vNews Podcast – Things you need to know about cloud and virtualisation this month

vnews-smallWith this months vNews we are back to our usual format exploring the latest goings on with the cloud and virtualisation space.  We have news from companies such as Microsoft, Citrix, Veeam and VMware and also from the blogasphere from people such as Eric Sloof, Eric Siebert, Scott Lowe and William Lam.


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Full show Notes to follow soon:

VMworld 2013 Social Media for Barcelona

Save 50% on VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5]

What’s New and What’s Next for Horizon View

Active Directory authentication fails when vCenter Single Sign-On 5.5 runs on Windows Server 2012 and the AD Domain Controller is also on Windows Server 2012 (2060901)

Upgrade from vSphere 5.1 to vSphere 5.5 rolls back after importing Lookup Service data (2060511)

Unable to install or upgrade to VMware vCloud Director to version 5.5.0 when using SQL Server 2005 SP4 (2060068)

New VMware Ready Devices

Next Generation Virtual Desktop as a Service

VMware turns the Big 15 – 15 killer stats from 15 years

The Edge Show: Wrapping up the “What’s New in 2012 R2” Series

Citrix ShareFile Integrates with iManage and Worldox Legal Document Management Systems

Citrix, Keeping Up with Microsoft’s Lump Releases, Unveils XenDesktop 7.1 on October 23, 2013

VEEAM release Patch 1 for VEEAM Backup & Replication 7.0 released in August.VMware Flings contest –

VMware Workstation 10 is out

Microsoft licensing turns the screws


Solarwinds Virtualisation Manager – Eric Siebert –

Introduction to Networking: Part 2, A Few More Basics –

The weblog of an IT pro specializing in virtualization, storage, and servers

Is Citrix’s Crystal Palace the next big thing in mobility, or simply an additional feature of ShareFile? Either way I’m intrigued. – Gabe Knuth –

Microsoft should attack Blackberry by allowing Windows Phone to run on a VM next to Android – Brian Madden –

virtuallyGhetto: You no longer can install vSphere C# Client on Windows Domain Controller in vSphere 5.5VMware nested Easter egg!

vNews VMworld special on What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.5 Platform – The Podcast

This months vNews is a special edition we Steve and try to tackle what new in vSphere 5.5.  We read the press articles so you don’t have too!

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The link to the original PDF of What’s New in VMware vSpherer 5.5 platform is below:

Also the excellent coverage from Chris Wahl is below too:

vNews June 2013 – All the top cloud and virtualisation news in one free podcast!

This months vNews is bulging at the seams  We have covering lashings of news from Microsoft, Cirtrix, VMware, EMC, BriForum and more!

vnews-smallAll the news in a 1 hour free podcast for your commute on the train, car, bike, or watch face!?

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Show Notes

vExperts Announced

Introducing VMware vCenter Log Insight –

Upcoming Training Courses-,-Configure,-Manage.html

BriForum 2013 London DEMO Lab videos are posted –

Announcing AppV_SelfService (AVSS), a new free tool for simplifying App-V 5 application delivery to VMs

Resources for Networking and Network Virtualization –

Citrix Positioned as a Leader in 2013 Mobile Device Management Software Magic Quadrant

29th  May 2013


University of São Paulo Chosen as Winner of 2013 Citrix Innovation Award

University Creates Largest IT Cloud Project in Latin America

22nf May 2013


Citrix ShareFile Mobilizes and Secures Enterprise Data Everywhere

Extends Support for Microsoft SharePoint, Network Drives and Windows Azure Platform

22nd May 2013


Citrix Extends Enterprise Mobility Strategy with XenDesktop 7

XenDesktop 7 Mobilizes Virtual Windows Apps and Desktops on Any Mobile Device

22nd May 2013

New Citrix NetScaler Delivers Record Breaking Secure Application Delivery

New NetScaler 22000 Series Offers Industry’s Highest SSL Scalability and Over 3 Tbps of Application Layer Throughout

7th May 2013

Transforming your Datacenter with Software-Defined Networking (SDN)

3th June 2013

TechEd North America 2013 Editor’s Choice

3th June2013


Hyper-V – What’s New in Windows Server 2012 R2

VMware Announces vCloud Hybrid Service™

21st May 2013


Software Defined Storage articles to read… –

Top 5 Hypervisor New Storage Enhancement Use Cases –

EMC Worldtale of the tape –

Cool Tech: Pebble watch –

London VMUG 4th July

London’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 33 Queen Street, London, EC43 1AP.

vNews – February 2013


All the news in 1 hour nugget of a podcast for your commute on the train, car, bike, or Fly to a conference!?

