Attend 2015 St Louis VMUG User Conference

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The 3rd annual St Louis VMUG User Conference is a week away.  There are many changes this year and new things added to entice you to attend this year.

The big change this year is that the conference will be in downtown St Louis at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch.

If you have not attended before or are looking for reasons to attend this year, hear are some reasons to attend this year :

  • The conference is FREE and all day
  • Keynotes presented by Kendrick Coleman and Chris Wahl
  • Attend educational sessions from VMware and partners
  • 40 sponsors
  • Free breakfast and lunch
  • All attendees will receive a gift

Sessions

Attend educational sessions from VMware and partners on topics including:

  • Data Center Management
  • EUC – Desktop Virtualization
  • Hybrid Cloud & Emerging Technologies
  • vSphere & Virtualization
  • Storage & Availability

There will be 3 sessions on the recently announced vSphere 6.  Check out the agenda to see a list of all the sessions.

Home Lab Giveaway

This year we are trying to set the bar high and do something really awesome for our members to help develop their skill set and advance their career goals.

As such, we’re ponying up the cash for the ultimate grand prize: an entire home lab kit comprising of :

  • ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 Ultra Micro Tower Server
  • 16 GB DDR3 Memory Upgrades
  • 2 SSDs: Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III S
  • 1 4 Port Ethernet adapter
  • VMUG Advantage subscription that includes the new EvalExperiance

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Reception Party

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After the conference the reception party is going to be at the Hyatt Regency Gateway Terrace.  It is on the roof top of the same building that the conference is in.  Free food and drinks will be provided.  This will be the perfect  place to network with fellow VMware administrators, users, employees, and partners

Even if you can’t stay all day, there are many reasons to register and stop by.  So don’t forget to register.

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Voting Open for 2015 Top Virtualization Blogs

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Yes, it’s that time of year again!  it’s time for Eric Siebert’s annual Top vBlog voting contest presented by vSphere-land.com.  Thanks a lot to Eric who puts in a lot of work making sure all the blogs are listed and in the correct categories.  Then he has to collect all the votes, calculate and publish the results.

Infinio is the proud sponsor this year and with over 300 blogs devoted to virtualization it can be a real challenge trying to figure out who to vote for.   Just like last year blogs are put into categories and you can vote for the top blogs in each category.  Here are the categories for this year :

  • Best New Blog (Blog started in 2014)
  • Best Storage Blog (Majority of posts storage related)
  • Best VDI/End-User Computing Blog (Majority of posts VDI/EUC related)
  • Best Scripting Blogger (Majority of posts Scripting related)
  • Best Independent Blogger (Can’t work for VMware or a hardware/software vendor)
  • Best News & Information Website (No blogs)
  • Best Podcast

Put some thought into what blog your are going to vote for.  It is not a popularity contest.  Voting should be based on several factors including # of posts in 2014, length,  and quality.  If you feel my site meets these criteria, please vote for my site.
vote-button1-300x298Go ahead and cast your vote before the cut-off date of early March.