vNews November UKVMUG Special Edition! – Stu McHugh & Steve Bruck

Steve and I were luckily enough to attend the second annual UK VMware User Group meeting or UKVMUG for short!

We had some cracking interviews to a list of vCelebrities including:

 

Jonathan Medd – http://www.jonathanmedd.net/@jonathanmedd

Duncan Epping – http://www.yellow-bricks.com/@DuncanYB

Simon Long – http://www.simonlong.co.uk/blog/@SimonLong_

Sean Duffy – http://www.shogan.co.uk/@shogan85

Julian Wood – http://www.wooditwork.com/@julian_wood

Jane Rimmer – http://www.rimmergram.com/@Rimmergram

Scott Lowe – http://blog.scottlowe.org/@scott_lowe

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It’s not too late to attend the UK wide VMware User Group meeting. #UKVMUG

This Thursday 15th November 2012 at the National Motorcycle Museum will be the second annual UK wide VMware User Group meeting.

The user group meeting is a great place to go and meet people who use VMware products and learn the latest & greatest or even the oldest & unsupported.

If you want to attend this free event get on over to http://www.vmug.com/e/in/eid=373

If that’s not enough to entice you to come along here’s the jam-packed agenda!

TIME                 TYPE  EVENT LOCATION
8:00 – 8:30 Registration | Breakfast | Mingle with Vendors Trafalgar Foyer
8:30 – 9:00 Keynote VMUG Welcome | Alaric Davies Britannia Suite
9:00 – 9:45 Keynote VMware Keynote | Joe Baguley | Software Defined Data Centre, Weapon or Necessary Evil? Britannia Suite
9:45 – 10:00 Break | Mingle with Vendors Imperial Suite
10:00 – 10:45 Breakout Block #1 | Education Sessions
Sponsor Nimble Storage | Stress-Free Data Protection for VMware and VDI Bracebridge Suite
Sponsor Veeam | 5 Ways Smart VM Backups May Surprise You Ballacraine Suite
Sponsor Teradici | How to Enhance Your VDI Experience Waterloo Suite
Sponsor Trend Micro | Security at Every Stage: Trend Micro, VMware and Your Journey to the Cloud Britannia Suite
Community Ricky El-Qasem | Creating VMware Apps for Novice Programmers Kirkmichael Suite
10:45- 11:15 Break | Mingle with Vendors Imperial Suite
11:15 – 12:00 Breakout Block #2 | Education Sessions
VMware Duncan Epping and Frank Denneman | Deep-Dive Discussion Group Bracebridge Suite
VMware Hugo Phan and Aidan Dalgleish | VCDX Boot Camp Ballacraine Suite
VMware Alan Renouf and William Lam | Practical Automation for Everyone Waterloo Suite
VMware Matthew Steiner | What’s New in vSphere 5.1 Britannia Suite
Community Chris Dearden | A Techie’s Guide to Getting the Most Out of IT Support Kirkmichael Suite
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch | Mingle with Vendors Imperial Suite
13:00 – 13:45 Breakout Block #3 | Education Sessions
Sponsor Fusion-io |  Flash as a Cache – Rethinking Virtualisation Bracebridge Suite
Sponsor Embotics | Lessons Learned in Deploying Private Clouds Ballacraine Suite
Sponsor Coraid | Server Virtualization Demands a New Storage Architecture Waterloo Suite
Sponsor Quantum | The 7 Questions You Must Ask Before Buying a VM Protection Product Britannia Suite
Community Mike Laverick | Building my vCloud Director Home Lab Kirkmichael Suite
13:45 – 14:15 Break | Mingle with Vendors Imperial Suite
14:15 – 15:00 Breakout Block #4 | Education Sessions
VMware Duncan Epping and Frank Denneman | Deep-Dive Discussion Group Bracebridge Suite
VMware Cormac Hogan | VMware Storage Update – 5.1: Storage Features and Storage Futures Ballacraine Suite
VMware Aidan Dalgleish | vCloud Director DR Waterloo Suite
VMware Tom O’Rourke and Kim Raynard | Dynamic Ops – Cloud Automation Britannia Suite
Community Tom Howarth | Deep Dive on Desktop Design for VDI Kirkmichael Suite
15:00 – 15:15 Break | Mingle with Vendors Imperial Suite
15:15 – 16:00 Breakout Block #5 | Education Sessions
Sponsor Whiptail | Flash 101 – The Physics and Stuff Bracebridge Suite
Sponsor Hitachi Data Systems |Making vCenter Smarter with Hitachi Unified Compute Platform Director advanced integration Ballacraine Suite
Sponsor VMTurbo | Can You Manage Your Virtual Infrastructure so That Optimized Performance and High Resource Utilization are Not Mutually Exclusive? Waterloo Suite
Sponsor iLand | vCloud Services: IT’s Secret Weapon Britannia Suite
Community Julian Wood | vSphere Networking and Converged IO with Blade Servers Kirkmichael Suite
16:00 – 16:15 Break | Mingle with Vendors Imperial Suite
16:15 – 16:45 Keynote Closing Keynote | Scott Lowe | Staying Sharp and Relevant in IT Britannia Suite
16:45 – 17:00 Prize Draws Britannia Suite

