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Get Ready for Any By Building Out Your VMworld 2015 Conference Schedule

As you already know, VMworld 2015 U.S. is taking place from August 30 – September 3 in San Francisco, but you can let your experience begin now. The 2015 Schedule Builder is open. If you haven’t done so already, get registered so you can access all the content rich sessions, keynotes and more. As some sessions fill up quickly, there is no better time than the present to get registered.

With incredible content, valuable training, and priceless networking, VMworld gives you a take-home tool kit to master the power of ANY—on tablets and mobile devices, in development platforms, and through mobile applications. There’s no better way to take on the latest advances in virtualization and the cloud.

Here are four reasons Partner Exchange @ VMworld 2015 will benefit you:

  1. Help align your go-to-market focus areas with VMware’s
  2. Give you access to more enablement and dedicated partner content
  3. Allow you to spend more time with your customers at VMworld
  4. Provide tools you need to accelerate the sales cycle

Watch this short video below to learn how attending Partner Exchange @ VMworld 2015 makes sense for your business.

Are you Ready for Any? Register now to build your conference schedule and find out. Hurry—before your top sessions fill up!

We will see you there,

The VMware Partner Network Team

Don’t Leave Money on the Table… 2H Power Plays Are Here

As the VMware portfolio continues to grow we want to provide you with focus for delivering on our Software-Defined Data Center, Hybrid Cloud, and Business Mobility visions. There is tremendous opportunity to accelerate our transactional business together. Here are the Power Play Products for the 2nd Half of 2015 to keep an eye on: VMware vSphere with Operations Management, VMware Virtual SAN, VMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery and AirWatch (New for H2).

The Mobile market is set to grow in excess of $5B by 2017. AirWatch is the undisputed leader in the Enterprise Mobility Management industry – and we see major opportunity for you to cross-sell these offerings into existing accounts and open the door to new accounts.

Watch this short video to learn more about the Power Play opportunity:

Aside from providing you with focus across our portfolio, Power Plays  also give you:

  •  Maximum partner incentives and aligned end-customer promotions
  • Simplified Learn, Market, and Sell assets
  • Product Assessments (VOA and VSAN Assessments – view the links on the Power Play Page under the Assessments Tab)

Visit the Power Play page to review the incentive information and prepare for sales conversations. Be sure to leverage the “learn, market and sell” assets, and drive demand via the VMware Partner Demand Center. Don’t leave money on the table.

The VMware Partner Network Team

Let’s Syndicate – VMware’s Web VOA Launch

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Calling all NORAM and EMEA Partners! VMware is about to make your life even easier. The new vSphere Optimization Assessment (VOA) trial is now available through Website Content Syndication on Partner Demand Center.  This Demand Center offering provides partners with an easy and automatic way to feature VMware product offerings and content straight to your website.

As part of the Power Play, Operations Management is the key entry point into realizing a Software Defined Data Center.  With vSphere Optimization Assessment, you can create demand with campaigns while driving customers to the new VOA landing page. We’ll take your customers straight to the drawing board and walk them through a VOA whiteboard video, teaching them how it works and the value they will receive.

vSOM and vR Ops 6.0 launched early this year and enabled the VOA to have product generated reports. Now you can say goodbye to manually loading the .PAK files for reports when conducting a VOA and welcome the new product trial landing page with a special download of vSphere Optimization Assessment and vR Ops 6.0 that contains the product generated reports built into the evaluation software, saving you time

Your customers will then be able to download the evaluation software and access the new product generated reports, all while you assist them through the process and close deals faster.

So, how do you get started syndicating the new web VOA? Go to the Partner Demand Center and click on Website Content Syndication to get started today. Next, you can set your website content syndication up in 3 quick and easy steps:

  1. Start with a blank page on your website
  2. Add a few lines of VMware content syndication code
  3. Syndicate VMware content automatically

You’ll never have to worry about if you’re delivering the most up-to-date and accurate information again. Learn more by listening to the recording of the VMlive training from July 6th. To learn more about the VOA 2.0, go to www.vmware.com/go/vsphereoptimization

The VMware Partner Network Team

Training and Certifications Take VMworld 2015 to New Heights

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Your partner success depends not only on the use of industry-leading products, but also on having the knowledge and skills required to best extract value from those virtualization and policy-driven automation technologies. Our extensive training and certification programs are integral to the delivery of your strategic initiatives. They help you build the skills and experience you need to effectively design, deploy, operate your VMware platform and evolve your organization.

During VMworld 2015, we offer several training and certification programs to help you realize material business value from your VMware and other IT investments. VMworld 2015 includes multiple ways to save on training and certification that can be added to your event registration.

VMworld 2015 US
August 30 – September 3, San Francisco, CA

Discounted Pre-Conference Training Classes
25% off On Demand Courses
VMware Learning Zone for Just $500
Half Price Certification Exams

VMworld 2015 Europe
October 12-15, Barcelona, Spain

Discounted Pre-Conference Training Classes
25% off On Demand Courses
VMware Learning Zone for Just $500
Half Price Certification Exams

Learn more by visiting the VMware Education page and VMworld.com. We will see you there!

The VMware Partner Network Team