This is our weekly log of everything that’s happened in the EUC, EMM, and desktop virtualization space, collected and co-written by Jack and Gabe. VMworld dominated the week, but there was plenty of other activity, too.
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Where to find all the VMworld EUC news
There’s a lot to dig through. Here’s our coverage so far:
- Our Monday Keynote and EUC Super Session Live Blog. The super session featured Sumit Dhawan and Shawn Bass, in a room that was overflowing with more than 4,000 people.
- After the keynotes, Gabe wrote up more details about Workspace One Intelligence, expanded unified endpoint management capabilities, and software distribution.
- Gabe also covered the Frame partnership.
- We recorded a wrap up podcast. You can tell from our conversation that we were impressed by the EUC news.
So what actually happened at the show?
- VMware is partnering with Frame to deliver Windows apps from the cloud to Workspace One users. Here’s Gabe’s aforementioned article.
- We learned about UEM improvements, including a partnership with Adaptiva to do peer-to-peer software delivery, built into Workspace One. Gabe had a lot of questions about UEM going into the show, and it seems they’ve been answered.
- There were updates to Horizon and VDI Complete, as well as a look at the Horizon on Azure beta.
- VMware announced Workspace One Intelligence, based on their Apteligent acquisition. (Article by Colin Steele.)
- VMware announced Workspace One Mobile Flows, a workflow app tool that can be integrated with Sapho, Capriza, Powwow, and Dell Boomi. (Article by Colin Steele.)
- AirWatch will manage Office 365 mobile apps. Jack suspected this could happen. (Article by Colin Steele.)
- HP Inc is partnering with VMware to integrate AirWatch UEM into their device as a service offering. (Press release.)
- For more of the non-EUC news, there’s more coverage from our TechTarget colleagues.
TechTarget again hosted the Best of VMworld Awards—here’s the full list of winners. In the EUC category, Lakeside SysTrack was the winner, and the runners up were ControlUp Insights and Liquidware ProfileUnity with FlexApp. Skycure, a mobile threat defense offering recently acquired by Symantec, won the security division, in another sign that MTD is having a big rise in 2017. The Judges’ Choice award for startups went to Appdome, a mobile app management and mobile integration vendor we covered recently.
Other industry news
Okta Oktane also ran in Las Vegas this week, and Jack covered the main keynote. One of the new features that many enterprises might appreciate is an LDAP interface for the Okta Universal Directory. In addition, Okta MFA now extends to ADFS and RDP, and Okta Single Sign On SKUs now include basic MFA.
MobileIron Core 9.5 is out, and it has improvements for macOS, Android enterprise, Windows 10, and custom branding.
Cortado, the parent company of ThinPrint, announced a new cloud version of their EMM software, called Cortado Cloud. It’s aimed at small businesses in the 50-100 user range, and is based on a new multi-tenant cloud architecture.
Apple announced a partnership with Accenture for enterprise iOS business services. What’s remarkable about this is that partnerships such as these are business as usual—it’s another sign that iOS has been established as an important business platform for years.
Speaking of Apple, the launch event for the next iPhone will be Tuesday, September 12.
Jack has been excited about iOS ARKit, the augmented reality framework coming with iOS 11; now Google has announced a comparable Android framework called ARCore. Many more devices will support it than supported Tango, Google’s previous AR platform.