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VMworld offers several powerful networking opportunities with industry-leading Knowledge Experts, peers and technology partners throughout the week. Here are just some of the special events you can take advantage of while in Copenhagen.


Welcome Reception
Tuesday, 18 October, 17.30 - 19.30
Solutions Exchange
Start your time at the conference with good food and good conversation. Catch up with colleagues, talk to technology partners, bump into Knowledge Experts and just enjoy some down time with professionals in your field.


Hall Crawl
Wednesday, 19 October, 16.00 - 18.00
Solutions Exchange
Enjoy a refreshing beverage while you see the latest products and services from over 125 exhibitors in the Solutions Exchange.


VMworld 2011 Party
Wednesday, 19 October, 20.00 - 24.00
Tap 1, Ny Carlsberg Vej 91, 1799 Copenhagen
You’ll be ready to party after two packed days of education and networking. This is a great time to get to know other IT professionals in a relaxed, informal setting with delicious food, activities and entertainment. Take a break and enjoy the fun!


For other official and unofficial gatherings organized by VMware, sponsors/exhibitors, attendees and user groups. View our Twitter feed for gatherings, tweetups and parties


Register for VMworld now and don't miss the event of the year.


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The VMworld Knowledge Experts program are VMware employees who specialize on one specific topic (Technical or Non-Technical) and are available to attendees in One-on-One meetings, Group Discussions or during Breakout Sessions.


Group Discussions allow VMworld attendees to meet with Knowledge Experts in an informative and interactive session to gain insight from like-minded colleagues in similar industries. Topics include: Cloud Security, Storage, Memory Management, Data Protection, Applications Management and Network.


Schedule 15 minute One-on-One Meetings with an expert of your choice in an open dialogue based on your specific questions.


Knowledge Experts include:

Charu Chaubal: Compliance
Kit Colbert: Memory
Chris Colotti: vCloud
Lee Dilworth: Site Recovery Manager
Ford Donald: vCloud and vSEL
George Gerchow: Compliance/vCenter Configuration Manager
Cormac Hogan: Storage
Andrew Johnson: Horizon
Ravi Kumar: Security
Matthew Lodge: Cloud Computing
Kannon Mani: Virtualizing Oracle on VMware
Dave McCrory: Cloud Foundry
David Overbeek: vCenter Operations and vCenter Configuration Manager
Massimo Re Ferre: vSphere and vCloud Director
John Robb: Zimbra
Tom Stephens: vSphere HA and FT
Thomas Walker: VMware View and ThinApp


Don't miss this opportunity by registering for VMworld today.


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With so many things taking place at VMworld Copenhagen, including 200+ sessions, over 20 Hands-on Labs and more than 125 sponsors and exhibitors in the Solutions Exchange we wanted to make sure you didn't forget about these important sessions.


VMworld General Sessions will help you get a view of where VMware is going for the coming year and what the latest product launches mean to your organization.


First off hear from VMware CTO and SVP of R&D Steve Herrod on Tuesday, October 18 and get a look into the technologies underpinning the cloud. You will also receive an insider's tour of the industry's first comprehensive cloud infrastructure suite, including vSphere 5's most advanced features and capabilities.


Raghu Raghuram, VMware's Senior Vice-President and General Manager of Cloud Platforms, will speak on Wednesday, October 19 about The Software-Driven Datacenter focusing on industry trends that will move forward a more dynamic, flexible and automated datacenter environment based on the increasing role of virtualization across the datacenter.


On Thursday, October 20, VMware CEO, Paul Maritz will provide an inside look at the forces shaping Cloud Computing and the next generation of IT. See the latest in the world's most advanced cloud infrastructure technologies and get real-world perspective from the CIOs of some of the globe's largest and most respected brands.


Finally, do not miss special VMware Super Sessions on Tuesday, October 18 where you will learn about the latest products and solutions. These sessions will also provide  you a roadmap of other key sessions and activities taking place the rest of the week to maximize your time.

• The Biggest VMware Management Launch Ever! – Find out What’s New & What’s Next in Virtualization and Cloud Management
• Transitioning to ESXi
• Securing your Cloud
• The End-User Computing Revolution Starts Now with VMware View


If you have not yet registered for VMworld Europe, don't hesitate as we are two weeks out from the event. Register Today.


