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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.


4th Annual Regional Meeting

Apple co-Founder, Steve WozniakThe Kansas City VMware User Group (KC VMUG) is proud to announce the 4th Annual Regional Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, December 11th at the Overland Park Convention Center.

The leadership for the user group also has the pleasure of revealing that Fusion-io Chief Scientist, Steve Wozniak, will present the conference’s opening keynote address.

Wozniak—best known for co-founding Apple Computer Inc in 1976 with Steve Jobs and essentially creating the personal computer industry with his invention of the Apple II computer—will participate in a “Town Hall Chat” to open the conference.

The all-day conference is centered on virtualization technologies from VMware and its industry partners like platinum sponsors Symantec and Teradici. In addition to the opening keynote, sponsor exhibits and breakout sessions organized on multiple tracks are planned with both technical and business/executive attendees in mind.

While attendance to the conference is free—thanks to the generous contributions of partner sponsors—registration for the event with the global VMUG orgainzation is required.

Ben Clayton, presiding leader for the KC VMUG and VMUG Board of Directors member, said: “You can’t find a more vibrant, enthusiastic user community than the VMware User Group. I think we’ll impress Mr. Wozniak as much as he impresses us.”


October: VMworld Wrap-up

The weather in KC has finally turned, and autumn greets the return of our leaders & members that ventured to San Francisco for the annual virtualization love-fest known as VMworld.

We host our October meeting at Boulevard Brewing Company’s Muelbach Suite with the following agenda:

1:00 | New User Q&A with Ben
1:30 | Welcome & Announcements
2:00 | Dell: Enterprise Solutions
3:00 | vSphere 5.1: Intro & New Features 
3:30 | Closing & Giveaways

The registration page is available at the vmug.com site.