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Show Notes

VMware Partner Exchange (PEX)
EMC Replacing their Flare code on their SANs using C4 micro-hypervisor.
VMware now used in 100% of Fortune 100 – 99% of Fortune 1000
VMware will be concentrating on 3 main areas this year
vSphere and Ops Mgr – VSOM – New licensing bundle instead of ‘Naked vSphere’
EUC – End User Compute – The Horizon Suite
vCloud Suite – Private and Public cloud infrastructures

VMware Single Sign On (SSO)
If you wish to use vCenter Linked Mode with vSphere 5.1 then SSO must be installed in Cluster or Multi-Site mode NOT Basic mode.
SSO Knowledgebase articles available on kb2033588

SSO Certification pre-staging

SSO Re-registering with vCenter; Inventory Service and Web Client Service

Citrix Reports 2012 Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Financial Results
Citrix Extends Line of Mobile Apps to Help Users Work More Effectively Anytime, Anywhere, on Any Device
Citrix Appoints New SVP and General Manager
Citrix XenDesktop Ranked Desktop Virtualization Champion
Citrix XenServer Ranked Server Virtualization Champion
listed as a Champion in Info-Tech Research Group’s Server Virtualization Vendor Landscape.
listed as a Champion in Info-Tech Research Group’s Desktop Virtualization Vendor Landscape.
New datacenter in Singapore at the heart of Citrix continued expansion in Asia Pacific
Citrix Drives Innovation with Investment in Mobile Security Startup Armor5
Customers Find Value & Savings with Windows Server Hyper-V
Microsoft Virtual Academy Hits 1 Million Mark
7 Feb 2013 10:00 AM
Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals Jump Start
Microsoft VDI vs. VMware View: Freedom of Choice

Dell and VMware Deliver Converged Infrastructure Solution Optimized for Desktop Virtualization
Members of VMware Partner Community Awarded at VMware Partner Exchange 2013
VMware Simplifies Enablement, Clarifies Actions for Partners to Operate Successfully and Accelerate Their Businesses in the Cloud Era

VCE and VMware Extend Partnership to Jointly Develop, Sell and Deliver Vblock Cloud Management and Orchestration
VMware Unveils VMware Horizon Suite, Industry’s Most Comprehensive Platform for Workforce Mobility
VMware® Horizon Workspace™, VMware Horizon View™ and VMware Horizon Mirage™ Deliver the Virtual Workspace to Simplify End-User Computing in the Multi-Device Era
VMware Introduces VMware vSphere® with Operations Management™ and VMware vSphere Data Protection™ Advanced
VMware to Acquire Virsto


vNews January 2013

vnews-smallAll the news in 1 hour nugget of a podcast for your commute on the train, car, bike, or SKI-ING on the slopes!

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Show Notes
Virtualization and some coffee
The Network Virtualization Guide with SC 2012 – VMM SP1

System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager Service Pack 1 KBs

Citrix Appoints New Chief Marketing Officer

Citrix Closes Acquisition of Zenprise

Synergy heads to sunny SoCal, LA, USA
The conference, to be held on May 22-24, 2013, at the Anaheim Convention Center

Simon Seagrave

VMware View Client for Windows Store
Christoph Harding
Cisco Office-in-a-box Solution, UCS E-Series Servers and VMware View
Nutanix Best Practise Guide for VMware View

VMware Dominates Reader’s Choice Award
Virtualization Review.

