VMworld 2012 Day 1 – Cheat Sheet

Good morning, good evening, wherever you may be. VMworld 2012 is around the corner and will be offering a full schedule of learning opportunities that will show you how virtualization and cloud computing can help you spend less time and money supporting underlying IT infrastructure and more time on areas that yield business and competitive value. As I will be attending VMworld2012 next week along with the 1Cloudroad Team. (@ltiano, @peterspielvogel, @globalhrblog), below is a cheat sheet that showcases several good articles, activities and websites all related to VMworld 2012. This blog will be updated throughout the week, so feel free to comment if you would like me to add content especially if your activity includes free beer 🙂

As 1Cloudroad will be covering the event, I would encourage you to register to our newsletter to get the VMworld daily digest. If email is not your thing follow us on any social network platform of your choice! We have incorporated several VMworld Blog RSS feeds into our Industry Buzz Section creating a 1 stop shop for VMware Product announcements and Partner Product News!

Little bonus for registering – @1Cloudroad and @Monsterproducts have teamed up for the coolest #giveaway at VMworld! - http://t.co/ebz1iGfD

For those not attending, please refer to VMware NOW Online. VMware will be live streaming the keynote Monday morning. Online attendees will also be able to access quite a bit of supplemental information afterwards — including presentations and product demos. So if you can’t make it to VMworld this year and you want to hear breaking VMware news as it happens? Register for VMware NOW, a digital experience where you can watch the Keynotes and then dive into the new demos and details.
Live on August 27 – Sign up today!


VMworld 2012 Gatherings, Tweetups, Parties and Activities

If your are organizing any Gatherings, Tweetups, Parties or Activities, please submit your event details to be added to the lists.


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Schedule Builder

Browse through the Content Catalog and reserve your spot at any of the Breakout Sessions.

Be sure to check out the Meet the Experts Lounge to book time with a Knowledge Expert. They are available throughout the week for casual, one-to-few discussions. Please reference their availability now and stop by the Lounge reception desk, Moscone West, Level 2, to schedule a 30-minute appointment.

Sunday, August 26 – 11am-6pm
Monday, August 27 – 7am-7pm
Tuesday, August 28 – 7am-6pm
Wednesday, August 29 – 7am-5:30pm
Thursday, August 30 – 8am-3pm

Come learn more about the program and meet the 2012 Experts at the Meet the Experts Reception
Monday, August 27th from 5-7pm in the Experts Lounge.

VMware Partner Guide

The premier virtualization and cloud computing event of the year is better than ever for VMware Partners. VMworld Partner Track, Technology Exchange for Alliance Partners and other special Partner events are being hosted at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Attend special partner events throughout VMworld to dive deep into the topics you and your business care most about.

Solutions Exchange

The Solutions Exchange features more than 250 companies showcasing the latest virtualization and cloud infrastructure products, services and solutions. You’ll be able to talk with experts from the leading companies in the virtualization industry and get hands on experience with the newest tools and technologies. It’s the perfect place to network, learn and explore.

Solutions Exchange hours:

Sunday, August 26                          4:00pm – 7:00pm

Monday, August 27                        10:30am – 6:00pm

Tuesday, August 28                        10:30am – 6:00pm

Wednesday, August 29                10:00am – 5:00pm

Hall Crawl

Enjoy a refreshing beverage while you see the latest products and services from over 250 exhibitors in the Solutions Exchange.

Tuesday, August 28 | 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Welcome Reception

Sunday, August 26 | 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Start your time at the conference with good food and good conversation. Catch up with colleagues, talk to technology partners, bump into Knowledge Experts and enjoy some down time with professionals in your field in the Solutions Exchange.

 VMworld 2012 Party

Wednesday, August 29 | 7:00pm – 10:00pm
This year’s party will incorporate three different events: The Sports Lab with 10 larger than life screens showing your favorite Sports games from the week, pool tables, foosball, air hockey and all of your other favorite old time Sports Bar Games; The Hi Tech Lab with the latest and coolest video gaming; and The Music Lab where the double header rock concert ends with THE closing act of the party – Jon Bon Jovi and The Kings of Suburbia. Every area has plenty of games entertainment, and food and beverage.

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Official VMworld Mobile App

Check and modify your personal schedule, browse session information, search exhibitors and speakers, complete session surveys, and respond to polls. You’ll be notified in the sessions when you should go to this polling feature and participate.

Shuttle Bus Information

Conference shuttle service will be provided at select VMworld 2012 official hotels to Moscone
West.  Service is offered every 20-30 minutes during peak conference hours.

Campus Map

VMworld US is a campus style event this year. Make sure you access the official Campus Map
to navigate the event.

Get Certified at VMworld!

The VMware Exam Center, Marriott Marquis 4th floor Pacific B, will be open all day, every day for the four-day conference. All of the exams will be available on-site. Even better, exam fees are 50% off.