We’re Going Bowling! WI-VMUG Meeting 3/24 at SuperBowl in Appleton

bowling 3dGet Your Balls Out — We’re Going Bowling!!

March 24th starting at 11:00am we will be having a VMUG meeting at the SuperBowl Bowling Lanes in Appleton. Simplivity is sponsoring the event with lunch being served at 11:30. There will be a Simplivity presentation along with a VMUG member presentation by Anthony Hook. We will also hear from VMware on their latest product news.

As always, the cost to you is FREE, so why not come bowling, eat some food, and hang out with fellow VMUG members!

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The 2015 VMware vExpert list is out & WI-VMUG is well represented

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The 2015 VMware vExpert list is out and the Wisconsin VMUG is well represented with at least 11 (out of 1017 worldwide) on the list:http://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/2015/02/vexpert-2014-announcement-2.html

Congrats to:
Co-Leaders Mike Nelson (@nelmedia), Nathan Scheunemann (@chickendilla) and Rod Gabriel (@ThatFridgeGuy).

Steering Committee members: Brian Kirsch (@bckirsch), Sean Massey (@seanpmassey) and Aaron Bolthouse (@Bhouse563)

WI-VMUG members: Bob Plankers (@plankers), Jeremy Gruenke (@grinks311), Anthony Hook (@anthonyrhook), Brandon Hahn (@brandonhahn) and Shawn Conaway (@sconaway).

Honorable mention goes out to Matt Leib (@MBLeib) who resides on the wrong side of the cheddar curtain but slips across from time to time to make it to a Wisconsin VMUG meeting. ;)

Any others I missed?

‪#‎vExpert‬ ‪#‎WIVMUG‬

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vBeers – WI-VMUG Highland House Mequon WI (Thurs 26th Feb 2015)

vBeers – Highland House, Mequon WI Thursday 26th February 2015

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Come and join Wisconsin VMware User Group on Thursday, February 26th at 5pm at the Highland House in Mequon Wisconsin for an evening of fun, drinks, apps (the food kind), prizes, and networking with your fellow virtualization professionals in the greater Milwaukee area! The event is free, the food is free, and the people are pretty awesome if I do say so myself. Details are below, if you want to know more just shoot me an email at aaronb@wivmug.org! Come hangout with your local Wisconsin VMUG and possibly win a prize in our giveaway!!

This event is sponsored by Coho Data and will include a (non-salesy) presentation. And did I mention there will be prizes to giveaway?!!!

Location: Highland House
Address: 12741 North Port Washington Road, Mequon, WI 53092
Date: Thursday, February 26th 2015
Time: 5pm-10pm

Link to Register

Hope to see you all there!
Aaron Bolthouse
WI-VMUG Steering Committee Member

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Welcome NorthCentral Wisconsin VMUG! Inaugural Meeting Feb. 5th

The Leadership of the Wisconsin VMware User Group would like to welcome our newest state VMUG chapter, the NorthCentral Wisconsin VMUG! This group is lead by Matt Heldstab and Paul Berndt. We welcome them to the VMUG family and look forward to building a stronger VMware User Group presence in the great state of Wisconsin! Good luck Matt and Paul!

They have announced their inaugural meeting on their website – http://www.ncwivmug.com/ , and hope that they have a great showing and a fantastic kickoff event! Here is some information on the event if you are interested. You can also go their website or http://www.vmug.com for more information.

 

We are happy to announce the inaugural meeting of the North Central Wisconsin VMware User Group.  We will be gathering on Thursday, February 5th from 9AM-3PM at the W.R Davies Center Room 240 at the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire.

The meeting will be sponsored by Veeam, and co-sponsored by the Learning Technologies Services at the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire.

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Meeting February 12, 2015 at MATC in Milwaukee

Please join us for the first meeting of 2015 which will be held at MATC in Milwaukee on Thursday, February 12th.  Our sponsors are Arista Networks and Actifio along with Pernix DataVMware will also be doing two presentations, one will be a wrap-up of recent announcements while the second one will cover the VMware Workspace Suite and AirWatch.

Agenda

  • 8:15 Registration: Refreshments provided by our meeting sponsors Arista Networks and Actifio with Pernix Data
  • 8:45 Welcome: by Mike Nelson, WI-VMUG Co-Leader
  • 8:50 VMUG Updates
    • WI-VMUG Feed4Ward by Sean Massey, WI-VMUG SC Member
    • VMUG Virtual Event by Brian Kirsch, WI-VMUG SC Member and VMUG Board Member
    • VMUG Advantage and VMware EVALExperience by Brian Kirsch, WI-VMUG SC Member and VMUG Board Member
  • 9:10 WI-VMUG Community Outreach: by Brian Kirsch, VMUG Board Member & MATC Instructor
    • Milwaukee Rescue Mission
  • 9:25 VMware Updates by Justin Rounds, Regional Account Executive at VMware
  • 10:05 What is Copy Data?:by Vincent Ramirez, Solutions Architect at Actifio
  • 10:30 Re-Thinking Storage by Virtualizing Flash and RAM: by Chris Biggins, Systems Engineer – Midwest at Pernix Data
  • 10:55 Break
  • 11:10 Network Virtualization with Arista Networks: by Teren Sapp, Systems Engineer at Arista Networks
  • 12:00 Lunch provided by our meeting sponsors meeting sponsors Arista Networks and Actifio with Pernix Data
  • 12:30  VMware Technical: VMware Workspace Suite – AirWatch Integration:by Chris Gaidsick; AirWatch Sales Engineering Director at VMware
  • 1:15  Ask the Experts: Roundtable Q&A
  • 1:45 Wrap-up: Announcements & Drawings

 

Venue

Milwaukee Area Technical College
6th Floor Room M605 Conference Center
1015 North Sixth Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Click here for directions

Meeting Details and Registration.

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November 11th Meeting at FVTC in Appleton – Registration Is Now Open!

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Join us for our final Wisconsin VMUG meeting of 2014.  It’s taking place on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 starting at 8:15am.

Registration is now open and available to all VMUG members. This is a great opportunity to meet with your peers to discuss virtualization trends, best practices, and the latest technology!

Our sponsors are Teradici and Unidesk.  WI-VMUG member Aaron Bolthouse will be presenting on “VDI Over WiFi: How Hatco Runs a Factory Using Aerohive & Teradici”. In addition there will be our usual VMware Technical presentation as well as an “Ask The Experts: Q&A Roundtable”.

Be sure to share this meeting information with your colleagues.

Visit the Wisconsin VMUG Workspace and subscribe to our listserv!  Connect with your fellow VMUG members in the forum, ask and answer questions about VMware, and get involved in your VMUG community.

 

Teradici   Unidesk

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October Meeting in Madison – Registration Is Now Open!

The Wisconsin VMUG meeting being held on October 2nd from 8:45am to 2:00pm at Promega in Madison is now open for registration.

REGISTER HERE!

The sponsors for this event are DataGravity and Nutanix. We will have presentations from VMware and a VMUG member presentation as well. You don’t want to miss this one!

The agenda and more details will be posted soon. Check back here or follow us on Twitter @WIVMUG for more details!

 

-Your WIVMUG Leadership Team

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Madison Meeting Rescheduled for October 2nd

The October Madison meeting at Promega has been rescheduled from the original date of September 18th to October 2nd.

Sponsors are DataGravity and Nutanix.

More details to come and links to registration coming soon!

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