Once registered, do not forget to build your schedule with Schedule Builder. You MUST pre-register for the sessions you want to attend this year to reserve a seat.


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New this year, attendees must pre-register for sessions. Without pre-registration, you will not be given access to any breakout sessions.


If you are registered for VMworld Europe, view a full listing of sessions, organize your days, and sign-up for the sessions you want to attend. Most sessions will be repeated at least once and we will be adding additional sessions based on popularity, so if it is full, check back.


If you are not yet registered, what are you waiting for? Register now and build out your schedule.


During VMworld, you will be able to add a session to your schedule up to 30 minutes prior to the start. Session rooms will open approximately 25 minutes before the start of a session and close 3 minutes to the start of the session. Only attendees who have pre-registered for the session will be allowed in the room. There will be NO stand-by line, so please make sure to register for the sessions you plan on attending.


Hands-on Labs will be available on-demand and can be taken at any time throughout the event. You can add Lab time to your personal schedule, but will need to visit the Labs at VMworld to sign-up.


Lab Hours:
Tuesday   09.00 – 14.30
Wednesday   10.30 – 18.00
Thursday   10.30 – 16.30


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Make sure you have VMworld with you while at the conference with the official VMworld 2011 mobile application. It is a show program, breakout session schedule builder and Solutions Exchange guide for attendees of the VMworld conference. The application is synced to email stations throughout the event and is compatible with iPhone, BlackBerry, and all other smartphones.

With the mobile application, you can:
- View sessions by day and track
- Schedule Breakout Sessions
- View Hands-on Labs
- Browse exhibitor listings by name
- Find your way around the expo
- Create a personal agenda containing the Breakout Sessions you pre-registered for
- Complete session surveys
- Follow the event’s Twitter stream
- Receive the latest conference news

Visit www.vmworld.com/mobile on your phone to download and install the official VMworld mobile application.


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There are some great events and locations for attendees to take advantage of at VMworld. Here are just a few of the special activities taking place, plus a location for you to lay back and relax during your time in Las Vegas.


Welcome Reception
Monday, August 29, 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Start your time at the conference with good food and good conversation. Catch up with colleagues, talk to technology partners, bump into Knowledge Experts and enjoy some down time with professionals in your field in the Solutions Exchange. Plus, don't miss Elastic Sky in the Hang Space from 4:30pm - 5:30pm.


Hall Crawl
Tuesday, August 30, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Enjoy a refreshing beverage while you see the latest products and services from over 250 exhibitors in the Solutions Exchange.


VMworld 2011 Party 
Wednesday, August 31, 7:00pm - 11:00pm
This year’s party is so big we have to hold it in 3 Locations - Hall A, Hang Space, and The Pools at Venetian and Palazzo! Start the evening in the Hang Space, enjoying a variety of great food, complimented with wine, beer and cocktails. Wander into Hall A, the rock party, complete with lighted teepees, roving entertainment, and an opening act that will set the tone for the rest of the evening. At 8:00, our special guests take the stage in what will be a sound, light and sensory experience you won’t believe. But the night isn’t over after the concert. Head up to the pools at the Venetian and Palazzo at 9:00pm where signature drinks and world-renowned DJs and VJs close out a night you won’t forget!



Hang Space
Take a break from the VMworld action for a bit in the Hang Space, just in front of the Solutions Exchange (Halls B & C). We will create a truly relaxing park, complete with trees, plants, benches and fun diversions. Play a game of volleyball, chill out with a snack on a blanket on the grass (that’s right, we said grass!), or socialize with friends. It’s like being outside without leaving the building! You will also find stations to send email, recharge your cell phones, and be as productive as you like, all in a relaxed atmosphere.


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Don't Miss Hands-on Labs

Posted by VMworld Team Aug 23, 2011

The VMworld Hands-On Labs (HOLs) are yet again taking a leap forward to provide a user experience greater than any other in the industry with 24,000 lab hours being made available to conference attendees during VMworld. The HOLs will be serviced by a globally distributed public cloud which stretches across our Sponsor Datacenters; Switch in Las Vegas, Terremark in Miami, and COLT in Amsterdam all powered by vSphere 5.0 and vCloud Director 1.5.


