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http://vmwebapp.com/images/social.jpeg It's that season again... not summer or fall, but VMworld! Bigger than ever, the theme says it all — NO LIMITS.  With so many online conversations, so many social postings, so many community gatherings, social media and community has arguably become the heartbeat for much of VMworld.

Networking Opportunities
If you are planning to attend, welcome to one of the greatest networking events in the IT industry. If you go through the week at VMworld without exhausting all your networking opportunities, you may be missing the biggest takeaway of the conference. Take advantage of every moment, from discussions with session & theater speakers — to demos with booth staff — to hallway conversations with other attendees. Don't be afraid to tap the shoulder of that person standing or sitting next to you and introduce yourself.  Use VMword social media conversations to amplify your networking with the extended VMworld community.

NOTE: if you are attending and haven’t done so already, be sure to add your Twitter @name in the VMworld registration form. This is an opt-in option for printing this on your badge.

    Hang Space
    The Hang Space, a huge open-space  room next to the General Session theater, will be a destination for many attendees who share a passion for social media.  Plan to spend time at the Hang Space to network with bloggers, subject experts, executives and VMworld Attendees.  It's the perfect place to meet-up, get organized, catch up on news & email, blog, charge devices, or just relax with lounge seating, interactive games and beverages.

    » LIVE streamed Community Tech Talks (stage and seating)
    » VMware Communities Info Desk (meet VMware Community Mgrs)
    » CloudCred Pod (prizes based on Hands-on Lab tasks)
    » Blogger Tables (powerstrips and high speed wired internet)
    » Social Media Command Center (monitoring & publishing for VMworld social media)
    » Jumbo Screens for social media, General Session video broadcast & show highlights

    Solutions Exchange
    The Solutions Exchange offers fast-paced networking at the Sponsor & Exhibitor booths. Plan to spend time with company reps, watching demos, listening to theater presentations and meeting hundreds of attendees exploring this area. Don't forget to bring business cards or contact apps, as well as your backpack or swag bag to collect materials and goodies.

    Other Lounges
    Explore the various Lounges around the VMworld venue — from the Partner Lounge — to Advocacy Lounge — to Certification Lounge — to Alumni Lounge.  Each of these lounges offers a unique networking experience based on different audiences. Check the Conference maps for exact location of each.

Social Media Offerings and Opportunities
For a summary of all offerings, visit our VMworld Social Media & Community page or download the Social Media Guide . Please share this with your peers.

    VMworld Mobile App
    We highly recommend all attendees download and use the Mobile App this year. It has been refreshed for 2014 and integrated with social media, session and schedule info (with hashtags to tweet about specific sessions), daily agenda highlights and even a mobile game for attendees with leaderboard. The mobile app will be available for download for both iOS and Android devices from Mobile App Stores. (mid-Aug for U.S. and Oct for Europe).

    VMworld Hashtags
    The official VMworld conference hashtag is #vmworld. We are also encouraging fun hashtags such as #vmworld3word (your best 3-word tweet) and #vmworldselfie (for selfies and group pics). Hashtags are also available for every Session & Lab by making a hashtag out of any SessionID or LabID (remove all dashes).  For more details on hashtags and to view realtime VMworld Twitter streams, visit VMworld Twitter Hashtags.

    VMworld Discussions
    Post VMworld discussions, reply to threads, share Q&A or upload documents for the community at our VMworld Discussion Forum. This is a great place to connect with other attendees, browse topics or reach out to the Event staff. If you prefer Twitter, use the VMworld hashtags listed above to view conversations, network and post your tweets.

    VMworld Bloggers
    Blogger tables will be setup in the Hang Space and at the front of the General Session theater for use by VMworld bloggers. Blogger buttons will be available at the Hang Space tables and an unofficial Blogger list is available online along with a rollup of blog posts from contributing bloggers. View and signup at VMworld Bloggers

    VMworld Videos
    At the Hang Space, there will be a Community Tech Talks stage with LIVE streaming video for sessions throughout the week. In the lobby of Moscone South, theCUBE, hosted by SiliconAngle and Wikibon, will be LIVE streaming interviews with executives, tech influencers and analysts. And roaming the conference hallways will be our own VMworld TV crew, providing conference highlights and interviews. Watch it all online and learn about schedules and signup at VMworld Videos.

