Hannah Jernigan
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Technical Marketing Manager, End User Computing, VMware.
Hannah began working as a technical writer at VMware AirWatch in August 2012. Her professional interests relate to user engagement and producing relevant, effective content.

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October 07, 2019

It’s that time of the year again - VMworld is just around the corner! Today’s post is geared towards VMware Horizon and Workspace ONE admins who are going to; or planning to go to VMworld. It explains which sessions cover technical content you won’t want to miss, calls out the hands-on labs you’ll definitely want to take, and explains how to win at VMworld Europe 2019.

 

Sessions and Hands-on Labs You Cannot Miss

The amount of content available at VMworld is overwhelming. I mean, just look at the content catalog! The recommendations I’m providing here will help you clear out some of the noise and find the sessions you’re most interested in. In other words, the sessions listed below are the ones that contain technical content about End User Computing and the Digital Workspace. Flip through the tabs and expand the drop-down menus to learn more about the topics that interest you.

Digital Workspace Getting Started

The labs listed below are for those who are just beginning their digital workspace journey. Each of these self-paced, or expert-led labs will walk you through the fundamentals of a particular aspect of the digital workspace. If you haven't taken these labs before, they are definitely the best place to start.

Getting Started with Workspace ONE UEM (SPL-2051-09-UEM_E)

Interested in exploring Workspace ONE UEM but don't know where to start? Take this 100-level lab to learn the core concepts of Unified Endpoint Management (UEM). In this lab, you’ll enroll an iOS, macOS, Windows 10, or Android device and explore the full Workspace ONE UEM solution including the:

  • Productivity apps
  • Workspace ONE Intelligence platform
  • Unified Access Gateway 

Securing Devices and Resources with Workspace ONE (SPL-2051-12-UEM_E)

In this 100-level hands-on lab, learn how Workspace ONE can protect and patch devices through the Workspace ONE Intelligence platform. Learn how to configure reverse proxies, certificate authentication, and identity bridging on the Unified Access Gateway to authenticate users and allow your devices to securely access corporate resources.

VMware Horizon 7 - Getting Started with App and Desktop Virtualization (ELW-2051-01-VWS_E)

In this 100-level expert-led lab, use VMware Horizon 7 to create and manage Instant Clone desktop pools and RDSH farms. Learn common troubleshooting techniques to ensure a great user experience. Consume desktops and apps with a single sign-on experience which integrates VMware Horizon, True SSO, and VMware Identity Manager.

If the expert-led workshop is full, the self-paced lab offers the same content - you just won't have the experts there to guide you through! To find the self-paced lab in the catalog, look for VMware Horizon 7 - Getting Started with App and Desktop Virtualization [SPL-2051-01-VWS_E].

VMware Horizon 7 - Initial Deploy and Configuration of Horizon Components (ELW-2051-04-VWS_E)

This 100-level, expert-led lab helps admins new to Horizon 7 learn how some of its major components are configured. Learn the fundamentals of deploying and configuring critical components for Horizon 7, App Volumes, User Environment Manager and more. You will also learn to avoid common mistakes and pick up some best practices.

If the expert-led workshop is full, the self-paced lab offers the same content - you just won't have the experts there to guide you through! To find the self-paced lab in the catalog, look for VMware Horizon 7 - Initial Deploy and Configuration of Horizon Components [SPL-2051-04-VWS_E].

Horizon Cloud Service: Managing Multi-Cloud Horizon Deployments (SPL-2053-01-ISM_E)

In this 100-level hands-on lab, explore the capabilities of multi-cloud Horizon deployments. Learn about the flexible deployment options of Horizon subscription licensing, and how to deploy a Horizon Cloud Connector.

Horizon 7

Whoa boy, there sure is a lot of Horizon 7 content to be had at VMworld 2019! Whatever your priorities are for VMworld this year, at least read through the titles of the Horizon content listed below - usually the title contains enough info to help you decide if a session covers a topic you're interested in.

