We have our winners for the Microsoft Path to the Private Cloud Contest!

And we have our two Xbox Kinect bundle winners... drum roll please...


The winner for the Tuesday 8/30 contest is @Adhost.

The winner for the Wednesday 8/31 contest is @itsgeeknet


A big congratulations to our two winners who have already been notified via a Twitter message and a big thanks to everyone who participated.  Keep following us on Twitter and reading our blogs for the latest Microsoft Server and Cloud news!


Microsoft Path to the Private Cloud Contest Questions and Answers for Tuesday 8/30:

9:00 a.m. PST Question:

Q: Provide the name of the 3 vendors whose hypervisors System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 manages?
A: Microsoft, Citrix and VMware

Answer location - http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/virtual-machine-manager/vm-vnext-beta.aspx

10:00 a.m. PST Question:

Q: Microsoft’s Private Cloud solution is built on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and System Center.  True or False?
A: True
Answer location - http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization/en/us/private-cloud.aspx

11:00 a.m. PST Question:

Q: How many OLTP transactions per second did SQL Server 2008 R2 scale to on a single Hyper-V server when tested by Enterprise Strategy Group?
A: 1,800 OLTP tps (note if they just answer “1,800” here this is fine)
Answer location - http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization/en/us/solution-business-apps.aspx


Questions and answers for Wednesday 8/31:

9:00 a.m. PST Question:

Q: Which Microsoft offering provides deep visibility into the health, performance and availability of your datacenter, private cloud and public cloud environments (such as Windows Azure) – across applications, operating systems, hypervisors and even hardware – through a single, familiar and easy to use interface?
A: Microsoft System Center Operations Manager
Answer location - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/system-center/operations-manager-overview.aspx

10:00 a.m. PST Question:

Q: What is the name of the Microsoft program which provides an infrastructure as a service private cloud with a pre-validated configuration from server partners through the combination of Microsoft software; consolidated guidance; validated configurations from OEM partners for compute; network; and storage; and value-added software components?
A: Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track
Answer location - http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization/en/us/hyperv-cloud-fasttrack.aspx
11:00 a.m. PST Question:

Q: How many mailboxes did Exchange Server 2010 scale to on a single physical server, across four Hyper-V VMs, when tested by Enterprise Strategy Group?
A: 20,000 mailboxes or 32,000 mailboxes with extrapolation.
Answer location - http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization/en/us/solution-business-apps.aspx

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