A new VMware customer portal is due for launch in the early part of 2012. Named My VMware, the portal will be focused on simplifying and streamlining your interactions and allow you to more easily manage your licenses and support. My VMware will allow you to: .Manage product licenses and support at a customer account level instead of the current email domain structure .Control who has permissions to view and manage license keys .Delegate who can file support requests .View your support level on products and request support contract renewals .Map people and products easily to your organizational structure .And much more Read more and join the beta on the VMware Support Insider blog at blogs.vmware.com/kb vFabric Application Performance Manager is now available, to deliver a new approach to managing applications in the cloud. It is focused on managing the health and performance of applications deployed on virtual and cloud infrastructures, and a result of more than 18 months' of innovation and development work, combined with know-how from several acquisitions such as B-Hive, Spring Source and Hyperic, to name just a few. Read all about VMware vFabric Application Performance Manager on Rethink IT blog at blogs.vmware.com/rethinkit The VMware vSphere team has posted a detailed tutorial on the use of the new software FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet) adapter. So now, if you have a NIC which supports partial FCoE offload, this adapter will allow you to access LUNs over FCoE without needing a dedicated HBA or third party FCoE drivers. All the details and lots of screen shots are on blogs.vmware.com/vsphere VMware's vCloud team has published part Four of the Best Practices series for providers offering vCloud-powered services. This one talks about how to make your cloud safe and secure with VMware vShield. Read it in full on blogs.vmware.com/vcloud The VMware Labs team has released a new fling today, called I/O analyzer, which is a virtual appliance that provides a simple and standardized way of measuring storage performance in a vSphere environment. It automates the traditional storage performance analysis cycle, so that you can get your performance diagnosis in hours instead of days. Learn more and download I/O analyzer on labs.vmware.com Read about the list of new features in version 5.0 of PowerCLI on the VMware team's blog at blogs.vmware.com/vipowershell View CourseMonster's full range of VMware training courses and certifications by going to: /uk/training-courses/vmware/