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If you're still looking for reasons to attend VMworld 2009 in San Francisco, then you've come to the right place. Three of our VMworld alumni have posted great blogs about why you shouldn't miss VMworld.
Will you be unable to attend VMworld 2009 in San Francisco?
Starting July 1st, 2009, you can purchase a VMworld.com Subscription for annual access to all VMworld 2009 Keynotes, Sessions and Labs offered through our virtual conference on VMworld.com. Experience all presentations and demos online from the VMworld conference by purchasing your own VMworld.com Subscription.
You will also gain exclusive access, benefits, and promos for the year-round VMworld.com online conference. Additionally, with a pre-purchase, you will receive access to VMworld 2008 and VMworld Europe 2009 content for the remainder of the current annual subscription.
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Discover how virtualization is revolutionizing the next generation of computing?providing even more efficiency and flexibility at a time when both are critical to the future of IT. VMworld 2009, brought to you by VMware®,is the perfect opportunity for IT Professionals to connect with peers and virtualization thought leaders. Register to attend this unique event where you can:
1) Select from over 300 Breakout Sessions and Hands-on Labs to customize your conference experience and explore topics most relevant to your organization.
2) See and hear about the latest virtualization trends from industry leaders during General Sessions.
3) Experience the VMware Booth and Genius Bar, where you can get answers from VMware experts.
4) Engage with 200 companies showcasing the latest in virtualization at the Solutions Exchange.
5) Network with like-minded people in a casual, interactive environment.
The Content Catalog has been released for public viewing, covering VMworld 2009 session and lab titles, abstracts and speaker bios.
Whether you are attending VMworld 2009 or are yet to register, please browse the Content Catalog for a full lineup of sessions and labs. Hear from experts and industry analysts about the latest in virtualization. From Virtualization 101 to more Advanced Sessions than ever before, there is something for every level of interest.
Content is subject to updates, so please check back often. Schedule Builder, which will allow attendees to build their own session schedules, will be available in late July.
Let us set the record straight on any vendor exhibit issue.
VMware is totally committed to continuing to make VMworld the leading virtualization conference in the world, highlighting the rich, diverse ecosystem that is the virtualization marketplace. Just to be clear, the exhibitor sponsorship contract we are using is standard across the industry. Nothing out of the ordinary or meant to limit the value of VMworld.
As you'd expect, Microsoft and Citrix have already signed up and will of course be participating in the conference this year, as well as hundreds of other companies.
We encourage companies to exhibit and participate that compete with us in one fashion, but complement us in others. It’s all about customers and community!
The VMworld team is hard at work putting together final touches on the show. We are expecting a great turnout and look forward to seeing you in San Francisco on August 31!
For a listing of all attending sponsors and exhibitors, please visit:
Are you bringing your spouse to VMworld 2009 in San Francisco?
Crystal Lowe, wife of Scott Lowe, is once again planning a number of exciting activities for spouses in the San Francisco area during the conference. Here is a general overview of what Crystal has planned so far:
*One day in Napa/Wine Country.
*One day of sightseeing (Coit Tower, Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, Bay Bridge) and shopping.
If you are still wondering whether or not you should attend VMworld 2009, then hopefully this post will change your mind.
Besides having numerous sessions, speakers, and vendors present, you will have the chance to network and learn from the best in the industry.
But hey, if that's not enough to convince you to register, hear it from VMworld alumni Rodney Haywood. Haywood hasn't missed a VMworld in the last three years, even paying his own way one year...and he lives in Australia.
One of the reasons from Haywood's post is that "with so many sessions and such a large section of vendors there WILL be relevant content to your needs and area of interest. You will come away with concrete things that will make a difference. Every year VMworld has set my agenda for the next 12 months, none more than last year!"
The following sessions and labs from VMworld 2008 and VMworld Europe 2009 have now been opened for public access. These were previously locked down for attendees and VMworld.com Subscription holders only.
Please sign into your free VMworld account and view these popular sessions covering several tracks and topics.
You can now experience our virtualization conference online year-round with other community members and site visitors. Get the best of both worlds...VMworlds that is. We are capturing video, presentations, demos, photos, blogs and more from both the U.S. and Europe VMworld conferences each year and then adding additional content throughout the rest of the year to make it a year-round gathering for virtualization knowledge, sharing and fun.
Join along for free (with limited access to content) or purchase a VMworld.com Subscription to gain full access to all Sessions & Labs from the latest U.S. and Europe conferences without having to actually travel there as an attendee.
To create a personal blog on VMworld.com, sign into your account, click on "Manage Account" in the top right corner of any page, click on the "Blog Posts" tab and then click on "Create a Personal Blog" or "Write a Blog Post" from within your account profile.
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