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Last week, Microsoft announced a solution for customers wanting to run VMware on their Azure platform. Azure Migrate has launched as a free service that discovers all the VMware workloads on your network and migrates them to Microaoft's cloud. But VMware says this is an unsupported solution and customers should be wary.

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VMworld, VMware's main customer and partner event, is on at the moment in Las Vegas. I was meant to be go but, alas, other commitments prevented me from attending. I've been keeping track of the news from VMworld. Here are a few of the main announcements.

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Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) has gained traction with organisations that want to speed up the deployment of IT and lower the total cost of ownership for IT assets. As companies progress further on their IaaS journey, they should consider adopting a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) model. Here's why.

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In trying to combat the increasing complexity of networks and the sprawl of different applications for managing security, VMware is looking at virtualisation as a way of simplifying the application of encryption to the network through their new Distributed Network Encryption, or DNE, platform.

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VMware has launched a digital workspace platform called Workplace One that aggregates the management of all devices, applications and services into a single identity for each employee within an organisation. This is aimed at making it easier for enterprise IT departments to securely manage digital assets as workers become more mobile and transient. Here are the details.

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Your employees have gone rogue. No, they're not selling secrets to competitors or anything so nefarious, but they are using IT systems and services without the express knowledge of the company they work for. This is known as Shadow IT and it's a growing problem within enterprises propagated by the fact business leaders seem to be turning the other cheek.

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My week as the IT Survivor on Magnetic Island was pretty radical. Apart from getting to soak up the sunny shores of tropical Queensland, I also found myself getting a whole lot of work done -- and pushing the boundaries of what's possible with technology. As someone who works remotely on a regular basis, I'm pretty experienced with completing tasks and connecting with clients on the go, but I also picked up a few new tips along the way. Here are some ideas to help make your remote working experience more productive and enjoyable.

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Hundreds of readers entered our IT Survivor competition to blog about using VMware Horizon 6 to work remotely while enjoying a trip to beautiful Magnetic Island. We've sifted through the entries, and picked the overall winner. Step forward . . .

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You may have heard that we've teamed up with VMware to find one Lifehacker reader to become our ‘IT Survivor’ blogger -- and write for us from Queensland's tropical Magnetic Island! It's an amazing competition (enter here), and in this post we’ve got more to give away -- two Dell Chromebook 11s! To enter, simply tell us what remote work challenges you’d like to see our ‘IT Survivor’ try on the island. Easy!

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Lifehacker readers know that working from home or the road is more important than ever, and to showcase this, Lifehacker is looking for one reader to become our "IT Survivor" blogger. To celebrate the launch of VMware Horizon 6 -- which allows organisations to deliver virtualised or remote desktops and applications through a single platform – we'll be sending one reader and their significant other (or friend) to beautiful Magnetic Island in Queensland. Pretty awesome, right? Entering is easy...