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vExpert Word Cloud

vExpert Word Cloud

As many of you know I’ve been sending out vExpert stickers (see my Macbook below) to vExperts in exchange for a quote on my website about why you’re proud to be a vExpert. Shortly after introducing a WordPress plug-in to my blog to show the quotes I noticed the bandwidth utilisation began to increase dramatically, so much so that my hosting provider began charging for excess bandwidth. I have no idea how or what the plug-in was...

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Steve Chambers – goes underground

Steve Chambers – goes underground

I was very confused to see a raft of Tweets about Steve this morning and his departure from Microsoft, albeit too late to join a conversation with him before he literally deleted his account. It appears his Facebook account has also followed suit. Checking his Viewyonder site it states his experiment is over. Many of us have seen his SoMe outbursts in the past 9 months and thought long and hard about them at times. Some have been work and...

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UKVMUG 2014 – A day of technology and community

UKVMUG 2014 – A day of technology and community

  November 18th 2014 National Motorcycle Museum, Coventry Road, Bickenhill, Solihull, B92 0EJ   The night before If you’re travelling up the night before there’s the chance to meet up with community fellows at the vCurry (this year sponsored by VMware vCloud Air) from 7pm at the National Motorcycle Museum, Bracebridge Suite. Once the food has been consumed a vQuiz is held. Teams are created and battle against each...

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Grandpa finds a new home.

Grandpa finds a new home.

Farewell… I’ve had a fantastic time working at Xtravirt for almost 3 years, and I’m very grateful to the opportunities and challenges they’ve presented me with but I feel it’s now time for me to move on to pastures new. I’ll be leaving behind an enthusiastic and lively bunch of people as well as a company with great momentum, plans and announcements lined up for the coming year. Don’t forget...

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Northwest VMUG (UK) – Grandpa goes north.

Northwest VMUG (UK) – Grandpa goes north.

Firstly, why Grandpa? Blame @greggrobertson5. Having only spent 2 days working with him (some time ago) he began to refer to me online in this manner and it’s stuck, and been adopted…by a few…and by my colleagues…and now even my partner. With the VMUG momentum picking up in the UK now more and more local ‘chapters’ are coming to life and in two weeks time I’ll be heading up to Manchester to meet new faces, really...

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London VMUG – in a nutshell.

London VMUG – in a nutshell.

  My session featured no kittens or puppies The VMware User Groups provide a fantastic opportunity to rub shoulders with VMware technology enthusiasts. Whether you’re running the latest, the previous or perhaps even the unsupported versions of their products there’s always someone to share a story with. You’ll typically find breakout sessions available overviewing products, providing troubleshooting guidance or...

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