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vExpert 2017 Award Announcement

Honored to be selected for my 3rd year in the vExpert program.

vExpert 2017 Award Announcement

The list 2017 vExperts was announced today. Each of us have demonstrated significant contributions to the community and a willingness to share their expertise with others.

For a full list of the community active member please refer to this link:

vExpert Directory




Demo Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode

Installing Horizon Air Link and Horizon Cloud Service Pairing

How to install Horizon Air Link and set up the Horizon Air Node so that you can start using the Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode.


VMware vExpert 2016


I am very proud to become a again… Made it two years in a row.


Thanks to all of you guys out there helping to increase our knowledge!

VMware vExpert 2016


Webinar – Southwest Florida Management District deploys ArcGIS Pro on VMware Horizon with NVIDIA GRID vGPU

Date:  Thursday January 28 – Time: 8:00 am PST / Registration Link

ArcGIS Pro represents a great advancement in GIS software, permitting linked 2D and 3D map windows in a 64-bit multi-threaded application.

The latest rendering technologies with OpenGL and DirectX are employed to take advantage of modern hardware resources across multiple platforms; laptops, PCs, workstations and virtual environments.  One area we are excited about is using ArcGIS Pro in virtual environments with VMware Horizon with NVIDIA GRID vGPU. ArcGIS Pro delivers a game-like user experience, giving access to all the features of Pro from anywhere, at any time, on any device.  Esri and Southwest Florida Water Management District will present on the IT benefits of delivering virtual desktops and end users perspectives of moving to a virtualization solution.

By attending this webinar, you will learn about ESRI, VMware, and NVIDIA synergies:
ArcGIS Pro, the newest addition to the ArcGIS for Desktop suite, is a modern, 64-bit, multithreaded application that provides integrated 2D and 3D spatial analysis and visualization in one package. As with ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro is expected to be successfully virtualized by countless companies and organizations.

Date:  Thursday January 28 – Time: 8:00 am PST / Registration Link




Webinar – Deploy VMware Horizon 6 with NVIDIA GRID 2.0

Replay on ReadyTalk Conferencing
You need to deploy immersive, high-powered 3D graphics to your users, cost-effectively, with performance that scales – but not sure where to start? Let our experts walk you through everything you need to know, from evaluation, to GPU profiles, to sizing your environment, configuration, install and more! We’ll show you the best practices and tips to running and managing an optimized environment with NVIDIA with VMware Horizon 6, using the latest GRID 2.0 technology. We’ll put all the pieces together so you can hit the ground running with high-performance desktops.

By attending this webinar, you will learn:

  • NVIDIA GRID with VMware Horizon 6 solution overview
  • Installing and configuring your environment
  • Tips & tricks to optimize

Replay on ReadyTalk Conferencing


Virtualizing ArcGIS Pro with a Dell Rack-Mounted Appliance and NVIDIA GRID

I wanted to update you on our recent partnership announcement. This news came up earlier this week on December first.

Virtualizing ArcGIS Pro with a Dell Rack-Mounted Appliance and NVIDIA GRID

For a complete look at this new solution, see Accelerate Esri Arcgis Pro Desktop Virtualization. You can also access this cool video (less than 2 min) from NVIDIA that capture all the benefits of leveraging this new platform:

“Boost Esri ArcGIS Pro performance by moving compute power to the cloud with the new Esri ArcGIS Desktop Virtualization Appliance – learn more at Leverage graphics-accelerated virtualization — powered by NVIDIA GRID™ technology—to give your users the same performance and experience as a local PC in a virtual environment.” by NVIDIA

For additional available resources on this topic follow these links:



Deploy VMware Horizon 6 with NVIDIA GRID


The Horizon & Chromebook Revolution

Checkout the feedback from our Chrome OS user community… This EUC blog includes also what to expect in the future release of the client.


Horizon 6.2 Configuring vGPU for RDSH

Here is a video on how to setup Horizon 6.2 with GRID vGPU for an RDS Host.


RDS desktops and published applications are supported both on vDGA and vGPU when using NVIDIA graphics cards.

3D acceleration is available on RDS Hosts running Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012.


Citrix XenDesktop with FlexPod Data Center

 Check out this quick Blog Summary

Want to hear first-hand how we put this solution together, and gain more insight into how it’s raised the performance bar?  Don’t miss our webcast with featured presenters from Citrix, Cisco and NetApp. Our panel of experts including Mike Brennan (Cisco), Marcelo Brosig (Citrix), and Cedric Courteix (NetApp) will guide you through our latest CVD, and you’ll have a great opportunity to engage them with questions pertaining to your VDI project.

Join us for our Webcast: Cisco Validated Design – Citrix XenDesktop with FlexPod Data Center

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