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Review of VMworld 2017 in Barcelona

This week, Barcelona was the virtualization-capital of the world because of the annual VMworld conference that took place at the Fira Gran Via. Although it was very close to the Vegas conference (which had all of the announcements), this edition of VMworld Europe was still a great one with many highlights. My own session The absolute highlight of this VMworld to me was of course my own breakout session. As this was my  first performance at the number one stage in the world, I must admit that I was quite nervous. Especially since I added a lot of live demo’s…

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EUC Announcements at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas

It’s a great day for me as an EUC enthusiast. First of all for being part of VMworld in Las Vegas. Last year I felt lucky to have attended the greatest virtualization event on the globe. But being able to attend it for the second time including an onstage performance during this year’s edition is quite unbelievable. Second of all, VMware did a great job  in having the EUC announcements on the first day of VMworld 2017. I think did is due to the fact that they did some major announcements today in the EUC space. This post gives you…

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My favourite VMworld 2017 sessions (US and EU)

As it is July and both VMworld’s are about to happen in 2 to 2,5 months, it’s time to take the next step in preparing for the biggest virtualization events in the world. The session catalog is online and although the schedule builder will be in a couple of weeks, I decided to give you guys a heads up of which sessions I think are essential for a great VMworld. For the first time I will be presenting my own breakout session in Barcelona and be part of a group discussion in Las Vegas, which I wrote about in this post….

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Johan van Amersfoort at VMUG VMworld

A new level of awesomeness: I will be presenting at VMworld!

I live by the words of Yoda: “Do or do not. There is no try.”. Overall that means that if I have a goal, I will continue to pursue it until I have achieved it. But some things in life are harder to achieve than others. Last year I worked my ass off to become VCDX and since this year I am doing something I really like at my employer ITQ. Part of working in Technical Marketing is presenting at (community) events. 3 years ago for the first time at the ITQ Technical Update Sessions, and since this week I…

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VMware Horizon Helpdesk Horizon 7

VMware Horizon 7.2 is released and it’s awesome!

Today VMware released the newest version of the Horizon Suite, version 7.2 And although the previous releases contained great new features, this is one that I am really excited about. VMware added some great new features to existing functionality and better yet, added a complete new feature called Helpdesk which makes me really enthusiastic. Let me first give you an overview of all the new features before digging into Helpdesk. Instant clone Reuse pre-existing AD account for Instant Clone pool – if an existing AD computer account name matches the Instant Clone machine name, then re-use computer account name. SVGA…

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VDI assumptions assessment

To assess or not to assess, is that even a question?

I’m currently working on the first design project after becoming VCDX. And so it is a great opportunity to use my newly developed skills to design the world’s most awesome Digital Workspace. I might write some more around this project in the next coming months. The project involves basically the whole VMware Workspace ONE Suite and on top of that NSX Enterprise for Desktops and some other security-related solutions for AV integration and behaviour analysis. But one of the first phases in this project is the assessment of the current environment so we can get some insights for the new…

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Please vote for me: vSphere Land Nominations 2017

Like last year, It’s the time again where you can vote for your favourite VMware-related blog. And like last year, this blog is on the list of blogs that you can choose from while nominating. Unfortunately, there is no separate VDI category this year. But I still hope you that you guys would like to vote for this blog as one of your favourites! How to vote? Go to this link and fill in the short survey (will only take you around 5 minutes to finish) and select vHojan.nl (Johan van Amersfoort) as one of the 12 favourite blogs. Thanks…

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VMworld Barcelona Preparation Tips and Tricks

  A couple of weeks ago, I have been on a pre-VMworld 2017 trip to Barcelona to enjoy the greatness of the city. Barcelona is one of my most favourite cities  in the world and as VMworld 2017 is again taking place in the Fira Gran Via conference center, I thought it was a good idea to share some of my experiences to get you guys prepared for all the awesomeness that VMworld in Barcelona has to offer. The number one goal for most attendees of VMworld is to gain knowledge. Within a couple of weeks, the catalog of sessions…

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