Get Ready for Any By Building Out Your VMworld 2015 Conference Schedule

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Jul 302015
 
As you already know, VMworld 2015 U.S. is taking place from August 30 – September 3 in San Francisco, but you can let your experience begin now. The 2015 Schedule Builder is open. If you haven’t done so already, get registered so you can access all the content rich sessions, keynotes and more. As some […]]> As you already know, VMworld 2015 U.S. is taking place from August 30 – September 3 in San Francisco, but you can let your experience begin now. The 2015 Schedule Builder is open. If you haven’t done so already, get registered so you can access all the content rich sessions, keynotes and more. As some sessions fill up quickly, there is no better time than the present to get registered.

With incredible content, valuable training, and priceless networking, VMworld gives you a take-home tool kit to master the power of ANY—on tablets and mobile devices, in development platforms, and through mobile applications. There’s no better way to take on the latest advances in virtualization and the cloud.

Here are four reasons Partner Exchange @ VMworld 2015 will benefit you:

  1. Help align your go-to-market focus areas with VMware’s
  2. Give you access to more enablement and dedicated partner content
  3. Allow you to spend more time with your customers at VMworld
  4. Provide tools you need to accelerate the sales cycle

Watch this short video below to learn how attending Partner Exchange @ VMworld 2015 makes sense for your business.

Are you Ready for Any? Register now to build your conference schedule and find out. Hurry—before your top sessions fill up!

We will see you there,

The VMware Partner Network Team

Get Ready for Any By Building Out Your VMworld 2015 Conference Schedule

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Jul 302015
 
As you already know, VMworld 2015 U.S. is taking place from August 30 – September 3 in San Francisco, but you can let your experience begin now. The 2015 Schedule Builder is open. If you haven’t done so already, get registered so you can access all the content rich sessions, keynotes and more. As some […]]> As you already know, VMworld 2015 U.S. is taking place from August 30 – September 3 in San Francisco, but you can let your experience begin now. The 2015 Schedule Builder is open. If you haven’t done so already, get registered so you can access all the content rich sessions, keynotes and more. As some sessions fill up quickly, there is no better time than the present to get registered.

With incredible content, valuable training, and priceless networking, VMworld gives you a take-home tool kit to master the power of ANY—on tablets and mobile devices, in development platforms, and through mobile applications. There’s no better way to take on the latest advances in virtualization and the cloud.

Here are four reasons Partner Exchange @ VMworld 2015 will benefit you:

  1. Help align your go-to-market focus areas with VMware’s
  2. Give you access to more enablement and dedicated partner content
  3. Allow you to spend more time with your customers at VMworld
  4. Provide tools you need to accelerate the sales cycle

Watch this short video below to learn how attending Partner Exchange @ VMworld 2015 makes sense for your business.

Are you Ready for Any? Register now to build your conference schedule and find out. Hurry—before your top sessions fill up!

We will see you there,

The VMware Partner Network Team

VMware EVO:RAIL – Ce qu’en pensent nos partenaires

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Jul 302015
 

À l’occasion d’un événement EVO:RAIL en Angleterre, nous nous sommes entretenus avec un certain nombre de partenaires, distributeurs et revendeurs EVO:RAIL qualifiés afin d’avoir leur avis sur les éléments faisant de cette infrastructure une opportunité aussi unique. Découvrez leurs commentaires ci-dessous:

Garry Menezes et Anthony Poh: MTI Technology – @MTI_Technology

Garry: «De nos jours, on achète une voiture, on ne la construit pas soi-même. EVO:RAIL propose un concept similaire: il s’agit d’un data center fourni sous emballage et prêt à l’emploi. Nos activités s’étendent sur l’ensemble du marché, et un certain nombre d’éléments indiquent qu’EVO:RAIL va faire l’objet d’une adoption importante à l’avenir. Il s’agit d’une opportunité unique que nous devons concrétiser.»

Anthony: «Les clients sont impressionnés par ce logiciel et par sa simplicité de déploiement. EVO:RAIL répond à un grand nombre de besoins, et ceux-ci peuvent aller bien au-delà des VDI et des déploiements au sein de bureaux distants/succursales; la solution pourrait ainsi être déployée sur des sites distants pour la reprise d’activité.»

