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Good Day Folks! I just learned that we have some brand new virtual labs on the Microsoft Technet site. With most of the System Center 2012 products in Beta or RC status now, it is a great opportunity to start working with products that should be feature...(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)

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)

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)

Complete a Seamless Transition from GroupWise to Office 365 (Level 200)

Are you considering or planning a migration from Novell GroupWise to Microsoft Office 365? Do you need to provide coexistence between on-premises and cloud users? Join Chad Lindley, product manager at Quest Software, as he discusses solutions and best...(read more ) ... (more)