VMware’s Partner Provided – End User Computing (EUC) TestDrive DEMO Environment!

VMware’s Partner Provided – End User Computing (EUC)  TestDrive DEMO Environment!

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For many of VMware’s partners, they don’t have a demo environment in which they can deploy VMware’s End User Computing solutions such as Horizon 7, App Volumes, User Environment Manager (UEM), etc. This is due to not having the spare server hardware or the funds to purchase hardware just for a demo environment. As a partner, they need to be able to demo the VMware EUC based solutions to their customers to show the value as it relates to the customer’s business needs.

Well the VMware partners are in luck! VMware has provided a EUC demo environment called “EUC TestDrive” in which our partners can access to demo EUC solutions to your customers. Many of the below VMware solutions are installed and ready to demo in the EUC TestDrive environment.

So if you are a VMware partner that resells VMware’s EUC-based solutions, make sure you look into the below requirements to get an account and use the EUC TestDrive Demo environment! Also, I have created an enablement video where I go through the EUC TestDrive demo environment and provide you an overview of how to use the portal and what capabilities are offered in it. So check out my overview video listed below!

EUC TestDrive Demo Environment Overview Enablement Video:  https://youtu.be/zGqiS6Mf8gc

VMware Solutions in EUC TestDrive Demo Environment:

  • Horizon 7 (Virtual Desktops)
    • NVIDIA vGPU enabled virtual desktops (High Performance – Graphics Intensive Applications)
  • Workspace ONE / VMware Identity Manager (SSO Portal)
  • VMware Verify (2-Factor Authentication)
  • TrustPoint (Enterprise Endpoint Security)
  • App Volumes (Application Virtualization)
  • (UEM) User Environment Manager (User Profile Management)
  • Airwatch / Airwatch Express (Mobile Device Management)
  • vRealize Operations for Horizon (Operations & Monitoring)
  • vRealize Log Insight (Log Management)
  • NSX Integrations with EUC Solutions (Virtual networking & security)

Partner Requirements for EUC TestDrive Account:

EUC TestDrive DEMO Portal:  https://www.vmtestdrive.com

EUC TestDrive “How-To” Videos:  https://videos.vmtestdrive.com/

[Virtual Event] EUC Insights 2017

[Virtual Event] EUC Insights 2017

[Virtual Event] EUC Insights 2017

EUC Insights 2017 is coming 2/15! Sign up today for this half-day virtual event to experience hands-on labs, solution-specific breakout sessions and to hear a Digital Workspace keynote delivered by VMware SVP and General Manager, Sumit Dhawan:


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[Webcast] Five Essentials for Unified Endpoint Management for Windows 10

[Webcast] Five Essentials for Unified Endpoint Management for Windows 10

[Webcast] Five Essentials for Unified Endpoint…

Sign up for our EUC webcast on 1/11 to find out how you can deliver peak user experience across any Windows device with Unified Endpoint Management for Windows 10:


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TestDrive Accelerates Windows 10 and AirWatch Solutions

TestDrive Accelerates Windows 10 and AirWatch Solutions – VMware Blogs

TestDrive Accelerates Windows 10 and AirWatch…

Moving to Windows 10 is a struggle for customers even though they understand the urgency driven by the Windows 7 end of life coming next July. Some of these customers are in the planning stages while others are still researching what to do and developing a plan. Partners, especially those in trusted advisor roles, are […] The post TestDrive Accelerates Windows 10 and AirWatch Solutions appeared first on Power of Partnership .


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App Volumes Deployment Considerations: Updated for VMware App Volumes 2.12 – VMware EUC Blog

App Volumes Deployment Considerations: Updated for VMware App Volumes 2.12 – VMware EUC Blog

App Volumes Deployment Considerations: Updated…

The following people authored the white paper: Jason Marshall, Tina de Benedictis, Tristan Todd, Stéphane Asselin, Dean Flaming, Jim Yanik, and Samir Patel. Guy Klages and Gina Daly contributed additional assistance.


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EUC TestDrive – Airwatch Admin Console DEMO Video!

