Photos: A week at VMWorld 2008

Over the past week, 14,000 virtualisation customers and partners gathered in Las Vegas for VMworld 2008 - the annual conference from VMware.

For photos from the show, click here or on 'Gallery' above.

That company has had a turbulent year, and new chief executive Paul Maritz has looked to set his firm on a new path, detailing a vision to take all desktops virtual and bring cloud computing to the enterprise.

Aside from the more blue-sky views Maritz laid out, VMware released Microsoft product Fusion 2, and shared some announcements with partners, including Intel's latest chips and a new switch from Cisco.

VMworld is also about the customers, and property giant CB Richard Ellis showed how it has used virtualised desktop technology to save as much as a million dollars a year. Not too shabby.

As the firm's shares slid this week, however, it remained to be see whether Martiz's performance - or that of VMware - would be celebrated or slammed.