The 7th Annual WI-VMUG UserCon is Tuesday, May 24th

WI-VMUG UserCon

Join us on Tuesday, May 24th in Madison for our 7th annual Wisconsin VMUG UserCon.  This free event is packed with outstanding partner and community content, partner exhibits, networking opportunities and chances to win great prizes.

Some of the highlights include:

  • Warm up for the UserCon with vBeers at the Falling Water Bar & Grill in the lobby of the Madison Marriott West starting at 5:30pm on Monday, May 23rd.
  • Morning VMware Keynote: “The Future of Network Virtualization with VMware NSX” session presented by Scott Lowe, VMware (@scott_lowe)
  • Afternoon Keynote by Dr. Don McMillian on “Effective Communication in the Information Age” (Trust us, you won’t want to miss this one.  It was the hit presentation of last year’s VMUG Leader Summit!).  Special thank you to Presidio for being a sponsor for this keynote!
  • Demo Zone featuring partner product demonstrations first hand
  • Sponsor and VMware Breakouts:  There will be 6 VMware and 9 Sponsor breakouts full of valuable content.  Check out the full agenda here.
  • Community Track:  This year’s agenda will once again feature a track of presentations by members of our Virtualization Community:
    • Virtualization 101 by Brian Kirsch, WI-VMUG Steering Committee Member, VMUG Board Member and Instructor at Milwaukee Area Technical College (@bckirsch)
    • EUC (End User Computing) 101 by Matt Heldstab, North Central Wisconsin VMUG Leader and Enterprise Systems Engineer at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (@mattheldstab)
    • Right Sizing Your Security Posture by Implementing NSX by Brandon Hahn, Solution Architect at West Bend Mutual Insurance (@brandonhahn)
    • SAP on VMware – Heaven on a Bun? by Jeremy Gruenke, Data Center Operations Manager at Johnsonville Sausage (@grinks311)
    • Tales from the Trenches: Upgrading vSphere to 6.x by by Paul Woodward Jr.,  Systems Engineer – Data Center at Presidio (@ExploreVM)
  • Opportunities to connect with VMware users just like you! Swap stories, insights, and tips.
  • Exhibit Hall:  This years exhibit hall will feature 40 of our sponsors showing off their products and providing great information.  Without them this event would not be possible so be sure to stop in and check them out.
  • Closing Reception:  The event will end with a closing reception sponsored by the VMware vRealize BU.  Be sure to join us as we hand out giveaways from our sponsors and our raffle.  Must be present to win.
  • Giveaways:  As usual there will be lots of giveaways.  Among them are 9 Synology NAS packages.  One 8-bay, four 4-bay and four 2-bay units, each with a gift card to help pay for some drives.  Also iPads, LootCrate subscriptions and more.
    • These will be given away by a raffle system.  Everyone will receive tickets at registration with opportunities to get more tickets by purchasing a VMUG Advantage membership or by donating to the Elmbrook Humane Society (first 75 people to purchase $20 in tickets also receive a free LootCrate!)

 

Agenda Planning? There’s an App for That!
Don’t forget – there will be no printed agendas at this event. Download the VMUG UserCon Mobile App from the iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store to create your own schedule and enhance your UserCon experience from the palm of your hand.

 

If you haven’t registered yet, there is no better time than now to do so.  Also help spread the word to your customers, co-workers and friends.

Event Details and Registration

 

Still not convinced?  Here’s a video recorded at our 2014 UserCon talking about some of the reasons why our members love coming to our events.

 

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Pre-UserCon vBeers, Monday May 23rd

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Join the Wisconsin VMUG Leadership Team along with our sponsors Pure Storage and Zerto as we warmup for Tuesday’s WI-VMUG UserCon with a vBeers on Monday evening.

We will be at the Falling Water Bar inside Madison Marriott West starting at 6pm until they shut down for the night.

You are welcome to join us even if you won’t be able to make the UserCon on Tuesday.

If you have not yet registered for the UserCon, you can find more details and a link for registration here.  Registration is open until 10pm Monday night.  If you miss pre-registration, you can still register Tuesday onsite.

