Resources for Azure, Hyper-V and Deployment….

Good Day Everyone!   Here are some resources for the current session I am delivering along the West Coast. I was in Portland last week to deliver this session and promised some resources and my slides would get posted, so here they are!

For those of you reading this from outside of the Pacific NW, this same presentation is being delivered in cities across the US. Check here for a location closer to you! -- U.S. Cloud Computing Series



Windows Azure Home Page – main landing page for all things related to Windows Azure

Windows Azure Team Blog – Connect to the team that is bringing you the future of computing!

SQL Azure Team Blog – Connect to the SQL Azure team!

Azure Platform Resources on MSDN – Tremendous resource for IT Pros and Developers

Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – Demos, presentations and hands-on-labs for learning more about Windows Azure and related technologies

Azure Pricing – Current Windows Azure pricing (as of Mar 1st, 2010)

Windows Azure TCO and ROI Calculator – Link to the TCO/ROI tool – Great tools to see if Azure makes sense from a cost perspective!

Kelley Blue Book Case Study – This link has even more in depth information on what KBB did with Azure and other Microsoft products.



Windows Hyper-V Home Page – main landing page for all things related to Hyper-V

Microsoft Virtualization Team Blog – These guys are the experts!

Virtual PC Guy (Ben Armstrong) – Fantastic Virtualization Resource

Hyper-V on Technet – In depth information for IT Professionals



TechNet Deployment Center – Practically everything and anything you need to know about Microsoft deployment technologies lives here

Windows Deployment Services Getting Started Guide – Start here if you are new to Microsoft Deployment technologies

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Team Blog – This guys know how to get Windows on a machine!

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Download – Our latest Deployment Toolkit

Windows Automated Installation Kit Download – Tools for automating deployment of Windows Server 2003 and later and Windows Vista and later…

Disk2VHD Tool – Download the tool that creates working VHD files from physical disks



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