Today VMware will announce that Gartner Fellow & VP Brian Gammage will leave the company to join VMware. Those who know Brian or his work know what a huge win this is for VMware. Brian will continue to focus on desktop & end user computing. (Check out his blog.)
Brian Gammage's photo from Gartner.com.
VMware also recently hired ex-Citrite Phil Montgomery for a senior role in their end-user computing group.
So it looks like they're assembling a great team with actual desktop experience. Now we just have to see if that experience translates into products. For VMware, the transition away from Windows desktops to cloud & SaaS apps can't come fast enough... (although hopefully Phil & Brian can help the company shape-up their Windows-based desktop products too.)