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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)

VMware or Microsoft? What does Availability mean in YOUR Cloud?

Keith Mayer brings us the next post in out VMware of Microsoft virtualization series. here is an excerpt - When evaluating public and hybrid cloud services, carefully inspecting a cloud-provider’s Service Level Agreement (SLA) is an important step in...(read more ) ... (more)

Enterprise PKI with Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory Certificate Services (Part 1 of 2)

My co-worker – Yung Chou – brings us Part 1 of a 2 Part blog post on using PKI in an enterprise networking environment. Here is an excerpt of his article - PKI is heavily employed in cloud computing for encrypting data and securing transactions. While...(read more ) ... (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)