Horizon – Brokering
Horizon Golden Master – Best practice
Horizon Cloud on Azure
Horizon Cloud on Azure – How to start with subscription
App Volumes – Prepare provisioning machine / VM
Horizon Cloud on Azure – Onboarding
SAML SSO Okta Org2Org
Oktane 21 – Oktas Identity vision
Workspace ONE – ISO, compliance, security
App Volumes – Microsoft restriction an example

About me

The site virtual-men is a personal Blog, which was created and is maintained by me, Mike Gruner. How was the name found and was the idea of the Blog?

Simple, I´m working since a couple of years in the areas of virtualization, Digital Workspace, Identity and Access Management, Microsoft technologies, Architecture Design, and Infrastructure. So the idea came up to create a Blog in which I can write about the experience I got. Maybe this can help someone other in Projects or simple for learning.

In addition you will find some articles around the technology market in general, strategy or off-topic articles.

Who is that guy?

A little introduction about myself from an business perspective.

I´m currently working at VMware in the Customer Success team. I´m a proven experienced technical expert regarding Digital Workspace and VDI with all corresponding topics like Identity / Access Management, applications and Profiles with deep background from consulting. In addition to that, I handle Cloud topics as well.
I´ve seen a lot of customer and project situations and I´m passioned about technology, strategy and sales. Driven by a let´s do mentality and passioned to bring the best out of the possible or potential impossible 🙂

I have a lot of Project experience in a broad range of technologies and Verticals.

Other areas where I working in is coaching, mentoring, workshops, presentation and onboarding but planning of strategies and processes as well.

A short snippet from the Skill set

Sales
Proven Enterprise Solution selling experience and archiving
business objectives including Sales quotas
Sales Process and methodologies
Account / Customer Relationship and Management
Demonstrated experience in closing large Opportunities
Whitespace analytics
Consultative Essentials for Enterprise SEs
Negotiation technique
Presentation technique
Interview methodologies
Salesmind Sales Training
Process and methodology Sales training
Solution selling
Selling methodologies

Technically
Consistent track record of scoping and developing Enterprise Solutions
ITIL, TOGAF
Strategy consultancy
Architecture, Infrastructure and Solution Design
Storage technologies incl. Hyperconverged (HCI), Converged Systems and attached components
Identity and Access Management
Desktop, Application and Datacenter Virtualization
Mobile Strategy / Enterprise mobility
Future Workplace strategy
Digital Transformation
Modern Management
Cloud platforms
Competitive consultancy
Microsoft technologies

Soft Skills
Business English (professional US tutor)
Leadership experience
Managing Teams
   1. Managers Chart the Course
   2. Managers Motivate Their Teams
   3. Managers Develop Each Person on Their Team
   4. Best Practices in Managing Teams
   5. Managing Different Types of Teams
Building and Development of new Team
Project Management
Public speaking and presentation, Event Speaker
Blogging, video and creation of technical material
Business Story telling
Cultural Awareness Training

Snippet of the Verticals

Retail
Manufacturing
Engineering
Industry
Automotive
Public Sector
Hoster
Outsourcer
Assurance
Finance / Banking
Healthcare

Some Technologies and more

VMware

vExpert, Digital Workspace, Workspace ONE, Desktop / VDI (Horizon SME), Mobility, Identity / Access Management, Cloud, vSphere, Apps, Profiles, vSAN, VMware Cloud on AWS (VMConAWS), VMware Cloud on Azure

Microsoft

Several OS versions, Server and Client side incl. Clustering), Windows 10, deployment, provisioning, Auto provisioning and Management methodic, Azure, Office / Microsoft 365, Graph API, Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, SQL, SharePoint

Unified Endpoint Management and Modern Management

Windows 10, macOS, iOS, Android

Cloud / SaaS / public Cloud

VMware Cloud on AWS (VMConAWS)

Azure

Google Cloud (GCP)

Disclaimer: The views and articles expressed anywhere on this site are strictly mine and not the opinions and views of VMware.

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