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Want to attend #VMworld for Free?!!? vDestination’s contest ends 14 Jun 2013!!!

June 4th, 2013

So, I knew about this contest that Greg Stuart @vDestination was running and I wanted to make sure that YOU knew about it too!

vDestination is sending you to VMworld 2013… for free!!!

Every year since Greg has been doing this, I’ve been telling you about it, and hoping that one of you will win! I mean, ONE of you will win, certainly.. and I want to make sure that as many people get their opportunity for their free pass and all the rest to get there and experience VMworld for themselves!

I’m in the process of writing the 2013 Guide to VMworld as I write this, but you have –10- days to enter and win this contest, so I wasn’t going to let it wait any longer! Get over to and ENTER and hopefully WIN!

Some of you might be asking, “Is anyone else running a contest like this?” Well… a FEW companies were, but they aren’t running it anymore. As in, it’s over.  This may be your last chance.   But also, let it be known… if you’re buying passes for VMworld, Early-Bird discounts are still available and good until June 10th.  So you have 6 days to get $500 off… so if you work for a not-so-cheap-ass company who can send you, get them a discount! :)


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Want to go to #VMworld? Win Free Conference Pass, Air Fare and 5 Nights Hotel Accommodations from !!!

July 20th, 2011

My dear friend and fellow vExpert Greg Stuart is hosting a contest ending JUL 24 where you can win EVERYTHING you need to attend VMworld! OMFG!!!

Win a Free Pass to VMworld 2011 from vDestination!

To enter this contest, post one comment/reply on THIS BLOG POST at including the following information:

    • * Your favorite thing about VMware
      * What you look forward to most at VMworld 2011
      * Who you hope meet at VMworld 2011
      In your comment, please include the following:
    • * First and last name
      * Email address to contact you if you win
      * Twitter handle (if you have one)
      The Rules
      There aren’t too many rules, but there are a few, they are:
    • 1. The contest is open to anyone in the world, however, the air fare is only covered up to $500 US dollars.
      2. You must be able to attend VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada (conference pass only valid for the US conference). I don’t want this pass to go to waste.
      3. Only one valid entry per person.
      4. Contest entry must be received by Sunday July 24th 11pm EST, no entries will be considered after 11pm EST.
      * The winner will be randomly drawn Sunday July 24th, notified via email and announced Monday morning July 25th on

So, whoa, wait, what?! What is Greg doing? He’s giving you a chance to go to VMworld all expenses paid ?! OMG HOW DID HE DO THIS?!

I feel it appropriate to call out All of the Sponsors who helped make this a reality for Greg and for you (the impending winners!)

The Sponsors and The Details

Symantec stepped up to sponsor the full conference pass to include both breakfast and lunch, the Solutions Exchange floor, lots of great sessions and more. This will mean the world to the winner, we can’t thank them enough!

Veeam generously offered up one of their rooms for 5 nights, starting Sunday August 28th and checking out Friday September 2, incredible, thanks Veeam!

Xsigo contacted Greg immediately upon hearing about my idea of paying it forward, and offered to cover up to $500 for air fare to Las Vegas, thank you so much Xsigo, this is the cherry on top!

As one extra added point – Those of you who win/attend will get a guaranteed ticket/place at #CXIParty on Monday night, the most raucous self-hosted and randomly sponsored event at VMworld you’ll ever experience ;)   So go to THIS BLOG POST at and GET YOUR ENTRY IN, AND WIN!

I look forward to seeing you at VMworld in Vegas!

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Win the Ultimate vSphere Reference Library from Contest ends this Thursday! (Aug 26)

August 23rd, 2010

My good friend(s) at have thrown down the Virtual Gauntlet so to speak and want YOU to WIN!!!

Thanks to Donors like Scott Lowe, David Davis and Eric is enabling you to win THIS!

* A signed copy of Mastering VMware vSphere 4 from Scott Lowe
* A signed copy of VMware vSphere 4 Administration Instant Reference from Scott Lowe
* A signed copy of Maximum vSphere from Eric Siebert
* A copy of VMware vSphere Pro Series Training vol. 2: Site Recovery Manager (SRM), Veeam Management Suite, VMware Data Recovery,
Power CLI and vSphere Advanced Features
from David Davis
* A t-shirt (XL only), bumper sticker and mouse pad
* Just added to the list of prizes, a generous donation from Mike Laverick*
**A signed copy of Administering VMware Site Recovery Manager 4.0
**A signed copy of VMware vSphere 4 Implementation

I’m fortunate to call most of those items inclusive in my own library – and if you enter the contest which ENDS this Thursday August 26th.. So can you! :)

Rules are pretty simple… be alive to start.. and then..

Contest Rules:
Beginning today August 8th, 2010 (coincidentally, my birthday!), registration is open. Here’s how:

    1. You must log on to twitter and follow me. Easy enough.
    2. You must post only one (1) comment/reply to this blog post below. The comment must include the following:
    a. Your first and last name
    b. A valid email address
    c. A short bio about yourself and how you use VMware
    d How you plan on putting these prizes to use
    e. What you are looking forward to learning from these prizes
        So what are you waiting for?!? Time is running out! Get out there and join this contest!!!
        You could win what very well may fulfill your destination!
        And you guys tell me.. if you want I can throw in a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate into the mix as well? That’s entirely up to you (Yea, it’s not virtual.. but whatever! ;))

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