Veeam Backup & Replication v7 countdown will continue until May with sheduled announces of new features. Actually are already been announced the following:
Starting from April, 23 is possible vote for your prefered VMworld sessions, choosing what you would like to ear or which people you want to see.
Voting will close on Monday, May 6th at 5:00pm PDT. During this time, all complete session proposals will be voted on by VMware Content Committee and the Public community (you need a VMworld account in order to give your vote). I’m quite sure that previous year there where two distinct voting sessions, so this could be a first news.
VMworld 2013 is reaching to the 10 years as the premier conference for IT professionals, growing from 1,600 attendees in 2004 to more than 20,000 expected in 2013.
Through the last 10 years VMware has extended the benefits of our market-leading technology across the entire data center—from compute, storage, networking, security and availability services to the mobile workspace. Year over year, VMworld remains the place to learn about VMware solutions for your business and network with those at the forefront of the virtualization revolution. Registrations for the US event are already open (with a discount of $500 off the on-site price).
The new certification level Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), discussed in a previous post, is the new entry level in Microsoft certifications.
è composto da una serie di percorsi formativi che convalidano conoscenze tecnologiche e competenze fondamentali per studenti, professionisti e più in genere tutti coloro che siano interessati a possedere capacità nel campo dell’IT sempre attuali e competitive.
MTA offers fundamental tracks for Microsoft Server, Desktop, Database and Developer certifications. It may help (but it’s not mandatory) as a preparation for new entrants in MCSA or MCSD:
Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) is an online portal for IT pros to learn about Microsoft’s cloud-based technologies. According to some sources, the Microsoft Virtual Academy was first put in place to provide IT professionals with training on Microsoft’s cloud based technologies.
It does not replace the partner portal or other learning portal, but it gives a (huge) collections of links, tracks, documents, courses, videos and a scoring methods (but actually only used for giving points, not for some form of gamification).
On Apr 25, VMware has released some important updates for its products:
How the new cloud era can/may change the role of the IT admin? Find out by joining a live twitter chat #CloudOpsChat on “The Changing Role of the IT Admin” on Thursday, April 25th at 11am PT. The event will be co-hosted by:
VMworld public session voting was opened some hours ago, but there are already some interesting sessions title.
Seems that “network virtualization” will be a buzzword of 2013 edition, with also a new product: VMware NSX. VMware NSX supplies the same benefits to network virtualization that ESXi supplies to server virtualization and makes it possible to rapidly deploy network and security services by decoupling those services from the underlying network hardware and how this abstraction provides hardware independence.
But more interesting is the session proposal #4729: Join the Network Virtualization Revolution by Becoming VMware’s Newest VCP, VCP-NV!
As happened in the previous years, there will be a VMware Online Forum 2013 edition that is quite similar to a vForum event (now called VMware Forum) with the main advantage to be just an on-line version that gives you a flexible, convenient way to expand your knowledge and experience the event in a way that fits in with your busy schedule.
The 2013 edition will be on Tuesday 23 April starting from 8:30 Pacific Time. Also this year I have an Online Chat Session, focused on “Virtualization with vSphere” scheduled on 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM PT.
See also the official blog post.