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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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Back from VMworld Europe 2012 – My thoughts

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It has been a busy week for me. Last Monday I left Germany via Frankfurt Airport and flew straight into Barcelona where VMworld Europe was taking place this year. The first thing I noticed after landing was that in Spain the weather conditions were more comfortable then last year in Copenhagen. When I arrived it was 23 degrees Celcius at 23:00h. A great start so far! The taxi drivers have been a bit annoying because they drive like hell, pass the traffic signal when it is red and try to rip you off. But anyway I made it to the hotel which was also a great place to stay. The hotel’s name was Barcelo Sants and if you ever go to Barcelona this is a hotel I can recommend. All in all the stay and travel arrangements were great but now let’s see what happened at VMworld!

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That is a shot of the entry at the Fira 2, the venue for this year. It was huge! Compared to Cannes, three years ago, the Spanish managed everything very well. I thought it was even better then Copenhagen. The people were very friendly and helpful and most of them could speak English. Next to my customer meetings I had the chance to visit some sessions and of course the showroom.

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This year I had the impression that everyone is talking about End User Computing, even Citrix had a booth there. The VMware booth was similar to the years before. All solutions are being presented. My interest was End user Computing of course and so I spoke to loads of colleagues who’ve done their booth duty. I got again a great overview of the VMware solutions. My favorites have been the Horizon Suite which is included Horizon Application manager, Horizon Mobile, Horizon Data and the AppBlast technology and also VMware View. Possibly you think that VMware View is nothing new but this year they’ve presented the Microsoft Lync 2013 integration which is fully supported by Microsoft including audio and video streaming. It was great to see that this combination performed well. 

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There where loads of other interesting technologies and solutions available at the vendor’s booth’s and I could write books about that that for me Teradici had the most impressive solution for demoing onsite. The PCoIP RDSH for Microsoft Terminal Server 2008. This was not breaking news to me as they’ve already presented it at VMworld in San Francisco but this was the first time I’ve seen it Live and I can just say that rocked! The performance was great! The demo showed a Zero Client, connecting to a Microsoft Terminal Server via PCoIP and the VMware View broker. Unfortunately they couldn’t tell me a lot about the licensing model.

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The APEX2800 PCoIP Offload Card was also demoed at the booth. They were using it in the Terminal Server demo but also in an ESX server for virtual desktops. The APEX is currently only available ale PCIe adapter but soon it should also come a MXM module for HP blade servers. This is great news as loads of customers are using blades where PCIe cards doesn’t fit.

Back to the VMware booth I was talking to a few guys from the End User Computing Business Unit and they could confirm what I felt the month before! The new VMware Mirage product is kicking off like a bomb! Every customer I talked to at VMworld was interested in the new solution and they thought that it makes sense how VMware is using the technology in the future! This was presented by Steve Herrod in the Day 2 keynote!

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October 13th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

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VMware Showcases Advancements in End User Computing at VMworld® 2012

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Today VMware has announced loads of new stuff in the End User Computing space! The Horizon Suite is a great step into the Post PC Era or how Steve Herrod said: The Multi Device Era. The press release you’ll find when following the link will give you a great overview of all announcements VMware made.

Link: http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/vmw-vmworld-enduser-082812.html

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August 28th, 2012 at 9:50 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.

 

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

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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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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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EUC1761 – Check-In and Take-Off

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We’ve been waiting for a long time but next week on 18.11. VMworld in Copenhagen will be kicked off. Thousands of people will be there to watch the keynote and of course the great breakout sessions, given by customers, parrners and VMware employees. I’ll be there to with Sascha Karbginski from DER, the largest German travel agency. The’ve virtualized 580 branches with 2300 desktops and growing. In our session #EUC1761 we’ll give you an overview of the project including the expected and unknown challenges and the end user feedback. At the end you’ll learn how business, IT and the end user have benefited from the new end user computing platform.

As DER is one of Teradici’s largest zero client rollouts in Europe, we also got mentioned on their press release this week. Awesome how the information already got spread on the web.

http://www.teradici.com/pcoip/news-and-events/press-releases/2011-10-06.php

http://www.wbponline.com/content/view/773368

http://itbriefing.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=213010

http://www.streetinsider.com/Press+Releases/Teradici+to+Showcase+Latest+PCoIP+Solutions+at+VMworld+2011+Europe/6839002.html

http://www.trading-house.net/news/wirtschaft/teradici-to-showcase-latest-pcoip-solutions-at-vmworld-2011-europe-22490243.html

http://www.cnbc.com/id/44800364

Wow, I’m now getting stagefright a bit! :-)

Hope to see loads of you in our session on Thursday 20.10.2011 at 14:00h/2pm in Bella Center Copenhagen.

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October 8th, 2011 at 12:10 pm

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VMworld Europe schedule builder is online!

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If you’re going to VMworld Europe in Copenhagen, you’ve to pre-register for your sessions this time. Without registrytion access will not be grated. The schedule builder is now up and you can select your session.

Please find the full article at the VMworld website.

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September 9th, 2011 at 9:21 am

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VMware View & PCoIP at VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas

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If you’re going to VMworld in Las Vegas and you’re interested in VMware View & PCoIP you shouldn’t miss two cool session.

EUC1987: VMware View PC-over-IP Performance and Best Practices
Tuesday, August 30th 12:00 
Wednesday, August 31st 1:00

EUC3163: VMware View Performance and Best Practices
Tuesday, August 30th – 4:30 
Wednesday, August 31st – 4:00

Link: VMware

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August 25th, 2011 at 9:11 am

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