As the demand for IT professionals with virtualization and cloud skills increases, it becomes more and more essential to distinguish yourself in the market. VMware’s industry-recognized certifications validate your technical capabilities and knowledge, giving you an edge.
At the VMworld Certification Exam Center all VMware Certified Professional (VCP) and VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) exams will be 50% off the regular price (save up to $200). This is an excellent opportunity to recertify your certification or validate new skills at a significant savings. Space is limited so reserve your seat today!
VMUG will be hosting a number of fun activities while at VMworld and we want to see you there! You can start by picking up your free VMUG shirt at registration from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. We are asking all VMUG members to wear their green shirts on Tuesday for the VMUG Green Out. Be spotted in a green VMUG shirt on Tuesday and you could win!
Stop by the VMUG Booth #1037
The VMUG Booth in the Solutions Exchange will be our base of operations for the week. Stop by and see us at the booth to get the latest VMUG information, win some great giveaways, and post your picture on our member wall! You’ll have a chance to win an Alienware 14 gaming laptop by picking up a card at the VMUG and Global Knowledge Booth (#534).
The VMUG Booth is also the place to meet the VMUG Board of Directors, Leaders, and your fellow members. We encourage you to use the VMUG Booth as a meeting place – feel free to hang out!
Along with the Solutions Exchange, VMUG will be joining in the VMworld activities for:
Spousetivities- Is your spouse or partner joining you in San Francisco? Hook them up with the Spousetivities crew so they can have some fun while you're attending VMworld sessions
Join in the VMUG 5 Week Challenge!
Starting on July 21st, VMUG will post a new challenge on Twitter every Monday at 10:00 a.m. CST. Complete the challenge each week, and you’ll be enter to win one of four VMunderground passes, a VMworld party you won’t want to miss!
Join us at the VMUG booth to learn more about all of the discounts on training, software and more! VMworld attendees will receive a special discount when you purchase on-site.
Calling all current subscribers: Stop by the VMUG booth to win some great prizes and pick up your complimentary VMUG Advantage shirt!
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
Registernow 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.
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.
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.
• 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.
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.
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.
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!
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
Hybrid Cloud Network
vCloud Hybrid Service
Networking and Security
Storage and Business Continuity
Desktop and Desktop-as-a-Service
Social and Collaboration
Partner Track (VMware employee submissions only)
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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Note: All blogs will be monitored and reviewed for content. Any blogs not related to virtualization or considered to be spam or offensive will be removed.