    VMworld Photo & Video Sharing
    If you plan to take photos at VMworld, please tag them with #vmworld or #vmworldselfie and share them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. For any videos you create, please upload them to YouTube, Vimeo or try short video loops using Vine App and Instagram.

    VMworld Gatherings
    Plan time in your schedules for both official and unofficial conference events, community gatherings and sponsor parties — happening all week, night and day. We’ve put together a VMworld Gatherings list for you – and if you have an additional gathering you wish to add, please use the submission form on this page.

VMworld Channels / Social Networks

Here is a quick rundown on VMworld Social Media accounts to follow or subscribe to:
Follow @vmworld on Twitter
Subscribe to VMworld TV on YouTube
Subscribe to the VMworld Conference Blog
Like the VMworld Page on Facebook
Follow the VMworld Page on Google+
Join the VMworld Group on LinkedIn
Follow the VMworld Pinterest Boards
Follow the VMworld Instagram Account
View the VMworld Flickr Photosets
Check-in at VMworld 2014 locations on Foursquare

For anyone attending, I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible — and for those online, I hope you can join the VMworld conversations or follow along with the wide range of social media and community offerings that VMworld offers. If you would like to connect, you can find me on Twitter: @tony_dunn

Download the PDF: VMworld 2014 Social Media Guide
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You’ve searched the Content Catalog, and made your list of must-attend sessions. It’s time to make it official and log in to Schedule Builder, sign up for the sessions you want to attend, and create your VMworld schedule.

 

If you haven’t registered yet, register now for VMworld --you have to be registered to access Schedule Builder, and some sessions fill up quickly. Pre-registration is strongly suggested.

 

VMworld offers 350 technical and content-rich sessions and labs, the ability to review 250 solutions side-by-side with sponsors and exhibitors in our Solutions Exchange, and multiple opportunities to connect and network with other IT professionals, VMware and subject matter experts.

 

The possibilities are endless. Register, and you could sign up for sessions like these right now:

 

 

This is the year for boundless opportunities and the chance to define your VMworld  experience with No Limits. Register now. Create your schedule. Get ready for a great VMworld 2014!

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If you have been waiting to register for VMworld 2014 Europe, the wait is over. Registration is now open and you can join your colleagues in Barcelona 14-16 October.

Register now for VMworld 2014 Europe and connect with the people and partners who are transforming IT.

You’ll have access to more than 115 technical and content-rich sessions and labs covering the latest in virtualization innovations in the data center for storage, networking, security, management, workforce mobility and hybrid cloud services. You can view the VMworld agenda online via the Content Catalog, which gives you a comprehensive list of breakout sessions, labs, and group discussions.

You can search by fields such as track, session title, speaker names, or location; or you can filter with a variety of tags or key words. If you still need guidance in searching and using the Content Catalog, you can view our User's Guide for step by step instructions.

The opportunities are within reach. Get registered, access the agenda via the Content Catalog, and get ready for VMworld 2014 Europe in Barcelona!






 

 




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It’s time to take your first look at the VMworld agenda.  The Content Catalog is now live, giving you a comprehensive list of breakout sessions, labs, and group discussions. Registered attendees and prospective attendees alike use the catalog to see what topics will be on the agenda, who is speaking, and to start noting their sessions of interest.

 

You can search by fields such as track, session title, speaker names, or location (US or Europe), or you can filter with a variety of tags or key words.  Need guidance in searching and using the Content Catalog? Check out our User’s Guide for step by step instructions.

 

The Mobile-Cloud era has arrived—and it’s all about software. Software that empowers you to break down walls, demolish barriers, and reveal the virtually boundless opportunities ahead. The time to break through is now.

 

At VMworld 2014, you’ll learn how.

 

The opportunities are within reach. No limits. Get registered, check out the agenda via the Content Catalog, and get ready for VMworld in San Francisco in August.

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Time is running out to attend VMworld 2014 US in San Francisco on August 24-28, 2014 at a discounted rate.  Register now and save $300 with Early Bird pricing. You can’t afford to miss this VMworld—showcasing the latest products and offering the practical sessions to improve your working knowledge base to help you and your business succeed.

 

Why you can’t miss VMworld 2014 US this year:

 

•     Access to over 350 technical and content-rich sessions and labs covering the latest in virtualization innovations in the data center for storage, networking, security, management, workforce mobility and hybrid cloud services.

•     Opportunities to connect and network with other IT professionals, VMware and subject matter experts to share information about challenges and opportunities with like-minded professionals.

