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vNews – May 2012
With @Mike_Laverick and
@Stu_McHugh of
www.rtfm-ed.co.uk and
www.stumchugh.wordpress.com
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    On this Months vNews


       VMworld voting open

       New books

       Blogger with Sheexy website

       Icons, case studies, exams and videos

       View 5.1



       ......and more!
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    VMworld Voting for Sessions Open

       And yes you can vote for yourself!
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    New Books & Publications
       VMware View 5: Building a Successful Virtual Desktop By
        Paul O'Doherty (VMware Press: Due Aug, 2012)




    



       VMware Press Facebook Sweepstakes - http://ow.ly/aBkvE
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    Gabrie Van Zanten
       gabesvirtualworld.com and @gabvirtualworld

       He’s got a new blog design – very ssshexy!
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    Eric Sloof (Independent)
       www.ntpro.nl and @esloof

       New Icon Library for Q2/2012
           http://communities.vmware.com/thread/400678

       VMware vSphere Metro Storage Cluster Case Study
           http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/vsphr-cs-mtro-stor-
            clstr-uslet-101-web-1.pdf

       VCAP5-DCD (Datacenter Design) Exam ready for scheduling

       Video: Enabling Storage Accelerator in View 5.1
           http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=X
            EtGBbCHXHo by Cormac Hogan (@VMwareStorage)
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    Andre Leibovici (VMware)

       myvirtualcloud.net and @andreleibovici

       A Raft of “What’s New” in View 5.1 Articles
           What’s New in VMware View 5.1 (Beyond Marketing)
           http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=3194
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    ... Also coming up
       More View 5.1

       Open Compute Project

       VMware Insight Magazine

       VMware View Leads the Small and Mid-sized Business

       VMware Acquires Wanova

       SAP for Virtualization

       Hyper-V secret weapons

       Books, training and little bit of Citrix…..
+ VMware Advances VMware View™ and
 End-User Computing Solutions for the
 Post-PC Era
 PALO ALTO, Calif., May 2, 2012


    http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/vmw-euc-
     portfolio-05-02-12.html

    VMware View 5.1: Simplifying the Delivery of a Better
     Desktop
         Reduced TCO
         Simplified Management and Increased IT Control
         Industry’s Best Virtual Desktop Experience
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    Also…..

       VMware vCenter™ Operations for VMware View: Cloud
        Infrastructure Insight
           Performance and troubleshooting

       VMware Horizon Application Manager™: Your Personal
        Cloud Broker
           Broker access to application

       VMware Project Octopus: Your Personal Data Cloud
           Online storage

       VMware Personal Cloud Applications: Share More, Send
           Zimbra and Socialcast
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    VMware Certifies vSphere™ 5 To
    Run on Open Compute Project
    Architecture
    PALO ALTO, Calif., May 3, 2012
       VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization
        and cloud infrastructure, today announced that it has joined
        the Facebook Open Compute Project, with VMware vSphere®
        5 now certified to run on open AMD- and Intel-based
        hardware according to the project’s specifications. The Open
        Compute Project is an initiative created by Facebook to
        increase technology efficiencies and reduce the
        environmental impacts of datacenters. The new certifications
        enable users of Open Compute servers to virtualize
        production workloads, including business-critical
        applications, using validated joint solutions.

       These platforms are listed on the VMware Compatibility
        Guide.
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    VMware Insight Magazine
    http://blogs.vmware.com/smb/2012/05/hot-off-the-virtual-press-vmware-insights-magazine-issue-2.html




       Read how one growing business used virtualization and
        management tools to reduce costs and improve customer
        service.

       Learn how to optimize your virtual environment with VMware
        IT management solutions.
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    VMware To Acquire Wanova,
    Intelligent Desktop Solutions
    Provider
    http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/vmw-wanova-05-22-12.html

     “Today announced that   it has entered into a definitive
    PALO ALTO, Calif., May 22, 2012
      agreement to acquire Wanova Inc.,a leading provider of
      intelligent desktop solutions that centralize and simplify the
      management of physical desktop images while enabling
      users to take advantage of the native performance of a PC. “
+ VMware View™ Leads the Small and Mid-
 sized Business Segment with the Majority
 of Desktop Virtualization Installations
 http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/vmw-smb-spiceworks-05-08-
 12.html

 PALO ALTO, Calif., May 8, 2012
    Spiceworks Study Finds Desktop Virtualization Market Poised
     to Grow Among SMBs in 2012

    “today announced the results of a recently commissioned
     study conducted by Spiceworks that investigated desktop
     virtualization industry trends among small and mid-sized
     businesses (SMBs). The research revealed that more than 60
     percent of SMBs who responded to the survey plan to roll out
     or evaluate desktop virtualization in 2012. In addition, the
     study showed that VMware View™ is the leading desktop
     virtualization solution deployed by SMBs. “
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    VMware Cloud Infrastructure
    Validated by SAP for Virtualization of
    SAP’s Database Portfolio
    http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/vmw-sap-database-05-14-
    12.html

    PALO ALTO, Calif. -- (May 14, 2012)
       SAP® Sybase® Adaptive Server® Enterprise (SAP Sybase
        ASE) running on VMware vSphere® has achieved high
        performance levels comparable to results of physical
        infrastructure.
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    One of Windows Server 2012's secret
    weapons: Hyper-V Replica
    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/one-of-windows-server-2012s-secret-weapons-hyper-v-replica/12707
    http://www.aidanfinn.com/?p=11419


       There are more than 300 new features coming in Windows
        Server 2012. One worth noting is Hyper-V Replica

       “The list of new features in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V is
        staggering but the new one that stands out to me is Hyper-V
        Replica (HVR). HVR is built into Hyper-V at no extra cost and
        is designed specifically for those branch offices and
        small/mid-size enterprises that cannot afford an expensive
        SAN-based or host-based replication solution with their
        required expensive bandwidth. In fact, HVR has been
        designed to work on commercial broadband with no special
        hardware. “
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    Microsoft Private Cloud Computing
    Book Nearing The Stores
    http://www.aidanfinn.com/?p=12585
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    New Jump Start! Windows Server
    2012!
    http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/btl/b/weblog/archive/2012/05/23/new-
    jump-start-who-s-ready-for-windows-2012-register-now.aspx
       Microsoft Learning and the Windows Server Product
        Marketing team are excited to bring you a new two-day Jump
        Start covering Windows Server 2012! Of course, the entire IT
        industry is excited about this new release and we believe this
        Jump Start will show you why. On June 21-22, from 9:00am –
        4:00pm PDT, join Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist Rick
        Claus and Microsoft Partner Corey Hynes as they walk you
        through their personal favorite feature sets and answer why
        and how each can improve your day-to-day IT environment.
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    Citrix Project Avalon Delivers
    Windows as a Cloud Service
    http://www.citrix.com/English/NE/news/news.asp?newsID=2324087
    SAN FRANCISCO » 5/9/2012

       “Today, at Citrix Synergy™, the conference where cloud
        computing, networking and virtualization meet, Citrix
        announced Project Avalon, the next phase in the evolution to
        transform any Windows application or desktop into a cloud
        service delivered across any network, to any device.”

       Project Avalon empowers customers to rapidly deploy
        personalized Windows apps and desktops in a private cloud
        across single or multiple sites, and to utilize public clouds in
        a “capacity on demand” fashion in support of business
        initiatives such as business continuity, integrating mergers
        and acquisitions, or offshoring projects.
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    …And Finally
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18257043

       Who bought Facebook shares?
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