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A #VMTN Guide: How to Attend VMworld 2017, Without Physically Attending VMworld 2017

With VMworld quickly approaching, thousands of people around the world are checking in to flights, registering for sessions, podcasters are slating guests, Twitter & Facebook feeds are buzzing with excitement. There truly is no replacement for being surrounded by 20,000+ like-minded professionals and learning about industry disrupting technology from the VMware professionals who created it.

BUT, there is hope for those not registered. For the first year, VMTN is going to capture the VMworld magic and share it with community members at home. VMTN is going to allow you to Stay Connected throughout VMworld U.S. and Europe.

 

Step 1: Bookmark the VMware Technology Network homepage – visit often for:

  • Livestreams:
  • News & announcements with links to relevant forums. Leverage this opportunity to discuss, network, and learn more.
  • VMworld-At-Home 2017 CloudCredibility.com Badge: tasks for those not in attendance. Earning this CloudCred badge will enter users into a raffle to win an Amazon Echo.
  • Beam Sign-up (U.S. Only): available now and throughout the conference. Visit VMvillage through video conferencing technology.
  • Social Visualizations: see posts around VMTN, vExpert, CloudCred, VMware {code} and more.
  • Blogs: any content being published on the VMTN Blog Beat Feed will be streaming here.

Step 2: Visit the VMworld Blog daily for:

  • Blogs from the VMworld team on Partner Exchange, Solutions Exchange, Sessions, and VMworld 2017 overall.
  • Social Media: find social streams of all content being published using the hashtags #VMworld and #VMware, and a map illustrating where these posts are coming from.
  • Blogger Resources: learn who is on the official VMworld Blogger 2017 list and where to find their content.

Step 3: Like the VMware Facebook Page for:

  • Video of the VMworld 2017 General Sessions
  • Live Video Interviews with VMware executives like Pat Gelsinger, CEO, and Sanjay Poonen, COO.
  • News, announcements, and resources throughout VMworld 2017.

 Step 4: Subscribe to the new VMTN Blog Beat RSS Feed for:

  • Streaming blog updates from the official VMworld bloggers, members of the featured community blogger program, and all VMware internal blogs.
  • Are you a blogger? Sign-up for the new VMTN Network Program to become a featured community blogger

Step 5: Last, but not least, visit VMware.com for Livestreams of the General Sessions.

If you are not able to attend VMworld 2017, I hope you enjoy it all the same. Stay connected.

Questions, comments, or concerns? Reach out to katieb@vmware.com. 

CloudCred VMworld Hands-On Labs Challenge & Great Echo Giveaway

The time is drawing near!

Join the CloudCredibility.com team as they partner again with the experts in Hands-On Labs to bring you:

CloudCred VMworld Hands-On Labs Challenge & Great Echo Giveaway

At the start of each VMworld, in the VMworld Hands-On Labs World at CloudCredibility.com, and in the Hands-On Labs Connect Areas in Vegas & Barcelona, find:

Over 80 brand-new Self-Paced Hands-On Labs Tasks including Challenge Labs and Expert-Led Workshops –  plus Exciting Prizes:

 ~ The GREAT Echo Giveaway ~

Did you know that an Amazon Echo Dot can control a VM?

At this year’s Hackathon, participants will learn how to configure an Echo Dot to do this very thing!

Whether or not you can attend the Hackathon, the source & instructions can be found at VMware {Code}  – the official VMware program for developers.

Or, learn how by completing tasks in the Hands-On Labs Dev-Ops Badge at CloudCredibility.com – which will take you step-by-step through this cool process.

And to make sure EVERYONE has a chance to take home an Amazon Echo Dot, CloudCred is giving away 75 Echo Dots in the Hands-On Labs Venue at each VMworld event: US and Europe.

That’s seventy-five Amazon Echo Dots, or about 15 a day for 5 days in the US and 4 days in Europe!

 Winners will be selected by Expert-Led Workshop proctors, and at-random in the Self-Paced Labs room each afternoon.


Not attending VMworld?

