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VMworld content catalog is live

vmw-web-vmworld13-KB-banner-160x160The votes have been tallied and the results are in!  VMworld has officially released the 2013 Content Catalog for both the US and  Europe conferences.  This is always a trying task to pick out which sessions you want to attend so be sure to get over there and get started early!  One thing though!  Don't stress too much – all sessions are recorded and made available after the conference so don't miss out on the 'hallway' track by clogging yourself up with too many sessions!

No accepted session – vBrownBag it!

vbrownbagOnce again the ever so devoted vBrownBag team will be orgainizing TechTalks at VMworld for those that didn't get their sessions accepted or those that simply just love to talk 🙂  You can read all about TechTalks here – I was able to catch many of these last year and let me tell you they are awesome.  Every year there are a whack of great sessions that don't get accepted and the vBrownBag guys make it possible for those people to get their information out.  If you interested in signing up for the US show you can do so here.

Sh!t I Starred

  • Eric Sloof has a great write-up about the new features and how to upgrade to vCenter Operations 5.7.1.  vCOPs releases always get me excited 🙂
  • Over on the vSphere blog Justin King has an excellent post on the pros and cons of multiple vCenter servers sharing a single instance of the SSO server.  Something that has crossed my mind more than twice!
  • A great part 1 to a series of posts over on TrainSignals blog written by someone 'in the trenches' comparing Hyper-V and vSphere.
  • Speaking of TrainSignal, how's about a whitepaper by David Davis all about VMwares recently announced vCenter Log Insight product.
  • Frederick Martin has a way to increase efficiencies in your PowerCLI scripts when using Get-View.  Essentially he recommends loading the results of Get-View into hashtables to provide you with a faster lookup when filtering and searching through them!  Super Awesome stuff Frederick.