Architecting Horizon: The Official Reference Architecture (ADV1111BE)

This 200-level, technical breakout session, is led by Jim Yanik and Graeme Gordon - the VMware End User Computing product experts that created the official reference architecture. In the session, they'll walk you through designing and architecting a Horizon environment. This session focuses specifically on the following products and solutions:

  • Horizon 7
  • Horizon 7 on VMC
  • Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure
  • App Volumes
  • User Environment Manager
  • Unified Access Manager

Beyond the Marketing: What's New in Horizon 7 (ADV1337BE)

In this 200-level, technical breakout session, the VMware End-User Computing experts Chris Halstead and Kiran Rao, provide details about the latest features and improvements for VMware Horizon 7. This technically focused session covers the following topics and more:

  • Cloud Pod Architecture
  • Horizon Cloud Services
  • Monitoring
  • User experience
  • Simplified application management
  • API framework
  • Automation

Horizon Delivery Models: A Modernized Approach to Desktops and Apps (ADV2511BE)

VMware Horizon Enterprise provides a comprehensive set of technologies to provide best-in-class virtual desktops and applications. In this 200-level, technical breakout Josh Spencer and Arindam Nag discuss a user-centric approach to selecting the ideal combination of Horizon components for your needs, striking the right balance between end user experience and IT administration.

Ask the VMware End-User Computing Experts (ADV1077PE)

In this 200-level, panel discussion, bring your technical questions about end-user computing and get them answered by experts in the field. Expert panelists include: Jim Yanik, Chris Halstead, Roger Deane, Stephane Asselin, and Spencer Pitts.

NSX-T and Horizon: Better Security and Performance for VDI (ADV1313BE)

VMware NSX-T provides significant networking and security benefits to an existing or new virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) through micro-segmentation, virtualized network services and features, and agentless partner off-load services to increase the overall end-user experience. In this 200-level, technical breakout session, Graeme Gordon and Geoff Wilmington explain the design and architecture of an NSX-T environment for VMware Horizon, as well as its many benefits.

Troubleshooting Your Horizon 7 Deployment (ADV1076BE)

In this 300-level, technical breakout session, Graeme Gordon and Joshua Spencer provide an in-depth look at the common issues you may face during a Horizon 7.x deployment and their solutions. This session will cover the key problem domains, associated issues, and methods and tools for solving them. Learn about everything from network connectivity to VMware ESX performance statistics, including log analysis for quickly identifying issues. Don't miss one of the most popular running VMware Horizon technical sessions at VMworld!

How to Template a Non-Persistent VDI Solution for Your Enterprise (ADV1322BE)

In this 300-level technical breakout session, Jim Yanik and Graeme Gordon explain the fundamentals of a non-persistent VDI for VMware Horizon 7 or Horizon Cloud. The session demo shows you how to:

  • Create an optimized Windows VDI image
  • Create a basic app stack with VMware App Volumes
  • Leverage UEM for user settings persistence

Using VMware EUC APIs for Automation from a Fling Engineer (CODE1458E)

This 300-level {code} session, is led by Chris Halstead, a VMware engineer who has developed 8 end-user computing (EUC) flings. In this session, he’ll explain how to find and use REST APIs in VMware App Volumes, VMware Horizon 7, VMware Identity Manager, and VMware Workspace ONE UEM. Learn how to use tools such as Postman and browser developer tools. See how to use PowerShell to interact with the APIs for automation, and review several code examples.

VMware Horizon 7 - App and Desktop Virtualization with Just in Time Management [ELW-2051-02-VWS_E]

In this 200-level lab, configure VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise using the features of the Just in Time Management platform (JMP) including App Volumes, and User Environment Manager.

If the expert-led workshop is full, the self-paced lab offers the same content – you just won’t have the experts there to guide you through!

To find the self-paced lab in the catalog, look for VMware Horizon 7 - App and Desktop Virtualization with Just in Time Management [SPL-2051-02-VWS_E].

VMware Horizon 7 - App and Desktop Virtualization with Just in Time Management [SPL-2051-03-VWS_E]

In this 200-level lab, you deliver VDI desktop and published applications utilizing the full Horizon Enterprise stack including App Volumes and User Environment Manager. See how Windows 10 Modern Management with Workspace ONE UEM can manage Horizon 7 persistent VDI.

