Aug 032015
 
Last week, Socialcast released its latest feature, Socialcast Chat, providing users with a reliable and secure instant messaging tool. The new Socialcast Chat is updated to deliver a more lightweight and responsive chat tool that customers can use daily for business communication. Socialcast Chat is derived from the previously trusted Private Message feature,and now provides […]]> http://blogs.air-watch.com/2015/08/socialcast-unveils-chat-secure-instant-messaging-collaboration/feed/ 0 Video: Enterprise mobility news recap: July 27-31 http://blogs.air-watch.com/2015/07/video-enterprise-mobility-news-recap-july-27-31/ http://blogs.air-watch.com/2015/07/video-enterprise-mobility-news-recap-july-27-31/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:52:01 +0000
Aug 032015
 
Last week, Socialcast released its latest feature, Socialcast Chat, providing users with a reliable and secure instant messaging tool. The new Socialcast Chat is updated to deliver a more lightweight and responsive chat tool that customers can use daily for business communication. Socialcast Chat is derived from the previously trusted Private Message feature,and now provides […]]> http://blogs.air-watch.com/2015/08/socialcast-unveils-chat-secure-instant-messaging-collaboration/feed/ 0 Video: Enterprise mobility news recap: July 27-31 http://blogs.air-watch.com/2015/07/video-enterprise-mobility-news-recap-july-27-31/ http://blogs.air-watch.com/2015/07/video-enterprise-mobility-news-recap-july-27-31/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:52:01 +0000
Aug 032015
 

By: Ashlea Cartee

Last week, Socialcast released its latest feature, Socialcast Chat, providing users with a reliable and secure instant messaging tool. The new Socialcast Chat is updated to deliver a more lightweight and responsive chat tool that customers can use daily for business communication. Socialcast Chat is derived from the previously trusted Private Message feature, and now provides a seamless flow between web and mobile devices.

Socialcast Chat ensures a secure form of communication within Socialcast to quickly message a person or group without displaying messages in the community stream. Messages are sent via mobile or desktop in real-time without delays as a confidential way to communicate. The feature provides users the ability to privately initiate a chat with an individual or group make quick decisions and come to a resolution on business matters within seconds. The security features in Chat provide a more secure way to communicate than other non-enterprise chat tools, such as text messaging or mobile messaging apps.

The new enhancements to Socialcast Chat includes a chat menu on the right-hand side of the browser that displays an expanded list of favorite and recent chats; users can also filter chats by typing names in the search bar. Users are able to access all chats on the list and receive a conversation pop-up, similar to consumer instant messaging applications. Socialcast Chat is available to all communities on Socialcast.

Some of the highlighted features include the ability to:

  • Add members, rename or leave a group chat
  • Hide a 1:1 chat
  • Change group chat photo in full conversation view
  • Infinite scroll and load of previous chat messages

Click here to learn more about Socialcast Chat and more feature updates.

Aug 032015
 

By: Ashlea Cartee

Last week, Socialcast released its latest feature, Socialcast Chat, providing users with a reliable and secure instant messaging tool. The new Socialcast Chat is updated to deliver a more lightweight and responsive chat tool that customers can use daily for business communication. Socialcast Chat is derived from the previously trusted Private Message feature, and now provides a seamless flow between web and mobile devices.

Socialcast Chat ensures a secure form of communication within Socialcast to quickly message a person or group without displaying messages in the community stream. Messages are sent via mobile or desktop in real-time without delays as a confidential way to communicate. The feature provides users the ability to privately initiate a chat with an individual or group make quick decisions and come to a resolution on business matters within seconds. The security features in Chat provide a more secure way to communicate than other non-enterprise chat tools, such as text messaging or mobile messaging apps.

The new enhancements to Socialcast Chat includes a chat menu on the right-hand side of the browser that displays an expanded list of favorite and recent chats; users can also filter chats by typing names in the search bar. Users are able to access all chats on the list and receive a conversation pop-up, similar to consumer instant messaging applications. Socialcast Chat is available to all communities on Socialcast.

Some of the highlighted features include the ability to:

  • Add members, rename or leave a group chat
  • Hide a 1:1 chat
  • Change group chat photo in full conversation view
  • Infinite scroll and load of previous chat messages

Click here to learn more about Socialcast Chat and more feature updates.

Aug 032015
 

Help your customer find out how Virtual SAN can help with the challenges they face with their storage environment. By using the brand new VMware VSAN Assessment tool for just 1 week, you can collect and analyze data from a customer's vSphere storage environment and provide them technical and business recommendations. Learn more.

