Register for the November 3rd North Central Wisconsin VMUG!

Don't miss the next quarterly North Central Wisconsin VMUG meeting on November 3, 2017!  The meeting will be sponsored by Reduxio. It's going to be a fantastic event!

Registration is open and available to all VMUG members. This is a great opportunity to meet with your peers to ask questions, discuss trends, best practices, and the latest technology!



August 10th, 2017 North Central Wisconsin VMUG Registration is Open

Don't forget to come out to Monk's Bar and Grill on Thursday, August 10th for the Q3 2017 North Central Wisconsin VMware User Group meeting.  This will be a smaller gathering, and a more relaxed atmosphere (after all, it's summer!). Heartland Business Systems will be sponsoring.  We are also lucky to have Jimmy Ray Purser from VMware with us to talk about what's new with VMware NSX.


May 4th 2017 North Central Wisconsin VMUG Registration is Open

We're giving away a VMworld Trip again!!!

Now that I've got your attention, it's true. We are giving away a VMworld trip again, just as we did last year. Where is this happening? On Thursday, May 4th, at the Chippewa Valley Technical College Clairemont Campus, Business Education Center, Room 030A from 8:30AM to 4:00PM. 

The campus is located at 620 West Clairemont Avenue in Eau Claire, WI 54701.


We have a TON of awesome things planned. Both Rubrik and Tegile will be sponsoring the event, and presenting.  Community members Sean Massey and Tony Reeves will also be presenting along with VMware SE Phil Balfanz.



November 3rd, 2016 North Central Wisconsin Super VMUG - Registration is open!

The 2016 North Central Wisconsin Super VMUG is coming on Thursday, November 3rd at the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire's Davies Center.  If you have not seen a Super VMUG, then you should come by!

Sponsored by Veeam, Tintri, Datrium, Checkpoint, Trend Micro and Heartland Business Systems, this event has become a staple for many virtualization aficionado's in Minneapolis/Saint Paul as well as North Central Wisconsin.


2/18 Q1 VMUG Meeting Registration is open!

Happy 2016!  The first VMUG meeting for North Central Wisconsin will be happening on Thursday, February 18th at the Chippewa Valley Technical College Clairemont Campus in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

 Pure StorageHy Trust

We are proud to have Pure Storage and Hy-Trust on hand to sponsor the event.  Registration is now live at  We will also have VMware Systems Engineer Charley Klima on-site to do a VMware Update, as well as a special presentation by Phil Balfanz from VMware, who will present on VMware vRealize Operations, his specialty.

11/19 Super VMUG Details are Here - Register Now

November 19th from 8:00AM-4:00PM, the North Central Wisconsin VMware User Group will be having it's first ever SUPER VMUG.  A Super VMUG is a VMUG meeting that contains the type of content you would normally see at a VMUG User Conference.  Registration is open at

The event will feature fourteen breakout sessions, including two general sessions, and a slew of giveaways including a home lab (3 Intel NUC's and a Synology NAS), a Lenovo gaming laptop, gift cards, and lots more.


Register for the November 19th North Central Wisconsin SUPER VMUG - Sponsored by SimpliVity, Arista and VMTurbo

VMUG Leaders Paul Berndt and Matt Heldstab invite you to register for the first ever North Central Wisconsin VMware User Group SUPER VMUG at the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire on Thursday, November 19th.  The event will be sponsored by SimpliVity, Arista and VMTurbo.  We will also have a special keynote from Jim Yanik from VMware.  Jim, a Technical Marketing specialist, is a great speaker whose VMworld sessions have been voted in the top 10 at multiple conferences.

This is a new concept that we hope becomes an annual event!  We will have three sponsor speaking sessions, six VMware breakout sessions on topics ranging from End-User Computing, NSX, Public and Private Cloud, to vSphere and the Software-Defined Datacenter.  Last but not least, we will have three customer-led breakout sessions from Anthony Hook (@anthonyrhook), Sean Massey (@seanpmassey) and Paul Woodward Jr. (@ExploreVM).

Please go to to register for the event.

Meeting agenda and details:


First NCWIVMUG Meeting a Success! - Survey Results

The results are in, and it seems the first North Central Wisconsin User Group meeting was a success!  With just short of 50 attendees, and great feedback, it is obvious that a VMUG in North Central Wisconsin was definitely needed! (more)

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Our standing partnership with VMware has allowed us to create an ever-growing network of customers and partners who continue to strategically impact VMware products and services.

Through VMUG's partnership with VMware, VMUG connects it's members with the valuable resources you need.  VMUG connects you with discount programs on VMware training programs, eBooks and print materials.

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