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VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast – Show Notes #225 – PowerCLI

Hosts
John Mark Troyer, VMware @jtroyer
Mike Laverick, VMware @mike_laverick

Guests
Alan Renouf, VMware @alanrenouf 

News
Online VMware Forum 2013 – Tuesday, April 23, 2013
EMC, VMware Prep Big Data Analytics Spinoff
VMworld 2013 Call for Papers is now open.
Bare Metal Cloud for your Auto-Lab – Mike Laverick
New Beta Program offering: VMware Hosted Beta

Community Events
vBrownbag Podcast
VMUG Local Meetings – Check it today!
AdaptingIT – Lauren Malhoit Podcast
Virtualization Security Roundtable 
vCatchup Podcast – Craig Waters
Geek Whisperers (John Troyer NEW Podcast)
Establish your Cloud Cred!
Join the Conversation on Google+ Communities – Software-Defined Data Center

Link to Audio Recording
PowerCLI

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PowerCLI 5.1 Release 2 Now Available

vDS Export/Import with PowerCLI

One of the great new features introduced in vSphere 5.1 was the ability to export and import the configuration of your vSphere Distributed Switch (vDS) and port groups to a file

Guest Post: Finding your way in the PowerCLI Community

VMware vSphere PowerCLI – Community

PowerScripting Podcast–What’s new in PowerCLI 5.1 R2

PowerCLI Lab Online – Sign up now for the public beta

vCloud Director PowerCLI – snap-in for vCloud Director

vSphere PowerCLI Documentation

PowerCLI 5.1 and the future

[Blog - January 26, 2009 ] vDiagram – Draw your VI with one script

PowerGUI – PowerGUI is the freeware tool administrators need to speed PowerShell adoption

Onyx – VMware Fling

Trainsignal – VMware vSphere PowerCLI Course

[Book] VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference: Automating vSphere Administration

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VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast – Show Notes #224 – vExpert 2013, EMC Elect

Hosts
John Mark Troyer, VMware @jtroyer 

Guests
Matthew Brender, EMC @mjbrender 

News
VMware Horizon View Transforms Legacy Desktops Into a Service at Sutherland Global Services
VMware Announces Partner Exchange 2013 On Tour
VMware introduces new Unity Touch clients for mobile Windows
New Fling: vCenter 5.1 Pre-Install Check Script
New VMware Horizon Hands on Labs Now Available!
VMware vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager 1.1 (beta)

Community Events
vBrownbag Podcast
VMUG Local Meetings – Check it today!
AdaptingIT – Lauren Malhoit Podcast
Virtualization Security Roundtable 
vCatchup Podcast – Craig Waters
Geek Whisperers (John Troyer NEW Podcast)
Establish your Cloud Cred!
Join the Conversation on Google+ Communities – Software-Defined Data Center

Link to Audio Recording
vExpert 2013, EMC Elect

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vExpert 2013 applications are now open

vExpert Directory

EMC Elect Program

EMC anoints ‘Elect’ group of IT pros

Establish your Cloud Cred!

Contribute regularly – stay connected on social media – blog – attend community events

Recommend that someone apply for vExpert 2013

vExpert 2013 Application

For questions about the application process or the vExpert Program, use the comments below or email vexpert@vmware.com

Continue the conversation, post your comments below or use hashtag #vCRPodcast on twitter

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vExpert 2013 applications are now open

[Update: the deadline for applications has been extended to April 22, 2013 midnight PDT.]

Applications are now open for the vExpert 2013 Program. The deadline for application is April 15, 2013 update: April 22, 2013 at midnight PDT.

Each year, we bring together in the vExpert Program the people who have made some of the most important contributions to the VMware community. These are the bloggers, book authors, VMUG leaders, speakers, tool builders, community leaders and general enthusiasts. They work as IT admins and architects for VMware customers, they act as trusted advisors and implementors for VMware partners or as independent consultants, and some work for VMware itself. All of them have the passion and enthusiasm for technology and applying technology to solve problems. They have contributed to the success of us all by sharing their knowledge and expertise over their days, nights, and weekends. They are, quite frankly, the most interesting and talented group of people I’ve ever been in a room with.

vExperts who participate in the program have access to private betas, free licenses, early access briefings, exclusive events, free access to VMworld conference materials online, and other opportunities to interact with VMware product teams. They also get access to a private community and networking opportunities.

