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MSSQL on Linux May Not Be Right for the vCSA

Today our friends at Microsoft announced something very cool – MSSQL on Linux. I know customers have been asking for this for a long, long time and it should open up a whole new...

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[HowTo]: Whiteboard Over WebEx with an iPad

In my new role I talk to lots of customers. When I’m not dishing out the latest and greatest roadmap bits I’m usually talking architecture and upgrade/migration scenarios. One thing that was initially a...

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Time to Catch Up

Wow, it has been nearly a year since this blog has seen a new post. I have no idea what happened. I blinked and now the year is 2016 and I haven’t done a...

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New Features in vSphere 6

VMware vSphere 6 is another step forward to enabling the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC). There are some very exciting new features that have just been announced so here is a (non-exhaustive) list broken down...

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My First Year at VMware

Spoiler: My first year at VMware has been nothing short of amazing. But there is certainly more to it than that! I debated on writing this article because I’m not sure talking about a...

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2015 VMware Hands On Labs Update

As we’re gearing up for VMware Partner Exchange I thought I’d take this opportunity to share a few updates on the 2015 VMware Hands On Labs (HOL) update. First, surely you’ve all heard about...

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VMworld 2014 – Perspective of an Employee

It’s August again and with that comes VMworld US in San Francisco.  Now that I’m working for the Mothership (a.k.a. VMware) I haven’t gotten to hit my usual conferences – EMC World, VMware Partner...

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VMware Certification Expiration

On March 10th, 2014 VMware Certification (@VMwareEducation) announces some major changes to the certification program. Before I share my thoughts, here is what’s changing: VCP-level certifications will expire 2 years from the data the...

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VMware VSAN Technical Notes

Now that VMware Virtual SAN has been officially announced (see recording of the launch event HERE from March 6th, 2014) there has been a flood of information including the GA date the week of March...

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VMware TAM: What’s in a Name?

As a follow-up to my First Two Weeks post I wanted to go into more detail about the VMware TAM Organization, what we do, and why I believe in Pat Gelsinger’s drive to grow our...