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VMworld Europe 2013 – Thursday

VMworld Europe 2013 – Thursday

VMworld Party In #vmworld3word Twitter talk it could be summed up as: Beer Food Music. Simple. The night was entitled ‘Superclub’ and various areas dedicated their decor and activities accordingly. A cordoned off section in the middle of the hall offer rollerskating to brave, experienced and foolhardy. Health and safety rules applied and as the onlookers cheered at tumbles it was clear to see that helmets and wristbands were a...

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VMworld 2013 Europe – Wednesday

VMworld 2013 Europe – Wednesday

General Session – Carl Eschenbach In the 10 minutes prior to the session starting the Platinum sponsors each had their own promotional video trailer presented. It somewhat startled me into a momentary panic as the music blasted out without warning and had me thinking the session had started but no, just a NetApp, HP, EMC, Dell and a Cisco trailer-thon. Disclaimer announcement along the lines of, “Things that may be true most...

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VMworld offer – VMware vSphere ICM v5.1

VMworld offer – VMware vSphere ICM v5.1

Speaking with Julie Escott (Worldwide Senior Education Co-ordinator) earlier this morning I learned about the on-demand classroom edition of the Install Configure and Manage course for vSphere v5.1, at a reduced rate. If you’re attending the conference this week head over to the Education & Certification Lounge and register as it’s only $499, that’s a substantially reduced rate compared to the standard cost –...

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VMworld Europe 2013 – Tuesday

VMworld Europe 2013 – Tuesday

VMworld is go! (Nice traffic light near my hotel) General Session Overview The General Session opened today announcing it as the 6th annual conference for Europe. Over 8,500 attendees this year and Maurizio Carli was quick to promote the VMUG and cite the global 80,000 user base. He followed up by encouraging people who weren’t members to stop by the VMUG booth in the Solutions Exchange and sign up. There was an open acknowledgement...

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VMworld Europe 2013 – Monday

VMworld Europe 2013 – Monday

It’s not just Partner Day it’s also the best way to familiarise yourself with the layout of the conference centre. It could also be said it’s the lull before the storm as the atmosphere is almost serene with only a ripple of conversation in the open seating areas. Without doubt and quite obviously there’s more suits than jeans, shoes than trainers and notepads than laptops. A real business day. The start to the day...

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VMworld 2013 Europe – Sunday

Day 0 I’ve been fortunate enough to have attended over 10 VMworld and TSX events since 2006 and even today I’m still excited of what the next few days will bring. Even though all the major announcements have been made, blogged about and discussed in social media there’s something thrilling to hear it from a live stage. Tomorrow is Partner day and it has a lot to offer in that the messaging is different. Of course...

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