•     The ability to review the latest competitive solutions side-by-side with sponsors and exhibitors in the VMworld Solutions Exchange and discuss your specific questions with technology partners who can provide advice and information.

 

Early Bird Pricing ends on June 10, 2014, so register today.

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It’s Time--VMworld 2014 US Registration is Now Open  This is the year to be at VMworld. Join us in San Francisco, August 24 -28, and connect with the people and partners who are transforming IT. The wait is over—VMworld 2014 US registration is now open.  From the data center to the device, VMworld 2014 will deliver the essential tools and training to provide real business value back to your organization.

 

Register now and save $300 by taking advantage of our Early Bird pricing. You will have access to over 350 technical and content-rich sessions and labs covering the latest in virtualization innovations in the data center for storage, networking, security, management, workforce mobility and hybrid cloud services.

 

Need help convincing your boss to send you to VMworld 2014? Download our letter to demonstrate why you have to be at VMworld this year. The letter guides you in breaking down the costs and benefits of VMworld, why attending is so important, and the value you and your organization will see in return.

 

Register now. VMworld 2014 is waiting—are you ready? We are, and we can't wait to see you there.

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Here’s your opportunity to help influence the content at VMworld 2014. Public Session Voting opened this morning, and you can vote for your favorite session proposals. Session Voting is open May 5 – May 18 at 11:59 pm PDT.  Voting is open to anyone-- you will be required to login to your vmworld.com account to participate. If you do not have a vmworld.com account, you can set one up for free.

 

If you already know of a specific session or track you want to vote for, once you login to the voting site you can select a Track, Sub-track, or do a Keyword Search (Session ID, title, speaker, etc.) to find specific session(s). To cast your vote, click on the “Thumbs Up” symbol next to the Session ID.  You will receive confirmation that your vote has been counted.  To remove a vote, you will need to click on the “Thumbs Up” symbol again and this will remove the vote.

 

Your vote, and the votes of others who participate in public Session Voting, will be reviewed by our VMware Content Team and will influence the final session selection.

 

Check out our the Public Session Voting FAQ for more information.

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Don’t let the deadline slip by you. The VMworld Call for Papers submission window closes on    May 2, 2014, so it’s time to put the final touches on your abstract and mark your submissions complete. Late submissions will not be eligible, so don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this year’s conference, and to make an impact by leading a session at VMworld 2014.

 

You still have time to get your submission complete and into the system for consideration.

 

Below is a guide of the steps for you to follow to complete a winning abstract for this year’s VMworld Call for Papers.

 

  • Visit the VMworld website for all of the basic information about the submission process.
  • Read over the submission guidelines carefully. These guidelines will help you expertly craft your titles and abstracts, and avoid common reasons for rejection.
  • Review the suggested content areas for submission on the VMworld website. These areas will give you guidance for important topic areas for your abstracts.
  • As noted in the submission guidelines, have someone else carefully proofread your title and abstract before submission.
  • Finally, submit your title and abstract via the VMworld 2014 Call for Papers submission link.

 

Notification letters will go out by early June. Good luck to everyone submitting this year!

 

The VMworld Team

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It’s official. It’s open. It’s time to finish those rough drafts for submission and get your abstract in the running for VMworld 2014. First, head on over to the VMworld website for all the important information about submitting an abstract.

 

We want to help you submit winning proposals. So take the time to review our Abstract Submission Guidelines. These helpful recommendations will guide you in preparing your titles and session descriptions and will assist you in avoiding the common pitfalls that lead to abstract rejections.

 

To get really inspired, check out the sessions that were accepted for the VMworld 2013 agenda. (Please note you will need a VMworld login to access this content).

 

Below is a listing of just a few of the topic areas* to consider for your content submissions:

 

 

Software-Defined Data Center

Public and Hybrid Cloud

Cloud Infrastructure

Hybrid Cloud Network

Management

vCloud Hybrid Service

Networking and Security

Storage and Business   Continuity

End-User Computing

Operational Management

Desktop and   Desktop-as-a-Service

Virtualizing Applications

Mobile Management

Social and Collaboration

Partner Track
(VMware employee submissions only)

General

Technology Exchange for Alliance Partners


 

*In addition to the above topics to choose from, you will also find tags in the Call for Papers to further help you categorize your session proposal. These tags include Technical Level, Products/Topics, Market Segment, and Attendee Role.