EUC TestDrive – Airwatch Admin Console DEMO Video!

 

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AirWatch is a comprehensive enterprise mobility platform that delivers simplified access to enterprise apps, secures corporate data and enables mobile productivity.

VMware’s EUC TestDrive Demo environment is a fully featured, integrated and globally available demonstration environment provided by VMware for use by our Field, Partners and Customers. Powered by VMware Workspace Suite, TestDrive features: Workspace ONE, Horizon Desktop and Application Virtualization, Horizon FLEX and AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management.

If you are looking to get familiar with the Airwatch Admin Console, then take the time to check out my new enablement video. Using VMware’s EUC TestDrive demo environment, I go into the Airwatch Admin console and show you the information related to the mobile device registered with Airwatch. The console can show you what kind of devices are registered, what operating systems they have, compliance related issues based on policies, installed applications/videos/documents, provide analysis and reporting on everything, and much more!

EUC TestDrive – Airwatch Admin Portal DEMO Video:  CLICK HERE!

VMware Airwatch Public Page:  https://www.vmware.com/products/enterprise-mobility-management.html

VMware’s EUC TestDrive Demo Environment:  https://www.vmwdemo.com/session/new

Checkout VMware’s Latest EUC Product Releases

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Checkout VMware’s Latest EUC Product Releases -…

This week VMware released some EUC focused product updates thatI think you will be interested in. I’ve gone through and picked my top 3 features for each release. All three product updates should now be available via the VMware Downloadsportal. Horizon 7.0.3 My top 3 release highlights: Horizon PowerCLI – Now you can use PowerCLI […] Related posts: VMware Blast Extreme Blast Extreme Polices VMware Horizon View v2.0 Clients: Released VMware Horizon View 5.2 Feature Pack 1: Released How Can I…Read More


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New Feature Added to EUC TestDrive Demo Environment: VMware Verify!

New Feature Added to EUC TestDrive Demo Environment:

VMware Verify!

 

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TestDrive is a fully featured, integrated and globally available demonstration environment provided by VMware for use by our Field, Partners and Customers. Powered by VMware Workspace Suite, TestDrive features: Workspace ONE, Horizon Desktop and Application Virtualization, Horizon FLEX and AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management. Check out our knowledge base for assistance with Registration, activation, passwords, customer invites and demo walkthroughs.

VMware Identity Manager has integrated with two-factor authentication solutions up to this point using SAML and RADIUS protocols.  However, customers who did not already have a 2FA solution had to purchase one separately. Now, VMware Verify is built in to VMware Identity Manager at no additional cost, providing a 2FA solution for Workspace ONE applications.

VMware Verify can be set as a requirement on a per app basis for web or virtual apps on the Workspace ONE launcher OR to login to Workspace ONE to view your launcher in the first place. The VMware Verify app is currently available on iOS and Android.

VMware Verify supports 3 methods of authentication:

  • OneTouch approval
  • One-time passcode via VMware Verify app (soft token)
  • One-time passcode over SMS

 

VMware Verify (FAQ, Walkthrough Info & Talking Points):  http://support.vmtestdrive.com/article/252-vmware-verify-demo-walkthrough

VMware Verify Walkthrough Video – Direct Link:  https://videos.vmtestdrive.com/cards/46058c7c-9177-4f1e-9c53-a58b5475eeda

Sign Up for EUC TestDrive (VTSP-Mobility Accreditation Required):  https://portal.vmtestdrive.com/session/new

 

Twice as Nice: New IDC Marketscape Report Places VMware in Leaders Category

Twice as Nice: New IDC Marketscape Report Places VMware in Leaders Category – VMware EUC Blog

Twice as Nice: New IDC Marketscape Report…

This week, IDC announced that VMware Horizon was named to the leader’s category of the latest IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Virtual Client Computing (VCC) Software 2016 Vendor Assessment for the second year in a row!


