Over the last couple of months, our days at CloudJumper have been about 3 things: the 5.3 release of our CWMS software, Windows Virtual Desktop and Microsoft Inspire! Last week at Microsoft Inspire in Las Vegas, our team brought all of these together, and had a lot of fun in the process.
And, what a week at Microsoft Inspire 2019 it was. It’s hard to believe just a year ago our CTO, Drew Walz was on stage talking about Windows Virtual Desktop. That session introduced the world to WVD after several years of hard work by the Microsoft team, and we were happy to share our experience working with it from before TP-0 when it was still called RDMI.
Here is a quick recap of our week at Microsoft Inspire 2019.
If you haven’t been paying attention to the Twittersphere, you may have missed some of the amazing news we announced last week!
• We started off big, first thing Monday morning by announcing the release into GA of Cloud Workspace Management Suite v5.3.
• We followed that up by announcing our new partnership with Nvidia.
• Of course, Monday wasn’t done until IGEL announced their partnership with us.
• Later in the week, we also released news on our on our updated relationship with ThinPrint, and our new selling partner, CNE.
Of course, we had amazing foot traffic in our booth. The team pretty much talked non-stop for three and half days. But, we also had a couple of visitors stop by specifically to spend time with us. On Monday, Nvidia’s Shakil Ahmed spent more than an hour answering questions and chatting with attendees about the value of our relationship. On Tuesday, Christiaan Brinkhoff signed copies of his and Bas van Kaam’s book, “Byte-Size: Cloud Design Principles & Architectural Recommendations.” Along the way, our friends from ThinPrint also stopped for a long discussion of WVD, and how CloudJumper and ThinPrint are both original partners in the development of the Microsoft solution.
Mostly, It Was All About Business.
The news coming out of Inspire was more than just where WVD stands. It didn’t take a Viking axe throwing event (see below) to demonstrate that the WVD vendor ecosystem is growing. Talking to great partners such as IGEL, Thinprint, Nvidia, Crayon, Pax8 and Anunta about how we help customers implement WVD further reinforced our belief that CWMS 5.3 will enable a wide universe of customers as they make the change to Azure hosted EUC environments. We’ll have some more BIG announcements on how you can take advantage of CWMS and WVD later this week. Stay tuned.
Then the Fun Began
Tuesday night, came with the hottest ticket in town. CloudJumper joined with our partners, ThinPrint and IGEL, and we threw one heck of a party, and “throw” is absolutely the right word as we held it at Axehole on Freemont Street in Las Vegas. Check out our video to see if you can name some names!
Of course, great fun was in the offing on Wednesday night too. If you have ever been to a Microsoft conference, you know that they treat you like no one else! This year, Inspire closed with a performance by Queen, featuring Adam Lambert. What an amazing ending to an amazing event.
We now look forward to next year, Ignite, WVD going GA and so much more. We hope that you will take the journey with us, and continuing to read our blogs is a great start. So is following us on your favorite social media site. Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn.