Online FREE Training: Creating and Managing a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Jump Start

Adopting this exciting new computing paradigm provides a whole new landscape of technology and career direction for IT professionals. Microsoft Learning and the Microsoft System Center 2012 team have partnered to bring you an exciting opportunity to learn what you need to know to deploy, manage and maintain Microsoft’s private cloud solution. Leveraging the popular…

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TechNet Events Presents – IT Camp: The Future of IT

Private Cloud is the future of IT, and the future is now. Spend the day at our IT Camp and learn about Microsoft’s virtualization solution, Hyper-V, the first step on your path to mastering Private Cloud. You’ll embark on an interactive journey as you learn the foundation of cloud services, Hyper-V, through architecture, networking, virtual…

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TechNet Webcast: Live! IT Time: Private Cloud Chat (Episode 4)

Have you built a private cloud lab with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and need to have some questions answered? Join our IT pro evangelists for this fun, interactive, Q&A online discussion about the private cloud. We give you tips and tricks about these products and answer…

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TechNet Video: Live! IT Time: Private Cloud Chat (Episode 3)

Have questions about Microsoft’s Private Cloud solutions?  Listen to our IT Live Private Cloud Chat recorded recently. Download the Recording WMV | WMA Presented By Your East Region IT Pro Evangelists: John Baker – http://blogs.technet.com/johnbaker Twitter: @johnbake Blain Barton – http://blogs.technet.com/blainbar Twitter: @blainbar Yung Chou – http://blogs.technet.com/yungchou Twitter: @yungchou Bob Hunt – http://www.bobhunt.net Twitter: @bobhms…

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New Jump Start! Microsoft Server Virtualization — Get Certified!

Microsoft Learning is hosting a brand new class in the popular “Jump Start” series. We received rave reviews from the last Microsoft Virtualization Jump Start delivered earlier this year and know this new course will be another smash.  Registration links at the bottom of the post or just click on the graphic above. Here are…

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TechNet Webcast: Live! IT Time: Private Cloud Chat (Episode 2)

  Have questions about Microsoft’s Private Cloud solutions? If you attended one of our Live Private Cloud TechNet events, hopefully we inspired you to build out your own test environment with our downloadable evaluation products. If you did, you may need to ask some questions to help you along, or you may just have follow-up…

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Hyper-V Question of the Week: VMs Require Booting from Virtual IDE Drives, but isn’t SCSI Faster. Are we giving up performance booting from virtual IDE?

We know that Hyper-V virtual machines require booting from virtual IDE. Historically, in the physical world, SCSI can provide better performance than IDE.  Does that mean we’re giving up performance booting from virtual IDE? On the surface you’d think that is the case as the I/O performance of physical SCSI and IDE devices can differ…

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Download Windows Server 2008 R2: Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster

Overview If you’re prepping for a Hyper-V virtualization exam or you work with Hyper-V this is a great resource to have handy!!!!    This poster provides a visual reference for understanding key Hyper-V technologies in Windows Server 2008 R2. It focuses on architecture, snapshots, live migration, virtual networking, storage, and import/export.  Click HERE to download the…

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Exam 70-659: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization Jump Start

Exam 70-659: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization Jump Start This 1-day online accelerated Jump Start training presents fundamentals and skills necessary to pass Exam 70-659: TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization, and thereby earn a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) server virtualization certification. $99 Special Jump Start training includes: – Live online training,…

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Whitepaper: Virtual Hard Disk Performance

In our Private Cloud roadshow event we have a session on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V. We touch on VHD performance during the session but always get the question is there any hard performance data available. I came across this whitepaper that delves directly into this topic. Download the Virtual Hard Disk Performance Whitepaper yourself…

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