Aug 032015
 

Help your customer find out how Virtual SAN can help with the challenges they face with their storage environment. By using the brand new VMware VSAN Assessment tool for just 1 week, you can collect and analyze data from a customer's vSphere storage environment and provide them technical and business recommendations. Learn more.

Aug 032015
 
Our colleagues at StorageReview.com are midway through a great extended review of VSAN 6, worth reading if you're interested. In "VMware Virtual SAN Review: Overview and Configuration" the reviewer notes that "deploying and configuring VSAN is a simple process for those used to working in a virtualized environment, and especially for those that are familiar […]]> https://blogs.vmware.com/storage/2015/08/03/storagereview-com-vsan-series/feed/ 0 What Really Matters With Hyperconverged? https://blogs.vmware.com/storage/2015/07/30/really-matters-hyperconverged/ https://blogs.vmware.com/storage/2015/07/30/really-matters-hyperconverged/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:43:06 +0000
Aug 032015
 
Our colleagues at StorageReview.com are midway through a great extended review of VSAN 6, worth reading if you're interested. In "VMware Virtual SAN Review: Overview and Configuration" the reviewer notes that "deploying and configuring VSAN is a simple process for those used to working in a virtualized environment, and especially for those that are familiar […]]> https://blogs.vmware.com/storage/2015/08/03/storagereview-com-vsan-series/feed/ 0 What Really Matters With Hyperconverged? https://blogs.vmware.com/storage/2015/07/30/really-matters-hyperconverged/ https://blogs.vmware.com/storage/2015/07/30/really-matters-hyperconverged/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:43:06 +0000
Aug 032015
 
Last month, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger joined some of the brightest minds from acrossprofessions and disciplines for theIndian Institutes of Technology (IIT)'sGlobal Leadership Conference in Santa Clara, Calif. Since 2003, the IIT Aalumni Global Leadership Conferences have been organized by volunteer IIT alumni every year, and are held in the U.S. during odd years, and […]]> http://blogs.vmware.com/tribalknowledge/2015/08/iit-alumni-global-leadership-conference.html/feed 0 Windows 10: A Milestone Moment for The Industry and VMware Customers http://blogs.vmware.com/tribalknowledge/2015/07/windows-10-milestone-moment-industry-vmware-customers.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=windows-10-milestone-moment-industry-vmware-customers http://blogs.vmware.com/tribalknowledge/2015/07/windows-10-milestone-moment-industry-vmware-customers.html#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:00:02 +0000
Aug 032015
 
Last month, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger joined some of the brightest minds from acrossprofessions and disciplines for theIndian Institutes of Technology (IIT)'sGlobal Leadership Conference in Santa Clara, Calif. Since 2003, the IIT Aalumni Global Leadership Conferences have been organized by volunteer IIT alumni every year, and are held in the U.S. during odd years, and […]]> http://blogs.vmware.com/tribalknowledge/2015/08/iit-alumni-global-leadership-conference.html/feed 0 Windows 10: A Milestone Moment for The Industry and VMware Customers http://blogs.vmware.com/tribalknowledge/2015/07/windows-10-milestone-moment-industry-vmware-customers.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=windows-10-milestone-moment-industry-vmware-customers http://blogs.vmware.com/tribalknowledge/2015/07/windows-10-milestone-moment-industry-vmware-customers.html#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:00:02 +0000
Aug 032015
 
Sarah Clark is a Program Manager in Staffing Operations who specializes in diversityhiring. She works from the Austin, TX office. Lynette Estrada is a Staffing Manager working in Reston, VA. For the past few years, Lynette and I worked on methods and strategies to attract top talent from the military and veteran community to VMware. […]]> Sarah Clark is a Program Manager in Staffing Operations who specializes in diversityhiring. She works from the Austin, TX office. Lynette Estrada is a Staffing Manager working in Reston, VA.

For the past few years, Lynette and I worked on methods and strategies to attract top talent from the military and veteran community to VMware. Because we both come from families of veterans, there is a personal interest in driving VMware’s veteran hiring initiative, an understanding of the values and level of dedication that veterans bring to the job, and how these values align to our shared EPIC2company values.

We first explored Education with Industry programs, where mid-level military officers would receive 10 months of skills building and experience at a specific company, which can be reapplied in their military position upon their return. Two years later, Porter Clapp, a Director in our Public Sector team and an Air Force veteran, contacted us about applying to the Air Force Education With Industry (EWI) program. With the additional momentum for diversity at VMware, we felt that the time had arrived to implement this program.