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VMware Foundational Training Plan: Free Courses, Videos, and Hands on labs – EUC

VMware Foundational Training Plan: Free Courses, Videos, and Hands On Labs – EUC

VMware Foundational Training Plan: Free…

VMware Foundational Training Plan: Free Courses, Videos, and Hands On Labs – EUC: End User ComputingURLIntroducing VMware Horizon 6https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxhAv4qSOOc VMware Horizon View https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsuJJsFVRyY&list=PLInhBmzXeI50NstKdK1LlOMD0E0b78Hrw VMware Horizon 6 Overviewhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hlih8ABU9_4 Horizon Suite Overviewhttp://www.vmwarelearning.com/8Jk/horizon-suite-overview/Horizon Suite Administrator Experience -…Read More


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Understand the basics of VMware Blast Extreme…

Understand the basics of VMware Blast Extreme vs. PCoIP -TechTarget

Understand the basics of VMware Blast Extreme…

Find out why VMware Blast Extreme is already a market leader in the remote display protocol world and what situations are best to use it in.


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AirWatch 9.0 Was Announced Today with a Number of New Features!

AirWatch 9.0 Was Announced Today with a Number of New Features!

 

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Press Release: http://www.air-watch.com/company/news-room/press-releases/2016/10/vmware-outlines-the-future-of-the-digital-workspace-at-connect-2016/

There are 3 major announcements:

     1.       VMware AirWatch Unified Endpoint Management

     2.       VMware Workspace ONE Mobile Productivity Enhancements

     3.       Safe Passage and Mobile Device Management (MDM) Migration Tools

1.     VMware AirWatch Unified Endpoint Management – AirWatch UEM is available as a stand-alone product or as a part of Workspace ONE.

With AirWatch Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) we are able to provide a holistic and user-centric approach to manage all endpoints in an organization – mobile, desktop and IoT – in a modern cloud approach with a single platform.

·       Traditional  desktops and laptops

·       Mobile devices of all form factors, operating systems (OS) and manufacturers

·       Rugged and critical operations line of business endpoints

·       Next-gen connected wearables and things

 

Rethink Legacy Desktop & Laptop Management

Here’s a recap of these powerful features and a look into two brand new Windows Management capabilities:

·       Configuration Management: Operating system (OS) configuration can be orchestrated whether the device is on the domain, network or in cloud.

·       Software Distribution: Package and deliver any app (modern or Win32) to end users on or off the network. Consolidate apps into a unified self-service application catalog with single sign-on (SSO) authentication.

·       Tech Preview of App Stack Packaging (Project A2): Reduce packaging complexities and provide a more reliable and less intrusive way to deliver Win32 apps out to physical devices.

·       OS Patch Management: Flexible management of OS updates and patches from the cloud eliminate the need for traditional WSUS infrastructure, helping organizations adopt Windows-as-a-Service.

·       Client Health and Security: Complementing Windows Information Protection policies available in Windows 10, IT administrators can enhance security, designate trusted applications, configure enterprise-protected boundaries and enforce flexible data moving and/or sharing policies.

·       Windows 10 Migration Assessment Tool: New SysTrack Desktop Assessment Service provides a comprehensive analysis of your end-user computing (EUC) environment. The assessment makes recommendations on an optimal approach for deploying and managing Windows 10 across physical and virtual endpoints. Click here to dive into the powerful features and get started for free at assessment.vmware.com.

 

Scale & Manage IoT, Augmented Reality & Mixed Virtual Experiences

Leveraging our core strengths around device management, we:

·       Partnered with leading smart glasses manufacturers and AR app developers, like Atheer, APX, Intel, ODG and VUZIX Corp, to build Android and Windows 10 wearable management and app delivery at scale.

·       Expanded the same unified endpoint management platform you already use to include wearable management. Now, you can manage smart glasses alongside your current mobile, tablet and laptop deployments. The updates will bring IT a simplified onboarding experience to easily set up devices with networks and applications.

·       Announced support for Windows 10 IoT and Surface Hub devices.

Read Bhavesh Kumar’s blog to delve into these exciting new capabilities.

 

2.     Workspace ONE Mobile Productivity Enhancements

New innovations enable real-time security across apps without sacrificing end-user experience:

·       OS Mobile Application Management (MAM): Enables organizations to expand their MAM container on the device to any application but without having to do traditional MDM management.

