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Kevin’s Resources: The Transformation of IT– From Virtualization to the Cloud

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Cloud Computing Essentials for IT Pros

Here is my 30-day “Cloudy April” Blog Series – covering all things “the cloud”

Microsoft Cloud Home Page – http://www.microsoft.com/cloud

Microsoft Online Services – http://www.microsoft.com/online/

The NIST Definition of Cloud Computing (Word Doc) – http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/SNS/cloud-computing/cloud-def-v15.doc

Windows Live SkyDrive – http://skydrive.live.com

Case Study: Kelly Blue Book – http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?CaseStudyID=4000005874

Forrester Research “Why Not Run in the Cloud?” – http://www.forrester.com/rb/Research/q%26a_by_2011%2C_cios_must_answer_question%2C/q/id/55193/t/2

Gartner “Key Predictions for IT Organizations” – http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1278413

Steve Ballmer on the Cloud – “We’re All In” – http://www.microsoft.com/showcase/en/us/details/9c8601a5-a82a-4452-965d-e4a04f38efb6

Microsoft’s Global Foundation Services (The Datacenter People) – http://www.globalfoundationservices.com/

The Economics of the Cloud (PDF Doc) – http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/cloud/docs/The-Economics-of-the-Cloud.pdf

Microsoft Virtual Academy

Your Public Cloud: What, Why, and How

imageOffice 365 – http://office365.microsoft.com

Public Cloud Site – http://www.microsoft.com/publiccloud

Windows Azure Product Home – http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure

SQL Azure Product Home – http://www.microsoft.com/sqlazure

SQL Azure Migration Wizard – http://sqlazuremw.codeplex.com

Case Studies – http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies

Online Services Case Study: Coca Cola – http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?casestudyid=4000004584

Windows Azure Portal – http://windows.azure.com

Windows Azure Platform Offer Comparison Table – http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/offers/popup/popup.aspx?lang=en&locale=en-US&offer=COMPARE_PUBLIC

Deploying and Managing Windows Azure Applications

Cost Analysis – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff803375.aspx

TCO and ROI Calculator – http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/economics

Windows Azure Team Blog – http://blogs.msdn.com/windowsazure

Getting Started – http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/getstarted

Platform Training Kit – http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=130354

Windows Azure Security Whitepaper – http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/whitepapers/papers/

Azure User Groups – http://www.azureusergroup.com

Windows Azure on Facebook – www.facebook.com/windowsazure

Your Private Cloud: What, Why, and How

The Private Cloud Home Page – http://www.microsoft.com/privatecloud

Hyper-V Cloud Deployment Guides – http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization/en/us/private-cloud-get-started.aspx

Virtualization – http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization

Hyper-V – http://www.microsoft.com/hyperv

System Center Virtual Machine Manager: http://www.microsoft.com/scvmm

Download Evaluation of Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

Download Evaluation of SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1

Download Evaluation of SCVMM 2012 Beta

SCVMM Self-Service Portal (SSP) 2.0 SP1

SCVMM Team Blog – http://blogs.technet.com/scvmm