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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)

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)

Configuring Mac for Windows 8 Development and Windows Phone 8 with Boot Camp 4….

A few weeks ago, I made a post on using Oracle VirtualBox to run Windows 8 in a Virtual machine on a Mac laptop . This is a great scenario for easily virtualizing a Windows 8 development environment or just because you want to have Windows 8 on your Mac...(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)

Build a lab in Windows Azure for learning PowerShell – Part 3 of 3 – Configure the Virtual Machines

I have decided to use Windows Azure as my lab environment because it is the fastest and most accessible way for me to work on this from anywhere in the world. I travel a lot so I want to be able to access the lab while on the road. This is a self-contained...(read more ) ... (more)