Are you coming to VMworld? The annual VMworld Women of Purpose event still has some seats left. The theme this year is “Building Your Personal Brand”. If you want one of those few remaining seats, register quickly!
See you there!
The VMworld 2014 call for papers is now open! The deadline is May 2. More details are here.
Mac admins, I’d love to see some presentations about effectively virtualizing Mac environments. There’s lots of Mac users at VMworld. It’s time to show great examples of Mac virtualization beyond the desktop.
During VMworld, one of the events that I attended was the annual Women of Purpose event. JJ DiGeronimo wrote a blog post about what went into planning this event, and I just discovered a write-up about the panel session during this event from the Wall Street Journal titled “Women IT Pros Fought for Success”.
It was a great panel, and I’m really glad that I went.
One of the most awesome parts of VMworld, at least in my opinion, is the Hands-on Labs. There, you get to actually put the new product through its paces.
At VMworld 2012, one of our announcements (which I think kinda got lost in all of our other announcements) is that we’re going to make our Hands-on Labs available online. Our first step towards that is live now: add yourself to our list for the public beta. We’ll use this to figure out how much demand there actually is for this, and we’ll add people to the Hands-on Labs so that we can manage the experience and make sure that it’s all happily working for everyone. So get on the list!
Full details are in the blog post announcing the public beta.
During VMworld, we staffed our massive VMware booth with women to showcase our female developers, testers, program managers, and others. VMworldTV filmed this; check it out!
This was my first VMworld, and I’ll post some thoughts about it later, but for now, here’s a great list of what happened at VMworld. From my perspective, here’s one important point:
The new vSphere Web Client is where VMware is going, and you can tell this in the vSphere 5.1 release.
Once you install vSphere 5.1, I’d love to hear your thoughts about the web client.
I know that the Hands-on Labs are one of the most popular parts of VMworld, including bragging rights if you finish all of them. So one way to work on those bragging rights is the new BYOD for the VMworld Hands-on Labs. We’ll still have the traditional workstations set up, but you can also use your own device.
My awesome team made a video about it, which you absolutely need to watch:
Next week is VMworld, and I’ll be there. Want to meet up? Ping me (honestly, reaching me via twitter is probably going to be best, since my mail is going to get pretty backed up next week) and we’ll meet up for coffee or cocktails.
VMworld is coming soon. It’s easy to think of it as an event for big companies, but small-to-medium businesses can get a lot out of VMworld. The VMware SMB blog lists a scant handful of the many sessions that are useful to SMBs.
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