Archive for October, 2010

RTFM/VMworld 2010 SwagBag Xmas Raffle

27 Oct 2010 1 comment

 Mike Laverick at RTFM Education has launched his VMworld 2010 SwagBag Xmas Raffle!

There are loads of goodies included in this raffle, all inside a nice VMWorld 2010 bag and the most important thing: all the money raised from the raffle will be donated to UNICEF.

So what can I say… a big “bravo” to Mike Laverick and point your browser at to buy a ticket!

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VMworld 2010 sessions available for VMworld Copenhagen attendees

25 Oct 2010 Leave a comment

A news to all VMworld Copenhagen attendees: from today the session from VMworld 2010 San Francisco are available on the VMworld website.

For the Copenhagen sessions we have to wait till the end of october.

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VMworld 2010: you rock!

20 Oct 2010 Leave a comment

Well, VMworld 2010 has ended and I’m back in Italy.

I will coverage some session that I’ve followed in another post, in this post I want to write only some considerations.

First of all: VMworld is a great place for networking. I’ve met all the top bloggers and vmware gurus. They are all cool people and was a pleasure to meet everyone: I often felt there wasn’t time to actually speak to everyone properly. And, it’s great to have a person associated to a twitter avatar/nick :)

Then it comes the hands-on labs: I’ve attended some labs at VMworld Europe 2009, but those new ones were awesome. There was a lab for every hot topic, from vSphere performance and troubleshooting to vCloud Director, from View to Thinapp: you could spend all day labbing!

Last but not least, the breakout sessions: well, I’ve a mixed feeling about them. I attended about 12 sessions: not all of them fully satisfied me. I think that the speaker makes the difference here: when was some of the well known virtualization guru (from VMware or an EMC vSpecialist) or was a VMware engineer the quality was rocking exceptional, otherwise was just good or average. Perhaps I’ve too many expectations or perhaps after being to the session of Nick Weaver (@lynxbat), Scott Drummond (@drummonds), …. it’s hard to match them.

Global consideration: VMworld rocks!! I suggest to everybody that can attend it, to go without exitations. All the money is well spent.

PS: on the last day at VMworld I caugh some vSpecialist behind the blogger lounge acting “suspiciously”…and this time also Chad Sakacc was in! I’m expecting something from these great guys!

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Italian VMUG group on LinkedIn

13 Oct 2010 Leave a comment

*italian only post*

Ebbene si, l’italian vBeer c’e’ stata e direi che è stata un successo: eravamo presenti in 10 alla Bryggerit Apollo e tra una birra (tranne il sottoscritto… astemio…si…lo so… capita…:P ) , della carne e dei dolci siamo riusciti a incontrarci e conoscerci :)

Nella serata si e’ deciso di provare seriamente a far nascere il VMUG italiano e sono partite alcune iniziative.

La prima è la creazione di un gruppo in LinkedIn. Invito tutti a unirsi cosi’ da tenerci in contatto ed essere informati sulle future iniziative.

Ecco il link:

Grazie poi a @fabiorapposelli ci saranno altre novita’ a breve :)


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VMworld 2010 Copenhagen – Monday

12 Oct 2010 Leave a comment

Today is the first day of VMworld Copenhagen 2010 and also my first day here in Copenhagen.

Today for me was a lab day: as the hands-on labs opened today, I have attended a couple of labs. And after the lab… I met John Troyer! The day has started in a good way :)

And this evening was even better. I’ve been at the VMUG party and I met a lot of people here: @vladan (it was a pleasure to meet you in person!), @esloof, @davidmdavis (it’s weird when you meet a person for the first time, but having seen a lot of his videos it so familiar!), the Veeam guys and many other (sorry if I don’t remember everybody!).

See you tomorrow!

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VMworld Europe 2010 – gathering and activities

10 Oct 2010 Leave a comment

Ok, I’ve just finished packing all my luggage (well… no really finished, but quite finished ;) ) and tomorrow.. I will be in Copenhagen at VMworld!!

It’s the second VMworld for me (I’ve attended the VMworld Europe 2009 in Cannes) and I’m as excited as the last time… and even more :)

Just some reminder about gatherings and activities:

I hope to see some of you during the conference or at the bloggers lounge.

See you in Copenhagen!

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Italian #vBeers latest update

10 Oct 2010 2 comments

* sorry, italian only post *

Ebbene si, domani parto per Copenhagen e per il VMworld e ovviamente… per la prima vBirrata italiana! (ok, dovremo trovare un nome che suoni bene anche in italiano ;) )

Ecco gli ultimi aggiornamenti per chi volesse partecipare (grazie al sempre solerte @fabiorapposelli):

  1. Il luogo scelto e’ la “Bryggeriet Apollo”:
  2. Ci dovrebbe essere posto in abbondanza senza bisogno di alcuna prenotazione, a meno che si desideri cenare al loro ristorante
  3. Ci sono due punti di ritrovo:
    1. presso l’ingresso “Main Entrance” del Bella Center verso le 19:30/19:40 (ecco la mappa del Bella Center:
    2. direttamente alla birreria verso le 20.15/20.30 (ed ecco le indicazioni per raggiungerci:

Arrivederci a tutti!

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