Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VMworld 2008
Most of the VMworld 2008 slides are currently available to attendees by going to the Schedule Builder on the VMworld website, logging in with your VMworld username/password and then clicking on the Session Catalog link on the left. If you look at all the sessions that are listed you will see a column called Session Files that you can click on to open up the link to the PDF file for the session.
VMware should be posting both the audio and slides later this week once they receive the hard drive containing them back from the vendor that recorded the audio and then put it together with the slides in Flash video format. Talking with Eric Nielsen at VMworld he mentioned that VMware would be selling a subscription to non-attendees so they could gain access to all the great presentations. I haven’t seen any official word from VMware on this yet; they are probably waiting until after the presentations have all been posted to the VMworld website to announce it.
Also now that VMworld 2008 is over, all of the slides from VMworld 2007 have been released for free for everyone to review. Previously only attendees could view them except for the dozen or so that VMware released for free each month. Even though they are a year old they still contain a lot of great, still relevant information.
Besides the VMworld presentations, there is a lot of good online coverage of the show in the form of audio, video, photos, blog postings and news articles. I’ve put together a pretty extensive list of all the links that are grouped by category on my website. Included in the links is Tech Target’s extensive coverage which you can check out here.