·       Continuous Access Policy: Instantly block access to in-use applications if devices fail compliance, such as leaving a beacon-enabled area.

·       Password Form Fill: IT can now extend the single sign-on (SSO) experience to non-standards based web apps. Admins teach Workspace ONE where usernames and passwords are in specific web-based apps, and the new Workspace ONE Browser extension injects those credentials as needed.

·       Internal app distribution: Through the Workspace ONE app catalog, admins can now distribute internally developed apps to unmanaged devices without uploading into public app stores.

·       Device compliance-based conditional access: For VMware Horizon apps and desktops, IT can now extend VMware’s leading access policy engine for virtual apps and desktops.

·       Self-service password reset: Employees and contractors can now reset their passwords directly within Workspace ONE with no IT involvement – saving valuable IT time and resources.

Learn more about Workspace ONE at workspaceone.com.

 

3.     Mobile Device Management Migration Tool & Safe Passage

As this industry evolution continues, many organizations are finding themselves with multiple point management solutions for mobile, desktop, apps and even IoT. To help customers transition to a comprehensive Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) platform, AirWatch is offering several migration services from traditional MDM players to VMware AirWatch. Additionally, VMware has expanded its Safe Passage program to help BlackBerry customers who must now migrate from Good for Enterprise with the recent end-of-life announcement and launched a MDM migration tool. These services will streamline the process from transitioning to VMware AirWatch with minimal end-user impact.

 

To learn more about the MDM migration tool, read this great blog from Jeff McGrath.

Excerpts from: http://blogs.air-watch.com/2016/10/airwatch-9-workspace-one-news/

 

 

 

 

 

 

VCP6-DTM exam – Section 4

VCP6-DTM exam – Section 4 -Adventures in a Virtual World

VCP6-DTM exam – Section 4

The fourth episode of what is going to be the Study Guide for the VMware Certified Professional 6 — Desktop and Mobility Exam. The remaining objectives are in preparation.


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Check Out This List of Links Of Blogs Related To VMware Solutions!

Check Out This List of Blog Links Related To VMware Solutions!

 

SDDC:

Bosphorus: A portal framework for vRealize Automation

https://virtualviking.net/2016/09/09/bosphorus-a-portal-framework-for-vrealize-automation/

 

Getting started with VMware Admiral Container Service on Photon OS

http://www.vmtocloud.com/getting-started-with-vmware-admiral-container-service-on-photon-os/

 

How to integrate Windows DNS with vRA 7.x Part I

http://www.vmtocloud.com/how-to-integrate-windows-dns-with-vra-7-x/

 

How to integrate Windows DNS with vRA 7.x Part II – Delete DNS Record

http://www.vmtocloud.com/how-to-integrate-windows-dns-with-vra-7-x-part-ii-delete-dns-record/

 

Configuring Infoblox IPAM plug-in 4.0 with vRealize Automation 7.1 Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PO6vcE-sRqM

 

vRA 7.1 brings us a nice OOTB UI for REST API calls

http://2vsteaks.com/vra-7-1-brings-us-nice-ootb-ui-rest-api-calls/

 

Container As A Service with VMware Admiral Video

http://www.vmcloud.fr/2016/09/container-as-a-service-with-vmware-admiral.html

 

 

VSAN:

Private Docker Registry Harbor Achieves HA based on Virtual SAN

http://www.think-foundry.com/private-docker-registry-harbor-achieves-ha-based-on-virtual-san/

 

How to use VMware Admiral Container Service with Harbor Registry

http://www.vmtocloud.com/how-to-use-vmware-admiral-container-service-with-harbor-registry/

 

 

NSX:

Demo – Extended Oracle RAC across sites with VMware NSX

http://blogs.vmware.com/apps/2016/09/demo-extended-oracle-rac-across-sites-vmware-nsx.html

 

