VMworld Europe 2009 is taking place this week in Cannes, France, kicking off tomorrow morning. I'm onsite in Cannes now. Much of the content of this VMworld is similar to the content from last September's VMworld in Las Vegas. It was at that event that VMware CEO Paul Maritz showed everyone how important the desktop is for VMware, and in fact the company announced six new desktop features for their upcoming products. VMware View 3 has been released since then, and there are several breakout sessions on that product that I hope to attend.
Citrix also promised to demo Project Independence here ("Give me an 'F'! Give me a "U"!...) and to announce that their XenServer product will be 100% free. (I guess since they didn't sell nearly as much as they'd hoped, they figured "what the heck?")
I've got my video camera here too, and I'll attempt to record some interesting content for this Thursday's episode of Brian Madden TV. I'm not really sure what to look for or what makes for interesting video, so any suggestions are welcome.
On the session front, I'll be giving an updated version of the "Terminal Services versus VDI" presentation that I gave last September. It's Tuesday at 4:30 (ugh!) in Les Ambassadeurs 2.
Finally, and I'll be twittering too. (https://twitter.com/brianmadden) After five months, my twitter blog is still 100.00% industry-related, so you can follow without fear of updates about hamburgers or what line I'm waiting in.
And what else? What else should I look for? What do you want to get out of this conference?