Porter spent a lot of time with EWI leaders and people running EWI programs at other companies to understand their programs and what it would take for VMware to join. It was to be the first program of its kind in the US - and if we were to do it, we wanted to do it right. So, our diverse team worked together to craft a program outline to present to our business leaders.

Any time you bring forward a new program, there are legitimate questions about the operational model, risks and benefits, costs, commitments – it gets scrutinized from every angle. We worked hard, and supportive managers gave us valuable feedback. We presented our idea to our first round of business leaders. After the presentation, there was silence. The first statement came from a VP who said he was looking for the drawback -- and he couldn’t find even one. We had a few more meetings with similar results. The responses were enthusiastic and very positive. A few managers even asked if we planned to sign up with similar programs at the other military branches.

As we received VMware leadership approval to apply to the program, we learned the Air Force was not looking for more industry partners to join. Rather, they were removing long-standing EWI participants to align with Air Force requirements. The Air Force program managers informed us it may take a year to consider VMware for the program.

That did not deter our team. We spent weeks developing the application: encouraging business units to present us with opportunities that we could include within our application, even organizing a roundtable with our internal veterans group to understand the messaging and ideas that would really resonate on our application. We developed a multimedia presentation that explained VMware’s culture, leadership, and value to people and customers. We appealed to the military’s core values and highlighted the unique opportunities a military officer would receive spending a year at VMware.

At last, our application was submitted. Then began the wait. Waiting was difficult as countless supporters followed up about the status of our application. To distract ourselves and to be positive, we developed an action plan with next steps.

Finally came the news. VMware was accepted in the program! The Air Force took steps to place VMware in the 2015 – 2016 academic year, recognizing VMware’s outstanding culture and value, and assigning an officer to VMware beginning August 2015. Our student hasn’t started yet, but we have met with him and are already impressed with his drive and passion for this assignment. Our goal is to be recognized as an employer of choicebased on building relationships with such organizations. We look forward to a long-term partnership with this program.

-- Sarah Clark

Aug 032015
 
Sarah Clark is a Program Manager in Staffing Operations who specializes in diversityhiring. She works from the Austin, TX office. Lynette Estrada is a Staffing Manager working in Reston, VA. For the past few years, Lynette and I worked on methods and strategies to attract top talent from the military and veteran community to VMware. […]]> Sarah Clark is a Program Manager in Staffing Operations who specializes in diversityhiring. She works from the Austin, TX office. Lynette Estrada is a Staffing Manager working in Reston, VA.

For the past few years, Lynette and I worked on methods and strategies to attract top talent from the military and veteran community to VMware. Because we both come from families of veterans, there is a personal interest in driving VMware’s veteran hiring initiative, an understanding of the values and level of dedication that veterans bring to the job, and how these values align to our shared EPIC2company values.

We first explored Education with Industry programs, where mid-level military officers would receive 10 months of skills building and experience at a specific company, which can be reapplied in their military position upon their return. Two years later, Porter Clapp, a Director in our Public Sector team and an Air Force veteran, contacted us about applying to the Air Force Education With Industry (EWI) program. With the additional momentum for diversity at VMware, we felt that the time had arrived to implement this program.

Porter spent a lot of time with EWI leaders and people running EWI programs at other companies to understand their programs and what it would take for VMware to join. It was to be the first program of its kind in the US - and if we were to do it, we wanted to do it right. So, our diverse team worked together to craft a program outline to present to our business leaders.

Any time you bring forward a new program, there are legitimate questions about the operational model, risks and benefits, costs, commitments – it gets scrutinized from every angle. We worked hard, and supportive managers gave us valuable feedback. We presented our idea to our first round of business leaders. After the presentation, there was silence. The first statement came from a VP who said he was looking for the drawback -- and he couldn’t find even one. We had a few more meetings with similar results. The responses were enthusiastic and very positive. A few managers even asked if we planned to sign up with similar programs at the other military branches.

As we received VMware leadership approval to apply to the program, we learned the Air Force was not looking for more industry partners to join. Rather, they were removing long-standing EWI participants to align with Air Force requirements. The Air Force program managers informed us it may take a year to consider VMware for the program.

That did not deter our team. We spent weeks developing the application: encouraging business units to present us with opportunities that we could include within our application, even organizing a roundtable with our internal veterans group to understand the messaging and ideas that would really resonate on our application. We developed a multimedia presentation that explained VMware’s culture, leadership, and value to people and customers. We appealed to the military’s core values and highlighted the unique opportunities a military officer would receive spending a year at VMware.