Don’t let that get you down – you still have 5 chances to WIN an Amazon Echo Dot from the comfort of your own home.

Complete the VMworld 2017 At-Home Badge, previewing Monday, August 21.

5 winners will be selected at random after both VMworlds are over.


 PLUS!

Daily Points Raffles: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Players earning enough points to land in the Top 10 spots on the CloudCred, VMworld Hands-On Labs World Leaderboard will be      entered into the Daily Points Raffle.

GoPro Hero 3 Cameras: 1 Winner Daily

Badge Completions – Grand Prizes: Drawings to take place Wednesday afternoon. Players earning any of the four Contest Badges will be entered in Wednesday’s Badge Raffles.

DevOps Badge: Roku 4K

Expert Badge: Hands-On Labs Earbuds

Solutions Badge: GoPro Hero 3 Camera

Overall Badge: DJI Spark Drone

Make sure your schedule includes time in the Hands-On Labs & playing CloudCred, and you could take home any one of these great prizes.


PLUS!

Labs Tee-shirts for tweeting with #VMworldHOL

CloudCred Tee-shirts for new users

Hands-On Labs earbuds for the attendee who completes the 10,000th lab taken

**Hands-On Labs will be OPEN on Sunday in Vegas for early-attenders! Beat the crowds & visit on this first day.**


Players must complete Task 4601 & agree to contest terms & conditions. 

Employees of VMware are not eligible for contest prizes.

Players must be present to win Daily Points Drawings & Badge Drawings.

Players winning multiple prizes will be at the discretion of CloudCred staff.

 

VMworld: 8 VMTN Community Opportunities You Don’t Want to Miss

To recognize VMTN Community contributors, there are going to be 8 fantastic programs running at VMworld – including some for those who cannot attend the event. Get excited and get signed up for the following:

For the Folks at Home:

  1. Beams (VMworld US only):
  • 3 Beams at the VMTN Community Area.
  • Beams are video conferencing tools which provide the freedom to explore VMvillage from the comfort of your own home.
  • Sign up now!
  1. VMTN Homepage Takeover
  • Featuring: livestream videos, VMworld social, live podcasts, blogs, {code}fest updates, and links to the forums with information on the latest VMware announcements.
  • Bookmark this page to Stay Connected.

For the Show-Goers:

  1. vBrownBag TechTalks – A VMTN Member

  1. Closed Booths Available for Podcast, Vlog, or even Webinar creation
  1. Blogger Program
  • Blogger tables will be set-up to provide a space for bloggers to write, charge, and network.
  • VMware Blogger Program Manager, Elsa Mayer, will be manning this area in the US and Europe to introduce her plans for the program and hand-out SWAG do nothing else… Don’t miss the opportunity to stop by.
  1. {code}fest
  • Come visit VMware {code} program manager, Tim Bonnemann, at his VMware {code} in the VMTN Community Area to learn about the program, sign-up, and get more SWAG do nothing else.
  • {code}fest sessions available for registration in the VMworld US and Europe.
  • Sign up for the {code} fest Hackathon on Monday night at VMworld U.S. and VMworld Europe.
  • Amazon Echos will be given away at the VMware {code} booth, at Hackathon Training Sessions, and at the Hackathon.
  1. CloudCred
  • CloudCred will support the VMware Hands-On Labs by running the CloudCred, Hands-On Labs Challenge.
  • Each lab and workshop will have its own unique, corresponding task on the CloudCred website.
  • Every day, CloudCred & the Labs will award Amazon Echoes, along with other prizes to those people landing in the top spots on the CloudCred, Labs Leaderboard
  • Visit CloudCred community manager, Noell Grier, in the Hands-on Labs area at VMworld US or Europe, to learn more.
  1. vExpert Party
  • Each year, vExpert Advocacy Manager, Corey Romero, hosts all of the vExperts for an after-hours event at a fantastic location near VMworld. Inside-scoop: this years US party will be held at the Las Vegas Pinball Hall of Fame.
  • If you are a vExpert, watch your email for invitations to both the US and Europe parties.

