

Track: Subtracks:

  • 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

Written by Christoph Harding

May 29th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

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Siemens Healthcare incorporates VMware View to solve the last mile of EMR delivery

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Written by Christoph Harding

May 23rd, 2012 at 6:54 am

VMware Fusion 4.1.2 available

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The VMware Fusion team has released a new version with over 20 bug fixes. The update is available through the auto-update feature.

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Here are a few fixes from the release notes:

  • Resolved an issue that caused the following message when you resumed a suspended virtual machine: The Virtual Machine is unable to reserve memory.
  • The McAfee Virus Scan software is updated.
  • Resolved an intermittent problem that caused printing to fail on Mac OS X Lion.
  • Resolved an issue that occurred when copying and pasting information from newer Linux distributions.
  • Improved compatibility with certain versions of Mac OS X.
  • Improved the behavior of the minibar when placed at the top of the display.
  • Fixed mapping of comma on numeric keyboard mapping of a French keyboard.
  • Resolved an intermittent problem when removing a CD device from a virtual machine.

Link: https://www.vmware.com/support/fusion4/doc/releasenotes_fusion_412.html

 

Written by Christoph Harding

April 15th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

#EUC1761 done, thanks to all attendees!

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Written by Christoph Harding

October 22nd, 2011 at 11:39 am

Posted in VMworld

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VMware Ready Desktop Solutions

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VMware introduces a new program which is called “VMware Ready Desktop Solution”. It helps you to simplify your path to modernize the desktop infrastructure. These solutions are delivered by VMware partners who have extensive experience in the VDI space.

The first validated solution is a solution architecture for federal teleworkers.

From the website:

With VMware Ready Desktop Solutions, View solutions are validated end-to-end to conform to strict performance, cost and scale requirements. With the deployment of a Validated Solution Architecture under the VMware Ready Desktop Solution program, your organization can achieve faster time-to-value by reducing the risks of deployment. With the design and deployment done by VMware’s premier partners, you get enhanced security, risk compliance and business continuity, all while improving the productivity of your employees with anytime, anywhere access to their desktops from any device.

(Graphics source: http://www.vmware.com/files/images/screens_view/vrds-info-diagram.jpg)

Please check the following website to get an deeper understanding of the the solutions and their benefits.

Link: VMware

Written by Christoph Harding

June 23rd, 2011 at 11:52 am

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Virtual Desktop Vendor Preference

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Vittorio Viarengo again published an interesting article which describes the current situation on the VDI market. The information in the article comes from a Goldman Sachs survey which was published in January 2011.

Link: JourneyToCloud.com

Written by Christoph Harding

June 20th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

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VDI Market Shares

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Vittorio Viarengo published a very interesting article about the VDI market shares on his blog. The data from Morgan Stanley Research shows that Citrix and VMware have almost the same share in the installed base. Check Vittorio’s article for more information and some graphs.

Link: JourneytoCloud

Written by Christoph Harding

June 14th, 2011 at 8:10 am

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Zimbra Desktop 7 Beta: Unable to unmarshal response for AuthResponse

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Two weeks ago I’ve decided to update my Zimbra Desktop Client 2.0 to the new beta version 7. All went well so far and I could see the new look and feel. Really nice changes to the UI. After a few days I had to change my domain password which is also my Zimbra password because the server is connected to the Active Directory. So good so far but I couldn’t open my Zimbra Desktop Beta 7 Client anymore. I always got the error message: service.FAILURE: system failure: Unable to unmarshal response for AuthResponse. I could find a thread in the Zimbra forums which helped me a bit and also a colleague was facing the issue and he could fix it. I’ve tried to fix the issue with his instruction but it didn’t worked.

He gave me the following hint:

Delete your email signature and reset the language to English via the Zimbra web interface.

In the forums I found some information which said:

If your signature or any of your other account settings in ZWC contain UTF-8 characters you will get this error. You can get around the problem for now by removing those characters from your signature.

Bug 56547 – Unable to sync account if signature contains UTF-8 content

I’ve tried that workaround and deleted the signature and set the language to English but still no chance to login via Zimbra Desktop.

After a few thought I came up with another idea! Checking the zdesktop.log file might be a good way to get more information on the issue. On Mac OS X you can find the file in the path /Users/christoph/Library/Zimbra Desktop/log. Of course it helped me. I found out that there where more UTF-8 characters in the AuthResponse. Both the signature and the Out-of-Office notification contained the UTF-8 characters. After deleting also the OOO-message I could login again. That’s a first workaround but I think this will be fixed in the next beta version of the Zimbra Desktop client. I hope this helps.

Written by Christoph Harding

March 16th, 2011 at 12:02 am

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Configuring Zimbra Desktop with a ZCS

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For quite a while now I’ve tried to get Zimbra Desktop working with my Zimbra Collaboration Server (ZCS) but I couldn’t get it running. I’ve always received an error message saying: account.INVALID_ATTR_VALUE: zimbraPrefForwardIncludeOriginalText must be one of: …” for me just something like: $&%°!%!" so I left it for a while. But again I thought there must be a way to get it running and I investigated the issue.

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Written by Christoph Harding

May 20th, 2010 at 4:26 pm