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Take advantage of the upcoming VMUG Virtual March Event

Thursday, March 29 - 9am - 3pm CST


and play to win at!








➡️Sign up & Play at

Signing up is easy! Establishing CloudCred is an on-going challenge.


➡️Complete the tasks to earn the CloudCred Virtual March Badge


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Once the badge is complete - you could win one of these three Grand Prizes!


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Roku Ultra | 4K/HDR/HD streaming player


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The Rollings Stones vinyl collection - The London Years

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Goose Island Beer Brewing Starter Kit


Don’t miss this virtual event opportunity to find out how the Cloud impacts your job at all levels and technologies.

Topics included are as follows:

VMware Cloud on AWS; Virtual Desktops in the Cloud; Extending your infrastructure into the Cloud; Security and the Cloud; Community Sessions, and more!


Keynote Speaker: Frank Denneman


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Join the conversation around vSphere 6.5 in the community this week.

Play & learn here at, for Triple-Points, today only!


New Task 4858: Everything You Need to Know About vSphere 6.5, from the Experts

New Task 4857: VMware Community Podcast: vSphere 6.5

New Task 4855: November 2017: Top 20 vSphere articles

Task 4685: vSphere 6.5 Upgrade Considerations Part-1

Task 4686: vSphere 6.5 Upgrade Considerations Part-2

Task 4687: vSphere 6.5 Upgrade Considerations Part-3



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The VMUG Virtual December Event is happening tomorrow Wednesday, December 13!


Don't wait!


Get into the #CloudCred VMUG Virtual Challenge now by completing your pre-event tasks.

Out of all VMUG Virtual December 2017 Badge Winners, three CloudCred players will be selected at random to win these FUN prizes!

   Paxcess Wireless Earbuds

   Legos Star Wars Millennium Falcon Set

   Samsung Gear VR 2017 Headset

So plan on attending the VMUG Virtual December Event this tomorrow, and begin working on your badge now!





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The #CloudCred VMUG Virtual December Challenge

Just in time for you to WIN yourself a nice hit of December cheer.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017: Play your pre-event tasks at (Signup)

Wednesday, December 13, 2017: Join the VMUG Virtual Online December Event

Earn your Virtual VMUG December CloudCred Badge.

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From all badge winners, three CloudCred players will be selected to win these great gifts:


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Samsung Gear VR!

(2017 Edition)


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Paxcess Wireless Earbuds!


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Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon!



So don’t miss this upcoming VMUG Virtual Event, created by VMware users for VMware users, geared to empower you through education, training, and collaboration, all with the goal of impacting your projects and your career.


Keynote Speaker: Ray O'Farrell

Is there anything else to win?

One more thing!

Take part in this quick opinion survey, and you’ll be entered to win a MyPassport 1TB hard drive – and know that you’re helping out the community. Thanks.

Task 4774: Which Webcast Name is Coolest?





Blogging in October can have big payoffs in more than one way. would like to offer some of the #Blogtober technical content that's being created this month as CloudCred tasks.

What's #Blogtober?

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Halfway through #Blogtober! Current Blog Standings

If you, or someone you admire, is blogging this month and would enjoy the added exposure, and added community engagement - around the work, please contact the CloudCred Community Mananger Noell Grier to make that happen:

To sweeten the deal, we'll throw in an Amazon Echo Dot or a My Passport Ultra 1TB Hard Drive to SIX lucky submitters, selected from all those who participate!

So keep blogging - and let's make the community even better by getting the content to game-lovers.


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CloudCred VMworld Hands-On Labs Challenge



The time is drawing near!

Join the team as we partner again with the experts in Hands-On Labs to bring you:


CloudCred VMworld Hands-On Labs Challenge

& Great Echo Giveaway


At the start of each VMworld, in the VMworld Hands-On Labs World at, and in the Hands-On Labs Connect Areas in Vegas & Barcelona, find:


Over 70 brand-new Self-Paced Hands-On Labs Tasks, including Challenge Labs

Expert-Led Workshops

Exciting Prizes!


~ The GREAT Echo Giveaway ~




Did you know that an Amazon Echo can control a VM?


At this year’s Hackathon, participants will learn how to configure an Echo Dot to do this very thing!


Whether or not you can attend the Hackathon, the source & instructions can be found at -

{Code}  - the official VMware program for developers.


Or, learn how by completing tasks in the Hands-On Labs Dev-Ops badge at – which will take you step-by-step through this cool process.


To make sure EVERYONE has a chance to take home an Amazon Echo Dot,

we are giving away 75 Echo Dots in the Hands-On Labs Venue at EACH VMworld this year.


That’s seventy-five Amazon Echo Dots, or about 15 a day

for 5 days in the US and 4 days in Europe!


Winners will be selected by Expert-Led Workshop proctors, and at-random in the Self-Paced Labs room each afternoon.


Not attending VMworld?


Don't let that get you down - you still have 5 chances to WIN an Amazon Echo Dot

from the comfort of your own home.

Complete the VMworld 2017 At-Home Badge, beginning Saturday August 26.

5 winners will be selected at random after both VMworlds are over.



