What will Pat announce next on stage at VMworld? What’s in store for Sumit and Shawn’s new end-user-computing (EUC) Showcase Keynote? (Hint: This demo-packed keynote deserves a space on your schedule.)
Before we get into the major news, here’s what you, our Vegas-bound mobility pros, need to know before you go.
1. First things first. Pick up your badge.
Bring your photo ID to pick up your conference badge at the VMworld registration desk, on Level 1 of the South Convention Center, during these hours:
- Sunday, 7 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
- Monday, 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
- Tuesday, 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
- Wednesday, 7 a.m.–7 p.m.
- Thursday, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
You can also visit self-serve kiosks in Bayside C, Level 1, and we’re also offering Express Check-In QR codes to move things along. Just check the VMworld mobile app for yours! (Download the VMworld 2017 U.S. app here.)
2. First time? Start here.
There’s a lot going on at VMworld. So Sunday at 4 p.m., we’re offering an hour-long info session just for first-time attendees at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Add the New V Welcome Session to your schedule via the Content Catalog.
3. Trust us, everyone will be talking about these EUC sessions.
These are the biggies—add to your schedule accordingly:
- Monday, 3:30 p.m.: EUC Showcase Keynote: Delivering New User Experiences with Digital Workspaces [EDW7002KU]
- Tuesday, 11 a.m.: Spotlight Session: Transformation of the Digital Workspace [SAAM3157SU]
- Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.: Spotlight Session: The Evolution of Endpoint Management Within a Digital Workspace [UEM3155SU]
- Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.: Spotlight Session: Goodbye Legacy VDI. Hello Dynamic VDI for the Digital Workspace [ADV3156SU]
Be one of the first 500 attendees at our keynote to receive a free anniversary boxed edition of VMware Fusion and to be entered into a raffle to win a Samsung Chromebook. Last, but not least, score your special EUC button at these spotlight sessions!
4. We’re throwing these events just for you!
Outside of the Customer Appreciation Party, we’re hosting more intimate events just for EUC-minded attendees. Tuesday, following the VMworld Hall Crawl, we’re throwing a huge EUC Networking Reception, sponsored by Google, 6–9 p.m. at the Libertine Social at Mandalay Bay.
5. Want to make waves in your industry? Sign up here.
VMworld 2017 offers four half-day industry workshops on Sunday, several industry-focused breakout sessions and an entire demo showcase of industry solutions.
6. Meet us at the Digital Workspace Lounge.
We’re offering a dedicated lounge area, theater and meeting space directly behind the registration area (in the VMvillage) where you can expand on what you’ve learned so far. Ask questions in group discussions, and meet with our EUC experts to learn more about the digital workspace.
7. Discover new solutions at the Mobility Zone.
This dedicated space in the Solutions Exchange features solutions that integrate with and complement your EUC investments, from rugged device partners to members of the VMware Mobile Security Alliance. Click here for a snapshot of who will be there and booth numbers.
“And if you’re on the ground in Vegas, be sure to stop by the Mobility Zone, which is an amazing new experience at VMworld—one you won’t want to miss. We’ve packed more than ever into this year’s event.”
—VMware EUC VP of Product Marketing Dave Grant
The entire Solutions Exchange includes more than 220 companies, including EUC partners like Dell, Google, Intel and more.
8. Learn for free at Hands-on Labs.
Choose your own adventure: self-paced labs or expert-led workshops in the South Pacific Ballroom. You can take self-paced labs anytime and as many times as you like—each is 15–60 minutes. At expert-led workshops, on the other hand, you can receive additional instruction and group interaction.
You don’t need to schedule EUC self-paced labs ahead of time—these are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Expert-led workshops do require advanced sign-up, and you need to show up early—at least 5 minutes.
“When it comes to education, one place I always tell folks to check out is our Hands-On Labs, where attendees unleash their inner mad scientist. Here you can roll up your sleeves and see for yourself the latest and greatest from VMware.”
—VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger
When you take a certification exam on site, you get 50% off the price, and on-demand courses for AirWatch and Horizon are 25% off. Plus, VMworld offers unique, two-day training led by instructors Aug. 25–26, including an accelerated AirWatch bootcamp and a Horizon 7 seminar. Click here for the special offers!
10. Grow at Partner Exchange @ VMworld 2017 U.S.
Sunday is entirely devoted to VMware partners, and we highly recommend this Business Growth Keynote from Sumit and Business Futurist Greg Verdino on embracing digital transformation. Plus, attend for a chance to win a Samsung Chromebook Elite!
This is your last chance to register before rates increase again! Keep in mind that VMworld is expected to be the biggest EUC event of the year, as Dave Grant told VMware Radius:
“There are multiple vendor conferences throughout the year, but they all focus on individual vendor stacks, creating cumbersome silos of solutions for IT professionals to manage. VMworld U.S. and Europe will be the only industry events this year that focus on end-user computing in the enterprise, helping to eliminate silos to transform the management and end-user experience.”
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