07 May

Vote for any VMworld Session and Win a Package of VMware Press Books

Congratulations to the remaining U.S. based winners! They have been notified via email over the weekend . Again thanks to VMware Press for providing these books for this giveaway



Congratulations to the two international winners, who I’ve notified by email. They have each received a digital copy of the five books mentioned later in this post.

Please be on the lookout next week for the U.S. based winners. Sorry for the delay, I will notify those winners once I have the books in my possession and arrange for shipment.


Of course I hope you have voted for all of my sessions for VMworld, but you don’t have to vote for any of them in order to have a chance at winning some free books. There are 27 books in total spread out across 7 winners.

What do you have to do?

Goto http://www.vmworld.com/voting.jspa , login with your VMworld account, and vote. Then post a comment to this blog or email me (vmworld AT seancrookston.com) indicating you voted and your location, along with any contact information you want to provide.  I’ll randomize the names and select 5 grand prize winners on the morning of May 17th  23rd.

What can you win?

-Three of these will receive physical copies of all five of the books below, but you must be in the U.S. as I’ll be shipping these out at my expense.

-Two other grand prize winners will receive digital copies of the same five books. This is for non-US based folks only.

-I’m also be giving away two copies of the book I co-authored with Harley Stagner, Managing and Optimizing vSphere Deployments.


Interested in writing a book?

A big thanks to Joan Murray, the  acquisitions editor at VMware Press who provided me with these for this giveaway. I had only asked for a few digital copies to avoid shipping stuff around the globe, but she came up with a nice set of books. If you have a great idea for a book, VMware Press is the place to start and the process of working them from beginning to end was awesome.


Managing and Optimizing vSphere Deployments | ISBN-10: 0321820479 | ISBN-13: 978-0321820471 image

*Note actual book will have my name first. Just wanted to rub this in Harley’s face = )

Administering SRM 5.0 ISBN-10: 0321799925 | ISBN-13: 978-0321799920


VCAP5-DCD Official Cert Guide (with DVD): VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Data Center Design ISBN-10: 078975018X | ISBN-13: 978-0789750181


Networking for VMware Admins ISBN-10: 0133511081 | ISBN-13: 978-0133511086


Official VCP Cert Guide ISBN-10: 0789749319 | ISBN-13: 978-0789749314


12 thoughts on “Vote for any VMworld Session and Win a Package of VMware Press Books

  1. Hi, I’m from Honduras and a vIT PRO.

    I voted for VMWorld sessions. There are alot of great topics and the list is really big so take your time. My VMWorld user is ymendoza

    Hope to win some great books.


  2. Looking forward to attending. Voted for a number of sessions.
    I’m located in Australia.


  3. I voted from Florida, thanks for the chance to win some great books!

    2385 McKesson OneCloud: The One Cloud to Rule Them All
    1600 Art of IT Infrastructure Design: The Way of the VCDX – Panel
    2633 The on-ramp to FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program) – A Case Study
    1371 The Software Defined Panel
    2296 The Insider Threat and the Cloud: The Harsh Reality in the Wake of Recent Security Breaches
    1214 From Physical to Virtual: Transitioning Your Networking Career to VMware NSX
    2528 Role of “Policy” in the Software-Defined Era
    2680 The keys to a Secure and Complaint Federal Cloud

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