New this year - The Labs have been designed around typical customer use case and business scenarios. This will allow conference attendees to have a hands-on experience exercising workflows that relate to real-world scenarios. There will be 27 distinct labs available; two of which will have manuals available in German and Japanese along with the default English. We will also be offering three partner labs this year from Cisco, EMC and NetApp. For the full list of labs being offered please refer to the U.S. Content Catalog.


Join us and take one of the HOLs to get more in-depth knowledge into the technologies you want to learn more about; at a time that best fits with your schedule.


Hands-on Labs Hours:

Sunday, Aug. 28           2:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, Aug. 29           7:00am - 3:00pm
Monday, Aug. 29           5:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday, Aug. 30          10:00am - 10:00pm
Wednesday, Aug. 31     7:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday, Sept. 1          7:00am - 4:00pm

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Were you wanting to attend VMworld, but couldn’t get the budget for a full conference rate approved; don’t worry as we just launched our Expo Only pass for the Las Vegas event. This pass provides you access to the Solutions Exchange, attend General Sessions and network with thousands of peers during the 4-day event.


The Solutions Exchange features more than 250 companies showcasing the latest virtualization and cloud infrastructure products, services and solutions. You'll be able to talk with experts from the leading companies in the virtualization industry and get hands on experience with the newest tools and technologies. It's the perfect place to network, learn and explore. The Solutions Exchange hours are:
Monday, August 29 - 5:00pm-7:30pm
Tuesday, August 30 – 9:30am-5:30pm
Wednesday, August 31  - 9:00am-4:00pm
Thursday, September 1 – 10:00am-2:00pm


General Sessions are a great opportunity to get inspired by speakers who are changing the future of how we interact with computers. VMworld offers a great line-up that will set a clear vision for where the technologies of virtualization and cloud computing can take us today and where they will go in the future. General Sessions will be held:
Monday, August 29 – 3:30pm-5:00pm
Tuesday, August 30 – 8:00am-9:30am
Thursday, September 1 – 9:00am-10:00am


Take advantage of special 5% airline discounts:
American Airlines
Promo Code: 3881BV
Valid for travel dates between August 20 – September 8

Virgin America
Promo Code: VXVMWARE
Valid Dates: August 26 – September 4
Off all Main Cabin Nonrefundable fares

We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas.


---The VMworld Team---


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Join your fellow VMworld attendees in a special bike ride and fun run on Monday, August 29 in Red Rock Canyon (about 30 miles away from the Las Vegas Strip). You can enjoy either a 23 mile bike ride or an hour run/walk taking in the sights of the Las Vegas desert and towering cliffs of the canyon.


You will start the day meeting everyone at 5am, yes that is really early but you have to beat the heat, and be shuttled to the starting point. From there the groups will head out and be returned to The Venetian by 8:30, with time to shower and prepare for VMworld.



This is a great opportunity for you to meet some colleagues and network before hitting the ground running with education and all that VMworld has to offer.


There is a cost associated with the Bike Ride and Fun Run to cover shuttle costs, bike rentals and such, but all proceeds will be donated to the Friends of Red Rock Canyon, an organization dedicated to the preservation, protection and enrichment of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.


Visit the sign-up page for more information and we look forward to seeing you on the roads.


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VMworld 2011 is only 10 weeks away and you don’t want miss out.




For many reasons, including the ability to learn about the latest VMware offerings and see solutions from over 200 exhibitors in the Solutions Exchange.


Here are just some of the other reasons why you should register today for VMworld:


1) Hear from VMware visionaries and cutting edge customers at the General Sessions.


2) Content Catalog is live - learn about the over 175 unique breakout sessions and 23 labs—featuring topics that will cover everything from virtualizing business critical applications, to scaling virtual desktop infrastructure, to unifying private and public cloud resources with consistent security, compliance and management.


3) Schedule Builder goes live mid-July - by registering now for VMworld 2011, you will be notified first. Build your conference schedule and reserve your spot in the breakout sessions you care about most.


4) Participate in the “Refer Your Colleagues” program and receive an Apple iPad 2. Simply tell your friends and colleagues the value of VMworld and invite them to attend. See details of the program here.


5) Save $600 - Early Bird rate ends Friday, June 24. Don’t miss the chance to save your company some money.


VMworld offers the tools to deliver unprecedented IT simplicity, agility, flexibility and cost efficiency. You’ll define owning the Cloud as something that will do more than just support your business. It will set it free.


This is VMworld 2011. This is your Cloud. Own it.



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