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  You have seen a lot of messaging from Microsoft as well as others in the tech industry regarding Private Cloud. With the update of the System Center 2012 Suite to Release Candidate status, we have a very solid platform for IT Pros to develop and...(read more ) ... (more)

How to Build a Private Cloud Using Microsoft Technologies

***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... (more)

Installing Windows 8 into Oracle VirtualBox running on Mac OS X

What the!!??!?!? “Hey Chris! Aren’t you a Microsoft employee???   Why are you running a Mac and playing with Oracle stuff????” Well folks, I am a Microsoft employee. And as a Microsoft employee, I want to see our products succeed in the marketplace...(read more ) ... (more)

Last Chance!! – Register for TechDays in San Francisco!

My friends over at the PacIT Pros User Group are holding another Tech Days event in a few weeks. I will be presenting a couple of sessions on Windows Azure IaaS at the event. There are also a lot of other great speakers that will be in attendance. if...(read more ) ... (more)

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Windows Azure for IT Pros

Folks, If you have been to any of my live presentations, recently, you have probably hear m get super jazzed about Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service. I truly think this is the future of infrastructure for all businesses. I envision a world where new businesses starting up don’t have to invest in any server infrastructure at all and simply create everything they need in the cloud. If you would like to learn more about Windows Azure IaaS and how Windows Azure Cloud Computing can transform your IT Department, check out this Microsoft Virtual Academy Jump Start: Windows Azu... (more)