As with last year, there are three paths to being designated a vExpert. Each path takes into account the accomplishments and activities over the last year. You must apply to indicate your interest in the program.You do not need to be nominated by someone else, but in some situations a VMware employee reference is recommended. This year we don’t have a “nomination” form, but we are offering a form with which you can “recommend” that someone else apply. Some VMware programs will also be sending emails to recommend that you apply.

Evangelist Path
The Evangelist Path includes book authors, bloggers, tool builders, public speakers, VMTN contributors, and other IT professionals who share their knowledge and passion with others with the leverage of a personal public platform to reach many people. Employees of VMware can also apply via the Evangelist path. A VMware employee reference is recommended if your activities weren’t all in public or were in a language other than English.

Customer Path
The Customer Path is for leaders from VMware customer organizations. They have been internal champions in their organizations, or worked with VMware to build success stories, act as customer references, given public interviews, spoken at conferences, or were VMUG leaders. A VMware employee reference is recommended if your activities weren’t all in public.

VPN (VMware Partner Network) Path
The VPN Path is for employees of our partner companies who lead with passion and by example, who are committed to continuous learning through accreditations and certifications and to making their technical knowledge and expertise available to many. This can take shape of event participation, video, IP generation, as well as public speaking engagements. A VMware employee reference is required for VPN Path candidates.

Recommend that someone apply for vExpert 2013: http://bit.ly/vExpert2013recommend 

Apply for vExpert 2013: http://bit.ly/vExpert2013application The deadline for applications is April 15, 2013 April 22, 2013 at midnight PDT.

The existing VMware vExpert 2012 directory is at http://communities.vmware.com/vexpert.jspa.

For questions about the application process or the vExpert Program, use the comments below or email vexpert@vmware.com.

Thanks to everyone who has participated in the program over the years,
John Troyer & the vExpert Program Team

[Update: the deadline for applications has been extended to April 22, 2013 midnight PDT.]

 

VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast – Show Notes #223 – vCloud Connector 2.0

Hosts
John Mark Troyer, VMware @jtroyer

Guests
Michael Roy, VMware @mikeroySoft

News
EMC, VMware To Launch Pivotal Initiative As Separate $300M Firm
The Pivotal Initiative, in case you were wondering, is now official
VMware Confirms Public Cloud IaaS, Launches Hybrid Cloud Unit
VMware Outlines Corporate Strategy, Innovations Across Software-Defined Data Center, Hybrid Cloud and End-User Computing
EMC Corporation and VMware, Inc. 2013 Strategic Forum
VMware NSX Network Virtualization
Establish your Cloud Cred!

Community Events
vBrownbag Podcast
VMUG Local Meetings – Check it today!
Spanish bloggers
French bloggers
AdaptingIT – Lauren Malhoit Podcast
Virtualization Security Roundtable
Join the Conversation on Google+ Communities – Software-Defined Data Center
vCatchup Podcast – Craig Waters
Geek Whisperers (John Troyer NEW Podcast)

Link to Audio Recording
vCloud Connector 2.0

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VMworld 2013 Call for Papers is now open – Submissions will be accepted from Tuesday, March 12, 2013 – Friday, April 12, 2013

Podcast - #185 – Becoming a VMworld Speaker 

VMware vCloud Connector

How To Run vCloud Connector 2.0 Hosted With NAT

[DOC] Using Stretch Deploy (Datacenter Extension) & Using Content Sync

Follow VMware vCloud on Twitter

vCloud Connector 2.0 Documentation

Part 48: My vCloud Journey Journal – vCloud Connector 2.0 Private Configuration

Deploying vCloud Connector 2.0

Fly First Class. VMware Hybrid Cloud

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VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast – Show Notes #222 – Back to basics w Hans Bernhardt, St. Baldrick’s

Hosts
John Mark Troyer, VMware @jtroyer
Mike Gordon Laverick, VMware @Mike_Laverick

Guests
Peter Learmonth, VMware @titaniumlegs
Hans Bernhardt, VMware @rchickenhans 

