Microsoft Cloud Self Assessment Tool

You want to assess your IT capabilities with regards to Private Cloud Computing ? The “Microsoft Customer Assessment Tool for private cloud” is a free Online tool which helps to assess your Cloud Readiness based on your Priorities.  http://cloudassessmenttool.com/ The tool will provide with a final report that provides you: Assessment results of IT capabilities…

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Microsoft Private Cloud in a Box

http://www.pcworld.com/article/257028/microsoft_teams_with_quanta_for_private_cloud_in_a_box.html Microsoft has partnered with Taiwan’s Quanta Computer to design a Windows-based system that aims to get business customers up and running quickly on a private cloud. The effort is part of what Microsoft calls its Private Cloud Fast Track program, in which it works with hardware makers to design private, or on-premise, cloud computing…

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MVA Course: Enhancing Your Business and Career with the Private Cloud

MVA Course: Enhancing Your Business and Career with the Private Cloud This track focuses on how the private cloud can help your business and your IT pro career. You will learn about cloud business drivers and business processes, be exposed to cloud computing at the business level, and learn how to extend that knowledge to…

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Create Hyper-V machines via Powershell

If you need to create and configure virtual machines on a regular basis, using Windows PowerShell to do so can speed up the process. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/hh922967.aspx?prod=zWSz&tech=zvirtz&prog=zTNMz Configure Windows PowerShell This strategy assumes you’re working on a Windows Server 2008 R2 system that meets the requirements for the Hyper-V role. After following these steps, the system will…

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24 Hours in a Private Cloud -- May 10, 2012

  Repost from Microsoft Learning Blog ! View article… In collaboration with IEEE Computer Society, the Cloud Security Alliance and Dell, Microsoft is hosting a 24 Hours in a Private Cloud virtual event that will start at 8:00AM GMT on May 10, 2012. The event was built by the community for the community. Microsoft is…

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Overview of Microsoft Private Cloud

The following will help you get started and continue with each of the System Center 2012 solution.   App Controller http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2011/10/28/app-controller-enabling-application-self-service.aspx http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh546834.aspx   Configuration Manager http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/system-center/configuration-manager-2012.aspx http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg682041.aspx   Data Protection Manager http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/system-center/data-protection-manager.aspx http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh758173.aspx   Operations Manager http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/system-center/operations-manager.aspx http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh205987.aspx http://media.ch9.ms/teched/na/2011/ppt/SIM355.pptx http://systemcenter.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/home   Orchestrator http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/system-center/opalis.aspx http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh237242.aspx http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/Video/hh509042 http://media.ch9.ms/teched/na/2011/ppt/SIM207.pptx http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/showcase/details.aspx?uuid=e965776e-8052-4337-8913-b374f251ba58 http://www.windowsitpro.com/article/system-center/understanding-system-center-orchestrator-2012-141144 http://orchestrator.codeplex.com/ IP – http://systemcenter.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/applications/system-center-orchestrator-2012-release-candidate-integration-packs-12884928230   Service Manager…

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Office 365 Deployment Guide for Enterprises

Microsoft announced the March update to the Microsoft Office 365 Deployment Guide for Enterprises. In addition, the web version of MODG has moved to TechNet!  It is the reference library on the Office 365 TechCenter for IT pros deploying Office 365. About the Deployment Guide The Microsoft Office 365 Deployment Guide for Enterprises presents important…

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Private Cloud Jump Start Technical Training Now Available Online!

  In response to many people asking for a recorded version of the (partner) training that was originally held last month, the Jump Start training is now available on TechNet Edge. The Jump Start training event was hugely successful with more than 4,000 registrants. Take the opportunity to take this deep technical dive on demand…

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Windows Server “8”: The Definitive Cloud Platform

  http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/03/14/windows_8_server/ Sysadmin blog Windows Server “8” beta is out, and everyone reading this should sit up and take notice. This isn’t a boring iteration on a previous server operating system wherein a few tweaks have been achieved and nothing really changes. Server 8 – along with the suite of associated 2012-ish server applications -…

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Reference Architecture for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting White Paper

This white paper describes a reference architecture for the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting, including feature descriptions, architecture design details, and build lists to assist in determining cost estimates to build and deploy the solution. The Lync Server Multitenant Hosting Pack for is a unified communications (UC) solution for telecommunication and…

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