Horizon Cloud

The VMworld content for Horizon Cloud focuses on the newest cloud services, and the supported cloud platforms. The Azure deep dive is a session you shouldn't miss if you deploy Horizon Cloud on Azure. For prospective Horizon Cloud admins, the labs in this list let you see how the different cloud platforms work.

Ask the VMware End-User Computing Experts (ADV1077PE)

In this 200-level, panel discussion, bring your technical questions about end-user computing and get them answered by experts in the field. Expert panelists include: Jim Yanik, Chris Halstead, Roger Deane, Stephane Asselin, and Spencer Pitts.

 

Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure: Technical Deep Dive (ADV1045BE)

In this level 300, technical breakout session, Horizon Cloud experts dive deep into VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure. Get a sneak peak at new features, discuss best practices, and dive into the nitty-gritty details about how the solution works. This session provides guidance based on the best and bad practices the experts have seen over the past two years, and guidance on large-scale deployments.

How to Template a Non-Persistent VDI Solution for Your Enterprise (ADV1322BE)

In this 300-level technical breakout session, Jim Yanik and Graeme Gordon explain the fundamentals of non-persistent VDI for VMware Horizon 7 or Horizon Cloud. The session demo shows you how to:

  • Create an optimized Windows VDI image
  • Create a basic app stack with VMware App Volumes
  • Leverage UEM for user settings persistence

VMware Horizon Cloud on IBM Cloud (SPL-2055-01-ISM_E)

Take this 100-level hands-on lab to learn how to install and configure of Horizon Cloud on IBM Cloud. The lab activities walk through the following tasks:

  • Publishing desktops
  • Entitling users to desktops and applications
  • Managing the user environment
  • Integrating with VMware Workspace ONE

VMware Horizon Cloud on VMC (SPL-2052-01-ISM_E)

Take this 100-level hands-on lab to learn about the architecture of Horizon 7 on VMware Cloud on AWS. Walk through the deployment and configuration and federate Horizon pods with Cloud Pod Architecture.

VMware Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure (SPL-2054-01-ISM_E)

Take this 100-level, interactive simulation lab to gain a better understanding of deploying and running VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure.

 

Workspace ONE

The Workspace ONE solution encompasses a wide array of capabilities. For this reason, the sessions and labs you'll see listed cover a wide range of topics. To simplify searching, the labs are located towards the bottom of this list.

Architecting Workspace ONE: The Official Reference Architecture [ADV1110BE]

This 200-level session is led by Graeme Gordon and Andreano Lanusse, the VMware End User Computing product experts that create the official reference architecture. In this session, these experts explain how to design and architect a cloud-based or on-premises deployment of Workspace ONE.

This session focuses specifically on the following products and solutions:

  • Workspace ONE UEM
  • VMware Identity Manager
  • Workspace ONE Intelligence
  • Unified Access Manager

Ask the VMware End-User Computing Experts (ADV1077PE)

In this 200-level, panel discussion, bring your technical questions about end-user computing and get them answered by experts in the field. Expert panelists include: Jim Yanik, Chris Halstead, Roger Deane, Stephane Asselin, and Spencer Pitts.

Boost Productivity with Mobile Flows in Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub (DEE2301BE)

It has never been more imperative to enable employees on the go, but multitasking with various business systems from a single mobile app seamlessly and securely is not an easy task. In this 200-level, technical breakout session, you’ll learn from Shardul Navarre and Joe McDonald how to engage your employees by extending workflows across the enterprise, and see use cases on how mobile flows in VMware Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub result in productivity growth.

Workspace ONE AirLift: Get to Windows 10 Modern Management Faster (UEM1454BE)

In this 200-level technical breakout session, Chris Halstead and Aaron Black demonstrate how through Workspace ONE AirLift, VMware delivers a feasible and guided path to modern Windows 10 management. Learn how AirLift addresses common use cases for onboarding devices, users, applications and policies. Come see the implementation approach that has been proven successful by our largest customers and partners.

