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A Look at VMware AirWatch at VMworld 2017

  • Ashley Speagle By

So you missed VMworld, the biggest mobility event of 2017. Let’s get you up to speed.

We got a look at next-gen UEM.

We came for the demos, and we saw the industry’s first unified end-user experience, management and security solution for all endpoint platforms.

  • AirWatch will deliver the only unified endpoint management (UEM) experience for all major desktop operating systems: Chrome OS, macOS and Windows.
  • AirWatch will raise the bar on rugged device management in partnership with Google—to support Android Enterprise for Zebra devices, like barcode scanners—and Infinite Peripherals—to support peripherals for iOS, like mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) devices.
  • AirWatch will further simplify identity and access management with new capabilities in the console: Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) app management, single sign-on (SSO) configuration, Microsoft Office 365 security policies and data loss prevention (DLP) configuration.

Basically, with AirWatch, you will be able to truly manage it all, from one place. (Because who needs another tool to manage, too?)

We witnessed the future.

We also saw how artificial intelligence (AI) and automation will impact the digital workspace.


Being able to work on mobile apps is cool. Being able to complete an entire workflow from one app is even cooler. With new VMware Workspace ONE mobile flows, developers will have an easier way to create smart apps with intelligent actions.

Another smart move, Workspace ONE Intelligence will capture data from the entire digital workspace, so you can:

  • Retrieve deep insights into user experiences, security and more.
  • Better plan mobile deployments.
  • Create powerful, automated processes for real-time security and performance optimization.

“VMware Workspace ONE Intelligence is the final piece in the puzzle.”
—Conner Forrest, TechRepublic
(Here’s more of what they’re saying about Workspace ONE.)

We worked hard.

Thousands lined up for enterprise mobility sessions at VMworld to learn more about these new innovations, including:

  • VMworld’s first End-User Computing (EUC) Showcase Keynote
  • 3 spotlight sessions
  • 60 breakout sessions
  • 4 industry workshops
  • 1 accelerated bootcamp

Attendees completed 472 AirWatch Hands-on Labs (HOLs), in counting, including:

  • Getting Started
  • Workspace ONE
  • Unified Endpoint Management for Windows
  • Android Management
  • Directory & Certificate Authority Integration
  • Mobile Application Management & Developer Tools
  • Productivity Apps
  • Technology Partner Integration

We played hard.

We connected at the Mobility Zone and Digital Workspace Lounge, and Google sponsored an exclusive networking reception just for EUC attendees. Even EUC leaders Noah Wasmer and Sumit Dhawan had some fun showing us VMworld and teaming up with our partners at Google and Samsung.


And we want you there next year!

VMworld is nothing without our enterprise mobility pros. Stay tuned for next year’s event, and sign up today to become a VMworld Insider.

Ashley Speagle

Ashley Speagle

Ashley is a content marketing specialist for VMware AirWatch.

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