Aug 30, 2012 Blogs
In this session, Jason Joel demoed the new VMware Workstation version, 9.
As always, I have the marketing video for you even before VMware has released it, so it’s hot off the press:
Aug 29, 2012 Blogs
I recorded another demo showing some different features of Horizon Mobile at the #EUC1823 break-out session
In this session, some more details about the product were given.
Most interestingly, they revealed some details about the architecture and engineering details. In short, the Android version is a VMware Workstation port, while the iOS version operates on a higher layer and uses ThinApp packaging to address security and isolation. Since iOS is already very secure, and access to the underlying operating system is not possible, Horizon Mobile for iOS is simply application virtualization with added app and device management such as policies. For Android, true hosted virtualization is used to protect the corporate data and apps. Android is inherently less secure, and by using a VMM and a separate virtual machine, more control over the system is possible.
Aug 29, 2012 Blogs
I recorded a video of yesterday’s Horizon suite demo at the Tuesday technical keynote by VMware’s CTO, dr. Steve Herrod:
They also demoed some usability improvements in touch interfaces and View (Windows) desktops:
Aug 29, 2012 Blogs
Regular readers of this blog know I’ve been closely following the developments around VMware’s Horizon Mobile product. I’ve posted a demo video from last year’s VMworld here: VMware Horizon Mobile Demonstration Video (again!)
In yesterday’s keynote, Steve Herrod introduced the ability to run Horizon Mobile on Apple’s iOS, i.e. the iPhone (and technically, the iPad, too).
I attended VMworld session #EUC1822, and was able to record a nice demo on Horizon Mobile running on both a Samsung Galaxy S3 (Android) and an Apple iPhone 4s (iOS). I’d like to thank Courtney Skay and Hoofar Razavi for their continued efforts on this awesome product!
Check it out:
I also recorded a bit of the demonstration during the Tuesday keynote with Steve Herrod:
Aug 28, 2012 Blogs
Steve Herrod took the stage, talking once again about consumerization of IT and mobilizing the workforce.
Steve introduced Wanova’s technology, Mirage, to the public. He talks about the features and possiblities of the product, especially for the offline user use case. The other use case Steve mentioned is a XP-to-7 migration.
Demo of Wanova Mirage
Vittorio is back from his holiday, and it’s time to upgrade his XP laptop to Windows 7. With a bunch of jokes, he demonstrates the migration.
Suddenly, he falls and his laptop breaks. Thank God, he has his tablet with him, and IT enables him to use the tablet without losing any data. Vittorio is saved
Aug 2, 2012 Blogs
VMware Press is being generous: they’re giving away a ton of books (not really, since everybody uses eBooks anyway and those weigh nothing) and a full conference pass to VMworld ’13! Details below:
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Aug 1, 2012 Blogs
During VMworld 2012 in San Francisco, Viktor van den Berg will be hosting a lunch especially for all Dutch VMUG, vCommunity, vMaffia and vDutchmen members. Belgians are welcome, too! The vLunch will take place around noon on Wednesday. Respond in the Dutch VMUG forum (direct link) if you want to attend, too.
Original message by Viktor van den Berg:
Eind augustus vindt VMworld 2012 in San Francisco plaats! Ik heb gezien dat er diverse mensen die kant uit reizen. De traditie wil dat we tijdens VMworld een keer met de Nederlanders samen lunchen. Wat mij betreft doen we dat dit jaar ook weer…kom je ook? Hieronder even kort wat de bedoeling is:
- Wat? De Dutch vLunch, voor alle Nederlandse VMUG, vCommunity, vMaffia en vDutchmen leden. Onze Belgische vrienden zijn natuurlijk ook welkom!
- Waar? VMworld USA 2012 in San Francisco
- Hoe laat? Woensdag 29 augustus om 12:00 lokale tijd in SFO
- Waar gaan we dan precies lunchen? De precieze lokatie maak ik bekend gedurende VMworld! In principe maken we gewoon gebruik van de VMworld lunch faciliteiten, die zijn over het algemeen prima.
Reply even op deze topic als je ook meedoet! De ervaring leert dat het altijd gezellig is. Gewoon ff lekker kletsen met wat mede Nederlanders
Tot de 29e @VMworld 2012!