Darren Newman et Dan Hicks, Azlan – @TDAzlan_UK

«EVO:RAIL représente une occasion unique d’accroître l’impact commercial des solutions matérielles et logicielles, et d’offrir davantage de valeur ajoutée à nos clients et utilisateurs finaux. Nous voyons ce produit à l’œuvre sur tous les marchés; après 20ans de relative stabilité, EVO:RAIL est actuellement à l’origine d’un changement au niveau de l’architecture traditionnelle du data center.»

David Knight, Technical Practice Lead – Datacentre – @SoftcatLimited

«La simplicité de déploiement est essentielle pour nous, de même que la présence d’une seule et unique référence, facilitant ainsi les devis et les achats. Nous passons moins de temps à assembler les différents mécanismes et composants, et pouvons ainsi consacrer notre temps à l’automatisation des processus pour nos clients, afin de tirer parti de la valeur ajoutée de solutions telles que VMware vRealize Automation, vRealize Operations et Site Recovery Manager.»

Partenaires EVO:RAIL qualifiés

«EVO:RAIL représente une formidable opportunité pour un grand nombre de marchés, aussi bien pour les environnements de postes de travail virtuels que standard des entreprises commerciales de taille intermédiaire. Il s’agit d’une pile hyperconvergée simple d’utilisation qui soulage clients et partenaires de toute préoccupation quant aux éléments à sa base.»

«Dans le domaine de l’enseignement, par exemple, EVO:RAIL offre une simplicité de déploiement aux établissements ne possédant pas d’expertise ou de personnel en interne. Les systèmes d’information des établissements d’enseignement sont en effet plus complexes que jamais, et les lycées, grandes écoles et universités ont besoin d’une solution facile à déployer et capable de s’adapter à leurs besoins.»

«EVO:RAIL est une solution extrêmement compacte et puissante, et représente également un excellent choix pour le secteur de la grande distribution. Ces enseignes veulent en effet réserver un maximum d’espace à la vente de leurs produits, et il est hors de question que cet espace soit occupé par des salles de serveurs trop grandes par rapport à leurs besoins. EVO:RAIL peut être casé dans une arrière-boutique, et est suffisamment puissant pour prendre en charge les caisses, les systèmes informatiques principaux, la connectivité sans fil en magasin, et même les réfrigérateurs et congélateurs connectés et intelligents.»

Envie d’en savoir plus sur EVO:RAIL? Consultez notre vidéopour plus de détails sur les opportunités offertes par notre système hyperconvergé, et visitez le site d’EVO:RAIL pour découvrir comment en profiter.

VMware EVO:RAIL – Ce qu’en pensent nos partenaires

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Jul 302015
 

À l’occasion d’un événement EVO:RAIL en Angleterre, nous nous sommes entretenus avec un certain nombre de partenaires, distributeurs et revendeurs EVO:RAIL qualifiés afin d’avoir leur avis sur les éléments faisant de cette infrastructure une opportunité aussi unique. Découvrez leurs commentaires ci-dessous:

Garry Menezes et Anthony Poh: MTI Technology – @MTI_Technology

Garry: «De nos jours, on achète une voiture, on ne la construit pas soi-même. EVO:RAIL propose un concept similaire: il s’agit d’un data center fourni sous emballage et prêt à l’emploi. Nos activités s’étendent sur l’ensemble du marché, et un certain nombre d’éléments indiquent qu’EVO:RAIL va faire l’objet d’une adoption importante à l’avenir. Il s’agit d’une opportunité unique que nous devons concrétiser.»

Anthony: «Les clients sont impressionnés par ce logiciel et par sa simplicité de déploiement. EVO:RAIL répond à un grand nombre de besoins, et ceux-ci peuvent aller bien au-delà des VDI et des déploiements au sein de bureaux distants/succursales; la solution pourrait ainsi être déployée sur des sites distants pour la reprise d’activité.»

Darren Newman et Dan Hicks, Azlan – @TDAzlan_UK

«EVO:RAIL représente une occasion unique d’accroître l’impact commercial des solutions matérielles et logicielles, et d’offrir davantage de valeur ajoutée à nos clients et utilisateurs finaux. Nous voyons ce produit à l’œuvre sur tous les marchés; après 20ans de relative stabilité, EVO:RAIL est actuellement à l’origine d’un changement au niveau de l’architecture traditionnelle du data center.»