Mapping the Future of VMware NSX Part 1

http://www.vmware.com/radius/mapping-the-future-of-vmware-nsx/#sthash.b1CAHY0t.dpufhttp://app.learn.vmware.com/e/er?mid=4379&eid=CVMW2000000515928&s=279193683&lid=4883&elqTrackId=60b6399af2704a96b5dc80d45f9f3a98&elq=57a85d37ea8843d8a01b6ab0178bcfcf&elqaid=4379&elqat=1

 

 

EUC:

VMware Horizon 7 Network Ports Updated

http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/2016/09/vmware-end-user-computing-horizon-7-network-ports-diagram.html

 

VMware Horizon 7 Instant Clone Desktops White Paper (Updated)

http://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/techpaper/vmware-horizon-view-instant-clone-technology.pdf

 

VMware Horizon 6 on Hyper-Converged Infrastructures: Horizon 6 version 6.2, VMware vSphere 6U1 / VMware Virtual SAN 6U1, Supermicro TwinPro2 4 Nodes

http://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/techpaper/vmware-horizon-6-view-hyperconverged-infrastructures.pdf

 

Windows 10 Optimization Test Results: View in VMware Horizon 7

http://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/techpaper/vmware-view-horizon-7-windows-10-optimize-virtual-desktop.pdf

 

New Release! VMware 24/7 Branch Anywhere Solution

http://www.vmware.com/solutions/industry/financial-services.html#retailbranchtransform

 

Announcing the New VMware App Volumes Reviewer’s Guide

http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/2016/09/vmware-app-volumes-reviewers-guide-2-11.html

 

 

The Ultimate Guide to What’s New in VMware End User Computing (EUC)

The Ultimate Guide to What’s New in VMware End-User Computing -VMware EUC Blog

The Ultimate Guide to What’s New in VMware…

In case you’re still shaking sand out of your shoes, welcome back to work. Here is what you missed in summer’s biggest end-user computing (EUC) news from VMware. What Changed in VMware Horizon and VMware Workspace ONE SysTrack Desktop Assessment Service: Free quantitative analysis to accelerate Windows 10 migrations VMware Horizon FLEX 1.9: Enhanced policies […] The post The Ultimate Guide to What’s New in VMware End-User Computing appeared first on VMware End-User Computing Blog .


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Announcing the New VMware App Volumes…

Announcing the New VMware App Volumes Reviewer’s Guide -VMware EUC Blog

Announcing the New VMware App Volumes…

End-User-Computing Technical Marketing is excited to announce the release of the much-anticipated VMware App Volumes Reviewer’s Guide. Use it to familiarize yourself with VMware App Volumes, learn more about the architecture and workings of the product, or explore the functionality through the exercises. App Volumes delivers applications to users and desktops in seconds and simplifies the life cycle and image management of applications. Not only does App Volumes integrate with existing…Read More


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VMware Horizon 7 Series – Part 5a – Cloud Pod…

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VMware Horizon 7 Series – Part 5a – Cloud Pod…

Cloud Pod Architecture lets you publisha single icon that load balances connections across multiple pools in multiple pods in multiple sites (datacenters). Global Entitlements – Entitlements are the same thing as icons. When you create an entitlement (local or global), you are publishing an icon from a pool. For local … Continue reading


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Check out Tech Data's Q4 VMware Enablement Calendar for Upcoming Enablement Session!

 

Are you interested in Tech Data’s upcoming Q4 VMware enablement sessions? If so, check out their enablement calendar below.

Myself and Tech Data’s VMware SE will be conducting the (4) “VSAN Assessment Tool Overview” sessions. There are also numerous End User Computing (EUC) related sessions as well.

NOTE:  Click on the “Register” link to register for each individual session.