vNews October 2012 – Stu McHugh & Steve Bruck

After all the big conferences such as VMworld and Citrix Synergy it’s time to sit back, turn on a podcast and find out what the news was!  (…other stories also mentioned)

 

 

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Show Notes:

UK VMUG User Conference
Link for Registration; https://vmug.socious.com/index.php?mo=cm&op=ld&fid=213
http://www.vmug.com/index.php?mo=cm&op=ld&fid=212

Out on iBooks finally – vSphere 5.1 Clustering Deepdive
http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2012/10/01/out-on-ibooks-finally-vsphere-5-1-clustering-deepdive/

VEEAM Monthly Giveaway
http://go.veeam.com/cool?utm_source=vsphere&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=cool

Top 10 Things You Must Read About vSphere 5.1
http://vsphere-land.com/top-10-list/top-10-things-you-must-read-about-vsphere-51.html

Implementing CA signed SSL certificates with vSphere 5.1
http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/2012/10/implementing-ca-signed-ssl-certificates-with-vsphere-5-1.html

VMware vSphere Blog: Update to vSphere vCenter Server, version 5.1.0A released
https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=4836

Orchestrating Non VMware workloads with Steven Bryen – VMworld 2012 Tech Talks
https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=4836

Over 50 FREE VMware Instructional Videos Available at VMwareLearning.com
http://www.ntpro.nl/blog/archives/2213-Over-50-FREE-VMware-Instructional-Videos-Available-at-VMwareLearning.com.html

iOS6 devices erroneously take ownership of meetings
http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/10/23/ios6-devices-erroneously-take-ownership-of-meetings.aspx

My VCAP5-DCA Experience: SaffaGeek
http://thesaffageek.co.uk/2012/10/30/my-vcap5-dca-experience/

Hyper-V Sales Overtake The Competition In Q2 2012– IDC
in Turkey!
http://www.aidanfinn.com/?p=13596

Survey data in NetworkWorld says: Watch out VMware, because Microsoft is coming.
http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2012/10/10/survey-data-in-networkworld-says-watch-out-vmware-because-microsoft-is-coming.aspx

Customer Spotlight: Marquette University reins in storage costs with Windows Server 2012, goes with Hyper-V over VMware
http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2012/10/16/customer-spotlight-marquette-university-reins-in-storage-costs-with-windows-server-2012-goes-with-hyper-v-over-vmware.aspx
http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?CaseStudyID=710000001323

Citrix Extends XenClient to Windows 8 and Ultrabooks
http://www.citrix.com/news/announcements/oct-2012/citrix-extends-xenclient-to-windows-8-and-ultrabooks

Citrix Continues to Drive Innovation in Desktop Virtualization
http://www.citrix.com/news/announcements/oct-2012/citrix-continues-to-drive-innovation-in-desktop-virtualization

Citrix Reports Third Quarter Financial Result
http://www.citrix.co.uk/news/announcements/oct-2012/citrix-reports-third-quarter-financial-results.html

VMware Announces VMware vFabric™ GemFire® 7.0
http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/vmw-gemfire-103012.html

VMware Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results
http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/vmw-earnings-q312.html

http://www.stumchugh.com/Media/vNewsOctober2012.mp3