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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 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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Users click the “+” symbol in the top right corner of Connections.VMW App 2

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.

#VMworld 2016 Europe Social Media & Community


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:


  • #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!

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.




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:




— 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.

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.

VMware Booth

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.

VMware {code} Program at VMworld 2016

VMware {code} will have its own booth at VMworld in the VMvillage and we have some awesome plans, including a virtual reality tour (Oculus Rift) of the Pivotal Labs and a Microsoft HoloLens for a fun experience.

Many great coders/scripters and automation experts who have helped the VMware community will be at the booth. We will have various automation folks specializing in different VMware products/areas. Check out the calendar onsite to see when certain people will be there and come have a chat with them about a problem you are trying to solve or even just learning how to get started.

We will also be offering a Monday evening Hackathon. It’s not too late, you still have time to suggest an idea, join a team or even just turn up and drink a beer and geek out.

Learn more about all offerings and recommended VMware {code} sessions


VMworld 2016 Content Previews

One of the top reasons folks from around the world flock to VMworld every year is the content. On average, a VMworld attendee will attend 10 breakout sessions at the show – not to mention the hundreds of hands-on-labs, workshops, group discussions and 1:1 with VMware experts.

Whether it’s your first VMworld, or your 13th, there are over 400 unique sessions for you to attend (in addition to quick talks, group discussions, labs and more), presenting an endless combination of learning opportunities.

We know sessions tend to fill up quickly, and we certainly do our best to offer repeats of those hot sessions. As a best practice, start building your schedule if you’re registered for the conference!

Unsure what sessions to register for?

Below are content previews from 4 of the hottest topic areas at this year’s VMworld. Check out these previews and see if you’re able to draw some inspiration when creating your VMworld schedule!

Network Virtualization

Bruce Davie, the CTO of Networking at VMware, discusses the future of networking virtualization in a session from VMworld 2015. During NET8193R at VMworld 2016, he’ll be doing a technical deep dive, taking an “under the hood” look at network virtualization, examining the underlying architecture and its ongoing evolution.

Being the virtualization event of the year, VMworld is here to help!

The 2016 conference will offer a plethora of sessions on how you can utilize desktop virtualization, endpoint management, security, and other technologies to reduce the complexity and cost of managing the connected enterprise. Take a look at our featured virtualization sessions here.


Networking as we know it, is undergoing a huge transition. It’s fundamentally transforming from a hardware-driven industry, into a software industry. In this content preview of one of the best rated and attended VMworld 2015 sessions, “The Next Horizon for Cloud Networking and Security”, you’ll discover what happens when you add: Containers + Public Cloud + NSX. At VMworld 2016, you will be able to learn everything from NSX use cases to automating networking & security operations with NSX.

At VMworld 2016, our technology experts will help you build the skills necessary to deliver the benefits of NSX. We know architecting, implementing and managing enterprise networks is a more complex task than ever, so take a look at our featured NSX sessions in 2016, here.

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI)

Hyper-converged infrastructure, or HCI, is emerging as an enterprise storage architecture for the datacenter. This VMworld 2015 session, STO5954-S, discusses what HCI is, what makes it possible, as well as how customers can leverage HCI to solve real problems. The session takes a closer look at VMware’s solution for HCI – VMware Virtual SAN, diving into its unique characteristics and offers a customer perspective as well.

VMware Virtual SAN

In STO7650, a VMworld 2015 session (and a VMworld 2016 session!) featuring Duncan Epping and Lee Dilworth, you’ll hear a primer on the path of software-defined storage at VMware. Duncan and Lee overview the different software-defined storage initiatives from VMware, as well as how these fit into the SDDC picture. This session covers Virtual SAN (VSAN), Virtual Volumes (VVols) as well as the vSphere APIs for IO Filtering (VAIO).


Storage itself, is a business-critical job. Creating highly available and reliable solutions that store and protect data and applications while ensuring business continuity isn’t always black and white.


At this year’s VMworld, you’ll be able to discover how you can take hyper-converged infrastructure to the mainstream, while maximizing the benefits of your HCI. Additionally, VMworld will feature sessions displaying how to conduct a successful Virtual SAN Proof of Concept (POC), and also show you the roadmap of where VMware is headed with HCI and Virtual SAN.

Take a look at our featured storage/HCI sessions here.

The journey to knowledge at VMworld is up to you. Dive into VSAN. Get more knowledge around network virtualization. See what the hype is around hyper-converged infrastructure. Discover how businesses are using vCloud Air and the virtual private cloud.

Which path will you take? VMworld is coming August 28th.