Virtual SAN (VSAN) Assessment Training Sessions

Date Time Topic Registration Link Giveaway
7-Oct 1 PM EST VSAN Assessments Register  Amazon FireStick
21-Oct 1 PM EST VSAN Assessments Register  Amazon FireStick
4-Nov 1 PM EST VSAN Assessments Register  Amazon FireStick
9-Dec 1 PM EST VSAN Assessments Register  Amazon FireStick

EUC Training Sessions

Date Time Topic Registration Link Giveaway
5-Oct 1 PM EST Win 10 Management Register  Omaha Steak Tailgate Package
19-Oct 1 PM EST Enterprise Collaboration Tools Register  Omaha Steak Tailgate Package
2-Nov 1 PM EST Enterprise Mobility Management Sales 101 Register  Omaha Steak Tailgate Package
16-Nov 1 PM EST Enterprise Mobility Management Competitive Overview Register  Omaha Steak Tailgate Package
30-Nov 1 PM EST Enterprise Mobility Management Customer Case Studies & Vertical Focus Register  Omaha Steak Tailgate Package
14-Dec 1 PM EST Workspace ONE Demo & Updates Register  Omaha Steak Tailgate Package

 

Check out Tech Data’s Q4 VMware Enablement Calendar for Upcoming Enablement Session!

 

Are you interested in Tech Data’s upcoming Q4 VMware enablement sessions? If so, check out their enablement calendar below.

Myself and Tech Data’s VMware SE will be conducting the (4) “VSAN Assessment Tool Overview” sessions. There are also numerous End User Computing (EUC) related sessions as well.

NOTE:  Click on the “Register” link to register for each individual session.

Virtual SAN (VSAN) Assessment Training Sessions

Date Time Topic Registration Link Giveaway
7-Oct 1 PM EST VSAN Assessments Register  Amazon FireStick
21-Oct 1 PM EST VSAN Assessments Register  Amazon FireStick
4-Nov 1 PM EST VSAN Assessments Register  Amazon FireStick
9-Dec 1 PM EST VSAN Assessments Register  Amazon FireStick

EUC Training Sessions

Date Time Topic Registration Link Giveaway
5-Oct 1 PM EST Win 10 Management Register  Omaha Steak Tailgate Package
19-Oct 1 PM EST Enterprise Collaboration Tools Register  Omaha Steak Tailgate Package
2-Nov 1 PM EST Enterprise Mobility Management Sales 101 Register  Omaha Steak Tailgate Package
16-Nov 1 PM EST Enterprise Mobility Management Competitive Overview Register  Omaha Steak Tailgate Package
30-Nov 1 PM EST Enterprise Mobility Management Customer Case Studies & Vertical Focus Register  Omaha Steak Tailgate Package
14-Dec 1 PM EST Workspace ONE Demo & Updates Register  Omaha Steak Tailgate Package

 

Attend the "Delivering the Digital Workspace with VMware" Webinar!

Date:  Thursday, Sept. 29
Time:  11 a.m.- 5 p.m. EDT
Host:  DABCC’s Douglas Brown, vEXPERT, MVP, CTP
Register here:  www.vconference…d=1254#REGISTER
More details:  blogs.vmware.co…ace-vmware.html

Why Attend?
Sumit Dhawan, VMware expert blogger and End-User Computing (EUC) VP of desktop products, shares VMware’s overall vision and how EUC is a driving factor for the digital workspace.

Technical demonstrations showcase the latest VMware EUC technologies. Live chat with Sumit, host Douglas Brown and other VMware experts during each session. Experience all of the benefits of a full expo hall manned by leading VMware integrators virtually.

You have a chance to win amazing prizes just by attending!

 

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Attend the “Delivering the Digital Workspace with VMware” Webinar!

Date:  Thursday, Sept. 29
Time:  11 a.m.- 5 p.m. EDT
Host:  DABCC’s Douglas Brown, vEXPERT, MVP, CTP
Register here:  www.vconference…d=1254#REGISTER
More details:  blogs.vmware.co…ace-vmware.html

Why Attend?
Sumit Dhawan, VMware expert blogger and End-User Computing (EUC) VP of desktop products, shares VMware’s overall vision and how EUC is a driving factor for the digital workspace.

Technical demonstrations showcase the latest VMware EUC technologies. Live chat with Sumit, host Douglas Brown and other VMware experts during each session. Experience all of the benefits of a full expo hall manned by leading VMware integrators virtually.

You have a chance to win amazing prizes just by attending!

 

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