Reminder – London VMUG 28th October

The next London VMUG is to be held on the 28th of October.  below is the press release as written by our very own @Rimmergram.

The Steering Committee are pleased to announce the next UK London VMware User Group meeting, kindly sponsored by Xsigo is to be held on Thursday 28th October 2010.  We hope to see you at the meeting, and afterwards for a drink or two, courtesy of VMware.
Our meeting will be held at the Thames Suite, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP, +44 (0)20 7248 4444. The nearest tube station is Mansion House, location information is available here.  Reception is from 12.30 for a prompt 1pm start, to finish around 5pm. Our agenda is below and is subject to change (but hopefully not too much!)
11:00 – 12:00      PowerCLI session with Alan Renouf – optional

11.00 – 12.00      Roundtable Strategy Session with Martyn Storey and Spencer Pitts; Justifying the Business Case for VDI – optional (spaces limited)

12:30 – 13:00      Arrive & Refreshments

13:00 – 13:20      Welcome & News (Alaric)

13:20 – 14:00      Sponsor presentation (Xsigo Systems)

14:00 – 14:30      Invesco (Julian Woods)

14:30 – 15:00      Gabrie ( Design Considerations for Virtual Environments

15:00 – 15:20      Refreshment break

15:30 – 16:00      VMworld debrief (Simon Gallagher & Martyn Storey)

16:00 – 16:30      VMware View 4.5 (Spencer Pitts)

16:30 – 16:45      Close

17:00                     Pub

Note: If you would like to participate in Alan’s workshop, please bring a laptop, preferably with the most current PowerCLI and PowerShell binaries installed.

To register your interest in attending, please reply to this email with up to two named attendees from your organisation. If you do not receive a confirmation mail, please don’t just turn up since we will not be able to admit you to the meeting. Please separately mention if you intend attending Alan’s PowerCLI workshop at 11.00 or would like to be considered to attend the VDI roundtable strategy session. Content from the meeting will be uploaded to, NDA permitting.

One thing of note is that we have now gone global and have the illustrious Gabrie van Zanten the “virtual PI” presenting.

Also the presentation from Xsigo will be good,  they have a very interesting technology that incidentally was part of last years awesome server stack at VMworld 2009 in San Francisco. 

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