Sessions We Recommend at Dell Tech World 2020!

There’s something at Dell Tech World for everyone! Join the vCommunity online from anywhere for this free, two-day event. Discover new ways to harness the power of technology and accelerate your growth and development. Let’s use digital transformation to forge a new path, create new opportunities and build resiliency that stands the test of time. […]

VMworld Recap for the vAdmin

VMware is a huge company with many products, divisions, and solutions. It’s hard to keep track of everything VMware is involved in. VMworld is no different, and in some ways, there’s even more to keep up with because of the tech previews. This VMworld recap post is for the vAdmin, the traditional VMUG member, someone […]

VMworld 2020: Choosing Content Sessions (Part 2)

I’m back with Part 2 of choosing VMworld 2020 content sessions! If you missed the first post, you can find it here. In my previous post, I discussed distinguished speakers and why their sessions should be considered. For this post, I’m going deeper and looking past many of the distinguished speakers. Below are sessions that […]

VMworld 2020: Choosing Content Sessions (Part 1)

VMworld is virtual this year and while some things will be different, content will be robust as ever.  This week on VMUG’s Peers & Pints we discuss content, strategies for selecting the best content, and our favorite things about VMworld (and how it will be accomplished virtually).    Let’s start with strategizing how you’ll consume all this great content […]

Virtualizing the Community During COVID

VMUG has always been dedicated to creating unique opportunities for resources, knowledge sharing, events, and networking. But now more than ever, the world has had to adapt to an online space. VMUG is prepared to provide nonstop access to your community, so you can have the support needed to navigate this difficult time. We’ve been […]

How a VMware Homelab Can Improve Your Professional Growth and Career

I think VMware home labs are an excellent way to improve your professional growth and career, because they give sys admins, engineers, consultants, and architects a sandbox to test new software, automation, upgrades. It also gives us a place to study and prepare for industry-recognized certifications. I often tell people that home labs are a […]

Spring vForum Online: Now More Than Ever

Online events are big and recently gaining more attention. As the global community learns to combat COVID-19, we are also learning how to better use technology for good, a mantra Pat Gelsinger and VMware speak about often.   But what can we do as vAdmins to be part of the “tech for good” initiative? Amid the COVID response, many VMUG members work on the front lines in industries such as healthcare, […]

vExpert Application: What VMUG Members Should Know

Recently the vExpert application opened and I encourage all VMUG members to consider applying.  If you are unfamiliar with the program, let me give you an overview.    The vExpert program has been around for over a decade and is VMware’s global evangelism and advocacy program.  They accept applications twice a year, so this opportunity is only available for a limited time.  The application is straight […]

A Case for VMworld Barcelona

For those of you who live in NORAM, I am attempting to make a case for you to attend VMworld Barcelona over San Francisco. I am fortunate to be able to attend both events each year.  VMUG has a large presence at both events and the VMUG members span the globe.  VMworld is a fantastic […]

Coopetition

As IT professionals, we have learned to thrive in a multi-vendor environment. We all have legacy equipment, new acquisitions, or mistakes along the way that put us in a situation to support multiple vendors. Most of the time (at least, I hope most of the time) this works out pretty well. Not flawless, but we […]

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