David Knight, Technical Practice Lead – Datacentre – @SoftcatLimited

«La simplicité de déploiement est essentielle pour nous, de même que la présence d’une seule et unique référence, facilitant ainsi les devis et les achats. Nous passons moins de temps à assembler les différents mécanismes et composants, et pouvons ainsi consacrer notre temps à l’automatisation des processus pour nos clients, afin de tirer parti de la valeur ajoutée de solutions telles que VMware vRealize Automation, vRealize Operations et Site Recovery Manager.»

Partenaires EVO:RAIL qualifiés

«EVO:RAIL représente une formidable opportunité pour un grand nombre de marchés, aussi bien pour les environnements de postes de travail virtuels que standard des entreprises commerciales de taille intermédiaire. Il s’agit d’une pile hyperconvergée simple d’utilisation qui soulage clients et partenaires de toute préoccupation quant aux éléments à sa base.»

«Dans le domaine de l’enseignement, par exemple, EVO:RAIL offre une simplicité de déploiement aux établissements ne possédant pas d’expertise ou de personnel en interne. Les systèmes d’information des établissements d’enseignement sont en effet plus complexes que jamais, et les lycées, grandes écoles et universités ont besoin d’une solution facile à déployer et capable de s’adapter à leurs besoins.»

«EVO:RAIL est une solution extrêmement compacte et puissante, et représente également un excellent choix pour le secteur de la grande distribution. Ces enseignes veulent en effet réserver un maximum d’espace à la vente de leurs produits, et il est hors de question que cet espace soit occupé par des salles de serveurs trop grandes par rapport à leurs besoins. EVO:RAIL peut être casé dans une arrière-boutique, et est suffisamment puissant pour prendre en charge les caisses, les systèmes informatiques principaux, la connectivité sans fil en magasin, et même les réfrigérateurs et congélateurs connectés et intelligents.»

Envie d’en savoir plus sur EVO:RAIL? Consultez notre vidéopour plus de détails sur les opportunités offertes par notre système hyperconvergé, et visitez le site d’EVO:RAIL pour découvrir comment en profiter.

Reserve Your Seat at the VMworld Education Breakout Sessions

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Jul 302015
 

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.

Reserve Your Seat at the VMworld Education Breakout Sessions

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Jul 302015
 

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.

Announcing support for Windows 10

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Jul 302015
 
Yesterday, Microsoft officially released the highly anticipated Windows 10. The release is a milestone for Microsoft and represents a fundamental shift in the way IT can manage all devices running the new software. In Windows 10, AirWatch customers can manage all devices running the new software, including laptops, desktops, smartphones and tablets, from the single, […]]> http://blogs.air-watch.com/2015/07/announcing-support-windows-10/feed/ 0 Your iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan Questions Answered http://blogs.air-watch.com/2015/07/ios-9-os-x-el-capitan-questions-answered/ http://blogs.air-watch.com/2015/07/ios-9-os-x-el-capitan-questions-answered/#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:37:45 +0000

Announcing support for Windows 10

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Jul 302015
 
Yesterday, Microsoft officially released the highly anticipated Windows 10. The release is a milestone for Microsoft and represents a fundamental shift in the way IT can manage all devices running the new software. In Windows 10, AirWatch customers can manage all devices running the new software, including laptops, desktops, smartphones and tablets, from the single, […]]> http://blogs.air-watch.com/2015/07/announcing-support-windows-10/feed/ 0 Your iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan Questions Answered http://blogs.air-watch.com/2015/07/ios-9-os-x-el-capitan-questions-answered/ http://blogs.air-watch.com/2015/07/ios-9-os-x-el-capitan-questions-answered/#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:37:45 +0000

Windows 10 Receives Positive Outlook From IT Professionals

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Jul 302015
 
By Mark Margevicius, director of enterprise solutions, End-User Computing, VMware Previews for blockbuster movies are always exciting but they all come to an end as the lead-up culminates with the eventual opening weekend that draws hundreds of thousands of excited fans. Similarly, months of anticipation have culminated this week with the launch of Windows 10, […]]> By Mark Margevicius, director of enterprise solutions, End-User Computing, VMware

Previews for blockbuster movies are always exciting but they all come to an end as the lead-up culminates with the eventual opening weekend that draws hundreds of thousands of excited fans. Similarly, months of anticipation have culminated this week with the launch of Windows 10, the much-anticipated release of the latest Windows operating system that will introduce a new endpoint management paradigm to the industry.

