There has been a lot written over the past couple of days about the abrupt departure of VMware's CEO Diane Greene. I think that she did a great job of building and leading the company she co-founded into the incredible position that it has today. VMware has been one of the best tech companies over the past seven years or so, and I would credit Diane and her leadership as partly responsible. That said, it might be time for new leadership to be brought in with more operational experience to take VMware to the next level.

All that said, there is one thing that I am excited about (and I know that a lot of you are thinking it too). We are all basically guaranteed a better VMworld keynote from the CEO this year. See previous recordings of Diane's VMworld keynotes here.