The VMworld 2018 sessions schedule is up with over 600 events to choose from. Don’t have time to flip through the catalog, but don’t want to stress about what to do when you get there? We’ve curated a list of the top 21 sessions and other VMworld activities you won’t want to miss. Simply follow the links to add the sessions to your schedule and voilà, your custom itinerary is all set.
Let’s be honest, day one of VMworld is about recovering from jetlag and adjusting to the Las Vegas heat (if that’s even possible). The Scouts among us can be extra prepared by attending a Q&A from VMware about what to expect at the conference.
I might be a little biased, but you don’t want to miss this talk from Lakeside’s Head of Product Marketing, Patricia Diaz! She’ll walk you through the path to proactive help desk support, including how you can harness automation and the latest SysTrack features to deliver a better end-user experience.
This session sounds like a great one to attend if you’re new to VDI/Horizon. It gives you a chance to hear what works well and what doesn’t in real-world deployments.
*I’ve tried to limit overlap in the schedule, but with so many promising sessions, you’ll inevitably wish you could be in two places at once. If your cloning experiments fail, try parting ways with a colleague and sharing notes after to make the most out of VMworld.
Hall Crawl, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
VMworld hall crawl is the time to break for refreshments and check out booths. I’ve included details about how you can win Lakeside’s giveaways (including a Nintendo Switch!) at the end of this post.
In this session, DXC is sharing how they implemented Workspace ONE and Windows 10 for a customer with over 60,000 seats. If you’re considering either technology and have an environment with a large number of endpoints, this session could offer useful pointers.
Everyone talks about the importance of digital transformation, but how do you actually do it? This session examines that question from the IT perspective, including what changes need to be made and practical steps to success.
This session looks beyond deployment and into the monitoring of virtualized applications, including KPIs to look out for. The session will also feature a live demo of VMware vRealize Operations Manager.
An inside look at what DevOps looks like for VMware and the role of cultural change in DevOps success.
Where Can You Find Lakeside at VMworld 2018?
Visit us at booth 1468 and let us know how you’re enjoying the sessions so far. We’d love to discuss how to translate what you’ve learned into practice. Our technical experts have years of experience with VDI, Windows 10 upgrades, cloud migrations, and other EUC projects and can share their advice on how to tackle your unique IT challenges.
Every day of the conference, we will have short overview presentations on SysTrack at the booth as well as live demos. We will also have several customer presentations from Nordstrom and Geisinger Health System about how their IT leaders are leveraging SysTrack’s workspace analytics capabilities.
When you stop by, don’t forget to enter our Nintendo Switch and $100 Amazon gift card giveaways. Here’s how to enter:
Get your picture taken at the Lakeside booth
Post the picture on social media
Tag @Lakesidesoft and use the hashtag #VMworld
New winners announced in the afternoon!
About Lakeside Software
Lakeside Software is a leader in workspace analytics. Through our flagship solution, SysTrack, we help IT teams monitor, analyze, and optimize end-user experience to make way for better business productivity. SysTrack is a vendor-agnostic platform that provides unparalleled visibility into hardware and software performance at the endpoint. Through integrations with vendors like VMware, Citrix, Microsoft, and ServiceNow, SysTrack helps you make the most out of your IT investments. To learn more about the work we do, stop by our VMworld booth (#1468), or start the conversation today by requesting a demo.