As part of this industry moment, we commissioned a survey with TechValidate to examine the opinions and sentiments of IT professionals towards the Windows update. The survey findings represent feedback from roughly 250 VMware customers and were completed earlier this month.

Through this survey, we discovered some real nuggets of insight from customers , which I’d like to share with you in this post. So without further adieu, below are 5 key takeaways from our recent survey.

1 - IT professionals are generally keen towards Windows 10

  • Large majority of IT professionals expect Windows 10 to meet expectations (77%)
  • Perceptions about Microsoft appear to be on an upswing with 1 in 3 respondents (34%) having improved their opinion of Microsoft in the last 12 months
  • Advanced security (34%), heterogeneous device support (30%) and simpler and faster Windows deployments (19%) are the top three features IT professionals are excited for
  • Large majority (69%) expect the Windows 10 migration effort to be about the same as previous Windows OS migration

Microsoft fully understands that there is great appetite for a product that is secure, simple, and easy to manage – factors that are paramount to customers. Windows 10 has some great features in the areas of management, mobility and cloud-enabled functionality. However, the survey results show that customers may not yet fully understand these new capabilities. Despite the availability of EMM-based tools that simplify Windows migrations, most customers expect the actual migration to require approximately the same effort as prior versions of Windows where non-EMM solutions were non-existent. Windows 10 offers the opportunity for enterprise customers to approach management in a fundamentally different and better way. Customers who seize this should benefit from the EMM-based approach to managing configurations, devices, applications, and data.

2 - Customers expect Windows 10 to be difficult to deploy and have doubts about security claims

  • Top three concerns among IT professionals are application compatibility (81%), time constraints among staff (56%) and Windows 10 stability (52%)
  • Opinions about data security as it relates to heterogeneous device support in Windows 10 are largely evenly split among IT professionals without strong leanings one way or another

Changing the minds of existing and loyal customers is hard, even for Microsoft. Their experience with prior Windows releases leaves many customers expecting Windows 10 to present the usual problems of application compatibility and stability. Further, customers doubt some of the claims that Microsoft is making Windows 10 equally secure for PCs, tablets, and smartphones. We are more optimistic – we believe many customers will be pleasantly surprised with how well Windows 10 runs existing Windows applications and we expect relatively few compatibility issues. Furthermore, we believe that many of the management/deployment challenges of pre-Windows 10 migrations will be largely be a non-issue because of the new EMM techniques that Windows 10 introduces. We encourage customers to begin their Windows 10 testing within the next 3-6 months to begin the process of identifying technical and operational issues.

3 - IT Professionals regard Windows 10 as “just” another operating system

  • Large majority identify desktops and laptops as the most relevant platform for their organizational deployment of Windows 10 (90%)

Microsoft is the victim of its own positioning established over 25 years of PC product offerings. Changing the market’s perception of where Windows 10 fits will take effort and time. Windows is most relevant on desktops and laptops, and will likely remain so. Windows desktops have been and remain a staple tool of productivity for organizations, and will continue delivering great value to users. However, Microsoft has struggled extending Windows on non-PC devices. Even though the demand and growth in mobile devices is high, the use of Windows on those mobile devices remains in a minority position. We expect Microsoft to change this “PC-only” perspective over time, as products such as the Surface 3 and Xbox reach broader markets and use cases both in and out of the enterprise.

4 -Survey respondents view VDI as a top delivery model for Windows 10

  • More than half (51%) of organizations surveyed plan to use VDI to upgrade to Windows 10

Deploying Windows 10 is more than merely installing an OS on a device. It involves regression testing, application interoperability, integration testing, deployment plans and support models. One way to accelerate testing and adoption is by deploying Windows 10 images in a VDI environment where management and configuration will be quicker and easier. We also believe that VDI-based deployments have become increasingly attractive to wider audiences because of better operations, costs and security. These customer types see Windows 10 migrations as an opportunity to deliver “a better desktop” that is hardware independent, more secure, less costly and is more resilient than conventional PCs.

