Virtual Updates 2019-07-22

VMworld 2019 US
For those of you who have registered, I hope you have had time to get your session builder going.
Lots of sessions fill up fast, so getting registered for the sessions you want is a big priority.
…and so are parties.
Who wants to go to such an event, and not enjoy themselves at night after a long day of filling your brain with new ideas & thoughts…..
A couple of long time collectors of this information keep track of all the events going on at VMworld.
Andreas Lesslhumer from keeps a list of VMworld parties.
Manfred Hofer keeps a list going to complement Andreas Lessluhumer.
Another thing, apparently, that is news around that, is the new
VMworld 2019 backpack.
Not sure if people are reading into it the same way I am, but look at the badge on the strap on the back! …..could that be an acquisition?….no sure thing, but you can infer what you’d like…..

VTUG – the final episode…
VTUG started out as the NE-VMUG back in the days when the VMUG’s were run by users in the community.
It is a sad day when VTUG officially ended….. (2019-07-18)
@TheCUBE interviewed @dawnharney & @csharney during the last event.
Give them an 8 minute view, and see what the community is all about.

VMware acquires Bitfusion
VMware announced this the other day.
As Bitfusion is about acceleration of GPUs FFGAs & ASICs, …..again, you can infer what you’d like….

VCF (VMware Cloud Foundation) 3.8 released
Lots of updates here.
release notes on this VCF 3.8 are here.
User guides on this VCF 3.8 are here.

VVD (VMware Validate Design) 5.1 is released
Want to know more? Here are the Release Notes.

Workspace ONE for securing Email?
It is the first email tool to achieve NAIP Common Criteria Certification.
Not sure if you care?….. well…..neither am I, but securing email communications is a big deal with my customers nowadays…..
Another step towards securing communications that may go overlooked….

VMware Flings….
Horizon Session Recording – sounds great for those of us using VMware View. Currently requires an Agent….I’m sure it will be built into the Horizon View Agent at some point.

FSLogic Profile Containers, on Azure Files, for WVD
(Windows Virtual Desktop)
……..couldn’t be a bit more specific, but here it is.
Blog post covering how to roll this out from Microsoft itself.

Nutanix Badges
Have your VMware Badges from Acclaim (or CompTIA for that matter)?
Nutanix has released their badges.
If you are certified, you should have received those links by now.
Accept your badges (we don’t need no stinkin’ badges) now!

Nutanix ERA 1.1 released
Saw this on Magnus’ site and read up on it.
Not to steal from his thunder, his page has links to release notes and user guides.
Want DB as a service? check out the additions in the 1.1 release!

Upcoming Conferences
VMworld 2019 US – San Francisco, CA 8/26-8/29
Microsoft Ignite – Orlando, FL 10/4-10/8
VMworld 2019 EMEA – Barcelona, Spain 11/4-11/7
AWS re:Invent – Las Vegas, NV 11/25-11/28
VeeamOn – Las Vegas, NV 5/4 – 5/6 (2020)