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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)

Passing the Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Virtualization Exam – Part 2

With any exam you are preparing to take, knowing what to study can sometimes be more difficult than the exam itself. Fortunately, you can identify exactly what skills are measured for the 70-659 Exam at the Microsoft Learning Site. I am creating mini-guides for each of the 6 Major sections below that will be posted each day this week and going into next. The guides will NOT give you the answers for the exam! The guides will give you guidance on what areas to focus on for study purposes. You will have to KNOW the product and related technologies before taking the exam! Build a test... (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’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)

Register today for the Microsoft Private Cloud Summit….

The daylong Microsoft Private Cloud Summit is coming to New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles this May. Sign up now for the event near you to hear directly from the Microsoft System Center 2012 product team and Microsoft technical evangelists as they...(read more ) ... (more)