New FREE Hands-on IT Camp Events Launched in US for Windows Server 2012 and Azure IaaS

In partnership with New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, we’re announcing an additional set of FREE IT Camp event dates throughout the US in October, November and December.  These events will feature demo-heavy sessions led by experienced Microsoft Certified Trainers with an opportunity for attendees to participate in hands-on labs to gain deeper exposure.  Agenda Topics to be…

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Congratulations to our Windows Server 2012 "Early Expert" Apprentices! #winserv #hyperv

The Windows Server 2012 “Early Experts” Challenge free online study group has received a ton of interest and positive feedback.  Over the coming weeks, we’ll be targeting study and hands-on resources together for preparing for Microsoft Certification Exam 70-410, Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 – the first exam that applies toward the MCSA on Windows Server 2012…


Over 100 TechEd 2012 Hands-On Labs are now available online #ws2012 #hyperv #sysctr

UPDATE: By popular demand, these Hands On Labs have been extended to September 30th, 2012! Good news! Until September 30th, we are making available online over 100 of the most popular TechEd North America Hands-on Labs. Accessing the virtual environments and manuals is really easy … Steps to Access myTechEd Virtual Labs: Sign in to your myTechEd account (if…

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Lots of Exciting Announcements from WPC – Windows 8, Windows Server, Azure, Office 365 and MORE!

16,000 Microsoft Partners are attending our annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) this week in Toronto, and the atmosphere is absolutely buzzing with positive energy and excitement around many of the announcements this week! If you missed WPC this year, below is a recap of this week’s significant announcements at WPC: Windows 8 will be released to…


DFW Cloud Summit 2012 – Private Clouds, Public Clouds & Hybrid Clouds

Yesterday’s Cloud Summit 2012 event in DFW provided exciting details about the new capabilities around Windows Azure Virtual Machines, Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and System Center 2012 to deliver cost-effective, elastic cloud-oriented infrastructure architecture on-your-terms: In your own datacenter (Private Cloud), in a Public Cloud (Windows Azure VMs), or Hybrid scenarios that leverage the best of Private and…


An independent analysis: Hyper-V 3.0 vs VMware in the Enterprise #hyperv #VMware #PrivateCloud

Mitch Garvis, a veteran trainer, consultant, Microsoft MVP and VMware VCP, has published a thorough independent analysis of his thoughts concerning Hyper-V 3.0 in Windows Server 2012 vs VMware ESXi 5.1.  If you are currently evaluating Datacenter Virtualization and Private Cloud solutions for your IT shop, I strongly encourage you to read through Mitch’s detailed comparison using the link…


What’s supported inside a Windows Azure Virtual Machine? #WindowsAzure #MSTechEd #ITCamp

There was a ton of excitement at Microsoft Tech Ed 2012 in Orlando this week around the new Azure Virtual Machines Infrastructure-as-a-Service customer preview announced last week.  Mark Russinovich delivered an outstanding technical session (AZR209) on this topic – the recording for this session is below: We also announced details this week around the specific…