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The VMworld 2017 Content Catalog is now live!

Envision your ideal VMworld 2017 agenda by viewing this year’s content catalog. Packed with hundreds of breakout sessions, panels and group discussions, this is your opportunity to map out your conference experience to maximize the learning!

Open and available for everyone, the content catalog allows you access to the VMworld agenda with the ability to browse breakouts sessions and, if you’re a VMworld attendee, log into your profile to note sessions of interest so you’re ready to save your seat when the scheduling tool goes live.

Having trouble finding what you are looking for within the content catalog? Be sure to use the search and filter functions within the tool to better isolate your sessions of interest. We also have a detailed overview of the VMworld US and VMworld Europe track structure to help guide you on your content-building journey!

Whether you’re a registered attendee, or looking to see what’s on the schedule, the VMworld 2017 Content Catalog will help you get an idea of your schedule!

View the VMworld 2017 US Content Catalog here.

View the VMworld 2017 Europe Content Catalog here.

Please note, you will not be able to schedule sessions within the content catalog – this is a feature exclusive to the schedule builder, which will be launching in July.

VMworld 2017 Session Hashtags

Networking and the social community is a huge part of the VMworld experience. This includes the sessions you decide to attend! Be sure to add the #VMworld hashtag to all your tweets and share your favorite sessions with the VMworld community. To share and search session and lab conversations on social, consider adding a hashtag before any session ID#, for example: #NET1234.

For more updates, be sure to follow us on Twitter @VMworld, and ‘like’ our Facebook page Facebook.com/VMworld.

Get the Training and Certification You Need at VMworld 2017!

Make the most of your time at VMworld 2017 and get the training and certifications you need to advance your career and shape the future of digital business.

VMware Education Services delivers special training programs at VMworld to help you explore our newest technology and prepare for certification exams. And with discounted exams offered at the on-site certification exam center you can leave VMworld with a new certification or renew your current one.

This year’s training and certification program includes

  • Discounted training classes taught before VMworld
  • Discounted On Demand courses so you can train when and where you want
  • Discounted VMware Learning Zone video library subscriptions
  • Discounted certification exams taken onsite
  • Free VCDX Workshop for potential candidates

Learn more:

VMworld US 2017 Training & Certification

VMworld Europe 2017 Training & Certification

First Look: VMworld 2017 Content Catalog

At VMworld 2017 you’ll get the knowledge, build the skills and be inspired to take your organization to the next level of IT. How? By attending hard-hitting sessions that enable you to grow in your business and apply those key learnings to your role.

While our content catalog doesn’t launch until June 20, we’re excited to share a sneak preview of just a few examples of the rich content that will be offered at this year’s event.

Modernize the Data Center: HCI and Storage

vSAN Vision – The Future of HCI

Get an in-depth look into VMware’s software-defined approach to hyper-converged infrastructure and see why customers trust the power of vSAN to run everything in their datacenter from business critical applications to virtual desktops. Learn more about where the industry is going and how VMware positions you to be ready for the datacenter of tomorrow.

Modernize the Data Center: HCI and Storage

What’s New in vSAN 6.6 Technical Deep Dive

First native security. Highly available stretched clusters. Intelligent operations. Go beyond the marketing into how different features work, what are the best ways to leverage them and expert recommendations on vSAN design and planning. Join this session to get up to speed on all the new features of vSAN 6.6.

Modernize the Data Center: HCI and Storage

The Top 10 Things to Know About vSAN

This session will focus on the top things to know about vSAN – starting from the design phase to benchmarking to operations. You will learn tips, tricks and best practices along the way for each of the items.

Modernize the Data Center: SDDC – Plan, Build, Operate a Cloud Infrastructure Platform

VMware Cloud Foundation Architecture Deep Dive

Deep Dive on the latest features and capabilities from VMware’s next generation cloud infrastructure platform.

Modernize the Data Center: SDDC – Plan, Build, Operate a Cloud Infrastructure Platform

Simple, agile, secure. VMware Cloud Foundation, the next generation hybrid cloud platform.

Learn how Cloud Foundation evolves VMware’s market leading server virtualization, vSphere, by extending the core hypervisor with integrated software-defined storage, networking, and security services that can span private and public environments.

