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For this installment in the 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud, I want to spend some time introducing you to the Windows Azure Store and Windows Azure Add-Ons. Much like we can do with our on-premise servers, be that physical or virtual, getting the server...(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)

The Windows 8 App Madness Challenge!

We are super excited to announce the Windows 8 Student App Madness Challenge. Create and publish a Windows 8 app by April 11 th , 2013 and you could win* a $100 gift card. Microsoft will provide you with all the software, resources and support you need...(read more ) ... (more)

Get an Inside Look at Microsoft Datacenters and Hardware

Have you ever wondered what a datacenter looks like?  Maybe you saw a datacenter 5 years ago. I can tell you first hand a lot has changed in datacenter construction and implementation in the last 5 years. There are a couple of great videos on YouTube...(read more ) ... (more)

Register now for West Region IT Camps! Get Hands on Lab experience in Datacenter Virtualization!

We are keeping the pedal to the metal with our IT Camps!! Industry experts estimate that over 70% of businesses now have more than one virtualization platform in their IT environment. IT pros who are fluent in several platforms have a considerable edge...(read more ) ... (more)