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Breaking News: vSphere 5.5 and related technologies released. Check out your MyVMware portal for downloads.


Hi everyone, with the anticipation of vSphere 5.5 and it's related technologies being available to us soon we have been running a series of workshops to give our customers a better view of what they can expect from this new release. The enthusiasm has been overwhelming for the sessions and we are delighted with the attendance we have had. I hope to run more of these in the coming weeks.



Of course we have two very large events happening. VMworld Europe is our premier event in the region and on not to miss if you are able to get to it. In the ANZ region we also have vForum in Sydney which is our regional event similar to VMworld, be sure to register and attend this awesome event if you can -


I will be on tech training in Kuala Lumpur for a week so there may be an interruption in the newsletter distribution during this time so please be aware of that. I will do my best to get some of the more important news out to everyone as soon as I can.


Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Senior Technical Account Manager

VMware Australia


Local Events

- vForum Sydney -


Local Training Classes

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1] 30sep-4oct

VMware Horizon View: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.2] 1-4Oct

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1] - 10-11oct

VMware View: Design Best Practices [V5.x] - 28-30oct


VMware Bloggers



External Bloggers


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