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Hi everyone, we are on the countdown to the best event of the year, yes VMworld is nearly here. We are just a few weeks away from the US event in beautiful and fun Las Vegas from the 27-31 August. I hope that we will see you there. This year there will be a big focus on Social Media at VMworld. As I have mentioned in previous newsletter, please make sure you are following us on Twitter or Facebook to ensure you ar kept up to date with everything going on at VMworld. We will also be doing really awesome competitions with amazing prizes at the event, but you have to be following us on Social Media to be eligible. So follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

If you are planning on joining us for the TAM events at VMworld then this information is for you:
It’s very important that you ensure you use Schedule Builder to register for BOTH TAM Customer Day (TAM4500U) and the TAM Customer Day Reception (TAM4501U) if you would like to join us for these TAM Customer exclusive events on Sunday.

With that, I wish you all a fantastic week ahead, and enjoy this weeks newsletter.

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