The Private Cloud Blog has combined its efforts with Building Clouds

Hey everyone, I wanted to give you an update on things since we have been a little quiet on the Windows Server Blog over the last couple of months. Clearly, we are in the down section of the blog cycle. Once the BIG Stories about Windows Server 2012 have been told, the technology teams pick… Read more

Register for System Center Universe 2013. This Thursday, January 31st, 2013

 Please register for System Center Universe 2013 event in Irving, TX. It takes place this Thursday, January 31st. You can attend in person in Irving, TX, virtually for numerous locations across the US and the world or from your desk. This second annual  full day conference is being put on by Microsoft Product and Community… Read more

The Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) team is hosting a live online Q&A on January 15th at 8:30 AM PST

Hey everyone, Please take a minute to block some time on your calendar next week for this live online Q&A. I have been working with Joey and Rick for a long time and for anyone who has attended any of their sessions at TechEd or any other physical or online session with these two are… Read more

Registration is now open for the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2013

Hey Everyone, Swing over the System Center Team Blog and get all of the details on MMS, 2013. Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2013 Registration Now Open. In Travis Wright's own words, "You don’t want to miss out on five days of hands on labs, presentations, and community events with Microsoft engineering leaders, MVPs, and other… Read more

Welcome to the Era of the Cloud OS for Infrastructure!

In case you couldn't make it to Orlando this morning, Satya Nadella, President, Server & Tools Business, kicked off TechEd North America 2012 with a keynote outlining Microsoft's vision for the new era of the cloud enabled OS.  We encourage you to go read about it on the new Server & Tools blog here.  Don't… Read more

Building Cloud Infrastructure with Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1

Operating Systems are platforms delivering experiences, features, and APIs that developers can build upon. Today, many developers take already shipping versions of Windows and deliver cloud computing solutions. Windows Server 2012 is a cloud-optimized OS, which means that developers can deliver much better cloud computing solutions with much less effort. System Center 2012 already delivers… Read more

Check out the New Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Website!

We’re pleased to announce the launch of the new Microsoft Server and Cloud Platformwebsite (   The new site is a comprehensive source for information relating to our private cloudand virtualization solutions, as well as other solutions based on WindowsServer, System Center, Forefront and related products.  It is designed tohelp connect you to relevant information across… Read more

The Microsoft Path to the Private Cloud Contest – Begins August 30th, 2011!

Your opportunity to win one of two Xbox 360 4GB Kinect Game Console Bundles! Starting next week on August 30th at 9:00 a.m. PST, we’re kicking off ourMicrosoft Path to the Private Cloud Contest. During the contest you’ll have theopportunity to demonstrate your knowledge of Microsoft virtualization, systemsmanagement and private cloud offerings by being the… Read more

Headed to WPC? Don't miss this great offer!

Everyone is talking about the Cloud. At next week’s Worldwide Partner Conference, you and 12,000 other partners will be encouraged to take the cloud conversation to the next level from traditional virtualization to cloud-based computing.  As your customer’s trusted advisor, you will best be able to propose solutions when you understand opportunities around private clouds… Read more

Microsoft Management Summit: Helping IT Organizations Empower Employee Productivity

Today Microsoft announces new IT solutions to streamline PC and device management, empower productivity and enable the modern enterprise, highlighting the release of Windows Intune, System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2 and the next version of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP). See the full press release here – and download System Center Configuration Manager… Read more