#VMworld EUC Showcase Keynote – #EDW7002KU Live Blog

Good afternoon from Las Vegas.  The EUC Showcase keynote is about to start.  During this session, VMware EUC CTO Shawn Bass and GM of End User Computing Sumit Dhawan will showcase the latest advancements in VMware’s EUC technology portfolio.  So sit tight as we bring you the latest news here shortly.

3:30 PM – Session is about to begin.  They’re reading off the disclaimers.

3:30 PM – Follow hashtag #EUCShowcase on Twitter for real-time updates from EUC Champions like @vhojan and @youngtech

3:31 PM – The intro video covers some of the next generation technologies like AI and Machine Learning, and how people are the power behind this power.  EUC is fundamentally about people and using technology to improve how people get work done.

3:34 PM – “Most of you are here to learn how to redefine work.” Sumit Dhawan

3:38 PM – Marginal costs of endpoint management will continue to increase due to the proliferation of devices and applications.  IoT will only make this worse.

3:39 PM – VMware is leveraging public APIs to build a platform to manage devices and applications.  The APIs provide a context of the device along with the identity that allow the device to receive the proper level of security and management.  Workspace One combines identity and context seamlessly to deliver this experience to mobile devices.

3:42 PM – There is a tug of war between the needs of the business, such as security and application management, and the needs of the end user, such as privacy and personal data management.  VMware is using the Workspace One platform to deliver a balance between the needs of the employer and the needs of the end user without increasing marginal costs of management.

3:45 PM – Shawn Bass is now onstage.  He’s going to be showing a lot of demos.  Demos will include endpoint management of Windows 10, MacOS, and ChromeBook, BYO, and delivering Windows as a Service.

3:47 PM – Legacy Windows management is complex.  Imaging has a number of challenges, and delivering legacy applications has more complex challenge.  Workspace One can provide the same experience for delivering applications to Windows 10 as users get with mobile devices.  The process allows users to self-enroll their devices by just entering their email and joining it to an Airwatch-integrated Azure AD.

Application delivery is simplified and performance is improved by using Adaptiva.  This removes the need for local distribution points.  Integration with Workspace One also allows users to self-service enroll in applications without having to open a ticket with IT or manually install software.

3:54 PM – MacOS support is enabled in Workspace One.  The user experience is similar to what users experience on Windows 10 devices and mobile devices – both for enrollment and application experience.  A new Workspace One app experience is being delivered for MacOS.

3:57 PM – Chromebook integration can be configured out of the box and have devices joined to the Workspace One environment.  It also supports the Android Google Play store integration and allows users to get a curated app-store experience.

3:59 PM – The core message of Workspace One is that one solution can manage mobile devices, tablets, and desktop machines, removing the need for point solutions and management silos.

4:01 PM – Capital One and DXC are on stage to talk about their experience around digital workspace.  The key message is that the workplace is changing from one where everyone is an employee to a gig economy where employees are temporary and come and go.  Bring-Your-Own helps solve this challenge, but it raises new challenges around security and access.

Capital One sees major benefits of using Workspace One to manage Windows 10.  Key features include the ability to apply an MDM framework to manage devices and removing the need for application deployment and imaging.

4:10 PM – The discussion has now moved into BYO and privacy.

4:11 PM – And that’s it for me folks.  I need to jet.

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