And that’s a wrap! I will see you folks either virtually, or in person at the VMTN Community Area in VMvillage in just over a month.

For further information or questions around these programs, email the VMTN Community Manager, katieb@vmware.com.

VMworld 2017: Closed Booths Available in the VMTN Community Area

This year, VMTN is making it a priority to empower podcasters, vloggers, and content creators. At our VMTN Community Area in VMvillage we will have booths available to enable the VMware community to produce quality audio content in a quiet area. This means, when you’re sharing news and opinions, you won’t have to share the background noise of 9,999+ people walking around a convention center.

In the U.S. there will be 2 booths and in Europe there will be 1. These booths will have four walls and a ceiling to optimize audio within the booth. Time within these booths will be allocated in a first come first serve basis. To reserve a time please fill out the following form:

RESERVE YOUR TIMESLOT HERE:

Europe: https://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-35674

U.S.: https://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-35644

*There will be no AV tools provided. Please bring your own recording devices if necessary.

VMTN will also promote your podcasts should you opt in. At the top of the above documents, there will be a link to a form. Should you choose to fill out the form, your podcast will be added to our featured podcasts list on VMTN.

See you at VMworld 2017!

Call for Content: VMworld #vBrownBag Tech Talks – A VMware Technology Network Member

vBrownBag and VMware Technology Network have partnered to make the 2017 community Tech Talk experience at VMworld US and Europe exceptional.

The call for content for Tech Talks is officially open! Submit by JUNE 30TH for a chance to present:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdtpMS5ychaZN__1eY7rJh6eOHKfgIGSCbzDgYVVJojGo9DQ/viewform

Wait, what?

Good question Captain Jean Luc Picard. Let’s answer that, plus a few more.

  1. What is a Tech Talk?

A Tech Talk is a brief presentation by community members on subjects they believe will be of interest to other members. It is an easy entry into conference speaking. Each Tech Talk will be scheduled as 12 minutes or 27 minutes. As a content contributor, it is up to you to select as accurately as possible which time window will work best for your topic in the Google form. Tech Talks will be recorded and published later on the vBrownBag Youtube channel. For examples: 2016 #vBrownBag Tech Talks at VMworld

  1. What is the criteria for each Tech Talk?

To submit a topic for consideration, you must provide a Title and Session Summary. Depending on how many submissions are received, we may have to be selective. Please keep this information brief, interesting, and know that this content may be published publicly to promote your talk. We will do our best to select at least 1 topic per content contributor.

  1. Where will these Tech Talks take place at VMworld US and Europe? What AV will be available?

These will be hosted at the VMTN Community area in VMvillage at both VMworld US and VMworld Europe. We will have facilities to capture your slides and (Internet access willing) live demos using a Mac.

We will provide all the equipment for recording and presenting. Online, TechTalks will be live streamed for people who will not be at VMworld to watch. They will also be video recorded and published to YouTube post VMworld.

  1. What does the VMTN and vBrownBag partnership mean?

This partnership means promotion and resources for the Tech Talks. All Tech Talks will be promoted to the community through VMware social channels, VMware blogs, and vBrownBag’s channels. VMTN and vBrownBag will be working closely together to solidify a schedule based on content submissions, and feature it in ScheduleBuilder for both VMworld U.S. and Europe.

This is the first-year Tech Talks will be featured in VMworld ScheduleBuilder. This means a bigger audience, higher awareness for vBrownBag and VMTN community programs, and more promotional resources provided by VMware to optimize the Tech Talk program’s success.

VMTN has sponsored a select number of passes for Tech Talk presenters if they are unable to obtain their own. You must specify in the submission form if a pass is needed. Available passes are limited.

  1. This sounds great! Where do I sign-up?

Submit your Tech Talk content here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdtpMS5ycha-ZN__1eY7rJh6eOHKfgIGSCbzDgYVVJojGo9DQ/viewform

The call for content closes JUNE 30th. Don’t miss the opportunity to attend VMworld, stay connected with your community, and share your knowledge on-stage. Please submit ASAP We would be excited to have you!

