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June Meeting

Our June meeting, previously scheduled for this week on Thursday, has been moved forward a couple of hours, beginning at 12:00pm and running to 3pm.

Our sponsor and main presenter for the meeting is SimpliVity; their reps will be introducing their OmniCube converged (scale-out storage+compute) product to the community.


12:00: Open Networking
12:45: Welcome & Housekeeping
1:00: SimpliVity “Wouldn’t It Be Nice? Looking Into the Future of Virtualized Infrastructure”
2:00: Break
2:15: User Demos: Scripting your VMware Environments
2:45: Closing Comments

Registration over at vmug.com has already closed, but you can feel free to join us anyway!



April 2013 Meeting

It’s that time again: put a block on your calendar for the afternoon of Thursday, April 18th, as our friends at Veeam sponsor a delightful afternoon of virtualization discussions. Registration is up, and the agenda not only includes discussions with Veeam about changing trends in backup, but an introduction to Horizon Mirage and updated ThinApp support.

See you there!


Valentine's Day Event

Let VMware be your Valentine by treating yourself to an afternoon of virtualization and socialization: come to the first meeting of 2013!

Local VMware Partner IP Pathways is sponsoring the meeting, which includes an introduction to Atlantis Computing’s ILIO “VDI storage enhancer.”

The registration page for the meeting is up, and Boulevard Brewing Co. is looking forward to another great year of hosting our meetings!


Boulevard Brewing Co, Muehlbach Suite
1:30 — Sign-in | Welcome | Opening Remarks
2:00 — Atlantis Computing — Designing VDI
3:00 — Break
3:30 — VMware Update
3:45 — Prizes & Wrap-Up 


Fourth Conference shows continued growth in regional interest!

The leadership team for the Kansas City VMUG extends its warm thanks to everyone who made Tuesday’s event a big success: Sponsors, Speakers, Staff, Volunteers, and especially Attendees!

We saw huge rise in attendance, with over 800 checked-in attendees compared to 526 in 2011, once again breaking a record for our fourth outing. Non-sponsor attendees came to the event from all over the Midwest; in addition to local residents, attendees hail from California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas!

Chatting with Steve WozniakWhile it’s easy to ascribe the jump in attendance solely to the event-opening “Chat with Steve Wozniak,” it was evident from the continued traffic at sponsor booths in the expo hall and attendance at the educational breakout sessions later in the day that, while Mr. Wozniak’s session was a draw, the community of shared interest in the region is strong.

In line with that interest, 54 sponsoring organizations turned out in force on the cold morning, with an unmatched number of local partner organizations in that mix, underscoring the rich ecosystem of products and knowledgeable partners available to VMware customers.

Andre Leibovici discusses VMware’s EUC VisionOf course, the educational breakout sessions are the cornerstone of these events, and the myriad sessions presented ran the gamut from “Using social media to advance your career” to “Technical Deep Dive for vCenter” and “Automation and the API Landscape”.

The Gallery section of the site has pictures from both the event and the preceeding evening’s social event.


VMUG Welcomes Steve Wozniak

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak to speak at VMUG User Conference in Kansas City on 11-Dec-2012

Steve Wozniak, aka Steve Woz, the man behind the design of Apple’s first line of products and co-founder of Apple Computer, will speak at the VMUG Kansas City User Conference on December 11 at the Overland Park Convention Center. Wozniak, a Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist helped shape the computing industry with his design of the Apple I and II, which eventually led to the popular Macintosh and spurred the microprocessor revolution. Wozniak, along with Steve Jobs, went on to found Apple in 1976.

Wozniak will open the Kansas City User Group Conference with an interactive discussion with the Kansas City VMUG volunteer leaders. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear from Wozniak on his experience working with Apple and more recently, with Fusion-io.

“We are thrilled to bring such an influential industry icon to the VMUG community at the Kansas City user group conference. Our members strive every day to solve problems and create new opportunities through technology. Steve Wozniak epitomizes the contribution that the computer programmer can make by building something that changed the face of the industry and even the world,” says Victor Bohnert, Executive Director of VMUG.

The Kansas City VMUG User Conference will take place December 11 from 8:00am-5:00pm.  Registration is complimentary. Visit www.vmug.com/KCconference  to register and for more information