It’s Friday and I just wanted to thank my colleague Darren (@dawoo) for the super stickers that he sent me recently in return for providing a quote on his website. I haven’t decided where they’re going to go yet – I’m trying to think of something a little more different than the lid of my laptop 🙂
VMware’s vExpert award isn’t something that you can study for. It’s not something that you know, it’s something that you are! This is the 5th year that VMware have operated the the programme (“program” for any US readers) and applications for the 2013 award are open now. If you’ve contributed any of your time in 2012 to enhancing the VMware community in some way then it might be worth your while applying.
It’s that time again. For the last few years Eric Siebert, over at vsphere-land.com, has organised a vote giving you, the readers of virtualization blogs, the opportunity to decide which you think is the best. Jeremy and I run this site in our spare time because we want to but if you could see you way clear to voting for us, or any of you other favourite virtualization blogs, then you have our thanks. Just hit the “vote” button to the left to be directed to the voting page, or click here.
Symantec, I am so sorry. There, my apology is out there. Now I ought to explain it… Back in March I responded to a thread on the vExpert forum about a briefing day that Symantec were planning to host at the headquarters in Mountain View. (I’m actually a former Symantec employee – via an acquisition – but that’s not exactly relevant.) Fortunately I was working in the Bay Area at the time and, as I was due to fly back the following day, my workload was light enough to allow me to attend. What follows is a description, or review, of the day. Obviously I should have posted this about 5 months ago (hence the apology) but things got a little busy around then and this has been sitting in my Drafts since then. Now you know and it’s time […]
As you may recall, last year VMware very kindly designated me as a vExpert 2011. I couldn’t be any happier about that although at the time it fazed me for the whole day! Yesterday at VMware Partner Exchange 2012 in Las Vegas, VMware announced some of the detail about their vExpert 2012 programme. For those who aren’t familiar with it, the vExpert award is not about technical ability it’s about sharing knowledge, experience and helping to grow and encourage the VMware virtualisation community. The award is given to the most active and enthusiastic VMware users and community members each year and benefits the recipient in a number of small ways: They get to use the vExpert logo They get year long NFR trial licenses for much of VMware’s products set They get the opportunity to join beta and early access programmes They […]