Follow these channels on Twitter for any updates on the VMTN Tech Talks powered by vBrownBag program: @VMTNcommunity and @vBrownBag. Further questions? Reach out to communitygroup@vmware.com.

 

VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast 294 – #VMworld wrap-up & open mic

Hosts

Eric Nielsen, VMware, @ericni25

Mike Gordon Laverick, VMware @Mike_Laverick

Guests

Open mic!

News

VMware Delivers Ultimate Windows on Mac Experience With VMware Fusion 7 and VMware Fusion 7 Pro

VMware Announces 2014 VMware Innovation Awards Winners

VMware to Host “What’s New at VMware” Conference Call for Investors and Financial Analysts

NEW Join the Google+ EVO:RAIL Community

NEW Join the VMware Integrated OpenStack Community

Around the Community

vBrownbag Podcast

VMUG Local Meetings – Check it today

AdaptingIT – Lauren Malhoit Podcast

Virtualization Security Roundtable

vCatchup Podcast – Craig Waters

Stu McHugh’s Virtualisation Blog – vNews Podcast

Geek Whisperers Podcast

Establish your Cloud Cred!

Join the Conversation on Google+ Communities – Software-Defined Data Center

VUPaaS – Virtualization User Podcast as a Service

Join the Conversation on Google+ Communities – VMware NSX

vSoup Podcast

The Cloudcast Podcast

Link to Audio Recording

VMworld wrap-up & open mic

Show

VMworld TV Highlights from VMworld 2014

vBrownBag TechTalks at VMworld

VMware Integrated OpenStack (Beta)

VMworld 2014 Social Media Stream

VMworld 2014 U.S. Wrap-up

VMworld 2014 Top Ten

ESXi Mac Learning dvFilter

VMworld Photos

VMworld Flickr from Angelo Luciani

Key takeaways from VMworld 2014

VMworld 2014 News and Insta-Analysis: VMware Doubles Down on the Cloud

Slideshow: VMworld 2014 highlights software-defined data center

VMWorld 2014: Winners and Losers

VMworld US 2014: The Day 4 Buzz

Getting Started with OpenStack and VMware vSphere

VMworld TV Interview: Robin Matlock, CMO, about Destination Giveback

VMware Teams With Docker, Google and Pivotal to Simplify Enterprise Adoption of Containers

VMware Unifies Mobile, Desktop and Content Management With VMware Workspace Suite

VMware, NVIDIA and Google Unveil Future of Graphics-Rich Applications Delivered on Enterprise Cloud Desktops

Additional Links

VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast – 246 – VMworld Recap

Hosts
John Mark Troyer, VMware @jtroyer
Mike Gordon Laverick, VMware @mike_laverick

Guests
Chris Wahl, Wahl Network @ChrisWahl VCDX #104
Scott Lowe, VMware @Scott_Lowe

News
VMworld 2013 Photos
VMworld TV on YouTube
VMworld Mobile App
Blog Posts from VMworld 2013 Blogger List Contributors
VMworld 2013 Social Media & Community

Around the Community
vBrownbag Podcast
VMUG Local Meetings – Check it today!
AdaptingIT – Lauren Malhoit Podcast
Virtualization Security Roundtable
vCatchup Podcast – Craig Waters
Stu McHugh’s Virtualisation Blog – vNews Podcast
Geek Whisperers Podcast
Establish your Cloud Cred!
Join the Conversation on Google+ Communities – Software-Defined Data Center 
Check out the Virtual Design Master Competition

Link to Audio Recording
VMworld Recap

Show
Get your vSphere 5.5 fix at Chris Wahl’s blog ( …This guy is amazing!)

