VMworld 2016 Must-sees

This year I was one of the lucky ones to being able to attend both VMworld events. In this post you can read my review on the Las Vegas edition of VMworld. The post you are reading now is dedicated to a list of sessions that in my opinion are must-sees at the Barcelona edition of VMworld 2016. Also, it will be a great chance of seeing me in Barcelona as well.. ūüôā


The Power of Two: EUC with NSX [PAR3707]

Tom Vallons and Mark Sindlinger talk about stuff they are good at: EUC and NSX.

Session description:
This session is for the experienced end-user computing architect who wants to gain knowledge and insight into how VMware NSX amplifies the agility and security posture of a VMware Horizon View deployment. This session will begin at a high level, but will dive deep into the design and architecture nuances that are part of a successful micro-segmentation and network virtualization design within a Horizon infrastructure.

Your Digital Workspace: How to Plan, How to Start [EUC8670R]

 One of the more strategic sessions in Barcelona this year. Brian Gammage will talk about the process that is needed prior to deploying a Workspace ONE infrastructure.

Session description:
Organizations everywhere are focused on workplace transformation and what this means for the technologies they deploy and use for work. Many are looking to build plans or strategies, but struggling to connect their business and functional goals with the increasingly diverse set of technology options available to them. Others have plans for a digital workspace, but do not know how or where to start implementing them. We describe how VMware can help you overcome these challenges and get your workplace transformation projects back on track. Whether you are just beginning the journey or looking to your next steps in business mobility, BYO, or desktop modernization, our unique approaches to building and implementing plans will help.

VMware Chief Technology Officer Panel – Trends and Futures [CTO9943]

Again, a strategic session but now with some more roadmap talk.¬†Joe Baguley,¬†Shawn Bass,¬†Ray O’Farrell and¬†Paul Strong, quite some¬†names and all ¬†in one session. Last year I attended a similar sessions with Shawn Bass, Harry Labana and Summit Dhawan. That was one of my favourites from the 2015 edition.

Session description:
The role of the Chief Technology Officer is to understand broad technology and business trends, to have deep knowledge of specific technical areas, and through communication, influence and drive the technology direction of specific products, the company and the industry at large. In this panel session the audience will get an opportunity to hear some of the thoughts and opinions, as well as ask questions of VMware’s technology leadership.

VMware Cloud Foundation on Public Clouds: A Closer Look [INF7849]

Frank Denneman and Alex Jauch will present the new solution called Cloud Foundation based on a deep dive.

Session description:VMware Cloud Foundation on Public Clouds brings VMware’s enterprise class Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) stack to Public Cloud delivered as an on-demand, subscription-based, elastically scalable offering.
This session follows our introductory session INF7711 with a deeper dive into the details of how this solution will operate and we will show examples of the solution in action under Technology Preview
The deep dive session will show how common vSphere features and solutions seamlessly work in the public cloud leveraging VMware Cloud Foundation.  New use cases enabled by this solution will also be discussed along with the underlying architecture.

How to Manage Personal Settings with App Volumes & ThinApp [EUC7611]

UEM, ThinApp and App Volumes are great products. And Pim van de Vis and Raymond Wiesemann are going to tell you more about the integration of these products. Must attend if you are all about application delivery!

Session description:
Application delivery is a piece of cake with VMware ThinApp and VMware App Volumes, but the user profile issues remain. ‘How can I roam my personal application settings?’ and ‘How can I maintain application settings when upgrading to Windows 10?’ are still valid questions that we hear from a lot of customers. In this session you will learn how personal settings are stored with ThinApp and App Volumes and what you can do to manage those settings.


Johan van Amersfoort