How to Architect VMware Identity Manager (DEE1020BE)

In this 300-level, technical breakout session, Peter Bjork walks through architecting both cloud and on-premises deployments of VMware Identity Manager.

How to Design a Zero-Trust Architecture Using Workspace ONE (UEM1558BE)

In this 300-level, technical breakout session, Peter Bjork discusses building a zero-trust security architecture using VMware Workspace ONE features and functionality.

Using VMware EUC APIs for Automation from a Fling Engineer (CODE1458E)

This 300-level {code} session, is led by Chris Halstead, a VMware engineer who has developed 8 end-user computing (EUC) flings. In this session, he’ll explain how to find and use REST APIs in VMware App Volumes, VMware Horizon 7, VMware Identity Manager, and VMware Workspace ONE UEM. Learn how to use tools such as Postman and browser developer tools. See how to use PowerShell to interact with the APIs for automation, and review several code examples.

Identity Management and Federation with Workspace ONE Access [ELW-2051-13-UEM_E]

In this 200-level hands-on lab, explore how Workspace ONE Access can act as your primary identity provider or as a service provider to existing identity solutions such as AD FS. Learn the core concepts of Workspace ONE Access, which include:

  • Integrating Workspace ONE Access with Workspace ONE UEM
  • Enabling Single Sign-On capabilities
  • Configuring common authentication methods and access policies

If the expert-led workshop is full, the self-paced lab offers the same content - you just won't have the experts there to guide you through! To find the self-paced lab in the catalog, look for Identity Management and Federation with Workspace ONE Access [SPL-2051-13-UEM_E].

Advanced Topics with Workspace ONE UEM (SPL-2051-10-UEM_E)

In this 300-level hands-on lab, explore advanced topics in Workspace ONE UEM, including:

  • Integrating Workspace ONE UEM with your active directory and deploying certificates for secure access
  • Integrating Mobile Flows with Workspace ONE Boxer to enable your end user productivity
  • Implementing advanced Unified Access Gateway concepts such as automating deployments with PowerShell or using the Management Appliance
  • Using GroundControl to provision, automate and secure your iOS device deployments at any scale

 Desktop Management with Workspace ONE UEM (SPL-2051-11-UEM_E)

In this 200-level hands-on lab, you’ll explore advanced topics such as:

  • Workspace ONE UEM software distribution methods and troubleshooting techniques for Windows 10 and macOS
  • Workspace ONE UEM software distribution methods and troubleshooting techniques for macOS
  • Policy migration and distribution for Windows 10 deployments
  • Using sensors to gain deep insights into the state and health of your device fleet.
  • Co-existence with traditional PC Lifecycle Management (PCLM) tools such as SCCM

Win at VMworld 2019

 

Did you know that VMworld has been gamified? That's right, there's more to VMworld than sessions, labs, and networking. Now VMworld is a game, and you can win it! Here's the basic premise: by jumping through small hoops at VMworld, you can wrack up points and collect prizes!

The steps for collecting points couldn't be more simple:

  1. Register for VMworld 2019
  2. Download the VMworld App
  3. Upload a photo in the app
  4. Answer polling questions
  5. Attend a VMworld session/complete survey
  6. Attend a VMworld theatre session
  7. Get a sponser scan

Each attendee is eligible to collect up to three prizes at the event. That's right, you can win more than one prize!

What’s Next?

Register for the Keynote and sessions! With the VMworld content calendar it’s easy to add all your sessions in one place. We also recommend following along with @VMwareHorizon and @WorkspaceONE where we’ll be sharing the inside scoop during the week. If you’re not attending, there’s still plenty to learn and watch from home.

Have something you’re looking forward to that wasn't mentioned here – post about it in the comments!

October 07, 2019
Hannah Jernigan
Read More from the Author

Technical Marketing Manager, End User Computing, VMware.
Hannah began working as a technical writer at VMware AirWatch in August 2012. Her professional interests relate to user engagement and producing relevant, effective content.