Daily Points Raffle

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Players earning enough points to land in the Top 10 spots on the CloudCred, VMworld Hands-On Labs World Leaderboard will be entered into the Daily Points Raffle.

GoPro Hero 3 Cameras

1 Winner Daily



Badge Completions – Grand Prizes

Drawings to take place Wednesday afternoon

Players earning any of the four Contest Badges will be entered into Wednesday’s Badge Raffles.

DevOps Badge

Roku 4K



Experts Badge

Hands-On Labs Earbuds



Solutions Badge

GoPro Hero 3 Camera



Overall Badge

DJI Spark Drone



So make sure your schedule includes time in the Hands-On Labs –

and playing CloudCred.

You could take home any one of these great prizes, plus ...

Labs Tee-shirts for tweeting with #VMworldHOL

CloudCred Tee-shirts for new users

Hands-On Labs earbuds for the attendee who completes the 10,000th lab taken


**Hands-On Labs will be OPEN on Sunday for early-attenders! Beat the crowds & visit on this first day.**

Players must complete Task 4601 & agree to contest terms & conditions.

Employees of VMware are not eligible for contest prizes. Players must be present to win. Players winning multiple prizes will be at the discretion of CloudCred staff.

Be a part of the Largest Virtual IT Conference

VMware vForum Online 2017 - June 28

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Plus, be sure to play & win at, as we partner once again for the

vForum Online 2017 & CloudCred Competition!

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Starting Thursday, June 14, get into the game with pre-event tasks in the vForum Online 2016 CloudCred Badge.



Upon the conclusion of the vForum Online, successful badge winners will be entered into drawings for these cool prizes:

A Raspberry Pi 3 Ultimate Starter Kit

A Bose Bluetooth Headphones

A Samsung Gear 360


So don't delay. Begin today!


You must complete the badge to be entered in the prize drawings.


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Play, Learn, & WIN.

See you at

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Catch Wednesday's VMware Community Podcast

What's new with vRealize Automation 7.3

& these recent resources at to bring you up to speed on this latest product release.


Task 4294: vRealize Automation Family API Guide

Task 4295: vRA REST API Samples

Task 4296: vRealize Automation API Samples for Postman

Task 4297: vRealize Automation 7.3 Release Notes

Task 4298: vRealize Automation 7.3 REST API Documentation

New Task 4355: VMware Community Podcast: What's new with vRA 7.3

Host Eric Nielsen and guest Jad El-Zein, Principal Architect CMBU VMware (@virtualjad), will discuss what's new with vRA 7.3




Plus, don't miss what's Around the Cloud - DevOps, VMTN, Events

All new today & this week! 


New Task 4352: VMware {code} features Cody De Arkland

New Task 4353: June 15: Microservices for Enterprises Meetup & FB Livestream

New Task 4354: Congrats Community Warrior: @bayupw

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Coming to starting Monday, May 29 through the Virtual Event, Thursday, June 8:

The VMUG Virtual Event & CloudCred Competition

Score the new VMUG 6.0 badge & be entered to WIN!



~ One Amazon Echo ~

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~ Two Echo Dots ~

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Check in at Monday, May 29 for the pre-event tasks to get started.

Then, take advantage of the VMUG 6.0 Virtual Event on Thursday, June 8,

And play to WIN at CloudCred!

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It's Triple-Point Tuesday at

Signing up is EASY. Establishing your CloudCred will take some skill...


vExpert Testimonials address the question:

Why get NV Certification?

What really is in it for you?


Find out, today only, for Triple-Points!


New Task 4246: Chris Neale: VCP-NV=EZ

New Task 4247: Javier Rodriguez: VMware Network Virtualization (NSX)

New Task 4248: Lino Telera: be VMware Certified

New Task 4249: Christian Parker: VMware NSX: VCP6-NV

New Task 4250: Fabian Lenz: Why learn VMware #NSX





Play & Learn at

Signing up is easy. Earning CloudCred will take some skill.


Today (Wednesday), join the VMware Community Podcast for a conversation about Certification updates.

Plus, find these new & updated resources, and a complete selection of Certification Tasks in the CloudCred VMware Certification Badge.

Newly Updated Task 3217: 2017-18 VMware Certification

New Task 4223: VMware Community Podcast: VMware certifications update

New Task 4222: Earn your VMware VCP7-DTM Certification

New Task 4221: Earn your VMware VCP6.5-DCV Certification



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Most of us are interested in what our fellow community members are innovating and creating.

Are you involved in a new initiative, or know someone who is?

Let us know so we can share it in our occasional spotlight: What are you working on?



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Get to know this significant vSAN release - 6.6.

New Task 4214: vSAN 6.6 Demo - Duncan Epping

New Task 4218: vSAN 6.6 Technical Overview

Task 4210: VMware Community Podcast: Introducing vSAN 6.6

Task 4211: What’s new for vSAN 6.6?

Task 4212: What's new in vSAN 6.6?

Task 4213: What’s New with VMware vSAN 6.6

Task 4214: vSAN 6.6 Demo - Duncan Epping