I am not a huge fan of going to tradeshows–in fact, I generally avoid them, but I am actually looking forward to VMworld this coming week. If half the speculation is true, I think we should see some things will really move the ball forward in terms of allowing customers to develop and execute on broader and more sophisticated virtualization strategies–not just stuff that has been”v-washed” after the fact, but things that were purpose-built for the needs of this brave new virtualized world. I know what we have up our sleeves and I am guessing we will not be the only ones spawning some headlines.If you are going to be in Las Vegas, definitely check out Paul Maritz’s keynote on Tuesday at 9:30 and then our own Ed Bugnion’s keynote at 11:00. Ed is going to be talking about the VMware and Cisco vision that is driving the next wave of development.Outside of these two sessions, Guy Brunsdon has probably got the definitive list of sessions for all you network geeks out there–you know who you are.Besides that, definitely come by the Cisco booth (#918) to say hello. For more info on demos, speaking sessions and other Cisco stuff at VMworld, check out this link.