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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

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!

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: Hot Topics

At VMworld 2016 Europe, our goal is to help guide you on the path to accelerating your journey to a software-defined business – from mobile devices to the data center and the cloud. With 300+ breakout sessions to choose from (not to mention all of the hands-on labs, group discussions, and more), learning and knowledge will not be in short supply.

Looking to get the inside scoop as to what the hottest topics in virtualization are? We’re happy to help. The areas of compute virtualization, mobility, networking, and storage were hot topics during VMworld 2016 US and their momentum is continuing through VMworld 2016 Europe.

Take a look below at some our featured sessions in those areas.

Compute Virtualization

The virtualization event of the year wouldn’t be complete without sessions packed with information around compute virtualization. VMworld will help you learn how desktop virtualization, endpoint management & security, hybrid cloud resources, cloud storage and other technologies can help reduce the complexity and cost of the connected enterprise, while providing a consistent, secure, and user-centric experience across all endpoints. From learning about the transformation of VMware IT by the private cloud, to exploring what’s new with vSphere, our featured compute virtualization sessions are here to help you.

Featured Compute Sessions:

  • Business Value of Data Center Virtualization and Hybrid Cloud Extensibility
  • What’s New with vSphere
  • Technical Introduction and What’s New with Auto Deploy and Host Profiles
  • vSphere Client Roadmap: Host Client, HTML5 Client, and Web Client
  • vSphere Logs Grow Up! Tech Preview of Actionable Logging with vRealize Log Insight
  • Extreme Performance Series: vSphere Compute and Memory
  • The vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller Guide to the Galaxy
  • How Did the Private Cloud Transform VMware IT?
  • Through the Looking Glass: An Overview of the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface and API

Mobility

Eager to discover the latest advancements in Enterprise Mobility Management? How about how they can help you boost your mobile productivity, uphold security and compliance standards, and establish a platform to support collaboration. Dive deeper into Workspace ONE Apps, take a look at the future of Windows Management and Security, or learn the technical ins and outs of VMware Identity Manager during out featured mobility sessions. 

Featured Mobility Sessions at VMworld 2016 Europe:

  • Connect Keynote Work Reimagined: Delivering the Digital Workspace
  • Drive End User Adoption and Unlock the Potential of BYOD
  • Detect and Remediate Security Threats with VMware TrustPoint with Spencer Pitts
  • Latest Innovations and Best Practices for Apple in the Enterprise
  • Turbo-charge Employee Productivity with Next-Generation Workspace ONE Apps
  • An Introduction to VMware Identity Manager
  • Latest Capabilities for Google and Samsung Platforms
  • Workspace ONE Apps: Bring Teams and Information Together
  • A First Look at the Future of Windows Management and Security
  • Build an Information-Centric Security Architecture Your CISO will Love
  • Internet of Things (IoT): Make It Real in Your Enterprise
  • Technical Deep Dive into VMware Identity Manager
  • A Deeper Dive into Windows 10 Management with VMware AirWatch
  • Discover What’s New in Workspace ONE and AirWatch
  • Cut the Cost with Cloud-First Scalable Windows Software Distribution
  • Prepare Your IT Organization for Augmented Reality in the Enterprise

Networking

Managing enterprise networks in this age is more complex than ever. At VMworld, our featured networking sessions are here to help. We’ll have technology experts on-hand to help you build the skills you need to fully deliver the benefits of network virtualization. Get introduced to VMware NSX, hear how virtualization will transform security, and hear operational best practices for VMware NSX.

Featured Networking Sessions at VMworld 2016 Europe:

  • Introduction to VMware NSX
  • NSX – The Network Bridge to the Multi-Cloud Future
  • How Virtualization Will Transform Security
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting NSX with vRealize Network Insight (Arkin)
  • NSX for vSphere Logical Routing Deep Dive
  • The Architectural Future of Network Virtualization
  • Operational Best Practices for VMware NSX
  • PowerNSX and PyNSXv: Using PowerShell and Python for Automation and Management of VMware NSX for vSphere

Storage

Storage – a business critical job, means IT must create reliable, highly available solutions that store and protect data and apps, ensuring business continuity. One of the hottest topics at VMworld US, our storage sessions at VMworld 2016 Europe will illustrate how the latest advancements in storage can help you design and deliver storage environments that will reliably protect your data and your business. Register for our featured storage sessions to dive deeper into the power of VMware Virtual SAN and Hyper-Converged Software.

