Introducing VMware Workspace ONE AirLift

September 24, 2018

Easing the Journey to Modern Management

VMware recently introduced Workspace ONE AirLift to simplify co-management and, more importantly, ease the transition to cloud-based modern management. Today's post provides a technical overview of AirLift's capabilities as well as information about what's new in this release.

What is Workspace ONE AirLift?

Workspace ONE AirLift is a server-side connector for ConfigMgr and Workspace ONE. It helps you find the ConfigMgr-managed collections and endpoints that are best suited for modern management. Then, it helps you pull their configuration data out of SCCM, and surface it in Workspace One.

What's New in Workspace ONE AirLift?

What's new in Workspace ONE AirLift? Well, pretty much everything! This release’s highlights include the AirLift installer, collection mapping, simplified enrollment, and streamlined application migration. The following video provides an in-depth look at AirLift's capabiliies, as well as product demos:


AirLift Installer

Run the Workspace ONE AirLift executable file on your application server and install Workspace ONE AirLift.


• Meet the Workspace ONE AirLift Prerequisites.

• Download the Workspace ONE AirLift executable file from My Workspace ONE.

SCCM Collection Mapping

Workspace ONE AirLift connects your ConfigMgr collections to Workspace ONE UEM smart groups. This connection allows you to map devices from your existing collections into Workspace ONE UEM. The mapping honors the dynamic nature of device collections by adding and removing devices in the mapped Workspace ONE UEM smart group.


Collection with at least one Windows 10 device.

Simplified Enrollment with AirLift

Workspace ONE AirLift enrollment allows ConfigMgr and Workspace ONE UEM to co-manage devices. This process moves the device to a co-managed state.


You must map your collections before you can begin enrolling devices.

Streamlined Application Migration

Workspace ONE AirLift exports Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) applications allowing you to add applications to Workspace ONE UEM without repackaging. Then, Workspace ONE AirLift displays the migrated applications and their relevant information in the Applications list view.


• .MSI, .EXE (using the script installer deployment type) or ZIP files

• File System and Windows Installer detection methods

Try AirLift Out Today!

To walk through these configurations in a test enviroment, take the hands-on-lab. To try out these configurations in your own environment, check out the modern management operational tutorial.

Authors & Contributors

The following individuals contributed to this blog post:

• Chris Halstead, EUC Staff Architect, End-User-Computing (EUC) Technical Marketing

• Aditya Kunduri, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, EUC Mobile Marketing, VMware

• Aaron Black, Group Product Line Manager, Windows Management Product Management, VMware

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