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The Mint-less Julep

Hello, I wanted to take a moment to
introduce myself.  I manage the Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program; where
vendors can certify or validate their product with VMware and then take
advantage of various co-marketing activities.  I’ve been with VMware for 3 years
(to the day!) and it’s been quite a ride… started with just 50 TAP partners and we
are at over 1100 today.

I will be blogging from time to time
to share tips on how to successfully partner with VMware.  I’d also love to get
your feedback.  This all Pablo’s fault by the way.  He cornered me at the last
VMware happy hour and suggested that developers need to hear more from me.  I
took the time to listen because he offered me a free cocktail… albeit a
Mint-less Julep (the bar ran out of mint… also Pablo is from the west coast and
doesn’t know any better).  It struck me as we were talking, that not engaging
with the developer community is sort of like a Mint-less Julep… it doesn’t make
sense.  Developers are out there creating excellent solutions for our customers,
and they need to learn about partnering opportunities. So I’m here to change

To start, I wanted to let you know
that as of Monday July 13th, TAP members will receive access to a new
and improved partner portal with great content on benefits like how to build a
solution brief with VMware, how to post an entry in the product catalog, etc. .
 If you are interested in learning more, please join our webinar later this
month where we will demo the site.  You don’t have to be a TAP member to
attend.  Details below:

Webcast: Partner
Central Overview for TAP Members

As a supplement to
the general training on how to use the new
Partner Central, the TAP team will do a quick run-through of the site,
specifically for TAP members—showing you where everything is since we've
migrated to the new system.

  • Date:
    Wednesday, July 22, 2009
  • Time: 9:30 am,
    Pacific Daylight Time
  • Duration: 30-45

Webex Meeting #:
924 755

Join Webex