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VMUG Belgium | I’m presenting!!

The Belgian VMUG team will be celebrating their 20th VMUG meeting on December 5th 2013 at the San Marco Village. They have pulled together some very big names from the VMware community including Chad Sakac of EMC, Joe Baguley of VMware and Dheeraj Pandey of Nutanix, as well as the technical wizardry of, to name just a few of Lee Dilworth, Cormac Hogan, Luc Deekens and Viktor van den Berg 

I’m very honoured and pleased to say I will also be amongst the speakers at this event. I will be speaking about a recent 4K seat VDI project I was heavily involved in. My main goal of the session is to highlight some of the pain points of deploying VDI at this scale, whilst feeding back some key points to help VDI deployments such as this succeed. This session is an interactive one, so if you plan on attending, please come prepared to get involved!

The meeting agenda for the day is below.

Meeting Agenda

Registration for the event is now open, if you haven’t registered already, what are you waiting for? Click Here!

Look forward to meeting plenty of new faces on the day.



EMEA vBrownBag I’m Presenting!!

I recently jointly presented a session at the London VMware User Group with my colleague Grant Friend see my posts here and here, where we discussed some of the pain points and some of the lessons learnt coming off the back of a 4000 seat VDI project carried out for an enterprise across EMEA.

The session was well attended and well received. We’ve been asked by EMEA vBrownBag host, Gregg Roberston to run through the presentation on this week’s EMEA vBrownBag. So if you missed it at the London VMUG, or weren’t able to attend the please join us this Tuesday 13th August at 7pm BST. You can register for the WebEx here

The session at the VMUG was hugely interactive, so please get your thinking caps on and throw some questions our way!

See you Tuesday.



VMware vExpert 2013 Applications Now Open

John Troyer (@jtroyer) – VMware’s Social Media Evangelist today announced that the vExpert applications were now open for 2013.

Whats is the vExpert award? Here is a snippet from the VMware blog (

“Each year, we bring together in the vExpert Program the people who have made some of the most important contributions to the VMware community. These are the bloggers, book authors, VMUG leaders, speakers, tool builders, community leaders and general enthusiasts. They work as IT admins and architects for VMware customers, they act as trusted advisors and implementors for VMware partners or as independent consultants, and some work for VMware itself. All of them have the passion and enthusiasm for technology and applying technology to solve problems. They have contributed to the success of us all by sharing their knowledge and expertise over their days, nights, and weekends. They are, quite frankly, the most interesting and talented group of people I’ve ever been in a room with.”

There are a few paths you can follow (Evangelist, Customer or VPN (VMware Partner Network)) – details of all the paths and how to apply can be found on John’s blog –