We strongly encourage you to utilize these tags thoughtfully to better your chances of being accepted onto the agenda. The more we know about your session the better. Unless otherwise noted, we will assume your session is appropriate for the general audience. Please DO NOT check every tag, as it will not increase your chances of acceptance. 

Finally, as you complete your abstract and are ready to submit, use the link below. Good luck and we look forward to reading your submissions.

VMworld 2014 Call for Papers Submission Link

 

 

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We are already in preparation mode for VMworld 2014 and before you know it, we’ll all be gathering in San Francisco. What better way to make an impact at VMworld 2014 than by leading a session at this year’s conference. Do you have something new to offer in Software-Defined Data Center, End-User Computing, Hybrid Cloud or another area? Then, start putting your ideas together, and get ready to submit for the 2014 VMworld Call for Papers, opening on April 4th.

 

In the meantime, we would like to help you prepare to submit winning proposals. For inspiration, view previous sessions in full from the 2013 conference by clicking on the track areas below. You will need a subscription to use this feature. If you don’t have one, you will be prompted to sign up for an account once you click to view a session.

 

Business ContinuityStorage
End-User ComputingTechnology Exchange for Alliance Partner
NetworkingVirtualizing Applications
OperationsVirtualization and Cloud Management
Public Hybrid CloudvSphere and vCloud Suite
Security & Compliance

 

The official Call for Papers submission process will open on April 4th, and you will receive an email communication including links, directions for submission, contacts for questions, and additional information regarding the conference. As always, check the VMworld website for updates and information. Good luck in preparing, and we look forward to seeing your submissions this year!

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blog.pngVMworld 2013 Europe is now a wrap, but what a week it has been in Barcelona! Thank you to all our attendees. sponsors & exhibitors!

As we look back on the event, here are some resources to help recap announcements and highlights:

VMworld Blogger Rollup

VMware and v12n (virtualization) Blogger Rollups
Video Coverage from VMworld TV
General Sessions and Spotlight Sessions
Tech Talks from the Community Lounge


Below are some of the key announcements that came from VMware:
(see the VMware Company News blog post for full coverage)


VMware Cloud Management Solutions
: Announced today, new capabilities and enhancements across the portfolio of cloud management solutions will simplify and automate management of IT services for multiple clouds and platforms. New product releases include VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.0, VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite 5.8, VMware IT Business Management Suite, and VMware vCenter Log Insight 1.5.

 

VMware vCloud Hybrid Service: VMware is expanding the vCloud Hybrid Service to Europe and will roll out vCloud Hybrid Service in the United Kingdom with a new data center location in Slough. VMware vCloud Hybrid Service is expanding in the US and this new data center addresses UK and European data locality, privacy, security and sovereignty. Also announced was the availability of the new vCloud Hybrid Service Online Marketplace, providing a platform where customers can discover, download, test-drive and buy solutions for vCloud Hybrid Service with access to 3,800 pre-qualified applications and rich online resources.

End-User Computing
: VMware today announced the acquisition of Desktone, a pioneer and industry leader in the desktop-as-a-service space. End-user computing executive vice president and general manager Sanjay Poonen provides complete details in his blog post on the acquisition of Desktone. Additionally VMware is introducing new product offerings and capabilities across its end-user computing product portfolio to broaden IT support for the mobile workforce. New product releases include version updates to View and Mirage (Horizon View 5.3, Horizon Mirage, 4.3), ThinApp (version 5.0), new VMware Ready smartphones from Sony, the availability of the vSAN for Horizon View public beta and a new crowd sourcing feature in Socialcast.

VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced
: VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced delivers industry-leading storage-efficiency for backups, unique capabilities to accelerate recovery and unparalleled integration with VMware vSphere. Announced today, VMware vSphere Data Protection 5.5 Advanced will feature new capabilities including network-efficient backup data replication, integration with EMC Data Domain, a new Microsoft SharePoint agent, and automated backup verification.

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VMworld Europe Party

Posted by karensung25 Oct 16, 2013

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Join Us Tonight for the VMworld Party!


Are you ready to PARTY! This is going to be a party you don't want to miss. We even have a 'Super Secret Celebrity Guest'..and it's going to be Dynamite!  You're going to have to find out for yourself though. Join us tonight at 19:00-22:00 in Hall 6.0.

