VMware to Embed EMC: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

News leaked out yesterday in CRN of VMware’s plans to embed Avamar backup software from their parent company EMC into the next version of vSphere. If accurate, this wouldn’t be the first time VMware has embedded pieces of EMC into its software, but it would certainly be the most significant.
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VMware’s Post-PC World

On the podcast last week we talked with VMware’s John Mark Troyer about VMware View 5.1 but we really only scratched the surface. While this video is a commercial for VMware, it cleanly describes the capabilities for VMware’s post-PC world. VMware’s End-User Computing Platform will transform the way many of us use technology.

G+ finally adds Hangouts On Air

Google announced today that it has finally added one of the coolest features for G+, Hangouts On Air. While you been able to hold Hangouts on your own for awhile, streaming them live was only accessible to a chosen few. Now, we can all use it.

I like the potential to use G+ Hangouts On Air for recording “Speaking in Tech” podcasts but I’m still not certain it’s a good fit… yet – there is still the challenge of pulling the audio in a good format for iTunes. We could simply record the Skype call as usual for the audio portion but that seems unnecessarily redundant. Still, I’m going to find some ways to experiment with it.