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November, 2010


November 23, 2010  8:12 AM

Mike’s Music – Bellowhead – New York Girls

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Well, its been sometime since a Mike’s music. That’s because I haven’t really been inspired by much in the last couple of episodes – until the other week when I heard this fantastic Irish band (well, they seem a pollygot of Irish and English folk musicians!). So this is one for all my Irish...

November 23, 2010  3:30 AM

The SwagBag Competition Reloaded…

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Well, I have some great great news. The great 2010 VMworld Swagbag has just got a major new boost. Firstly, fellow vExpert David Davis has kindly stepped forward and offered his VMworld 2010 Bag to be added to the great vLottery/vDraw. David of TrainSignal/vChat fame realized just like me he had...


November 20, 2010  6:19 AM

VMware and vFluffy Cloud – Journey, Destination or Aspiration…?

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Over on TechTarget I’ve written an article (in two parts) about VMware and the Cloud. It’s a kind of nod to the fact for years folks used to have “Virtualization is a journey not a destination”, which I’ve noticed many folks now have “Cloud is journey not a destination”. I start of...


November 18, 2010  10:20 AM

UPDATED: vCloud Director in your “Man Cave”… Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

I’ve written a two-part article on how to get VMware’s vCloud Director up and running in your “man cave”. For those who uninitiated that is not a medical term – but a phrase we use here in the UK to describe the man’s small office or hide away filled with bits and bobs, batteries,...


November 18, 2010  10:05 AM

Photos from the Northern UK V.M.U.G held in Leeds…

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

This week it was my pleasure and delight to present a vNews to the Northern UK User Group. I had a very well attended session and my slides provoked a lot of excellent feedback from my group – lesson learned? Small groups give more discussion, then you need less (or more compacted slides). OR in...


November 12, 2010  3:39 AM

The Big Move – Mike “The White Van Man” – Part 1

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Part1: The Big Move Last week I moved to a new collocation. It’s part of the process of me ramping up to write the next VMware Site Recovery Manager book. Anyway, I wanted to share my experience with you – and just talk about what its like to use a collocation. I’ve gone...


November 5, 2010  9:22 AM

My VMworld 2010 – SRM Session Survey Results…

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

This week I received by email the results from the survey’s completed after my four (repeated) SRM sessions at this years VMworld San Francisco and Copenhagen events. As former instructor I’m used to being rated (and hated!) by students on a weekly basis. As instructor its the comments that...


November 1, 2010  7:40 AM

This is my VMworld 2010 – Copenhagen

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

TechTarget has recently published my very personal view of the VMworld event in Copenhagen. In the article I talk about the differences I saw between the San Francisco event, and Copenhagen. The rumour is that VMworld Europe will be in Copenhagen next year too. If it is then I will be really...


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