Veeam Software Reports Record-Breaking Year in 2012

Puppet Labs Secures $30 Million Investment From VMware

New VMware Training Courses
by Eric Sloof
New Training Course – VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V5.1]
New Training Course – VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators [V5.1]
Free eLearning course – Introducing the VMware Security Solution Fundamentals

Faking an SSD in your virtualized vSphere lab
by Duncan Epping of Yellow Bricks

Tape No Longer a Reliable Option for IT Managers Seeking to Eliminate Single Point of Failure

New eBook: The Best Virtualization Management White Papers of 2012

vNews – Virtualisation Review of the Year for 2012 – With Stu McHugh and Steve Bruck

This months excellent vNews is a review of this years virtualisation activity across the industry, from VMware to Citrix to Microsoft.

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Show Notes:

vSphere 5.1
vCloud Suite –
software defined datacenter
Paul Maritz moved on and replaced by Pat Gelsinger

Server 2012 with Hyper-V 3.0

Bringing XenDesktop and XenApp into into one
Project Avalon Excalibur

Who bought whom!

2012    October 16, 2012    StorSimple Inc. – talk
2012    October 4, 2012    PhoneFactor Inc.
2012    July 9, 2012    Perceptive Pixel Inc.
2012    June 25, 2012    Yammer Inc.

In April 2012, Citrix acquired Podio [31]
In May 2012, Citrix acquired Virtual Computer
In June 2012, Citrix acquired Bytemobile
In September 2012, Citrix acquired Beetil
In December 2012, Citrix acquired Zenprise

On 24 April 2012, VMware acquired Cetas Software.
On 22 May 2012, VMware acquired Wanova.
On 2 July 2012, VMware acquired DynamicOps.[20]
On 23rd July 2012, VMware acquired Nicira Inc.[21] – $1.2BN

Cisco bought cloudia
Dell buys wyse

vNews November UKVMUG Special Edition! – Stu McHugh & Steve Bruck

Steve and I were luckily enough to attend the second annual UK VMware User Group meeting or UKVMUG for short!

We had some cracking interviews to a list of vCelebrities including:


Jonathan Medd –

Duncan Epping –

Simon Long –

Sean Duffy –

Julian Wood –

Jane Rimmer –

Scott Lowe –

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June and July’s vNews is now out!

It’s a little later than usually but we have any action packed 1 hour long podcast of virtualisation news from Citrix, Microsoft and VMware.

Topic’s include

  • New Books
  • Having your cake & eating – SRM & VMware HA together
  • Cloud Certifications
  • ThinApp Factory
  • Recovering Free Space from Thin Virtual Disks
  • VMware acquire people
  • Free socialcast
  • VMworld
  • Zimbra 8
  • Financial results
  • Citrix VDI and Microsoft Hyper-v stuff!!

The links are over on Mike Laverick’s site:

If you have any comments or show suggestions then please contact me.


vNews May 2012 is out now!

After lots of celebrations around the British monarchy it time to celebrate all things cloud and virtual!  This months vNews with Mike Laverick ( and me is now out and includes the following stories to bring you right up to date:

  • VMworld voting open
  • New books
  • Blogger with Sheexy website
  • Icons, case studies, exams and videos
  • VMware View 5.1
  • Open Compute Project
  • VMware Insight Magazine
  • VMware View Leads the Small and Mid-sized Business
  • VMware Acquires Wanova
  • SAP for Virtualization
  • Hyper-V secret weapons
The PowerPoint can be downloaded vNews May 2012
If you want to watch on You Tube right now click below
or the links for downloading are over on Mike’s Blog:
Until next time,
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@VMwareEUC @vmwareview @VMwareSMB @Wanova
@Spiceworks @joe_elway @MSLearning

April vNews 2012 now available for download

This months vNews is available at Mike Laverick’s blog hosted by Mike and I.  The storing we cover this week are:

Gabrie Van Zanten – Auto Deploy Adventures
Alan Renouf’s vCDAudit
New Books & Publications
Brian Madden’s VDI Delusion Book & the new CDL License from Microsoft
Chad Sakac and VSI
Andre Leibovici and Windows8/View5.x
Duncan Epping and vShield App “Excludes” and Stretched HA/SRM Designs
Scott Lowe and TrainSignal Videos
Microsoft Virtual Machine Migration Toolkit
Windows Embedded Device Manager
Citrix acquires Podio
VMware ESX code leak
What’s new in View 5.1

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