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The Zimbra Sessions @ Technology Exchange for Developers VMworld 2010!!!!

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Folks,

Just wanted to let you know about the SUPERB sessions we will be having on Zimbra. These sessions are for both Administrators as well as for Developers wanting to build Zimlets. I love the power of Zimbra but what really made me connect with the good folks is that my dads engineering university uses Zimbra in Guatemala !

Hope to see you at our Technology Exchange for Developers where we will be having deep discussion on Zimbra, you will get to meet the engineers behind this award winning products and ask questions or give us feedback. Register today. http://www.vmworld.com/community/conferences/techexchange

 

Developing and Deploying Custom Zimbra User Interface and 3rd Party Integrations

ID: ADD-05
Level: Beginner
Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) is a modern Web 2.0 platform that allows developers to easily extend product functionality and customize user experiences through "Zimlets" and open APIs. Zimlets are a framework for integrating ZCS with third party information systems and content as well as creating ""mash-up"" user interfaces and new application "tabs' for end-users. Zimlets and Zimbra APIs let developers solve the problems facing organizations such as adding management access to your preferred voicemail server or CRM, which is not possible in legacy platforms. The upside to creating a custom experience is quite large; in addition to increasing the overall satisfaction of end-users with simplified workflows, it is possible to integrate much of your backend IT systems and make email the heart of the business. During this session, we will provide reference examples, such as Salesforce.com, WebEx, and Facebook, and show how developers with a Javascript, HTML, CSS background plus Zimbra's SOAP and REST APIs can customize ZCS to create and deploy their own Zimlets quickly.
Speaker: Raja Rao


Zimbra Deployment Best Practices, Virtual Application Benchmarking and Performance Versus MS Exchange

ID: ADD-06
Level: Beginner
The right deployment, migration and sizing knowledge can be critical in application virtualization as well as in evaluating long-term strategies of cost-effective email and collaboration infrastructure. Zimbra has a flexible and scalable architecture that allows deployment on a single server or multi-server environment; it can also be deployed on physical hardware or Virtual machines with high availability and redundancy and can be monitored directly by vSphere. A thorough understanding of various configuration options is important for both investigating a new platform as well as comparing performance to alternatives such as Microsoft Exchange. During this session, we will walk through deployment strategies, typical advantages provided by virtualized Web 2.0 application architectures, key performance benchmarks and real-world deployment examples.
Speaker: Anup Patwardhan, Jon Dybik

Must attend Labs for vSphere and vCloud Developers, Administrators !

Folks,

Thought I would call out some great labs you might be interested in participating in when attending our Technology Exchange for Developers and VMworld event (either pass will get you access to our labs). Our labs will be staffed with our vSphere, vCloud API engineering teams so come by, take the lab, ask us questions or just say hello.

Hope to see you there for registration and more information:

http://www.vmworld.com/community/conferences/techexchange

LAB16 – VMware vCloud™ API

The VMware vCloud™ API is the key to VMware’s story around federation and ecosystem with the cloud. In this lab we will introduce you to the API and what it can do. You will use real world scenarios to explore the API and figure out when and how to consume the API with several different programming languages. If you are building a cloud then eventually you will need to know about the VMware vCloud™ API and this lab will get you ready for that. No prior programming experience is required although you will definitely benefit from general programming concept knowledge (methods, functions, etc).

Lab Captain: Mike Dipetrillo, and Mike Haines

LAB26 – VMware vSphere™ PowerCLI

This lab will provide hands on training for scripting a VMware environment. The goal is to provide all the tools needed to automate, integrate, and extend VMware vCenter™ for your environment. Attendees will use the Microsoft PowerShell based PowerCLI for scripting VMware vCenter™ and ESX. They’ll walk away from the lab with a better understanding of VMware Infrastructure, resources for using the toolkit, and a variety of scripts for performing common administrative tasks. Exercises will cover performing tasks based on VM attributes, performing actions on many VMs at a time, and exporting performance data. This lab does not require programming or scripting experience.

Lab Captain: Alton Yu

LAB27 – VMware vSphere™ Web Services SDK – C# (.Net Developers rejoice)

This lab will provide hands on training for using the C# SDK in a VMware vSphere™ environment. The goal is to provide an introduction to the key concepts in using the SDK to automate and extend VMware vSphere™ functionality. Attendees will use the SDK to connect and perform tasks against VMware vCenter™ and ESX. They’ll walk away from the lab with a better understanding of VMware vSphere™, resources for using the API for performing common administrative tasks as well as extending the product functionality. Exercises will cover performing tasks based on VM attributes, performing actions on many VMs at a time, and exporting performance data etc. This lab does require some scripting/programming experience.

Lab Captain: Alket Memushaj

LAB28 – VMware vSphere™ Web Services SDK – Java

This lab will provide hands on training for scripting a VMware environment. The goal is to provide all the tools needed to automate, integrate, and extend VMware vCenter™ for your environment. Attendees will use the Java Web Services API against VMware vCenter™ and ESX. They’ll walk away from the lab with a better understanding of VMware Infrastructure and resources for using the API while performing common administrative tasks. Exercises will cover automation based on VM attributes, bulk actions on multiple VMs, and querying performance data. This lab does not require programming or scripting experience.

Lab Captain: Gilbert Lau

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What does this image have to do with the VMworld Labs ? Nothing much, we just thought it was a cool car to feature.

Regards,

Pablo Roesch

vSphere Product Marketing