Featured Storage Sessions at VMworld Europe 2016

  • An Industry Roadmap: From Storage to Data Management
  • Virtual SAN Technical Deep Dive and What’s New
  • Building a Business Case for VMware Hyper-Converged Software with Virtual SAN

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

VMworld Ends With the Speedway and a Little Dancing – Recap

As VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas comes to a close, we wanted to thank the VMware community – Attendees and VMworld Alumni alike – for joining us at this year’s conference. Here’s a recap from yesterday’s events:

And the Winner Is

Attendees gathered one last time at the Solutions Exchange to grab their prizes before heading out to the Las Vegas, Motor Speedway. Guests walked away prizes like drones, smart speakers and more. Check out a few of the 2016 winners.

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VMworld Customer Appreciation Party 2016

The VMworld Customer Appreciation party was held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Wednesday night with over thousands members of the VMware community.  Attendees danced the night away with the help of Capital Cities and Fall Out Boy. But dancing wasn’t the only thing to do. VMworld attendees shared that they too had a need for speed, signing up to drive in an actual pace car on the famous track, take photos as a rock band, race virtually, and of course, eat some great food. Check out a few photos from last night:

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— Robbie Phillips (@RobbieP_IT) September 1, 2016

That’s a wrap for VMworld 2016. We hope you enjoyed yourself as much as we did. For those joining us in Barcelona, we’ll see you in October! For those of you coming to VMworld US 2017, we’ll see you back in Las Vegas August 28-31!

Check out more highlights and recaps from this year’s conference on @VMworld and @VMworld on Twitter and Facebook.

Day 2 Highlights at VMworld 2016

Day 2 of VMworld is in the book! The day started off with a bang after Sanjay Poonen announced that all users of the VMworld Mobile App would receive free licenses for either VMware Fusion or VMware Workstation products.

After Poonen discussed the value of mobile apps and what they can do for businesses, he introduced @VMware partners and customers. Check out a few highlighted speakers that shared their experience with the thousands of VMworld attendees.

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  • Stephanie Bucemi from Salesforce discussed how their partnership with VMware gave them a chance to integrate the technology from both companies to build an efficient and effective mobile app that their customers can easily use.
  • Mike Wittig from Nike discussed how VMware has changed Nike’s digital strategy increasing their revenue by 30%. Witting explained how OpenStack and NSX contributed to their success and why they will rely on SDDC to achieve their future goals.

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The Hands On-Labs kept breaking records at VMworld on day two. While folks don’t need to be at VMworld to participate in the Hands-on Labs, taking them at VMworld gives attendees the opportunity to meet with on-site experts to best learn their craft.

 


VMworld may be halfway over, but there is still more to get excited about. Check out what is in store for tomorrow:

The Solutions Exchange

On Day 3 of VMworld, the Solutions Exchange will still be going strong. There is still plenty of time to check out what vendors want you to see and products/solutions you want to learn more about.

Who knows, you may even walk away with a free T-shirt or two. Maybe.

VMworld Customer Appreciation Party

One of the most popular events every year at VMworld, attendees will be able to enjoy food, drinks, and live performances from Fall Out Boy and Capital Cities after a week of knowledge, networking and hard work.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook and check out #VMworld for all things VMworld 2016!

VMworld 2016 Hits the Las Vegas Strip! Day 0-1 Recap

Here at VMworld – what happens in Vegas doesn’t need to stay in Vegas. With the first two days of VMworld 2016 in the books, we’ve got the highlights for your viewing pleasure.

Sunday, August 28

As usual, Day 0 kicked off on Sunday, with VMworld early birds attending Partner Exchange @VMworld, Quick Talks and TAM Customer Day.

The Welcome Reception presented by Accenture in the Solutions Exchange provided food and fun and got attendees in the mood for what’s to come in the week ahead.

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Monday, August 29

Day 1 of VMworld started with an exciting General Session about what the future will bring for VMware customers, especially those that are interested in NSX.GenSession

In case you missed it, below are highlights from the announcements made today:

 

 

Ready for another jam packed Day 2? Below is just a quick look at what’s happening tomorrow:

  • Want to win a Smart Speaker and a cool Virtual SAN t-shirt? All you have to do is drop by the HCI Zone (located in the Solutions Exchange), take a Selfie, and tweet it to @vmwarevsan with the hashtag #HCISelfie. Easy!
  • Check out the VMworld Facebook page for Live streams and see what’s happening around the conference.
  • Hall Crawl in the Solutions Exchange can’t be missed. Join fellow VMworld peers to network, socialize and more!

