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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)

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)

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)

August WNUG Meeting at Lincoln Square….

Our monthly User Group meeting will be held at the Lincoln Square Center in Bellevue, across from the Bellevue Square Mall at 6:00pm. The meeting will be held in Room 15104, (15th floor, room 104) at the Microsoft's office in Lincoln Square Center. Due...(read more ) ... (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)