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July 10, 2014
The vSphere 2015 beta party is no longer invite-only. VMware pros hope the new program will reduce the amount of bugs in the next version of vSphere.
June 21, 2013
With virtualization underpinning your business operations, make sure VMware administrators know their stuff with clear metrics and frequent reviews.
May 09, 2013
VSphere experience is a must-have in job listings for VMware administrators, but vCloud and Hyper-V know-how are on hiring managers' wish lists too.
August 24, 2011
Eric Siebert is leaving SearchVMware.com, after writing countless tips and columns. In his final article, Siebert recounts his favorite assignments and experiences as a writer.
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