Friday Notebook, August 30: VMworld 2019 Edition

Also: The Apple iPhone event will be September 10; Ping files for an IPO; and more!

This is our weekly log of desktop virtualization, enterprise mobility, and end user computing news.

Our blog posts

Jack: VMworld 2019 EUC news and live blog! Get an overview of all the Workspace ONE and Horizon announcements, plus a sense of how VMware presented them at the show.

Jack: Why BYOD management is a moving target. Mixing work and personal usage on one device is a fundamental challenge that technology can only do so much to solve. Decide how to handle BYOD, or if you can nix it altogether. (Part of our Everything EUC series.)

The VMworld 2019 show! - BrianMadden.com Podcast #142. Jack and Kyle are joined by VMware's Brian Madden and Gabe Knuth to talk all things VMworld 2019.

Kyle: What I learned at VMworld 2019: The latest for Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub and Intelligence. VMware made a lot of announcements at VMworld 2019 (and apparently has more for VMworld Europe) around Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub and Workspace ONE Intelligence.

Jack: VMworld 2019: So, what did you think of the show? The Workspace ONE Virtual Assistant got a lot of attention; but there were many important updates, including the new Horizon Services for Multi-Cloud.

VMworld 2019

In addition to all the VMworld content we published this week, you can also see our preview post and Friday Notebook from last week. Kyle and I have at least half a dozen more articles planned for the next two weeks, but first it’s time for a holiday weekend here in the U.S., so there will be no post on Monday.

Here are some other notes from the show:

  • Naveen Pitchandi is hosting a webinar next Thursday to dig into details around new iOS 13 and macOS Catalina features.
  • Dell announced the first “Chromebook Enterprise.” Basically, these are Chromebooks, but built with Dell’s standard enterprise-oriented hardware features and support.

Industry news

Apple’s iPhone event will be on September 10, which means you could see devices with iOS 13 showing up en masse in your environment probably on September 17, or in just two and a half weeks. Some features (possibly even User Enrollment, according to word on the street this week) might be saved for 13.1, though.

Along similar lines, Microsoft might launch an ARM-based Surface on October 2. Via Mary Jo Foley.

Ping Identity has filed for an IPO; this had been rumored for some time.

Citrix is announcing new Citrix Cloud services, this time for managing on-premises Citrix licenses.

Microsoft is offering more options for a free year of extended Windows 7 support. Read more from Mary Jo Foley

Intune now supports Zebra devices via OEMConfig..

Other reads, news, and notes

“6 significant new Chromebook hardware trends,” by JR Raphael at Computerworld. JR has a great pulse on the Android and Chromebook space, and I just happened to like this post. The headline does not lie!

Samsung is sharing the names of more DeX pilot customers. I wrote about the Chula Vista Police Department, and now the Chicago Police Department is in print. Samsung is marketing DeX for business users, consumers, and travellers, but the real use cases all seem to be with frontline employees. 

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