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Have you built your first cloud yet? If not, now is a great time to build out a lab. Go ahead, grab a server (or laptop) and setup your proof of concept. If you have not done it already, it is likely because you are worried about what you will do if you get stuck! Well, fret no more. If you have any questions, bring them to one of these live online events. For information on how to get started with setting up your lab check out: http://aka.ms/lab There will be opportunities available for you to get your questions answered. Put these on your calendar and have fun building 2/29/2012 10:00 AM PST- 1 PM EST- Live! IT Time: Private Cloud Chat (Episode 4) 3/28/2012 10:00 AM PST- 1 PM EST- Live! IT Time: Private Cloud Chat (Episode 5) 4/25/2012 10:00 AM PST- 1 PM EST- Live! IT Time: Private Cloud Chat (Episode 6) 5/30/2012 10:00 AM PST- 1 PM EST- Live! IT Time: Private Cl... (more)

Private Cloud Chat – Ask the Experts

To successfully face the IT challenges of today and tomorrow, we know we need to understand the cloud. However with so much fluff it is hard to decipher what is important. Get your questions answered by the Cloud Experts! You will learn where to spend your time learning and what tools you should have in your cloud management tool belt. Start building your private cloud (tips / instructions at http://aka.ms/lab) If you come up with questions, write them down and come to one of the upcoming Private Cloud Chats. Online Events: 3/28/2012 1:00:00 PM (EST) - Live! IT Time: Private Cloud... (more)

The Future Is Now – Part II

Private Cloud featuring System Center 2012 & Windows Server 2012 Highly managed systems and private cloud are the future of IT, and the future is now. In Part II of our IT Camp series, you will build a test lab with an AD domain, learn what you need to know to start or continue building a private cloud with the test lab, and witness System Center 2012 in action. We will also preview the next version of Windows Server 2012. Seating is limited so reserve your place now! Hands On: The format of the hands on is "keep up with the presenter if you can". We will be going through the conten... (more)

Top 10 Reasons Not to Fear PowerShell 3.0 for Windows Server 2012

Fear not, there are really only three things you NEED to REMEMBER about PowerShell.  However we did not want to stop there.  In this video Blain Barton Interviews PowerShell scripting book authors and experts for their top 10  Reasons NOT to Fear PowerShell 3.0 for Windows Server 2012.  In this fun {not so frightful} way they discuss the basics in an incredibly easy way to understand. Video can be viewed from: Top 10 Reasons NOT to Fear PowerShell 3.0 for Windows Server 2012 on TechNet Radio Featuring: Matt Hester (Author:   Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration Ins... (more)

Thirty-One Days of Servers (VMs) in the Cloud

Happy New Year!!!! For the New Year all of my IT Pro teammates across the country wanted to get together and talk about 31 things we love and want to teach about having Servers (VMs) in the Cloud.  Throughout this month we are going to be talking about Windows Azure IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service).  Windows Azure now offers a new feature currently in customer preview called Virtual Machines & Virtual Networks.  This new functionality provides Windows Azure with an IaaS (Cloud) platform for you to deploy your own virtual machines.  In Windows Azure IaaS you can easily deploy an... (more)