VMware announced a new combined solution with Microsoft Endpoint Manager to accelerate Windows 10 modern management at VMworld 2019 Europe. The new solution, VMware Workspace ONE for Microsoft Endpoint Manager, will be developed by the partnership of the two companies to help enable modern management for Windows 10 devices. Customers will be able to take advantage of Workspace ONE’s for the Windows desktop, data and cloud insights built on top of Microsoft Endpoint Manager.
Middle of the year 2020
This integration’s first phase is expected to be available by the middle of the calendar year 2020. VMware also planning to provide migration assistance to the customers who are adopting this new integrated solution. Additionally, with Workspace ONE, VMware will also extend conditional access for Microsoft 365 apps and services and Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop capabilities to customers using Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure.
VMware’s chief operating officer Sanjay Poonen said:
“Customers are looking for solutions that will help them simplify cloud operations and give them more flexibility and choice in how they build, run and deliver their applications. We’re excited to meet the growing demands of customers for solutions that will allow them to enable any app, on multiple clouds, to any device.”
Microsoft Azure executive vice president Jason Zander said:
“This year, Microsoft has deepened its relationship with VMware to generate significant value for our customers across cloud, client, apps and core infrastructure. As evidenced by our news across multiple areas today, we continue to collaborate across our businesses to deliver solutions to our customers that help them advance digital transformation – no matter where they are in their journey.”
You can read additional information about the partnership at VMware’s press release.