Follow @VMworld on Twitter and ‘like’ us on Facebook for more live updates from the show floor.

VMworld 2016 – What to Know Before You Go

We can now count down the days to VMworld on one hand – it’s right around the corner! Before you get to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, we’ve gathered some bits of information that will be helpful on your VMworld journey to be_TOMORROW.

Venue

VMworld will be taking place at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center.

3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

Las Vegas, Nevada, 89119

Phone: 702-632-7777

 

Event Logistics

Badge Pick-up
Attendees pick up their badge at the Registration Booth, located at Bayside B, Level 1 in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

 

On-site Registration

Haven’t registered for VMworld yet – no problem! On-site registration is available at the rate of $2,195.

 

Conference Shuttles

Conference shuttle service will be offered from the MGM Grand to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
Shuttle Schedule:

  • Saturday (every 30 minutes): 6:30am-7pm
  • Sunday-Wednesday (every 15 minutes) 6:30am-10:30am, 4:30pm-7:30pm
  • Thursday (every 15 minutes): 6:30am-10:30am, 1:00pm-4pm

Shuttle pick-up and drop-off locations:

  • Shark Reef Shuttle Entrance, Mandalay Bay – Level 1
  • MGM Grand Garden Arena Entrance

 

Mobile App

The VMworld Mobile App is available for download on the App Store and Google Play.

This app offers attendees an easy way to access event and personal information with ease. Create and view your personalized schedule, watch breakout session recordings on-demand, get express badge check-in, plus much more.

 

Session Surveys 

On the VMworld Mobile App, please remember to take the session surveys available to you! These surveys provide important feedback about your VMworld experience and help us curate content for our future events.

For each survey you complete, you will be entered into our daily drawings. Monday through Thursday, we will draw once in the morning, once in the afternoon, and once end of day. Winners will receive up to $100 for the VMware Store!

 

Solutions Exchange

VMware Booth

Every year at VMworld, one of the main attractions is the Solutions Exchange!

At the Solutions Exchange, we invite you to visit the VMware Booth (#1245), where you’ll be able to learn more about the cutting-edge solutions we have to offer, as well as how VMware enables partners and customers with the tools they need to succeed. In addition to having technical experts on the floor, there will also be continuous theater presentations during the hours of the Solutions Exchange.

Below is just a list of some of the topics and solutions you’ll find at the VMware Booth:

  • Software-Defined Data Center
  • Cloud Infrastructure
  • Cloud Management
  • Networking and Security
  • Software-Defined Storage and Business Continuity
  • Virtualizing Applications
  • VMware Trust and Assurance
  • Network Function Virtualization
  • vCloud Air and the vCloud Air Network
  • End User Computing, including AirWatch
  • Cloud Native Applications

Also at the VMware booth, there will be a dedicated area where you’ll be able to discover some customer success stories of businesses that utilize VMware technologies. For more information please visit http://www.vmware.com/radius/impact.

The Office of the CTO will also be present at this year’s VMware Booth, showcasing new VMware innovations. This is also a chance for attendees to contribute their ideas for what they would like to see in future product releases.

 

Social & Community

At the VMvillage, we encourage you to join the VMworld social conversation by connecting with our social communities at VMworld! Fully stocked with a vlogging station, offering self-service video and podcasts, as well as blogger tables with every amenity, you’ll discover a number of opportunities to connect with your fellow attendees.

Visit the Social and Communities pages on VMworld.com, as well as the space within the VMvillage for more info.

 

VMworld Customer Appreciation Party 

Wednesday, August 30th

7:30pm-10:30pm

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

 

The VMworld Customer Appreciation Party is putting you in the driver’s seat. Taking place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, all full-conference pass holders are invited to join in on the fun of pace car rides, VR racing games, remote control car races, and much more.

For more details on the VMworld Customer Appreciation Party, click here.

Have a question about VMworld? Tweet us at @VMworld, or find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/VMworld.

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be_TOMORROW with the VMworld Mobile App!

At VMworld, we encourage all of our attendees to stay connected. Whether that’s through social media, our blog, the social stream – staying connected is a VMworld best practice.