Register today!

Share the Joy of VMworld – Refer A Friend!

With your schedule now built (or, still being figured out), we’re sure you’re as excited as we are for VMworld! The knowledge, the networking, the fun – reasons to be excited for VMworld are plenty. And it’s only natural to share that enthusiasm with your closest colleagues.


For those with friends or colleagues who you think would benefit from being a part of VMworld 2016, we’d like to introduce you to the Refer a Friend program.

Registered for a Full Conference Pass at VMworld? You can help by sharing the word about VMworld – while also earning prizes for yourself!

How does the Refer a Friend Program work? It’s simple:

Log in to your VMworld account and let us know the person or people you’d like to invite. Once your referral registers and has a settled payment status, you’ll qualify for one of these rewards:

  • 1 paid referral: One (1) $25 VMworld Store gift card
  • 5 to 9 paid referrals: GoPro HERO Session
  • 10+ paid referrals: Apple iPad Mini 2

VMworld is just around the corner, so refer your friends now! All entries must be received by August 27th, 2016. 

Learn more about the Refer A Friend program by clicking here. 

Note: To qualify for a reward, your registration must be fully paid. If you cancel your paid registration, you will not qualify for a reward. This offer is not valid for VMworld 2016 group discounts, government discounts or VMware employee rates, and is not retroactive. Please review the Terms and Conditions below for full details.

VMworld 2016 Schedule Builder is Live!

Flight booked. Hotel booked. Content Catalog has been browsed. You’ve blocked off time on your schedule for the VMworld Party.

Now, you’re looking to start building out your VMworld schedule with the breakouts, labs, demos, and discussions you’re itching to attend.

Good news is here: The 2016 VMworld Schedule Builder is now live!

The Schedule Builder is built right into the Content Catalog, allowing anyone registered as a Full Conference Pass attendee to create their own VMworld schedule.

Below are just some of the benefits of using the Schedule Builder:

  • Search from over 400 unique sessions at VMworld US, running Monday through Thursday
  • Recommended sessions will be suggested to you via your scheduling dashboard on the Schedule Builder homepage – these recommendations will be based on your attendee profile!
  • By signing up for sessions early, you help the content team determine which sessions to repeat during VMworld.
  • The more people that sign up for a session, the bigger room we’ll find! Start scheduling!

New to the Schedule Builder, or need a memory refresh? We got you covered – using your VMworld account, log in and start adding sessions to your schedule! Reserve your seat at the breakouts of your choice, or add your name to the waitlist for the sessions that are already full.

Easy as that! Start adding sessions using the Schedule Builder here.

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

Life in the Fast Lane – Previewing the 2016 VMworld Party

Work hard, party hard.

The VMworld Customer Appreciation Party is as much a part of the VMworld experience as the breakout sessions, Solutions Exchange, Hands-on Labs, and keynotes! It’s a great chance for attendees to get together and decompress over some food, drinks and fun.

So what’s on tap for this year’s party? Let’s give you a preview!

This year, the VMworld Customer Appreciation Party will be held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway!


At this year’s VMworld Party, attendees won’t just be at the races, you’ll have the opportunity to be a part of the race!

This means you’ll have the chance to ride in an official Pace Car of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, getting to experience what life in the fast lane is all about.


Looking to pump the brakes on real-life racing? How about virtual reality? The VMworld Party will have an exhibit that puts attendees in a virtual car where they must traverse through a recreated environment, filled with tight turns and obstacles.


Not looking to get behind the wheel of a car – virtual or physical? No problem. The VMworld party will also have a station for attendees to drive a remote control car, racing through a custom built race track!

And if cars aren’t your thing, we’ll have a remote control monster truck + race course available as well!


Need a break from the racing action? Take a break and drive into the Neon Garage Complex – the nucleus of the VMworld Party. Here, you’ll find a gaming paradise, with air hockey tables, table tennis, carnival-style games, and other arcade games to test your reflexes!

Looking to just dance and listen to great music? Take a look just outside the Neon Garage Complex – we’ve got you covered in that area as well! Every year, we find top talent to play our VMworld Party. If you like live music, this next bit of info is sure to be a treat.

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This year, at the 2016 VMworld Party, Grammy-nominated Fall Out Boy and electronic powerhouse Capital Cities will be joining us in Las Vegas. With these two joining us, you won’t want to miss out on the fun!

This preview is just the tip of the iceberg, we don’t want to spoil all the details of the party – you’ll have to experience it for yourself!

Ready to party? Buckle up, VMworld is around the corner.

Register for VMworld here.