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***This is a LIVING document*** I will be updating this article from time to time as things like Release Updates, Hotfixes, Service Packs and other updates come into being. Please check back often to get the latest information. I will keep the revision list updated at the bottom so you know what changes have been made. This is also *NOT* a complete Private Cloud solution. there are many, many pieces to creating and managing a private cloud including things like - rapid deployment via templates, elasticity and scalability, high availability and redundancy, virtual machine mobility, automation, service management, usage based charge back and more. i recommend you check out http://www.microsoft.com/privatecloud to see the full story. This document will guide you through the process of setting up the bare minimum components to demo a Private Cloud environment using curre... (more)

Microsoft’s Private Cloud Solution Hub….

  Good Morning Folks! I am ramping back up after lots of travel and the holidays to get some great new information on the blog. For this entry, I would like to introduce you to the Microsoft Private Cloud Solution Hub . This is THE landing page for...(read more ) ... (more)

Step-by-Step: Get up to $200 in FREE Cloud Services with a Windows Azure Trial Subscription

Using the 4 easy steps provided in this article, you’ll be able to activate a FREE Windows Azure Trial Subscription , suitable for building your Lab in the Cloud for Windows Server 2012 R2 or Linux without the need for local on-premises lab hardware. ...(read more ) ... (more)

Beta Exams Coming Up for Microsoft Private Cloud Certifications

If you head over to the Microsoft Training and Certification site, you will find that we are publishing some information about the upcoming Microsoft Private Cloud Certifications. The Private Cloud certification is built on Windows Server 2008 R2 and...(read more ) ... (more)

TechNet Radio: Cert Talk - New Private Cloud Certification Exam and 20 Year Anniversary of the MCP….

It’s the 20 year anniversary of the Microsoft Certification Program, and in today’s episode your Cert Talk host, J. Seymour welcomes Sr. Director for Microsoft Learning, Don Field, Product Planner Jim Clark and Sr. IT Pro Evangelist, Chris Avis to the...(read more ) ... (more)