VMworld Europe 2013 – Partner Day

I have to confess to feeling a little jaded this morning thanks to the vRockstar party last night. I’m not complaining though, as I have been on the previous two occasions that I’ve attended VMworld Europe, I’m both excited and glad to be here. Registration was a breeze and a few subtle changes to the layout of the venue were immediately apparent. Compared to last year, I think that the conference is occupying a lot more floor space. The Solutions Exchange will open tomorrow where the General Sessions were last year. The HoL and Community / Alumni / Partner lounges have moved to occupy the space where the Solutions Exchange was last year. So far I like the layout. As with previous years, Monday is VMware’s Partner Day. Owing to a perfect storm of circumstances I only managed to get […]

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London VMUG – April 25th 2013

Registration for the second London VMUG of the year is open. As usual, it will be at the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (33 Queen Street, London, EC4R 1AP) between 8:30 and 17:00 and there will be vBeers afterwards. The sponsors for this event are VMTurbo, Nimble Storage and Veeam. The agenda is yet to be finalised but it’s likely to be awesome as usual. What are you waiting for? Head over to the VMUG website, register and stick it in your calendar before someone sticks a different meeting in there! Update: 16/04/2013 The agenda was published a week or so ago. Lots of great sessions on there:  Time Capital A  Capital B  Square Room  8:30  EVENT RECEPTION  10:00  Welcome  10:15  Shmuel Kliger, Founder VMTurbo Software-Defined Control – Transforming IT Operations 11:00  Greg Ferro, packetpushers.net Don’t Do Virtual Networking, Do Cloud Networking. […]

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Virtual Machine User Group Meeting – 12th March 2013

I’m a long standing member of the London VMUG (that being the VMware User Group) but I’ve also on occasion been to Virtual Machine User Group (VMUG) meetings as well when I’ve been able to find the time. The Virtual Machine User Group have a meeting coming up in Birmingham on Tuesday 12th March 2013. The published agenda is: Time Track 1 Track 2 09:00 – 10:00 Vendor Market, Welcome Address and Refreshments 10:00 – 10:50 VMware vCloud Director & vSphere 5.1 VeeamVeeam Modern Data Protection 11:00 – 11:50 App Cogs Virtualisation for Sharepoint Professionals Proact Getting Started with NetApp Filers 12:00 – 13:00 Vendor Market, Lunch and Special Interest Groups 13:00 – 13:50 The Bunker Panel Debate: Is the cloud secure? Microsoft HyperV Version3 – What you need to know 14:00 – 14:50 10ZiG Simplifying EUC Management Trend Micro […]

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First London VMUG of 2013 – Register Now!

You know that I love my VMUGs. They’re great events that offer plenty of opportunities to meet new people, network, learn a thing or two and – best of all – they’re free to attend! Thursday 24th January 2013 see’s this year’s first London VMUG occurring at the usual place near Mansion House tube station: London Chamber of Commerce and Industry 33 Queen Street London, EC4R 1AP There are some great presenters and subjects on the agenda, including the event’s sponsors – Nutanix, 10 ZiG and Zerto. There are usually a few prizes / giveaways on offer and I’m adding to that pot with a couple of VMware Fusion 5 Professional licenses… If you can’t make the event itself then there’s always vBeers nearby afterwards. It’s well worth attending, register on the VMUG website here. Agenda Here’s the Agenda: 8:30 Event Reception […]

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UKVMUG – 15/11/2012

The first UK-wide VMUG event went so well last year that it’s on again this year. Once again it’s on at the National Motorcycle Museum just outside Solihull (nr. Birmingham). National Motorcycle Museum Coventry Road Bickenhill, Solihull, West Mids, England B92 0EJ A detailed agenda has yet to be published but the day starts on Thursday November 15th 2012 at 8am and includes: Registration and Breakfast VMUG Welcome VMware Update Keynote Breakout Sessions Lunch Keynote Breakout Sessions Closing The night before there is a vCurry reception (also at the museum) sponsored by Veeam. What are you waiting for? Register here!

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