Thanks @JTroyer & @LXmaier #vExperts

Came home recently to a nice gift from VMware.  Shiny new vExpert laptop bag with certificate and luggage tag.

This year at the VMware Partner Exchange, vExperts were privy to exclusive executive briefings, meetings and party/receptions.  The vExpert program is now officially part of the VMware Partner Network which basically means more resources and probably a more official selection/application process.  Historically, mainly blogger and speakers have been vExperts but for 2012 the application process will be opened up to customers as well who have greatly influenced VMware adoption on a large scale within their company.  There is some specific criteria around this application process but it is a great way for VMware to recognize individuals who have evangelized the company and solutions within their own company.  I’ve been honored to be a part of the vExpert Program since it’s inception and hope to continue as a member for years to come.

John Troyer and recently Alex Maier have been great stewards of the vExpert program and deserve a lot of credit for taking it to the next level in terms of recognition within VMware.

To sum it up: Thanks John and Alex for the great work and SWAG.