UKVMUG 2015 - Loved it, but...

That's the fifth UKVMUG done with, and the first one that I've ever presented at. I loved it, it was a great day. The highlights for me (or what I did): Joe Baguley's opening keynote – great as ever (even though I saw some of it in TechSummit a couple of weeks ago).  Joe is a very inspiring speaker, and I'm not just saying that because he's my boss (a few times removed). Listening without a hangover this time, there were some interesting things that I took away from it. Eric Wright's session on OpenStack and VMware. Great to meet…

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2013 UKVMUG Agenda

There's now an agenda posted for next month's UK VMUG in Birmingham. As you can see, it's got some cracking sessions in it. If you haven't registered yet, or you want to check the agenda out for yourself, head over to the VMUG site. TIME EVENT LOCATION Wednesday, November 20,2013 7:00 -9:00 pm Pre-Reception vCurry – Veeam Bracebridge Suite Thursday, November 21, 2013 8:00 – 8:30 am Registration | Breakfast | Mingle with Sponsors Trafalgar Foyer 8:30 – 9:00 am VMUG Welcome | Alaric Davies Britannia Suite 9:00 – 9:45 am VMware Keynote | Joe…

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UKVMUG 2012 Agenda

The dust has barely settled on VMworld Europe and the Agenda for next month's UKVMUG in Birmingham has been posted. There are multiple tracks and some big names presenting in addition to the valued event sponsors. It'll be difficult picking between everything that's going on. For instance should I go for Duncan and Frank's Deep-Dive discussion, Alan and William's Practical Automation session or Hugo and Aidan's VCDX Boot Camp? And that's just breakout block #2! It's interesting that there are Community sessions scheduled alongside Sponsor ones. I imagine this might be in response to some feedback from last year's event…

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UKVMUG - 15/11/2012

The first UK-wide VMUG event went so well last year that it's on again this year. Once again it's on at the National Motorcycle Museum just outside Solihull (nr. Birmingham). National Motorcycle Museum Coventry Road Bickenhill, Solihull, West Mids, England B92 0EJ A detailed agenda has yet to be published but the day starts on Thursday November 15th 2012 at 8am and includes: Registration and Breakfast VMUG Welcome VMware Update Keynote Breakout Sessions Lunch Keynote Breakout Sessions Closing The night before there is a vCurry reception (also at the museum) sponsored by Veeam. What are you waiting for? Register here!…

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UKVMUG 2012 Call for Papers

As the days get shorter, colder and wetter (is that actually possible this year?) it means that November is drawing nearer and that heralds the next UKVMUG in Solihull. The UKVMUG is the country's VMware and Virtualisation community conference held annually and this it's year on November 15th. Put the date in your calendar! The organising committee have today asked for submissions for community presentations to be made via a google form. If you have a good idea for a presentation on a project or specific technology and you want to present at the VMUG then pop your ideas in…

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London VMUG 19/07/2012

It's not been that long since the last London VMUG and already the next one is upon us. Sadly I won't be able to make this one as I'll be out of the country – it'll be the first one that I've missed for quite some time – but it looks like there's going to be some very good sessions on. Especially the NDA session. See what's planned here: Centrix Software Presentation Fusion-IO Presentation Whiptail Presentation EMC Labs Throughout the Day Lee Dilworth – VMware Availability Update: vSphere Replication, Stretched Clusters and BCDR Darren Woollard and Gregg Robertson – vSphere…

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Here's To The Next 10 Years!

I was listening to Joe Baguley‘s keynote speech at the UKVMUG the other week and it made me think – which of course was the point. The central topic of his presentation (or at least how I saw it) was to explain where IT is going in the future. There are hints-a-plenty already present in VMware's current product set and upcoming releases but Joe painted the picture of a future where users aren't tied to desktop computers (and, as a consequence, desks) but are free to use a plethora of devices to access corporate data and applications stored…

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Review: First UKVMUG 03/11/2011

I could make this my shortest ever post and just say that it was a brilliant event but that's hardly useful information for anyone. I did seriously consider it though. So, in case you weren't able to attend or simply didn't know about it, last week saw the UK's first ever national VMUG take place at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull. Ordinarily the UK hosts three VMUG meetings (London, Northern and Scottish) at regular intervals throughout the year but the VMware User Group (VMUG) organisation wanted to try out a UK-wide meeting. VMUG vs VMUG Try and keep up…

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