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Mastering VMware Horizon 7.8 - Third Edition

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  • Successfully configure Horizon 7.8 for the needs of your users
  • Deliver virtual desktops, session-based desktops, and hosted applications
  • Become familiar with how to develop, and deploy, a complete, end-to-end solution
  • Discover how to optimize desktop OS images for virtual desktops
  • Build, optimize, and tune desktop operating systems to deliver a superior end user experience
  • Explore the Horizon 7.8 infrastructure so that you can take full advantage of it

Desktop virtualization can be tough, but VMware Horizon 7.8 changes all that. With a rich and adaptive UX, improved security,and a range of useful features for storage and networking optimization, there's plenty to love.

But to properly fall in love with it, you need to know how to use it, and that means venturing deeper into the software and taking advantage of its extensive range of features, many of which are underused and underpromoted. This guide will take you through everything you need to know to not only successfully virtualize your desktop infrastructure, but also to maintain and optimize it to keep all your users happy.

We'll show you how to assess and analyze your infrastructure, and how to use that analysis to design a solution that meets your organizational and user needs. Once you've done that, you'll find out how to build your virtualized environment, before deploying your virtualized solution. But more than that,we'll also make sure you know everything you need to know about the full range of features on offer, including the mobile cloud, so that you can use them to take full control of your virtualized infrastructure.

  • Leverage advanced desktop virtualization techniques and strategies to transform your organization
  • Build better virtualized services for your users with VMware Horizon 7.8
  • Develop and deploy end-to-end virtualized solutions
Page Count 772
Course Length 23 hours 9 minutes
Date Of Publication 29 Mar 2019


Peter Von Oven

Peter Von Oven has spent the past 20+ years of his IT career working with customers and partners to design technology solutions aimed at delivering true business value. He has been involved in numerous large-scale enterprise projects and deployments and you may well have seen him at key IT events, such as VMworld, IP EXPO, and various VMUGs and Citrix User Group events across the UK.

He has also held senior presales roles and presales management roles for some key vendors, such as Fujitsu, HP, Citrix, and VMware, and was awarded VMware vExpert status for 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Over the past 15 years or so Peter, has focused his skills and experience by specializing in the desktop and application virtualization space, and today he works as the Chief Technology Officer at Droplet Computing, a company that he founded in 2016.

Peter first got a taste for writing when he assisted with some of the chapters in a book entitled Building End-User Computing Solutions with VMware View, which then led to six other Packt titles: VMware Horizon Mirage Essentials, VMware Horizon Workspace Essentials, VMware Horizon View Essentials, Mastering VMware Horizon 6 (co-written with Barry Coombs), Learning VMware App Volumes, and (the most recent book) Mastering VMware Horizon 7 Second Edition, on which this course is based. A third edition of this book is currently in production and will be published in early 2019.

Barry Coombs

Barry Coombs is the Operations and Pre Sales Director for ComputerWorld by day and an avid Blogger following everything to do with the virtualisation, storage and cloud industries.

Barry's responsibilities range from identifying new technologies and architecting solutions for customers to speaking and hosting customer focused events surrounding virtualisation, end user computing, storage and cloud computing. Barry blogs at VirtualisedReality.com and DefineTomorrow.co.uk and is co-host of the EUCPodcast.com podcast.

Outside of work Barry is a proud father and husband who enjoys spending time with his family, cycling (Although needs to find more time), photography and yet again more tech!

Barry enjoys talking about technology and sharing his findings with others in the community. Barry was awarded VMware's vExpert award for contributions to the VMware Community in 2010 through to 2016 Barry can usually be found on twitter (@VirtualisedReal) chatting about virtualisation and technology in general.
This is Barry’s third book on end-user computing technologies, after previously being a coauthor for Building End-User Computing Solutions with VMware View in 2012, and Mastering VMware Horizon 6 in 2015.