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vExpert 2013 applications are now open

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[Update: the deadline for applications has been extended to April 22, 2013 midnight PDT.] Applications are now open for the vExpert 2013 Program. The deadline for application is April 15, 2013 update: April 22, 2013 at midnight PDT. Each year, we bring together in the vExpert Program the people who have made some of the most important contributions Read more...

Unofficial Official VMworld Community Tweetup and #vFlipCup Tourney

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For the last several years, the community has gotten together at VMworld and thrown themselves a party. The party is Unofficial, because it really isn’t an official part of VMworld itself, but it’s Official, because we, the Communities & Social Media Team of VMware, anoint it as our primary community gathering. And the invites are spread via Read more...

Social media marketing for the IT channel?

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VMware obviously works with a lot of partners. Channel partners drive much of our business, and they range from two guys in a garage to the largest systems integrators, resellers, and OEMs on the planet. I’m working on a project with VMware’s channel partner team to figure out how we can help our partners get Read more...

A short note on vExpert awards, which are not coming out today

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Just a quick note on the vExpert Program Notifications. Originally I had given us two weeks to go through all 1000-odd nominations and applications. This was too aggressive given travel and other commitments. I'm resetting the clock on this for another two weeks to make sure we don't leave anybody out. Sorry for any inconvenience Read more...

Virtualizing Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server (and a free book contest!): VMware Community Podcast #139

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Our podcast topic this week on the VMware Community Roundtable (#139) was Virtualizing Business Critical Applications on vSphere. Our guests were two of VMware’s Technical Solutions Architects. Alex Fontana specializes in Microsoft Exchange, and Wanda He in Microsoft SQL Server. Both also contribute to the relatively new blog, Business Critical Applications. As usual, you can Read more...