VMware Learning Zone announced!

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One of the perks of being awarded vExpert 2014 status was the opportunity to beta test some new initiatives from VMware, one of those being the Learning Zone. This is a great tool to watch some quick tip videos ranging from 3-90 minutes videos on the various verticals that VMware has like Datacenter Virtualization, Software Defined Storage and End User Computing.

This learning platform has so much potential from user submitted videos to VMware specific departments showcasing upgrade scenarios, How To’s, performance tweaking and guides for advanced configurations way beyond the Next Next Finish that so many websites have….like mine!

Really excited to be a part of the feedback portion of this platform and look forward to submitting some videos myself!


vExpert 2015 Applications are open!


I can’t believe it has already been a year, but I started blogging about 14 months ago and have had an awesome experience with the whole community driven knowledge transfer. Sometimes I don’t get much time to blog but sometimes I do, I’ve always tried to create articles for myself and others that aren’t just filler but for people that run into common, sometimes overlooked, issues.

Corey announced a few days ago that applications are now open for vExpert 2015. You will find the links below if you are a new applicant or a returning vExpert as the fast track process has been improved. As always there are 3 tracks to apply for: Evangelist, Customer and VMware Partner. Some information from this post has been used from Corey’s post on VMTN.

Evangelist Path

The Evangelist Path includes book authors, bloggers, tool builders, public speakers, VMTN contributors, and other IT professionals who share their knowledge and passion with others with the leverage of a personal public platform to reach many people. Employees of VMware can also apply via the Evangelist path. A VMware employee reference is recommended if your activities weren’t all in public or were in a language other than English.

Customer Path

The Customer Path is for leaders from VMware customer organizations. They have been internal champions in their organizations, or worked with VMware to build success stories, act as customer references, given public interviews, spoken at conferences, or were VMUG leaders. A VMware employee reference is recommended if your activities weren’t all in public.

VPN (VMware Partner Network) Path

The VPN Path is for employees of our partner companies who lead with passion and by example, who are committed to continuous learning through accreditations and certifications and to making their technical knowledge and expertise available to many. This can take shape of event participation, video, IP generation, as well as public speaking engagements. A VMware employee reference is required for VPN Path candidates.


2014 vExperts: Fast Track application: http://bit.ly/1ikZ8hi
New vExperts: 2015 vExpert application: http://bit.ly/LMJqB5