Modernize the Data Center: SDDC – Plan, Build, Operate a Cloud Infrastructure Platform

VMware Validated Design for SDDC Architecture Deepdive

Deep dive into the VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center, a comprehensive and extensively-tested blueprint to build and operate an SDDC

Networking and Security

The Future of Networking and Security

Learn how new technologies like containers, and the percentage of workloads running in public clouds increases, network virtualization must expand to offer a full range of networking and security services in these environments.

Networking and Security

Networking across On-Prem, Private and Public Clouds with NSX

In this Spotlight session, we will look into how to connect, manage and gain visibility into your cloud networks using VMware NSX and vRealize Network Insight. We will demonstrate these NSX capabilities for on-premises, VMware Cloud on AWS as well as native AWS.

Networking and Security

The NSX Practical Path

Learn how customers are using NSX today with highlights of use cases around security, automation and app continuity and, of course, with demos.

Empower the Digital Workspace

The Evolution of Endpoint Management within a Digital Workspace

We turn the spotlight on our customers themselves as they share their journeys to radically transform PC management, unify management across desktop to IoT, and enable transformative experiences for users and IT.

Empower the Digital Workspace

Goodbye VID 1.0. Hello VDI 2.0- A Modern Approach to Planning, Building, Running and Securing Virtual Desktops and Apps as Part of Your Customized Digital Workspace

Join this session with Shankar Iyer and special guests to find out how VMware is bringing converged VDI and your end-to-end digital workspace to life.

Empower the Digital Workspace (note: this session is only offered at VMworld 2017 US)

The Transformation of Identity and Access Management in the Age of the Digital Workspace

Learn how Workspace ONE is built on a powerful access control layer that is dynamic, based on context. This access control layer in Workspace ONE transforms how organizations implement access control without compromising the end-user experience.

Don’t miss your opportunity to learn from subject-matter experts in your key field!

Register Today

A Look Back at VMworld 2016

Have you registered for the leading conference for cloud infrastructure and digital workspace professionals? What are you waiting for? Early Bird pricing ends on June 12 for VMworld 2017 US and June 20 for VMworld 2017 Europe, so time is running out to maximize on the savings for this can’t-miss event.

Still need convincing? Take a look back at last year’s YouTube playlists to revisit the content, announcements and interviews from VMworld 2016 US in Las Vegas and VMworld 2016 Europe in Barcelona.


We look forward to seeing you there!


Register for Partner Exchange @ VMworld 2017

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Partner Exchange @ VMworld 2017 is fast approaching.  Do not miss this chance to immerse yourself in the latest in cloud infrastructure and digital workspace innovations.

Re-discover the technology, trends and people like you, who are shaping digital business.

This once a year event enables you to:

  • Collaborate and Network: Interact with your peers, the VMware partner ecosystem and IT movers and shakers—a “who’s who” in digital business.
  • Explore and Discover: Learn from subject matter experts on new and emerging product breakthroughs, best practices and case studies.
  • Learn and Grow: Gain direct, “take-to-the-bank” experience in expert-guided hands-on labs and VMware Certification opportunities.

Partner Exchange takes place in Las Vegas on August 27 and in Barcelona on September 11 and the content this year is as robust as ever.  At this exclusive partner event, you will hear about the latest industry trends, product innovations, and joint go-to-market opportunities and participate in solution keynotes relevant to your business. You will also gain access to the Partner Exchange Lounge, open all week for partners to meet, network and relax.  Act now and include Partner Exchange with your VMworld 2017 pass during registration to ensure you do not miss this must-attend event.

Don’t hesitate, register now for Partner Exchange at VMworld US or Europe and save with our Early Bird pricing.

We look forward to seeing you at Partner Exchange.

VMworld 2017 Global Registration is Live!

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Join the industry’s top thought leaders, subject-matter experts and IT professionals at VMworld 2017 to immerse yourself in the latest in cloud infrastructure and digital workspace innovations. At VMworld, you’ll discover the technology, trends, and people like you who are shaping digital business. Registration is now live for both VMworld 2017 US and VMworld 2017 Europe – don’t delay!

VMworld is an indispensable event for technology professionals today. Why?

  • Glimpse the Future: You’ll hear from VMware executives and industry experts on what matters most in IT today, and what’s coming next.
  • Collaborate and Network: Interact with your peers, the VMware partner ecosystem and IT innovators—a “who’s who” in digital business.
  • Explore and Discover: Learn from subject-matter experts on new and emerging product breakthroughs, best practices, and case studies in hundreds of breakout sessions and expert panels.
  • Learn and Grow: Gain direct experience in expert-guided hands-on labs and VMware Certification opportunities.

