TechTalks Schedule at VMworld EMEA 2014

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The provisional schedule for vBrownbag TechTalks at VMworld EMEA 2014 has been posted. If you don't know what they are, the TechTalks are 10 minute presentations (hopefully broadcast live on the internet but also recorded) on any technical subject given by assorted attendees of VMworld. Anyone can propose a TechTalk (there are a few spaces left - signup using this form) and anyone can watch (find the Community Hangspace, or watch online via the vBrownbag live page). Among the sessions already scheduled are a couple of great sounding ones from Joerg Lew on orchestration and automation; another from Kaido Kibin about vCO collaboration; two sessions on VVols from Cormac Hogan and Nick Dyer; and a primer on the hyper-converged ecosystem … [Read more...]

VMworld Europe 2014 – Looking forward…

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It's October now and it means that VMworld Europe 2014 is right around the corner. I'll be attending in Barcelona for what will be my 4th VMworld. It will be the first time that I've ever attended under a full conference pass rather than just as a blogger. However, I don't expect the experience to be hugely different. Perhaps in the general sessions the view will be slightly different but that's about it. My employer, Xtravirt, is sending a number of my colleagues along with me to VMworld this year. Whilst we're all very different people working on different projects, we generally have fairly complementary skillsets and a passion for what we do. Speaking just for myself, I'm really looking forward to VMworld. Like my children's … [Read more...]

vBrownbag needs you at VMworld Europe 2014

VMworld Europe 2014 gets under way two weeks from today. There are a large number of excellent sessions available to schedule but if you either didn't get yours selected, didn't submit one but wish you had or just have something that you want to share with VMware users and the community in general then there is another way. Every year at VMworld (both US and EMEA), the vBrownbag crew organise a series of TechTalks aimed at giving anybody who wants to, a chance to present for 10 minutes on the topic of their choice (except for direct product pitches). The schedule has still to be decided but there are open slots available. So, if you have something that you want to share, use the sign up form … [Read more...]

VCP-NV Exam Prep Series to start on vBrownbag EMEA

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Starting tomorrow on the #vBrownbag EMEA webinar, we're starting a series of sessions covering the exam blueprint for the VCPN610 exam. The exam is a required component of the new VCP-NV certification. The first session is being presented by Frank Buechsel (from VMware GSS) who will be covering Objective 1 from the blueprint. Don't miss out, register here: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/541316569 (Please note that if you have previously attended the vBrownbag EMEA webinar that the meeting ID has changed and that you'll need to re-register - sorry.) … [Read more...]

My VMworld Schedule

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Next week is VMworld Europe 2013. My wife tells people it's a "Uber Geek Fest". She's probably right about that! This will be my third VMworld and I know without a doubt that there will not be enough hours between Sunday and Thursday this coming week for me to meet all of the people and vendors that I want and see the sessions that I want. If you're in Barcelona at VMworld this coming week, say hello, give me your business card, join me for a beer or do all three! On a couple of days I'll be wearing shirts with this on the back: At the moment my schedule looks a bit like this: Daytime Evening Sunday Travel to Barcelona vRockstar Party Monday Registration, Hands-on-Labs and Partner sessions including … [Read more...]

VMworld Europe 2012 – Day 1

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This was the day that 8000 or so people descended on the conference centre in Barcelona as VMworld opened its doors wide. Whilst the Fira Barcelona appears to me to be a bigger venue than the Bella Center in Copenhagen, it does still have its pinch points and I was glad to get there early enough in the morning to avoid the rush to the keynote speech. For me, this was the first time that I'd seen (or read) anything publicly from new VMware CEO, Pat Gelsinger, since he took office and I was interested to see how or if the message had changed since Paul Maritz moved on. Pat's keynote speech was well delivered and well received in my opinion. I sensed though that he was being careful to try and establish his credentials as someone who can … [Read more...]