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Posted on 24. Aug, 2011 by .

 

This morning I was having some home desktop issues so as a good little Windows user I decided it might be time for a reboot.  I suspended a work Win7 VM in VMware Workstation and then went about powering down everything else.  Once my desktop rebooted I went to fire up my work Win7 VM […]


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Posted on 22. Aug, 2011 by .

 

One of the many things I enjoy about working here at EMC is the attention they pay to Social Media.  I’m a huge Social Media fan, especially the ability to push information (good/bad or indifferent) out for others to use.  As we get closer to VMworld, and shortly after, you will start to see this […]


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Posted on 14. Aug, 2011 by .

 

What started off as a good idea, quickly snowballed into my home lab being jacked up for about 3 weeks. I often refer to these things as “life lessons” and unfortunately I usually experience these things a lot.  I normally just chalk it up to my ADD and move on !!  Hopefully this blog post […]


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Posted on 05. Aug, 2011 by .

 

Me being right doesn’t happen often (just ask my wife) but when it does, I like to make sure I point it out to people   If you go back a few weeks to VMware’s big vSphere 5 announcement you will recall that no matter how many awesome features and benefits they rolled out with […]


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Posted on 26. Jul, 2011 by .

 

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of discussions with companies around Virtual Desktops (VDI) and these meetings usually fall into 2 types.   First type is “what is VDI” or “VDI Best Practices” and even sometimes it’s “Why VDI now” or VDI 101.  Normally this is an open discussion around why they are looking at […]


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Posted on 15. Jul, 2011 by .

 

What a WEEK!!!  VMware didn’t let us down with all the buildup they made to their big launch on Tuesday.  In the immortal words Chad Sakac – it was FACEMELTING AWESOMESAUCE.  I mentioned a few of my favorite things about vSphere 5 on this blog post.  The unfortunate side of the announcement was the reaction […]


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Posted on 12. Jul, 2011 by .

 

Today with all the pomp and circumstance they rightly deserve VMware announced that vSphere 5 and all its wonderful glory will be “GA” (Generally Available) in August.  I thought I would write a short blog and call out some of the coolest features, at least to me, that will be in vSphere 5. First and […]


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Posted on 07. Jul, 2011 by .

 

It seems that July is turning into VMware Month.  The amount of information that will be rolling out of VMware in the next 2 weeks is mind blowing.  Just to make sure nothing gets lost in your inbox I’ve pulled together some of the most interesting dates you need to make sure you circle in […]


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Posted on 04. Jul, 2011 by .

 

Updated: Nov 1 2011 Updated: May 31, 2012 One of the things that I really love about my role as a vSpecialist is my opportunity to meet with prospects and customers and talk about all the integration points EMC has with VMware.  vSphere is such a cool product and what makes it even cooler is […]


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Posted on 02. Jul, 2011 by .

 

So, I’ve been having a pretty great week and then it just got SOOOO much better when this e-mail arrived in my vTexan inbox !! Dear Tommy Trogden,  We’re pleased to designate you as a vExpert 2011 as recognition of your contributions to the VMware, virtualization, and cloud computing communities. You’ve done work above and […]


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