What are you waiting for? Register today and save with our Early Bird pricing!

We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas or Barcelona!

“VMware pulls in some of their brightest and most experienced instructors to lead (the training) courses.” – Tom Fenton, Virtualization Review

Help Shape the VMworld 2017 Agenda!


VMworld session voting provides an opportunity for the VMware community to help shape the agenda for VMworld 2017. Join customers, partners, bloggers and other VMware enthusiasts and tell us what topics are important and interesting to you.

Your participation will help the content committee ensure that this year’s sessions meet the needs of all VMworld attendees. In addition to the main agenda, the VMworld 2017 program reserves space for a number of “customer choice” sessions, and sessions with particularly high ratings will be included.

Voting will be open from March 28 – April 13 and you can review any of the more than 1,900 submissions to the VMworld call for papers. Rate the sessions from 1-5 stars to let us know what you think.

VMworld session voting is open to everyone, but you’ll need to log in with your VMworld.com account to participate. If you do not have a VMworld.com account, you can set one up for free.

Get started now:

Thanks for your input, and we look forward to seeing you at VMworld 2017.

And don’t forget — VMworld 2017 registration goes live on April 4!

VMworld Call for Papers Closes March 14

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Submit!

It’s time to put the final touches on your abstract and mark your submissions complete—the VMworld 2017 Call for Papers submission window closes on March 14. Don’t miss the opportunity to share your knowledge and make an impact at this year’s conference.

Acceptance is limited, so please follow the steps below to increase your chances of being selected to present:

  • Visit the VMworld website for all of the basic information about the submission process.
  • Read the submission guidelines carefully; these guidelines will help you craft your titles and abstracts, and avoid common reasons for rejection.
  • Have someone else read your title and abstract before submission, to ensure it is clear, concise and error free.
  • Submit your title and abstract via the Call for Papers submission link.


As always, we’re excited and inspired by the submissions we’ve seen—and we look forward to reading yours, too.

VMworld 2016 Europe Video Roundup


After a great week in Barcelona, many videos are now available on our VMworld TV YouTube channel to help digest the news, announcements, sessions, interviews, demos and highlights. Here is a quick roundup to watch below.

General Sessions / Keynotes

VMworld TV Crew Highlights

Watch our VMworld 2016 Europe playlist on YouTube for video interviews, demos and highlights by the VMworld TV Crew during the week in Barcelona.


Breakout Sessions

Visit VMworld.com Sessions and login to view the full set of VMworld 2016 session recordings, or archives from previous years. Watch our VMworld 2016 Sessions playlist on YouTube for many of the sessions from both the U.S. and Europe (more will be uploaded over time).


Community Tech Talks, hosted by vBrownBag

Watch our VMworld 2016 Tech Talks playlist for technical presentations and demos from our VMworld community of vExperts, bloggers, customers and partners.

VMworld 2016 Europe – What to Know Before You Go

We’re less than a week away from the virtualization event of the year! If you’re like us, you can’t wait to get to Barcelona for VMworld 2016 Europe! To help you out, we’ve outline a few things that will be helpful to know before you go to VMworld!


Fira Barcelona Gran Via

North Entrance – Hall 8.0

Carrer del Foc, 30

08038 Barcelona

Click here to download a .pdf version of the venue map.


Badge Pickup

You’ll be able to pick up your conference badge at Registration, located in Hall 8 Foyer (North Entrance).


Conference Shuttles

Conference shuttle service will be available between the airport and Fira Barcelona Gran Via on Sunday and Monday, and from Fira Barcelona Gran Via on Thursday.


