There were many announcements, but probably one of the biggest was the VPLEX announcement. Bas Raayman has a great wrap-up of that specific announcement, and Christopher Kusek has a nice wrap-up of many of the other announcements.
I was excited to see all the ways people were spending Proven Professional Day. In case you missed it, go check out the Flickr pictures that everyone uploaded! It was also great to hear what people were doing on this thread. We had over 30 entries from 10 countries - it was a truly global event! We heard from people from Australia, India, the US, Italy, Egypt - all over the place!
We even gave away raffle prizes to 2 remote participants during the event in Boston.
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On this day in Boston, everyone was wearing a red shirt - every where you looked. As people filed in to the room for the Knowledge Sharing Ceremony, we were displaying a Twitter stream using TweetChat. I was amazed at the people tweeting that I didn't know!
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One of my favorite moments was during this TwitterChat, someone made fun of the shirts, reminding us all what happens to the people who wore red shirts in Star Trek. What did the community do? Rallied behind the shirts, creating the hashtag #redshirts. I just love geeks!!
Community member Charlie Brooks gave a great Birds of a Feather session: Securing Storage in the face of V12n and The Cloud. He has posted his slides, go check them out and join the discussion.
Alok Shrivistava gave his annual presentation about the results of our survey of storage managers and storage professionals. My notes from the presentation are here. The study is available from this page.
What did you see at EMC World? Did you like having the chance to participate remotely if you couldn't make it to Boston? Should we do that again?
Does anyone have links, pictures or videos I missed?
EMC Proven Professionals were everywhere! Check out photos on flickr.com/EMCGlobalServices. The Global Services Cloud of Fortune booth awarded many prizes. The ECN Booth recognized ECN Experts and EDN Monster Mash winners. A few photos from the Knowledge Sharing ceremony, Blogger's Lounge, etc.
If you see yourself in a photo - add your name: http://www.flickr.com/photos/emcglobalservices