Have you joined VMUG yet?
Have you joined VMUG yet? If not, why not?
VMUG stands for VMware Users Group and it's free to join. It's run by VMware enthusiast volunteers and there are VMUG events run all over the world.
In the UK, we have a number of communities you can join - London VMUG, North East VMUG, North West VMUG, Southwest VMUG and finally Yorkshire VMUG. Each community generally runs one or more sessions a year and then towards the end of the year there is the UK VMUG UserCon which I have been to for the last 2 years. This years event is on Nov 26th and I am already planning on attending. Last year, I bumped into 4 students who I had taught in the previous year - I wonder how many I will bump into this time?
For anyone who runs their own home lab then the VMUG Advantage membership (normally $200 / year but the code ADVNOW currently gives a 10% discount) is well worth paying for as you'll get the EvalExperience 365 day licences for vCenter, vRealize Suite, vSphere Enterprise Plus, VMware Cloud Foundation, NSX (V & T), vSAN, Site Recovery Manager, vRealize Orchestrator, Horizon Advanced Edition, Thin App, Fusion Pro and Workstation Pro.
I'll leave you with a video from the keynote last year by Joe Baguley, the VMware CTO EMEA - One of the most interesting and insightful sessions I've ever attended...