Monthly Archive: November 2012

Nov 27 2012

Win a complete vSphere dream lab from Unitrends


Why would you want your own vSphere lab in the first place, if you read my book I have a whole chapter on it (actually Simon did that chapter), here’s why: Exam Study – To provide yourself with an environment where you can easily build a mock production environment to follow examples in any study …

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Nov 23 2012

How to succeed at blogging, writing and being a vExpert

John Troyer asked me to present to the vExperts at VMworld 2011 and talk about my experiences with blogging and writing. I meant to post this a long time ago and forgot, I recently came across the presentation that I made for that event so here it is. [slideshare id=15320998&doc=howtosucceedatblogging-121123175115-phpapp02&w=640&h=480]

Nov 23 2012

Giving thanks for virtualization


For many, many years, my job role was sort of a swiss army knife of server administration, I managed Windows servers, email servers, application servers, databases servers and much more. I wasn’t particularly passionate about any of the technology I worked with, to me it was simply a job and nothing more. Then about 7 …

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Nov 12 2012

Almost time for the annual top blog voting – make sure you’re included


Every year is an election year at vSphere-land! Voting for the annual virtualization top blog contest will begin in January, all blogs that are listed on my vLaunchpad will be put on the ballot. So if your blog isn’t there, now is the time to let me know about it. If I don’t know about your blog, …

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Nov 11 2012

VMware Partner Exchange 2013 – new date, new place


VMware’s annual partner conference which is called Partner Exchange (PEX) will be held at the end of February this year and for once a VMware event in Las Vegas will not be at the Venetian where VMworld’s and PEX’s have traditionally been held at in the past. This year PEX is going to be held at the Mandalay Bay …

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