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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.

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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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THE TOP CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE AND DIGITAL WORKSPACE EVENT

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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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).

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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!

Venue

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.

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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

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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!

For the latest and greatest updates during VMworld, be sure to follow us on Twitter @VMworld and ‘like’ us on Facebook at Facebook.com/VMworld.

VMworld 2016 Europe Mobile App – Download Today!

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The VMworld 2016 Europe Mobile App offers VMworld attendees a convenient way to access event and personal information with greater ease.

Download for iOS or Android today!

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Both phone and tablet-friendly, the app gives users fingertip access to:

  • Create and view personalized Breaktou Session schedules
  • Review personalized Breakout Session recommendations
  • See the latest in Social & Community
  • Keep current with What’s Happening, Daily Highlights, and Notifications
  • Watch Breakout Session recordings on-demand
  • Find your way with the interactive and searchable Solutions Exchange map
  • Get express badge check-in
  • Network with other attendees
  • Leverage our global search functionality

Additionally, a new feature for VMworld 2016 Europe, is the “Attendee Networking” function. A great way to network with other attendees at the conference, attendees must login to access this and opt-in or allow the connections.

Take a look at some screenshots of the functionality in action:

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After that, click in the “To:” field, which triggers the magic of “Add Connections”, where you can search for other attendees by:

  • Name
  • Company
  • Job Title
  • Interests

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For iOS users, the VMworld 2016 Europe Mobile App requires iOS 8.1 or later. For Android users, it requires 4.0.3 or later.

 

For any assistance needed with the VMworld 2016 mobile app, please visit the Mobile Help Desk at Fira Gran Via, or drop us an email at vmworldsupport@built.io.

We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona!

Stay up to date with the latest updates and announcements around VMworld by following us on Twitter @VMworld, and ‘liking’ us on Facebook at Facebook.com/VMworld.

AirWatch Connect @ VMworld

Fun Fact: Your VMworld Full Conference registration gives you full access to AirWatch Connect!logo-connect-blue

AirWatch Connect is the leading event for event enterprise mobility – connecting you to the people, tools, and technology create and implement a mobile centre of excellence.

Now in its 5th year, Connect will have you collaborating on mobile initiatives with the brightest minds in the industry, growing your network by joining the End-User Computing (EUC) community.

Featured speakers include some of the brightest minds in enterprise mobility, including David Pogue, Yahoo Tech Founder; Jason Silva, Brain Games host; Sanjay Poonen, VMware EUC GM; Noah Wasmer, VMware EUC SVP of Mobile Products; and Blake Brannon, VMware AirWatch VP of Product Marketing.

At AirWatch Connect:

  • Get the first look at new technology and innovations
  • Train on Windows 10 management and digital workspace deployment
  • Network with industry leaders and the VMware mobile ecosystem
  • Learn how to build a mobile centre of excellence in your organization
  • Get insights from your industry’s most forward-thinking leaders
  • Get hands-on with self-service labs 

Session Tracks

Session tracks at AirWatch Connect will help attendees focus their experience in key areas:

Industry

Understand the unique challenges that different organisations are facing in today’s mobile landscape and discover solutions that meet your industry’s business requirements.

Innovation

Hear from organisations changing the way people live and work with VMware AirWatch solutions.

Product

Learn about the latest releases and new products from technical experts.

Ecosystem

Get a first look at the newest technologies from the most comprehensive mobile ecosystem in the industry.

Accreditation

Achieve AirWatch accredited status and attend technical breakout sessions or one of our Workshops.

Click here to register for AirWatch Connect! We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona!

#VMworld 2016 Europe Social Media & Community

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VMworld community and social media activity is surging as we head towards VMworld 2016 Europe in Barcelona. Here are resources on vmworld.com to prep for the conference:

Hashtags

  • #vmworld (official hashtag)
  • #vmworldHOL (Hands-on Labs)
  • #vmworld3word (3-word social posts)
  • #vmworldselfie (selfie photos)
  • #vmwarePEX (Partner Exchange)

Onsite Offerings
If attending VMworld 2016 Europe this year, please plan to spend time at the Social Media & Community area within the VMvillage this year. Here are some of the onsite offerings:

Social Channels & Communities
Follow all our VMworld Social Channels as we share VMworld updates and visual highlights.  Be sure to follow and browse the multiple VMware social media channels and VMTN communities for additional news, updates and engagement with the VMware community.

Social Media Stream
Watch our real-time social media stream, aggregating Twitter, Facebook and Instagram updates from our VMworld community. This social stream will also be displayed on big screens in the Hang Space in the VMvillage.

Video & Photos
LIVE video is a big part of the experience and we encourage all attendees to share their experiences with Facebook and Periscope LIVE video, or sharing Instagram, Vine or YouTube recordings. Photos are also a great way to share VMworld highlights across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Add the #vmworld hashtag to be included in our social media stream.

Mobile App
Download the VMworld 2016 Europe mobile app from the iOS and Android app stores.  Find “Social Media & Community” and take advantage of the in-app social stream and key resources. There is also a separate area for Attendee networking to discover and connect with other attendees by names, roles or interests/topics.

We look forward to seeing everyone this year at VMworld 2016 in Barcelona!