Shuttle Schedule*


*shuttle hours of operation are subject to change 

From airport to Fira Barcelona Gran Via

  • Sunday (every 30 minutes): 15:45 – 19:30
  • Monday (every 30 minutes): 09:00 – 18:30

From Fira Barcelona Gran Via to airport:

  • Thursday (continuous service): 12:00 – 18:00

Shuttle Pick-up and Drop-off Locations

  • Airport: T1 and T2 (look for staff with placards)
  • Fira Barcelona Gran Via: North Entrance

Schedule Snapshot

Date Registration VMvillage Solutions Exchange
Sunday, 16 October 16:00 – 20:00 n/a n/a
Monday, 17 October 07:00 – 19:30 08:00 – 18:00 n/a
Tuesday, 18 October 07:00 – 19:30 10:30 – 18:30 10:30 – 19:30
Wednesday, 19 October 08:00 – 18:00 10:30 – 19:00 10:30 – 19:00
Thursday, 20 October 08:00 – 16:00 09:00 – 16:00 10:30 – 14:30

To see the full VMworld schedule, please visit our Agenda page.

Personalize Your Schedule

At VMworld 2016 Europe, you have the option to personalize your schedule using the Schedule Builder feature in the Content Catalog or our Mobile App.

As a reminder, reserving your seat does not guarantee your seat in the event of a late arrival. Breakout Sessions are opened up to all attendees five minutes before the designated start time and those waiting in line are given priority.

Mobile App

The VMworld 2016 Europe Mobile App is available for iOS and Android. Your go-to resource to keep up with what’s happening and get daily highlights, you’ll also be able to get information on breakout sessions, labs and exhibitors. Learn more about the Mobile App by clicking here.

Download the app from the App Store or Google Play today!

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Solutions Exchange

The VMworld Solutions Exchange features the latest products and solutions from over 130 sponsors and exhibitors.

At VMworld 2016 Europe, it also hosts 2 popular VMworld events – the VMworld Welcome Reception and the Hall Crawl.


Meals and Food Service

There will be a cash concession available on Monday, 17 October. Please note: These purchases are not included in your VMworld registration.


On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, VMworld attendee meals will be served in three main locations:

  • Hall 8.0
  • Hall 8.1
  • Hall 7.0


Food services options will include light refreshments, pre-packed lunches, hot and cold “grab and go” lunches, and a hot and cold buffet.


Location Tuesday, 18 October Wednesday, 19 October Thursday, 20 October
Hall 8.0 11:00 – 17:30
Refreshments12:00 – 14:00
Packed lunch
11:00 – 17:30
Refreshments12:00 – 14:00
Packed lunch
09:00 – 16:00
Refreshments12:00 – 14:00
Packed lunch
Hall 8.1 09:00 – 18:30
Refreshments12:00 – 14:00
Hot and cold “grab and go” lunch
09:00 – 18:30
Refreshments12:00 – 14:00
Hot and cold “grab and go” lunch
09:00 – 16:00
Refreshments12:00 – 14:00
Hot and cold “grab and go” lunch
Hall 7.0 10:30 – 17:00
Refreshments12:00 – 14:00
Hot and cold buffet lunch
10:30 – 16:30
Refreshments12:00 – 14:00
Hot and cold buffet lunch
10:30 – 14:30
Refreshments12:00 – 14:00
Hot and cold buffet lunch

VMware Booth

VMware Booth

We invite you to join partners and VMware employees at the VMware Booth, V209 in the Solutions Exchange.


Learn more about our cutting-edge solutions from VMware product experts as well as how VMware enables partners and customers with the tools they need to succeed.


Social & Community

Join in on the VMworld conversation by connecting with our social communities at VMworld 2016. Visit the Social and Communities page on VMworld.com to learn more about how you can get engaged.


You’ll also want to stop by the VMvillage, where you’ll find our Hands-on Labs, blogger tables (with all the ameneties you need), and Community Tech Talk Theater (by #vBrownBag). Here, you’ll discover plenty of opportunities to socialize with fellow VMworld attendees or to have a quiet conversation in the Hang Space.


VMworld Customer Appreciation Party

Wednesday, 19 October

19:00 – 22:00

Join us for an evening of high-energy celebration at the VMworld 2016 Customer Appreciation Party! Full-conference pass holders will be treated to an epic musical performance by an internationally recognized recording artist, all while enjoying food, drinks, and socializing into the night.

VMware Training and Certification: Save 25% – 50%

VMworld 2016 offers training and certification programs to help you build the skills and experience to design, deploy, and operate your VMware platform and evolve your organization. Take advantage of special training and certification offers at VMworld, including 25% off our On-Demand courses and 50% off VMware Certified Professional (VCP) and VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) certification exams. For more details, visit the VMworld Europe Training & Certification page.

We’ll see you in Barcelona!

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