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 […]

VMUG Heads to VMworld 2019

VMworld US 2018 VMUG Leader Lunch Photo Credit:  Brandon Seymour of vmwarevelocity.com  It’s that time of year again when the UserCons slow down and we start to prepare for both VMworlds.  First, we’ll be in San Francisco from August 25th to 29th. The annual VMworld August show never disappoints, and VMUG will be there with […]

Behind the Voice of the Member

Hey VMUG! My name is Shanna Cleveland and I’m your new Market Research Senior Coordinator specializing in customer insights and analytics. Previously I worked for Nielsen where I designed, implemented, and analyzed consumer research for several Fortune 500 companies. After years of working in the industry, I can attest to the value of building and listening to the collective voice of a community. My goal is to help revolutionize community engagement by asking fun and relevant questions that […]

VMUG Insights From Dell Technologies World 2019

Dell Technologies World 2019 ushered in a new era of partnership between VMware and Dell EMC. VMware used the size and scope of the event to make major announcements. During his keynote address, Pat Gelsinger said “this is like VMworld,” and I could not agree more. For those of you in the VMUG community who […]

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