VMworld 2015 Barcelona, Wednesday wrap up

I started my day at the conference with attending the General Session. The session covered mainly EUC (presented by Sanjay Poonen) and NSX (presented by Martin Casado). Milestones of the sessions were:

  • announcing the acquisition of Boxer, Inc
  • demo: using Airwatch to manage Windows 10
  • Pat Gelsinger talking about  “five imperatives for todays digital business”
  • Martin Casado: How NSX can help to address the top three challenges for IT (configuration, troubleshooting and security) when it comes to apps.
  • Sanjay Poonen about “Any Application, Any Device”
  • Project A2 (bringing together power of VMware App Volumes and AirWatch)

The General Session is already available online, too – so if you have some time left you can watch it here:

After General Session I headed to the VMUG Leader Lunch. It was a really interesting meeting, here the highlights:

  • Pat Gelsinger – he talked to the VMUG Leaders and was available for an exclusiv Q&A
  • 2015 VMUG service awards
  • great discussion about the aims and challenges of the local VMUG groups

It was a tribute to the VMUG that Pat Gelsinger took his time to attend the VMUG leader lunch, despite his very tight schedule.

After lunch I started my tour throughout Solutions Exchange. This is a great place to be and you can spend hours of your time to visit the booths and learn about the solutions of more than 120 exhibitors.

Of course I visited the booths of my blog sponsors and was very excited that one of them even added some links of my blog to there VMworld briefing papers (it was the party list… 🙂 ).

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The rest of the day I spent in Hang Space, in the blogger and the VMUG lounge. Of course there was also time to attend some sessions.

In the evening it was time for the legendary VMworld Party. The band this year was Faithless – maybe you know their hit Insomnia or Mass Destruction.

I was more impressed by the arcade games and pinball machines where I played one or two games.

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