We are looking forward to seeing you Monday at vBeers and Tuesday at our 7th Annual WI-VMUG UserCon!

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vBeers – WIVMUG – Silver Spring House – Glendale, WI (4 Thurs Feb 2016)

vBeers @ Silver Spring House in Glendale, WI on Thursday Feb 4th @ 5:30pm

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Back by popular demand!! WIVMUG is going to have another vBeers in the greater Milwaukee area. This time we are taking Glendale by storm. We will be meeting at the Silver Spring House in Glendale Wisconsin to talk virtualization and drink some beers. WIVMUG will be providing appetizers from the great selection provided on Silver Spring House‘s menu. Come join us, enjoy a beer, strike up a conversation, and network with fellow local vEnthusiasts and vProfessionsals (too corny I know…). There will be no sponsorship to this event, just pure WIVMUG.

Location: Silver Spring House
Address: 6655 N Green Bay Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53209
Date: Thursday Feb 4th 2016
Time: 5:30pm

We hope to see everyone there! It should be a great evening as long as you enjoy good conversation, beer, and food. If not, then it probably isn’t for you.

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Wednesday, February 24th WI-VMUG Fox Valley Meeting at FVTC

Join us for the first Wisconsin VMUG meeting of 2016.  It will be held at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton on Wednesday, February 24th!

Our sponsors are Rubrik (@RubrikInc) and Ahead (@ThinkAheadIT), also included is a VMware technical presentation as well as a member presentation from Mike Nelson on App Containers that will cover Project Photon, Docker, and more!

Agenda

 

  • 8:15 Registration: Refreshments provided by our meeting sponsors Rubrik and Ahead
  • 8:45 Welcome: by Mike Nelson, WI-VMUG Co-Leader
  • 9:00 What’s New in vRealize Automation 7: by Tim Curless VCDX / Technical Architect at Ahead and Eric Shanks VCDX / Chicago VMUG Co-Leader / Senior Solutions Architect at Ahead
    • Learn how to design a hybrid cloud the VCDX way.  Taking a prescriptive approach we review a case study featuring the new vRealize Automation version 7.
  • 9:50 VMware Technical: xxx by Kevin Tebear, Systems Engineer at VMware
  • 10:40 Break
  • 10:55 Make it Easy: by Mike Recker, Channel SE Manager at Rubrik
    • Take back-up out of recovery with Rubrik.  Featuring a walk through of the Rubrik story, and a demonstration of the integration of our solution with VMware.
  • 11:45 Lunch provided by our meeting sponsors meeting sponsors Ahead and Rubrik
  • 12:15  Member Presentation: Conatiners 101.1: Project Photon, Docker, and More: by Mike Nelson, WI-VMUG Co-Leader / Sr. Solutions Architect at Atlantis Computing
    • From the basics of containers to the latest developments like Project Photon, Windows Containers, ContainerX, Rocket and more, this session will attempt to cover it all in 50 minutes or less!
  • 1:05  Ask the Experts: Roundtable Q&A
  • 1:45 Wrap-up: Announcements & Drawings

 

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December WI-VMUG Meeting on Thursday, 12/10 at the Milwaukee Zoo – Register Now!

The December Wisconsin VMUG meeting will be on December 10th at the Milwaukee County Zoo in their Zoofari Conference Center in Milwaukee. VMTurbo and One Cloud Software are sponsoring.

