Private, Hybrid, Public: What Cloud Keeps Your Organization Connected?

Which cloud service is right for my organization?                                 Microsoft prides itself in providing three base offerings of cloud services: Private, Hybrid and Public. All three have their advantages and so organizations must do their due diligence to ensure the best fitting option is chosen. Ensuring the right fit for your organizations implementation will…

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You Could Win $5,000, An HP EliteBook Revolve, 800 Microsoft Points and Don't Forget The Free Resources

Get the resources, hands-on experience and knowledge you and your team need to take advantage of what Microsoft Virtualization and the Microsoft Private Cloud have to offer. You’ll be able to spend less time on day-to-day maintenance and more time on your strategic objectives, helping you add value to your business and further your career. Plus…

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Making Time To Learn In 3 Easy Steps

Learning.  It’s one of those things that we know is good for us, but we can never seem to do it.  It’s good for the job that we’re currently in and it’s helpful in building your skill set, which could lead to career advancement.  And yet we can’t seem to find the time. In a…

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Virtualization and Private Cloud Infographic - Windows Server 2012

When it comes to new products, it can be tough to know when you should dive in.  It takes a lot of time and effort from you as well as any teams you may manage, not to mention the potential budget implications. We’ve heard from you and we’ve seen firsthand at our events, that it…

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How does Hyper-V compare to VMware?

That’s a pretty popular question these days with the release of Windows Server 2012 and the pending VMware vSphere 5.1 updates. Fortunately, a great comparison whitepaper was recently released which details just that. The whitepaper goes into more detail however, I want to highlight one particular table which shows just how much scale Hyper-V has…

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Learn About The Microsoft Private Cloud to Win a Trip for Two to Mexico!

Microsoft has released new and exciting products that will change the way IT Pros utilize Virtualization and Microsoft Private Cloud solutions.   Two products which are a part of these great changes are the newly released System Center 2012 and the soon to be released Windows Server 2012.  Both of these solutions were designed to make…

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Chat: Michael Jenkin, Innovating Business Executive, International Microsoft Technology Expert

Michael Jenkin is a recently announced 2012 SMB 150 Awards recipient, recognizing the top 150 Small & Medium Business professionals. In addition, Michael received media attention for founding a rapidly growing company and  for his innovative business leadership. Sharing his insights for success, in our extensive chat, Michael answers these questions and more: What are…

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MCSE is Back–and Better Than Ever!!

I remember getting my first MCSE certification in the mid-1990s and feeling really proud of the accomplishment.  Many of my peers at that time also pursuing an MCSE felt that it was a certification that would increase their likelihood to get hired over a candidate that did not hold the certification.  Things were good and…

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Need help studying for your 70-659 exam? Join one of our study groups!

Different people learn in different ways and in my last post about the great incentives there are to take exam 70-659 Windows Server Virtualization before May 31st, I also listed a number of resources you could use to study up. Depending on your learning style, different resources will appeal to you. Well, if you’re the…

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Microsoft Private Cloud part 3: VMware private cloud and per-VM licensing

A new whitepaper was released in January comparing private cloud solutions from Microsoft and VMware, taking a look at the functionality, benefits and economics of each solution. This series of blog posts breaks down the components of the whitepaper into consumable chunks and I’ve added my own commentary. Related Posts: Microsoft Private Cloud part 1:…

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