John Mark Troyer, VMware @jtroyer

Mike Foley, VMware @mikefoley

VMworld 2013 Call for Papers is now open
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The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win
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vSphere Security Hardening Guide

Podcast – #185 – Becoming a VMworld Speaker [Tips]

The VMware Innovation Awards

vSphere 5.1 Hardening Guide Release Candidate now available

Security and Compliance Community Forum

vSphere Security Hardening Report Script Updated for vSphere 5.1

vCenter 5.1 Pre-Install Check Script [VMware Fling]

Security Advisories, Certifications & Guides

I would encourage you to post your reply in the Security and Compliance Communities forum but if you have more sensitive concerns, send it to me at The intent is to publish the final GA copy in two weeks with any changes/updates incorporated so get your inputs in as soon as possible!

[PDF] Public Draft (Revision B – Release Candidate) of the vSphere 5.1 Security Hardening Guide available

VMware vCloud Networking and Security

Compliance moves at the speed of legislation, security MUST move at the speed of network. –Texiwill

[Blog Series by @vCenterGuy]  – vCenter Single Sign-On Part 1: what is vCenter Single Sign-On?

vCloud Suite 5.1– SSO Resources (via @alanrenouf) 

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