5 - Enterprise deployment is unlikely before mid-2016

  • Most IT professionals (35%) do not plan to deploy Windows 10 for at least another year

Windows migrations traditionally take considerable time (often years) for most organizations, based on factors such as complexity, number of users, locations and type of business. Employing sound project management methodologies requires the right organization, budget, resources, time and justification. Further, organizations do not embark on migration projects without some immediate or pending need such as security, end of support or increased functionality. Many organizations consider OS upgrades when PC refresh projects occur, typically every 4-5 years. Organizations that recently upgraded hardware, have stable Windows 7/8.1 configurations, or have well-managed PCs today will be hard-pressed to build a business justification for early Windows 10 deployments. We do believe that organizations should begin their Windows 10 testing in 2015 with eventual wide-scale adoption beginning in 2016. The management, operational and security benefits of Windows 10 makes the platform significantly more valuable than either Window 7 or 8.1 for organizations and users alike.

In summary, Windows 10 presents customers with an opportunity to apply better management to a broader set of use cases and devices that involves tablets, smartphones, as well as PCs. This holistic end-user computing approach gives customers the ability to unify both desktop and mobile management under one model that will be easier to support, take less effort, is more reliable and more secure. For IT teams searching for solutions to help with their efforts, VMware offers a variety of solutions (AirWatch EMM, Horizon 6, Horizon Air, Mirage Workspace Suite, Horizon FLEX, Fusion 7, Workstation 11) to assist in the migration along with the ongoing management of Windows 10.

When does your organization plan to upgrade to Windows 10? What do you think about the new OS? Let us know in the comment section below.

Windows 10 Receives Positive Outlook From IT Professionals

 Allgemein, Knowledge Base, Updates, VMware, VMware Partner, VMware Virtual Infrastructure, vSphere  Kommentare deaktiviert für Windows 10 Receives Positive Outlook From IT Professionals
Jul 302015
 
By Mark Margevicius, director of enterprise solutions, End-User Computing, VMware Previews for blockbuster movies are always exciting but they all come to an end as the lead-up culminates with the eventual opening weekend that draws hundreds of thousands of excited fans. Similarly, months of anticipation have culminated this week with the launch of Windows 10, […]]> By Mark Margevicius, director of enterprise solutions, End-User Computing, VMware

Previews for blockbuster movies are always exciting but they all come to an end as the lead-up culminates with the eventual opening weekend that draws hundreds of thousands of excited fans. Similarly, months of anticipation have culminated this week with the launch of Windows 10, the much-anticipated release of the latest Windows operating system that will introduce a new endpoint management paradigm to the industry.

As part of this industry moment, we commissioned a survey with TechValidate to examine the opinions and sentiments of IT professionals towards the Windows update. The survey findings represent feedback from roughly 250 VMware customers and were completed earlier this month.

Through this survey, we discovered some real nuggets of insight from customers , which I’d like to share with you in this post. So without further adieu, below are 5 key takeaways from our recent survey.

1 - IT professionals are generally keen towards Windows 10

  • Large majority of IT professionals expect Windows 10 to meet expectations (77%)
  • Perceptions about Microsoft appear to be on an upswing with 1 in 3 respondents (34%) having improved their opinion of Microsoft in the last 12 months
  • Advanced security (34%), heterogeneous device support (30%) and simpler and faster Windows deployments (19%) are the top three features IT professionals are excited for
  • Large majority (69%) expect the Windows 10 migration effort to be about the same as previous Windows OS migration

Microsoft fully understands that there is great appetite for a product that is secure, simple, and easy to manage – factors that are paramount to customers. Windows 10 has some great features in the areas of management, mobility and cloud-enabled functionality. However, the survey results show that customers may not yet fully understand these new capabilities. Despite the availability of EMM-based tools that simplify Windows migrations, most customers expect the actual migration to require approximately the same effort as prior versions of Windows where non-EMM solutions were non-existent. Windows 10 offers the opportunity for enterprise customers to approach management in a fundamentally different and better way. Customers who seize this should benefit from the EMM-based approach to managing configurations, devices, applications, and data.

