Archive for October, 2011



Everyone who is anyone knows that the social highlight of the Vmworld Conference is the Veeam Party – this gets better and better every year and this years one at Copenhagen is no exception.

Numbers are limited so its an invite only gig – but if you are going to Copenhagen and haven’t received an invite yet , then don’t give up hope…


I am shamelessly self promoting myself on twitter to break the magic 1000 follower barrier – somehow a viral rumour started that I would wear a mankini at the Veeam Party if this happened. This plan has been vetoed by both of my managers – domestic and employer ( thankfully )  so I’ll be saving you all a fortune in therapist fee’s !


However if I do hit 1000 followers before the Veeam Party , I will chose one of the new followers at Random and they will get an invite to join myself ,the Veeam team and a host of VMworld rockstars at an exclusive venue in Copenhagen for a great night out! I will also be making a donating to a worthy & geeky cause ( the vCommunity Trust )


admin  note : you must be able to make it to Copenhagen on the 18th for the Party – chances are you will be at VMworld , but if not , I’m not paying for your Transport Smile


So for your chance to join in the fun ( and find out what I’m up to ) , all you have to do is Follow @chrisdearden on Twitter and if I hit 1000 before the 18th I’ll choose a winner and get in touch !

No I don’t have the date wrong – There’s a much better thing to do at the beginning of November than trying to blow up a bit of your garden with pyrotechnics. The London VMware User group as stepped up to produce what the committee hopes to be the first of many UK VMware User group days.


To be held at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull , West Midlands this full day event will have not only a Keynote from VMware’s Joe Baguley , but 4 Tracks of Partner & Community sessions with more Rockstars the Glastonbury !


The VMUG “scene” in the UK is going from strength to strength and I’m sure this event will be no exception. Best of all, its free to attend , including an evening reception the night before hosted by Veeam


To Sign up for the event , head over to The MyVMUG site for registration. Look forward to seeing you there !