This is pretty late notice, but if you are in the Phoenix area, heck, anywhere in Arizona and can make it for a desktop virtualization seminar featuring Brian Madden, here’s your chance. Brian Madden will bring “Desktop Virtualization 2012” seminar to Phoenix, Arizona tomorrow March 15th (yeah, I said it was short notice). Here’s a blip from Tech Target’s website:

Specific topics covered at this event include: The adoption rate of desktop virtualization (and why everyone isn’t doing it despite what the vendors may lead you to believe) An update on the latest desktop virtualization & VDI products (Citrix, Microsoft, VMware, Quest, etc.) Desktop virtualization is not about saving money (unless you lie with your cost analysis) Don’t forget about the traditional desktops (desktop virtualization is more about “desktops” and less about “virtualization”) The fact that Windows is old and is making our lives difficult Client-based desktops Client hypervisors Data center-based desktops Remoting protocols (PCoIP, HDX, RemoteFX, etc.) Cloud-based desktops (Do these really threaten the Windows way of life?) Storage & IOPS TS versus VDI Application Virtualization (App-V, ThinApp, etc.) Disk layering and disk image sharing User-installed apps User Virtualization (User profiles, user personalization) One desktop per user The “Desktop” versus the “desktop” The future of Windows SaaS apps vs. Windows apps (Do we have to deal with ChromeOS?) The consumerization of IT (Should we be worried?)

The seminar starts tomorrow March 15th at 8am and will last until 1pm, but I’m sure there will be plenty of discussions that last well into the afternoon following the end of the seminar. Unfortunately, due to customer needs, I won’t be able to make it. If you go, plan on leaving me a comment on what you thought, I would love to hear all about it. If you aren’t in the Phoenix Metro Area, don’t fret, there are other dates that might be a bit closer to you, although the weather won’t be nearly as nice (I promise). Here are the next confirmed dates:

Tuesday, March 27 Dallas, TX Hyatt Regency Dallas

Tuesday, April 3 Detroit, MI Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center

Thursday, April 5 San Diego, CA Manchester Grand Hyatt

There are many other dates, but they haven’t been confirmed as of yet. Don’t miss an opportunity to attend a great seminar and learn more about the Desktop Virtualization craze in 2012. Register now!

Greg W Stuart
Greg is the owner and editor of He's been a VMware vExpert every year since 2011. Greg enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 kids. He works as a Sr. Consultant at VMware and resides in Northern Virginia, 15 minutes west of Washington DC.

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