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Agenda

  • 8:15 Registration: Refreshments provided by our meeting sponsors VMTurbo and OneCloud Software
  • 8:45 Welcome: by Mike Nelson, WI-VMUG Co-Leader and @nelmedia on Twitter
  • 9:00 Introduction: Brad Tompkins, VMUG Chief Executive Officer and @VMUG_CEO on Twitter
  • 9:15 Any Workload, Any Infrastructure. Choose your Own IT Adventure: by VMTurbo’s Eric Wright @discoposse on Twitter
  • 10:00 Upgrade Paths to vSphere 6 and What’s New in vSphere 6u1: by Heath Johnson, VMware TAM and @heathbarj on Twitter
  • 10:55 Break
  • 11:10 Automating and cost-optimizing the use of AWS as a DR site: by OneCloud Software
  • 12:00 Lunch provided by our meeting sponsors VMTurbo and OneCloud Software
  • 12:35 Preparing for the VCP6-DCV Without Losing Your Mind v2.0by Paul Woodward Jr Systems Engineer – Data Center at Netech and @ExploreVM on Twitter
  • 1:25 Ask the Experts: Roundtable Q&A
  • 2:00 Wrap-up: Announcements & Drawings 

 

REGISTER HERE

Directions:

9715 W Bluemound Rd, Wauwatosa, WI 53213

Parking for this event is included but only if you park in the specified Zoofari Conference Center lot off Bluemound. This is NOT the same lot or entrance as the actual Zoo.

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October WI-VMUG Meeting 10/6 at Promega in Madison – Register Now!

The October Wisconsin VMUG meeting is on the 6th at Promega in Madison.  1st Basis Consulting and Pure Storage are sponsoring.

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Agenda

  • 8:15 Registration: Refreshments provided by our meeting sponsors 1st Basis Consulting and Pure Storage
  • 8:45 Welcome: by Mike Nelson, WI-VMUG Co-Leader
  • 9:00 VMworld Update: by Nate Hudson, Systems Engineer at VMware
  • 9:50 Nothing Good Ever Happens at 4 a.m.: A VM Monitoring Methodology for SMBs: by Brian Fehl, VMware Engineer Consultant at 1st Basis Consulting
    • vRealize Operations Manager is a powerful tool, but the complexity can be daunting for SMBs with limited IT resources. Still, your VM landscape needs to be monitored. The 1st Watch methodology offers 24/7 monitoring that combines the benefits of automation and abstraction to provide you with vetted alerts and remediation actions based on VMware’s recommended best practices as well as thresholds you define. We’ll dig into the methodology and share real examples of the ways monitoring improves the health of your landscape.
  • 10:40 Break
  • 10:50 tbd: by Pure Storage
  • 11:40 Lunch provided by our meeting sponsors meeting sponsors Pure Storage  and 1st Basis Consulting
  • 12:05  Member Presentation: Clouds are Magic, and Other Assorted Nonsense: by Bob Plankers, Virtualization Architect at UW-Madison
  • 12:50 VMware Technical: Secure Your Datacenter with Micro-segmentation, Overview and Demo: by Kevin Tebear, Systems Engineer at VMware
  • 1:35  Ask the Experts: Roundtable Q&A
  • 2:00 Wrap-up: Announcements & Drawings

 

REGISTER HERE!

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vBeers – The Bar on Lynndale in Appleton Thursday Aug 6th 2015

vBeers – The Bar on Lynndale in Appleton 6th Thursday August 2015

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We will be having a vBeers event after our August WI-VMUG meeting in Appleton, WI at The Bar on Lynndale Ave. Please come meet us for drinks and appetizers even if you can’t make it to the meeting itself!

Location: The Bar on Lynndale Ave
Address: 2435 W. Nordale Avenue, Appleton, Wisconsin 54913
Date: August 6th 2015
Time: 2:30pm

Hope to see you there!

-Aaron

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August Meeting – 8/6 at FVTC in Appleton with IGEL and Netech

Join us for the upcoming Wisconsin VMUG meeting at FVTC in Appleton! This is a great opportunity to come together with your fellow VMware users to discuss virtualization trends, best practices, and the latest technology!

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Registration is open and included as part of member benefits for all VMUG members.  Pre-registration for this event will close on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.  Onsite registration will be available.

Meeting Highlights:

  • Learn from industry experts
  • Discover technology solutions and strategies
  • Share your success stories, challenges and solutions

Special Directions or Parking Instructions: The meeting room is just inside the South entrance of the building. Parking is available on the north and south sides of the building.

 

The will be a vBeers at The Bar on Lynndale in Appleton immediately following the meeting.

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