2 - Customers expect Windows 10 to be difficult to deploy and have doubts about security claims

  • Top three concerns among IT professionals are application compatibility (81%), time constraints among staff (56%) and Windows 10 stability (52%)
  • Opinions about data security as it relates to heterogeneous device support in Windows 10 are largely evenly split among IT professionals without strong leanings one way or another

Changing the minds of existing and loyal customers is hard, even for Microsoft. Their experience with prior Windows releases leaves many customers expecting Windows 10 to present the usual problems of application compatibility and stability. Further, customers doubt some of the claims that Microsoft is making Windows 10 equally secure for PCs, tablets, and smartphones. We are more optimistic – we believe many customers will be pleasantly surprised with how well Windows 10 runs existing Windows applications and we expect relatively few compatibility issues. Furthermore, we believe that many of the management/deployment challenges of pre-Windows 10 migrations will be largely be a non-issue because of the new EMM techniques that Windows 10 introduces. We encourage customers to begin their Windows 10 testing within the next 3-6 months to begin the process of identifying technical and operational issues.

3 - IT Professionals regard Windows 10 as “just” another operating system

  • Large majority identify desktops and laptops as the most relevant platform for their organizational deployment of Windows 10 (90%)

Microsoft is the victim of its own positioning established over 25 years of PC product offerings. Changing the market’s perception of where Windows 10 fits will take effort and time. Windows is most relevant on desktops and laptops, and will likely remain so. Windows desktops have been and remain a staple tool of productivity for organizations, and will continue delivering great value to users. However, Microsoft has struggled extending Windows on non-PC devices. Even though the demand and growth in mobile devices is high, the use of Windows on those mobile devices remains in a minority position. We expect Microsoft to change this “PC-only” perspective over time, as products such as the Surface 3 and Xbox reach broader markets and use cases both in and out of the enterprise.

4 -Survey respondents view VDI as a top delivery model for Windows 10

  • More than half (51%) of organizations surveyed plan to use VDI to upgrade to Windows 10

Deploying Windows 10 is more than merely installing an OS on a device. It involves regression testing, application interoperability, integration testing, deployment plans and support models. One way to accelerate testing and adoption is by deploying Windows 10 images in a VDI environment where management and configuration will be quicker and easier. We also believe that VDI-based deployments have become increasingly attractive to wider audiences because of better operations, costs and security. These customer types see Windows 10 migrations as an opportunity to deliver “a better desktop” that is hardware independent, more secure, less costly and is more resilient than conventional PCs.

5 - Enterprise deployment is unlikely before mid-2016

  • Most IT professionals (35%) do not plan to deploy Windows 10 for at least another year

Windows migrations traditionally take considerable time (often years) for most organizations, based on factors such as complexity, number of users, locations and type of business. Employing sound project management methodologies requires the right organization, budget, resources, time and justification. Further, organizations do not embark on migration projects without some immediate or pending need such as security, end of support or increased functionality. Many organizations consider OS upgrades when PC refresh projects occur, typically every 4-5 years. Organizations that recently upgraded hardware, have stable Windows 7/8.1 configurations, or have well-managed PCs today will be hard-pressed to build a business justification for early Windows 10 deployments. We do believe that organizations should begin their Windows 10 testing in 2015 with eventual wide-scale adoption beginning in 2016. The management, operational and security benefits of Windows 10 makes the platform significantly more valuable than either Window 7 or 8.1 for organizations and users alike.

In summary, Windows 10 presents customers with an opportunity to apply better management to a broader set of use cases and devices that involves tablets, smartphones, as well as PCs. This holistic end-user computing approach gives customers the ability to unify both desktop and mobile management under one model that will be easier to support, take less effort, is more reliable and more secure. For IT teams searching for solutions to help with their efforts, VMware offers a variety of solutions (AirWatch EMM, Horizon 6, Horizon Air, Mirage Workspace Suite, Horizon FLEX, Fusion 7, Workstation 11) to assist in the migration along with the ongoing management of Windows 10.

When does your organization plan to upgrade to Windows 10? What do you think about the new OS? Let us know in the comment section below.

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