At last, our application was submitted. Then began the wait. Waiting was difficult as countless supporters followed up about the status of our application. To distract ourselves and to be positive, we developed an action plan with next steps.

Finally came the news. VMware was accepted in the program! The Air Force took steps to place VMware in the 2015 – 2016 academic year, recognizing VMware’s outstanding culture and value, and assigning an officer to VMware beginning August 2015. Our student hasn’t started yet, but we have met with him and are already impressed with his drive and passion for this assignment. Our goal is to be recognized as an employer of choicebased on building relationships with such organizations. We look forward to a long-term partnership with this program.

-- Sarah Clark

Aug 032015
 

Join our webcast Tuesday, July 7th at 9AM PST to see what's new in PowerCLI 6.0 R1 and why this matters to you! Registration is free, just click on the following link to register:https://vmware.webex.com/vmware/onstage/g.php?d=925268304&t=a

***UPDATE***

A recording of this webcast is available here:Play recording(45 min 13 sec)

 

Aug 032015
 

Join our webcast Tuesday, July 7th at 9AM PST to see what's new in PowerCLI 6.0 R1 and why this matters to you! Registration is free, just click on the following link to register:https://vmware.webex.com/vmware/onstage/g.php?d=925268304&t=a

***UPDATE***

A recording of this webcast is available here:Play recording(45 min 13 sec)

 

Aug 032015
 

Can you believe it? We are only one month away from VMworld 2015 US!

If you’re attending, the VMworld 2015 US Schedule Builder is your ticket to getting in on the hottest breakout sessions, labs, demos and discussions. To get started, go to the VMworld 2015 US Schedule Builder and enter your VMworld log in. Once you’re in, you can start creating your own custom schedule. Make sure you check out these VMware training and certification sessions:

VCDX Unwrapped - Everything You Wanted to Know About VCDX - SDDC5027
Presenters: Jason Nash, Chris Colotti, Duncan Epping, Matt Vandenbeld, and Simon Long
Wednesday, September 2nd at 11:00am – 12:00pm PST

This moderated talk-show style panel session made up of a VCDX from each of the four tracks, (DCV, NV, DTM, CMA) will help potential candidates understand the value of getting their VCDX. It will also be a no-holds barred open discussion on what it takes to achieve this premier VMware certification. Hear from these experts on their journey and the incredible value that comes with becoming a VCDX yourself. This session will also feature live Q&A from the audience so come prepared with your own questions! This is the place to find out everything you ever wanted to know about becoming a VCDX, from live VCDX holders in a lively interactive session.

VMware NSX: Life After Deployment - NET6260
Presenters: John Krueger and Chris McCain
Wednesday, September 2nd at 12:30pm – 1:30pm PST

Deploying NSX is the first step toward achieving the benefits it can offer. What comes next? This interactive session is led by a panel of experts who will help you explore what to do with NSX after deployment. We will cover role-based access control, organizational changes that will happen, and discuss operational and troubleshooting topics.

Troubleshooting vSphere 6 - VAP6257
Presenter: Jamie Rawson
Wednesday, September 2nd at 1:00pm – 2:00pm PST

We will review troubleshooting techniques for vSphere 6 that help you identify and resolve configuration and operational issues. We will discuss how to implement a methodical approach to troubleshooting in the vSphere environment and examine use cases for the VMware vSphere Command-Line Interface (vCLI) and ESXi Shell resources. We’ll also explore best practice procedures that will help you take advantage of all that vSphere 6 can offer.

Taking Back the Desktop - EUC6815
Presenter: Linus Bourque
Thursday, September 3rd at 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST

VMware’s Business Mobility and Enterprise Desktop products are designed to help organizations take back their desktops in a way that provides minimal impact on the end-user and maximum peace of mind for the organization. Join us where we’ll explore the importance of virtualization in helping organizations manage their enterprise user environment, VMware products that can help maximize desktop and mobility tools and the role VMware training and certification plays to quickly skill up employees and IT, and validate skills for IT Admins.

How to Win Executives and Influence Outcomes with vRealize Operations and vRealize Business - MGT6003
Presenter: Steven Jones & Jeff Godfrey
Thursday, September 3rd at 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST

Join Jeff and Steve as they plunge into the story of three powerful insights every business needs that vRealize delivers. Walk out with a vital checklist of concepts to deliver value to those that you serve.