That’s why we’re happy to introduce this year’s VMworld Mobile App, now available for download on the App Store and Google Play.
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With the VMworld 2016 US Mobile App, attendees have a convenient way to access event and personal information, all in the confines of one mobile application.

Phone, tablet, and phablet-friendly, the application interface allows you to:

  • Create and View Personalized Breakout Sessions Schedules
  • Review Personalized Breakout Session Recommendations
  • See the latest in Social & Community
  • See What’s Happening, Daily Highlights, and Notifications
  • Access to an interactive and searchable Solutions Exchange Map
  • Express Badge Check-in
  • Network with Other Attendees
  • Acccess Global Search Functionality

Download the VMworld 2016 mobile app today!

For assistance with the app, visit the Mobile Help Desk in Bayside B, or email us.

Previewing the VMvillage at VMworld 2016

As you know, there’s more to VMworld than just sessions – all work and no play make a dull VMworld attendee, right?

In between your breakout sessions, keynotes, quick talks, hands-on labs – whatever it may be – we invite all VMworld attendees to visit the VMvillage!

What’s the VMvillage, you ask?

The VMvillage is one of the prime destinations at this year’s VMworld. Think of it as a hub for you to explore, relax, and recharge. As the space is designated for all VMworld attendees, you’ll also be able to network and discover VMware programs as well!

Let’s take a tour:

In the heart of the VMvillage, you’ll find the Hang Space – one of the more popular attractions at VMworld. The Hang Space is an oasis of calm in the midst of all the action that’s happening at VMworld. On hand will be plenty of fun distractions, including arcade games, refreshments, plenty of charging areas to charge up your devices and of course, Wi-Fi to catch up on email!

Sometimes, you need to take a break from reality. Within the VMvillage, you’ll find a special exhibit – Virtual Reality by NVIDIA. In this special VMvillage feature, you’ll be able to step into another dimension of reality with two unique and cutting-edge VR experiences. Want to explore the future of virtual workspaces? VMware and NVIDIA are teaming up to bring you virtual reality running in a virtual environment. In this demo, you can see how your work will look when you no longer have to rely on 2D or 3D images, but can actually experience it around you in virtual reality.

Keep wandering around the VMvillage and you’ll stumble upon the IoT Pavilion presented by Deloitte. This interactive experience features an augmented reality exhibit, highlighting real-world stories of how VMware cloud management services help to enable the Internet of Things.

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The VMvillage also features special-interest lounge spaces! Maybe you want to learn more about VCP or VCAP certification at the Education and Certification Lounge. TAM Customer? The TAM Customer Lounge is right outside the Hang Space. And of course, no VMworld is complete without VMUG – the VMUG Lounge will be at the VMvillage, where you’ll be able to learn about the latest programs, connect with VMUG members and pick up the annual VMUG t-shirt!

Need to meet with colleagues? At the VMvillage, you can use the Meeting Center, which offers drop-in, flexible meeting space for attendees to connect with VMware subject matter experts, as well as other attendees. Make same-day reservations for non-consecutive, one-hour blocks.

VMware would be nowhere without it’s great customer base. At the Customer Advocacy space, you’ll learn more about what VMware is doing with the customer and partner feedback we receive. VMware employees will be on-hand to meet you and hear about your VMware experience. The VMware Customer Advocacy organization’s mission is for every employee to be a customer advocate, empowered to create experiences and solutions customers love. To support this, the Customer Advocacy space is here for you – to share your voice, your feedback, so we can guide our company actions based on your input.

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Also inside of the VMvillage, you’ll find VMware {code}, a platform for enterprise developers to collaborate on solutions to accelerate application development. VMware {code} wants to connect enterprise developers to VMware fortune 1000 customers, taking advantage of the latest microservices, cloud native apps, and agile development methodology. Visit VMware {code} at the VMvillage to learn more about the {code} Store, Newsletter, and other various programs they have to offer.

In addition to all of these cool spots, the VMvillage acts as headquarters for a wide range of social and community activities. In addition to staying on top of the activity on the VMworld Socialstream, you’ll be able to take in Community Tech Talk Theater (by none other than #vBrownBag), visit the VMTN Communities or CloudCred Booth, and even get a behind-the-scenes look at theCUBE, which will be live-streaming throughout the event. Have a vlog or podcast you want to do from VMworld? We’re setting up designated self-service stations with all the amenities you need.

If you need to take a break, recharge your batteries, or just want to have some fun, be sure to stop by the VMvillage!

We’ll see you in Las Vegas!