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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)

Slides for Windows Server “8” Hyper-V Virtualization IT Camp….

Thank you very much to everyone that came out to the Mountain View, CA IT Camp today!  As promised, here are the slides for the Microsoft portion of the session.  Be sure to grab them as there are several slides in this deck that were not in...(read more ) ... (more)

Passing the Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization Exam (70-659) – Part 1

  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)

Building an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Cloud Using Windows Server 8….

With the run up to the beta of Windows 8, I am fielding a LOT of questions on the Windows 8 Server and Clients. My standard answers have been – Keep an eye on the Building Windows 8 Blog ! Mostly because that is the first place that official Windows 8...(read more ) ... (more)