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Hall Crawl

Posted by karensung25 Oct 16, 2013

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HALL CRAWL TONIGHT!
Join us for beer, wine and food for the VMworld Europe Hall Crawl in the Solutions Exchange from 17:00 – 19:00.


Sponsors Participating in the Hall Crawl:

ADTRAN / Bluesocket

Brocade

Catbird

CSC

Dell

Hitachi Data Systems

Neverfail

Nexenta

NVIDIA

Tintri

Riverbed

VMware

Western Digital

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With all the sessions going on at any one time at VMworld Barcelona, how do you decide how to make the most of your most precious asset—your time? Read on for guidance on how to make the most out of your time.

If you need help proactively managing virtualization or cloud performance, consider:

Uncovering the Hidden Truth in Log Data With vCenter Log Insight.

Tuesday, 11:00-12:00 VCM7369-S

Deep Dive into vSphere Log Management with vCenter Log Insight.

Tuesday, 12:30-1:30 VCM4445

Tips & Tricks with Log Insight (cool, new product for root cause analysis).

Tuesday, 5:00-6:00 VCM4528

How to Manage vSphere and Hybrid Cloud with vCenter Operations Management.

Wednesday, 2:00-3:00 VCM5811

How to Customize Your vCenter Operations Management Deployment for Your Business Needs.

Wednesday, 3:30-4:30 VCM5100

vCenter Operations and the Quest for the Missing Metrics.

Wednesday, 3:30-4:30 VCM5008

Practical Real World Reporting with vCenter Operations.

Wednesday, 5:00-6:00 VCM5009

What’s New and What's Next in vCenter Operations: A Tech Preview.

Thursday, 1:30-2:30 VCM5781

If you want to automate provisioning and provide your users with fast, on-demand access to applications, consider:

Reigning in VM Sprawl - Automating the Reclamation of Unused Resources.

Tuesday, 11:00-12:00 VCM5048

Automating the Software Defined Data Center: How Do I Get Started?

Tuesday, 2:00-3:00 VCM5048

Getting Started with vCenter Orchestrator.

Tuesday, 3:30-4:30 VCM4875

From Virtualization to Cloud: How Automation Drives Agility.

Tuesday, 5:00-6:00 VCM5269

VMware & Puppet: How to Plan, Deploy & Manage Modern Apps (because you need to know how VMware & Puppet work together).

Wednesday, 12:30 – 1:30 VCM5271

The Transformative Power and Business Case for Cloud Automation.

Wednesday, 3:30 – 4:30 OPT5474

vCenter Orchestrator - Say Hi to Razor and Software Defined Storage.

Wednesday, 3:30 – 4:30 VCM5472

Provisioning and Managing a Heterogeneous Cloud with vCAC.

Wednesday, 2:00-3:00 and Thursday, 10:30-11:30 VCM5148

Best Practices for Application Lifecycle Management with vCloud Automation Center.

Thursday, 9:00-10:00 VCM5154

Cloud Service Automation with NSX and vCloud Automation Center.

Thursday, 10:30-11:30 VCM5477

If you want to learn how to get complete financial transparency around the cost of IT Services
, consider:

Business Management for Cloud.

Tuesday, 3:30-4:30 VCM4885

Leveraging IT Financial Transparency to Drive Transformation.

Wednesday, 3:30-4:30 OPT4732

For a full list of Cloud Management sessions (vCAC, vC Ops, Log Insight, ITBM) check out:
Virtualization and Cloud Management

Pre-register using the
schedule builder as several of the sessions are nearly at capacity. You can also comment on your favorite picks and speakers.

Also, be sure to read this latest Cloud Management blog with infographic:
Reigning in the Cloud!

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VMworld 2013 Europe Party

Posted by Kim Griffin Oct 14, 2013

Immediately following the "Hawl Crawl" in the Solutions Exchange on Wednesday, is the VMworld Attendee Appreciation Party.

The theme this year -- SUPER CLUB
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This will be the ultimate in dance, sports, art, chill out and spectacular live performances... All under one roof. 
Indulge in the exotic oxygen bar, get creative with a digital graffiti wall, kick back in our eccentric member’s cocktail club or grab your friends and hit the roller disco.  Plus a DJ set by Space Ibiza resident Mr. Doris, live show by female dance sensation High on Heels, AND an epic must see performance by our headline act!

WHEN: Wednesday 16 October
TIME: 19:00 – 22:00
WHERE: Hall 6, Fira Gran Via, Barcelona


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