VMworld 2012: my schedule

Posted Aug 23rd, 2012 in
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  • So, I'm taking off in about 36 hours, very excited about this trip! Send me an email if you'll also be there!

    They'll be a lot to soak in. Also very fortunate to have the opportunity to make the trip across the Golden Gate Bridge this Sunday, to see Leo Laporte's Brick House in nearby Petaluma, CA, witnessing TWiT Episode 368 live (3pm Pacific time). Should be a fun contrast with my recent experience seeing Joshua Topolsky's 8th Espisode of On The Verge, with guest Mary Jo Foley, last month in New York City.

    (update, see picture of Paul and Leo here)

    See also:

    VMworld 2012 San Francisco August 26th-30th, I’ll be there for you!
    Posted by Paul Braren on Sun Jul 01, 2012 08:51 pm (thinly veiled Bon Jovi reference)

    I will say that I found it very difficult to get to see all the sessions I'd like to. Most are offered only once or twice all week, so conflicts were inevitable, as I tried to finalize the schedule within about 48 hours of the enrollment period begining earlier this summer. Will keep you posted on my general impressions of this event, compared to my last VMworld back in 2008.

    Here's my list of sessions I managed to schedule:

    GS01 -- IT Transformation as the Enabler of Business Transformation
    INF-STO1430 -- Tracking Down Storage Performance Issues: A Customer’s Perspective
    INF-STO2428 -- Flash as a Cache – Rethinking Virtualization
    INF-VSP1504 -- Ask the Expert vBloggers
    EUC1450 -- Embracing Macs in Business Using VMware Fusion
    INF-STO2980 -- vSphere 5 Storage Best Practices
    GS02 -- Delivering the Promise of the Software Defined Datacenter
    TEX2198 -- Cloud Application Platform Roadmap (TAP only)
    INF-VSP1549 -- Insight Into vMotion: Architectures, Performance, Best Practices, and Futures
    SPO3292 -- Veeam Backup & Replication: Tips and Tricks
    EUC2406 -- Horizon Data: Technical Deep-dive and Beta Learnings
    EUC1351 -- Directions in End-user Computing: The Post-PC Era
    SPO3304 -- Best Practices for Collaborative DevOps with Optimal Application Performance in VMware Environments with IBM
    INF-STO1198 -- vSphere Storage Features & Enhancements
    EUC2005 -- Troubleshooting VMware View: Looking under the Hood
    INF-STO2564 -- Supercharged SAN: Fine-tune Your VAAI Enabled vSphere SAN with This Collection of Configuration and Performance Best Practices
    INF-VSP1622 -- Performance New Features and Best Practices for vSphere
    GS03 -- Genius Machines
    EUC1688 -- Tackling Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Initiatives with the VMware View Mobile Secure Desktop
    APP-CAP2956 -- Inside the Hadoop Machine
    EUC1305 -- What's New and What's Next for VMware View?

    Then you'll see "My Interests" which are events I cannot attend, due to conflicts. You get the idea, I have many interests. There are worse problems to have!

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    As a VMUG New England member, I'll also be going on this trip in late September as well, just got the sign-up email today, consider enrolling, registration is free for VMUG members (registering to become a VMUG member is also free):

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    Join us on board the Spirit of Boston and the Odyssey cruise ships for the Boston VMUG User Conference on Thursday, September 20, 2012. Exhibits, educational sessions and keynote presentations will take place on board the ships, and we will conclude the event with a one hour harbor cruise.

    Register today to join your fellow VMware users for this full-day event. This is a great opportunity to meet with your peers to discuss virtualization trends, best practices, and the latest technology!

    Event Highlights
    7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Registration on the Dock
    7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Exhibit Hall Time on board the Spirit of Boston
    8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Sponsor Keynote on board the Odyssey
    9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions on board the Odyssey
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch in the Exhibit Hall on board the Spirit of Boston
    1:00 p.m. - 2:35 p.m. Breakout Sessions on board the Odyssey
    2:50 p.m. - 3:35 p.m. Steve Herrod Keynote on board the Odyssey
    3:35 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Board the Spirit of Boston for the Harbor Cruise
    3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Harbor Cruise featuring Conference Wrap-Up and Raffles

    Visit the Event Details Page for more information. Please note, the complete agenda will be posted soon. Be sure to share this meeting information with your colleagues.

    Please note: the entire conference will take place on the docked boat, and will conclude with a networking cruise through Boston Harbor. Due to this unique venue, attendance limits will be strictly enforced. Attendees must log in and register online in advance in order to be admitted to the event. If you register online and find that you will be unable to attend, please email memberservices@vmug.com so your space can be made available to another VMUG member.
    If you have not already obtained your VMUG login credentials, please visit the Username and/or Password Help page to request your username and password.

    For questions, please contact memberservices@vmug.com.