VMworld Europe 2014 – Looking forward…

It’s October now and it means that VMworld Europe 2014 is right around the corner. I’ll be attending in Barcelona for what will be my 4th VMworld. It will be the first time that I’ve ever attended under a full conference pass rather than just as a blogger. However, I don’t expect the experience to be hugely different. Perhaps in the general sessions the view will be slightly different but that’s about it. My employer, Xtravirt, is sending a number of my colleagues along with me to VMworld this year. Whilst we’re all very different people working on different projects, we generally have fairly complementary skillsets and a passion for what we do. Speaking just for myself, I’m really looking forward to VMworld. Like my children’s birthdays, each VMworld is “the best one ever”. It’s not the announcements, the sessions, the labs or […]

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vBrownbag needs you at VMworld Europe 2014

VMworld Europe 2014 gets under way two weeks from today. There are a large number of excellent sessions available to schedule but if you either didn’t get yours selected, didn’t submit one but wish you had or just have something that you want to share with VMware users and the community in general then there is another way. Every year at VMworld (both US and EMEA), the vBrownbag crew organise a series of TechTalks aimed at giving anybody who wants to, a chance to present for 10 minutes on the topic of their choice (except for direct product pitches). The schedule has still to be decided but there are open slots available. So, if you have something that you want to share, use the sign up form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xt6LAeeKb0ItoCt7zMWusOr51417Uldu3VD81Qc37Ks/viewform

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ThinApp Standalone SKU Reinstated

Every now again people have to go back on a decision that they’ve made and make a U-turn. At VMworld in Barcelona, VMware have announced a reversal of their decision earlier this year to discontinue the sale of ThinApp as a standalone product. After December 15th 2013 it would only have been possible to purchase ThinApp as a part of the Horizon Suite but these plans have now been binned and ThinApp will continue to be available as a standalone product. To be honest, I didn’t know about the original announcement when it happened but it’s nice that VMware have listened to feedback and changed their stance. VMTN Subscription anyone??

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ThinApp 5.0 Gets 64-bit Support

ThinApp has been a version 4.x product almost since VMware acquired it in 2008. On Wednesday at VMworld version 5.0 was announced and it is expected to be generally available from the end of October 2013. With a major version bump like this you’d rightly expect some significant changes. Perhaps the most significant of these is the inclusion of support for virtualising 64-bit applications. There have also been some architectural changes to the level of virtualisation to increase and simplify application compatibility. Together these two enhancements are likely to mean that a greater range of applications can be virtualised – something that might have held some organisations back from adopting ThinApp in the past. One other thing that we can apparently look forward to in ThinApp 5.0 is easier integration with persona management solutions. Great for Horizon View projects! Check […]

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vCOPS for View Free for Horizon Suite Customers

From the end of October 2013 (or thereabouts) vCenter Operations Manager for Horizon View is to be included as a part of VMware’s Horizon Suite. The Horizon Suite is currently comprised of 4 major components: Horizon View Horizon Workspace Horizon Mirage ThinApp Presumably this move is intended to act as an incentive for existing and potential EUC customers to adopt the entire Horizon Suite rather than build solutions that rely on only a subset of the components.

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