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My top VMworld session picks


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Every year I post a list of my favorite VMworld sessions, my top picks. There are way too many sessions to see, but these are definitely the sessions I would like to attend personally. That could be because of the speaker, or the content, and preferably both. Yes I know, this list will have some […]

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Confessions of a VMUG Speaker – the prequel #SpeakerFail


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On twitter a question was asked by Casey West if people had “Speaker Fail” stories and I replied to it with my story. I have told this story to some folks but never shared it on my blog, so I figured I would share it. I already wrote an article about speaking at your local […]

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VMworld Call For Papers opened, some tips…


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For the past 8 years or so I have presented at VMworld, I think I have submitted sessions for the past 10 years or so. I probably submitted well over 60 sessions, and I mean “WELL OVER”. Many of course which got rejected. Some for which I understood why they were rejected, others for less […]

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VMworld 2017 Cloud Provider Partner Recap: IBM Announcements

VMworld 2017 was all about cloud and digital transformation. At VMworld US and Europe, IBM stood out among an impressive pack of partners with some extremely innovative solutions, new VMware integrations, and exciting partnership announcements. To summarize, we’ve compiled a comprehensive recap below highlighting IBM’s impressive showing at VMworld 2017.   AppDefense + QRadar VMware

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VMware Cloud Provider Highlights from VMworld 2017

After trekking across two continents, hosting tens of thousands of attendees and unveiling innovative new products and solutions, VMworld 2017 U.S. and Europe have wrapped up. But just because the annual conferences have concluded doesn’t mean the VMworld fire should be extinguished.   In fact, so much happened in Las Vegas and Barcelona that we’d

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VMworld vSAN Sessions Playlist

Advertise here with BSAI just created a simple playlist up on youtube which has most (if not all) vSAN sessions on there. If you are interested in vSAN simply have a look at the playlist and pick what you want to watch.

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VMworld vSAN Sessions Playlist

Advertise here with BSAI just created a simple playlist up on youtube which has most (if not all) vSAN sessions on there. If you are interested in vSAN simply have a look at the playlist and pick what you want to watch.

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With attendance down does this mean VMworld has jumped the shark?

As I reported in my annual post on my experiences at VMworld, attendance was down this year and in a fairly big way. VMware reported attendance at 20,000 this year which is about a 15% decline from the 23,000 who attended in 2015 & 2016. Is this a sign that less people care about what …
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My thoughts and observations on VMworld 2017

Another year, another VMworld in the books, this is number 10 for me (there have been 14 VMworld events total) and how fast the event flies by never changes. I’m posting this a little late this year as the old adage “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” didn’t hold true for me and I …
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Sharing the “Top 10 things to know about vSAN” slides…


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I was asked by a few people to share the slides for our Top 10 vSAN session at VMworld. Instead of sending the slides around via email I figured I would simply throw it up on slideshare and share it here.

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