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  • Dell announces plan to buy EMC (and VMware)! Here's our full analysis

    Yesterday Dell announced a plan to buy EMC. Since EMC owns VMware, this effectively means Dell announced a plan to buy VMware. This is not a done deal. If it goes through, it will be the largest tech acquisition in history (at $67B), but EMC has 60 days...
    Brian Madden on October 13, 2015 : 3 comments , 3,766 views
  • All of our thoughts on BYOD today

    BYOD. It’s a topic that always gets a lot of attention, and there are two reasons for that: First, BYOD is a misnomer for enterprise mobility in general. Second—and more important—device ownership has significant financial, legal, and...
    Jack Madden on October 12, 2015 : 0 comments , 1,712 views
  • All of Jack's favorite enterprise mobility management articles and resources (Late 2015 edition, updated for iOS 9)

    This article is a list of all the best BrianMadden.com articles and other resources for learning about enterprise mobility management, mobile device management, mobile app management, and related topics. I put this together since my EMM book is fairly...
    Jack Madden on October 09, 2015 : 0 comments , 3,525 views
  • Microsoft inches closer to offering Windows 10 desktops in Azure (Azure DaaS?)

    Earlier this week, Mary Jo Foley reported that Microsoft is planning to create an option in Azure that lets customers run Windows 10 desktops. Confirming this in their updated Azure for Microsoft Software FAQ , Microsoft writes "We will also enable customers...
    Brian Madden on October 08, 2015 : 4 comments , 4,780 views
  • Everything you ever wanted to know about 3D Graphics Remoting is in TeamRGE's new white paper

    Today, Shawn Bass, Ruben Spruijt, and Benny Tritsch unveiled TeamRGE.com , a site they created to share their ideas about remote graphics for virtual desktops and applications. RGE stands for Remoting Graphics Experts, and if you’re at all familiar...
    Gabe Knuth on October 07, 2015 : 1 comments , 2,583 views
  • GroundControl (an Apple Configurator replacement) could be your key to opening up more iOS use cases

    One of the interesting conversations I had at AirWatch Connect was with Aaron Freimark, the CTO of GroundControl . GroundControl is a more flexible replacement for Apple Configurator, making it easier for companies to provision iOS devices and use supervised...
    Jack Madden on October 05, 2015 : 0 comments , 2,081 views
  • Digging into Virtual Mobile Infrastructure: Technical challenges and considerations

    It’s time for another installment in our running series of articles on virtual mobile infrastructure . Brian wrote an introduction to VMI , I wrote about use cases , and Gabe talked about his DIY VMI experiment with BlueStacks . Later this month...
    Jack Madden on October 02, 2015 : 0 comments , 1,451 views
  • Citrix is for sale. Possible buyer is Dell. Discuss!

    Last week, Reuters reported that Citrix is trying to sell itself outright instead of slicing itself up into parts and selling those as Elliott Management wants to do. They say Citrix has reached out to Dell and private equity firm Silver Lake Partners...
    Brian Madden on October 01, 2015 : 10 comments , 8,389 views
  • Should VMware (and others) make their AppVolumes packager available to everyone for free?

    There was a lot of talk at VMworld last month about AppVolumes. Project A 2 demonstrated VMware’s vision to use AppVolumes to deploy apps to traditional “fat client” Windows desktops (in addition to being able to use it to deploy to...
    Brian Madden on September 30, 2015 : 4 comments , 3,747 views
  • Now that VMworld and AirWatch Connect are done, here are my final thoughts

    With VMworld and AirWatch Connect just a few weeks apart, it feels like that’s all we’ve been talking about. So now that both of these events have passed, I’m going to put a bow on our coverage with just a few more final thoughts. VMware...
    Jack Madden on September 28, 2015 : 0 comments , 4,601 views
  • To the surprise of nobody, Citrix is ending sales of XenClient

    In March, I wrote an article about how I believed Citrix would soon end XenClient support and development , instead favoring the Windows version of Desktop Player. It drew a response from Citrix , calling the prediction “interesting” and saying...
    Gabe Knuth on September 24, 2015 : 8 comments , 4,889 views
  • BrianMadden.com Podcast #112: AirWatch Connect wrap-up with guest Brian Katz

    AirWatch Connect was this week in Atlanta, so VMware's Brian Katz joined Jack and Gabe to talk about the event. In this podcast, we talked about: Brian's role at VMware AirWatch and NSX network micro segmentation Windows 10, MDM, and desktop app management...
    BrianMadden.com Podcast on September 24, 2015 : 0 comments , 2,024 views
  • AirWatch Connect 2015 is going on now—here's everything you need to know (Updated)

    AirWatch Connect 2015 is taking place this week in Atlanta, and I’m here onsite covering it along with my TechTarget colleague Ramin Edmond . What to expect With VMworld just three weeks ago and significant announcements earlier this summer , we...
    Jack Madden on September 23, 2015 : 0 comments , 4,062 views
  • AirWatch Connect 2015 Day 2 Keynote Live Blog—Noah Wasmer talks about the future of EMM

    The Day 2 Keynote at AirWatch Connect featured Noah Wasmer talking about the future of EMM and EUC, and I wrote a live blog. Tyler Shields from Forrester spoke, too, and it wrapped up with Adam Savage from MythBusters as a special guest. Read from the...
    Jack Madden on September 23, 2015 : 0 comments , 3,417 views
  • AirWatch Connect 2015 Day 1 Keynote Live Blog

    The AirWatch Connect conference is taking place this week in Atlanta , and I did a live blog of the keynote. The keynote is over now—read from the bottom up. ~~~ 11:53 And that's a wrap! 11:50 My Apple Watch just told me to stand up and walk around...
    Jack Madden on September 22, 2015 : 2 comments , 3,217 views
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