News
VMware adds app layering to Horizon Mirage for modular desktops
VMware Sells SlideRocket To Up-And-Coming Cloud Startup ClearSlide
VMUG, You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby (Wisconsin VMware User Group)
VMware Accelerates Healthcare Reform With New vCloud Solution
CloudBees Integrates with VMware CloudFoundry PaaS
And the results of the top blog voting are…

Community Events
VMUG Local Meetings – Check it today!
vBrownbag Podcast
Spanish bloggers VMware
French bloggers VMware
AdaptingIT – Lauren Malhoit Podcast
vCatchup Podcast – Craig Waters
Virtualization Security Roundtable 
Join the Conversation on Google+ Communities – Software-Defined Data Center

Link to Audio Recording
Back to basics w Hans Bernhardt, St. Baldrick’s

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John Mark Troyer’s new podcast - Geek Whisperers

AutoLab  - Helping build your lab

St. Baldrick’s | Help Kids with Cancer

baremetalcloud – delivering Dedicated, Secure, Scalable, On-Demand “baremetalcloud” Computing Server Infrastructure.

Hans Bernhardt – St. Baldrick’s Donation page

Peter Learmonth – St. Baldrick’s Donation page

NetApp Sunnyvale St. Baldrick’s event page

[Massimo Re Ferrè blog] A Tail of Wrong Assumptions That Lead to Wrong Conclusions

VMware Foundation

Virtual machines center of bulls eye | Properties of virtualization | Platform of virtualization | Solutions of virtualization – Hans Bernhardt

[Chris Colotti Blog] vCloud Director Hybrid Cloud Design Case Study

VMware Hands-on Labs – @VMwareHOL

VMware Project NEE – Next-Generation Education Environment

VMware Lab Connect – new self-paced, technical training lab designed to enhance your learning experience.

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VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast – Show Notes #221 – Horizon Suite & View Clients

Hosts
John Mark Troyer, VMware @jtroyer
Mike Gordon Laverick, VMware @Mike_Laverick

Guests
Pat Lee, VMware @patlee
Brian Knudtson, @bknudtson
Tony Foster, @wonder_nerd 

News
VMware Fling – Makyo
Virident Announces Solutions for Optimizing VMware Horizon View Environments
Dell and VMware Deliver Converged Infrastructure Solution Optimized for Desktop Virtualization
ServiceMesh Announces Support for VMware vCloud Automation Center
Varrow Wins Americas Business Continuity Competency Award at VMware Partner Exchange 2013
VMware Named to MIT Technology Review’s 2013 50 Disruptive Companies List Recognizing World’s Most Innovative Companies
Members of VMware Partner Community Awarded at VMware Partner Exchange 2013

Community Events
Voting now open for the 2013 top VMware & virtualization blogs – March 1 voting ends
vBrownbag Podcast
VMUG Local Meetings – Check it today!
Spanish bloggers
French bloggers
AdaptingIT – Lauren Malhoit Podcast
vCatchup Podcast – Craig Waters
Virtualization Security Roundtable 
Software-Defined Data Center Roadshow – Register
Demystifying the Software-Defined Datacenter Feb 28, 2013 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET
Join the Conversation on Google+ Communities – Software-Defined Data Center

Link to Audio Recording
Horizon Suite & View Clients

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VMware Horizon Suite

VMware Unveils VMware Horizon Suite, Industry’s Most Comprehensive Platform for Workforce Mobility

VMware Horizon Suite – on Twitter

VMware Horizon Suite combines physical, virtual and mobile management

VMware Says You Don’t Need Dropbox, Updates Enterprise Mobility Suite

VMware bundles apps into BYOD management suite

VMware Unveils VMware Horizon Suite, Industry’s Most Comprehensive Platform for Workforce Mobility

VMware Horizon Workspace for Android – download

VMware Horizon Workspace for iOS – download

VMware Horizon Mirage 4

[PDF] VMware Horizon Mirage – Datasheet

VMware Horizon View 5.2

Download VMware View Clients

VMware Horizon View Bootcamp

VMware Horizon Suite Community

Introduction to the new VMware Horizon Suite – Andre Leibovici

What’s New in VMware Horizon View 5.2 (Beyond Marketing) – Andre Leibovici

A Review of Horizon View 5.2 Limits and Maximums – Andre Leibovici

Continue the conversation, post your comments below or use hashtag #vCRPodcast on twitter

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