vSphere 5.5 Improvements Part 1 – The New Hotness in ESXi 5.5

vSphere 5.5 Improvements Part 2 – Pushing For A Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC)

vSphere 5.5 Improvements Part 3 – Lions, Tigers, and 62TB VMDKs

vSphere 5.5 Improvements Part 4 – Virtual SAN (VSAN)

vSphere 5.5 Improvements Part 5 – vSphere Flash Read Cache (vFlash)

vSphere 5.5 Improvements Part 6 – Site Recovery Manager (SRM) and vSphere Replication

vSphere 5.5 Improvements Part 7 – Single Sign On Completely Redesigned

vSphere 5.5 Improvements Part 8 – Network Virtualization with NSX

vSphere 5.5 Improvements Part 9 – Networking and VDS Razzle Dazzle

[PDF] Deploying Extremely Latency-Sensitive Applications in VMware vSphere 5.5

VMware Virtual SAN (Beta)

Virtual SAN Public Beta [Sign-up today]

How to quickly setup and test VMware VSAN (Virtual SAN) using Nested ESXi

VSAN Part 1 – A first look at VSAN

Comparing VMware VSA & VMware Virtual SAN

VMware SDDC Architects  – Linkedin group

vCloud Director Convergence and Transition Plan – What’s the Scoop?

VMworld TV, it just rocks! (via Yellow-Bricks Blog)

VMware NSX Partners: Best-in-Class Services For Virtual Networks

Introducing VMware NSX – The Platform For Network Virtualization

Additional Links

Top 5 Planet V12N Posts – Aug 11th 2012

Another great week and blog posts out there. There is so much great content being written each week. If you are on Twitter be sure to follow PlanetV12N.

Wahl Network by Chris Wahl- From The Bad Ideas Department: Unlimited VM Migrations

Chris talks about why using Unlimited VM Migrations is a bad idea for a comparison between Hyper-V and vSphere.

Microsoft has a Server Virtualization Tool website up that allows you to compare the costs of Hyper-V to VMware as a free service. The goal is to understand the cost of running both solutions, so that you can make an informed decision. Simply enter in your total VMs and your CPU-to-VM ratio, and viola! Pricing spits out.

This seems like a rather dubious way to get to the bottom of an environment, as my day job is helping clients do exactly this (and I don’t just ask for VM / core counts and fire off a design). However, one thing continues to catch my eye as a highlighted comparison item on the checklist: VM Migrations

Read the full article here

 

NTPRO.NL by Eric Sloof-  VMware Community Podcast – Behind the scenes

Join in on the podcast each week? Check out what actually happens during these calls from behind the scenes.

I was able to capture John Troyer and Alex Maier on video during this week's VMware Community Podcast.

Read full article here

 

VMware End-User Computing Blog by Tina de Benedictis- VMware View Client with Local Mode: Curious about how it works?

I've always had questions about VDI and what happens if you can not connect to the Network. In this article Tina does a great job explaining how Local mode works in VMware View.

Do your virtual desktop users need to disconnect from the network, travel with their laptops, and use their virtual desktops offline? Or do you have a bring-your-own-computer (BYOC) program and want to install a corporate virtual desktop on users’ computers? VMware View Client with Local Mode is the answer for these user scenarios.

Read full article here

 

Cloud-Buddy by Bilal Hashmi – New Book – Building VMware EUC Solutions with VMware View

Bilal talks about Mike Laverick and Barry Coombs new book on VMware View. The best thing about this is that the authors are giving back to the community! 

I am not a VMware View expert by any means, I have deployed it in small environments but I really havent spent a lot of time with it. Knowing that is an area that I need to spend some time on and considering that much of the world still needs to get  on View, I try to spend some time keeping up with whats happening with View.

Read full Article here

 

 vExperienced by Edward Grigson – VMworld 2012 – what will we see?

This is a first of many good posts talking about the upcoming conference VMworld. Edward not only talks about the US show but touches on the EMEA side as well.

With VMworld rapidly approaching I’ve been wondering what to expect from this year’s shows in San Francisco and Barcelona. My first thought was ‘not much new’ based on the fact that vSphere5 was released at last years show and products such as vCOPs and vCloud Director have already had major updates recently. Upon reflection however I’ve realised that this year will be no different – trying to keep up with all the announcements, new technology, product launches and social gatherings will be nearly impossible.

Read full article here

 

That is all for this week. Hope you enjoy and get inspired to write something yourself!