First London VMUG of 2013 - Register Now!

You know that I love my VMUGs. They're great events that offer plenty of opportunities to meet new people, network, learn a thing or two and – best of all – they're free to attend! Thursday 24th January 2013 see's this year's first London VMUG occurring at the usual place near Mansion House tube station: London Chamber of Commerce and Industry 33 Queen Street London, EC4R 1AP There are some great presenters and subjects on the agenda, including the event's sponsors – Nutanix, 10 ZiG and Zerto. There are usually a few prizes / giveaways on offer and I'm adding to…

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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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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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London VMUG 17th May 2012

Hi, my name's Michael and I'm a geek. It's been 3 months since my last VMUG. I had the weirdest dream the other night in which I stood up and uttered those words in front of all of the attendees at this month's London VMUG. The truth is, I probably am suffering from VMUG withdrawal. Lucky me, it's just two weeks until the next one. Thursday 17th May is the date, the location is the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry as usual and of course there will be vBeers afterwards. The question is not “Will you be there?…

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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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UKVMUG - There's Still Time (03/11/2011)!

Next week sees the UK's first national VMUG taking place and there's still time to register for it. For anyone who hasn't been to one before, VMUGs (VMware User Groups or Virtual Machine User Groups depending on who you ask) are regular meetings of virtualisation users held around the world. I'm a regular attender of the London VMUG (Twitter: @LonVMUG or hashtag #LonVMUG) and have been for a few years now. For a while now though there have been rumours of a UK-wide VMUG and it's happening for the first time on Thursday 3rd November 2011 in Birmingham. Within the…

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UK VMUG: A Date for your Diaries!

For several years now I have been a fairly regular attender of the London VMware User Group (VMUG) here in the UK. They're a fantatsic opportunity to meet other people who: Work in the virtualisation space (and usually share a passion for it) Work with different ancillary products and technologies than you're used to Work in different ways than you're used Have different opinions on how to achieve the same IT related goals Have loads of great stories and experiences to share On top of all of that you get to learn lots of new things and pick the brains…

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