Announcing TechNet “Accelerating Your IT Pro Career with Private Cloud” Events in US East Region

imageWe are kicking off our TechNet event series, Accelerating Your IT Pro Career with Private Cloud, in the US east region. Here’s the registration information:


State City Date Registration
FL Ft. Lauderdale Dec. 9, 2011 Event Info
FL Tampa Dec. 7, 2011 Event Info
GA Atlanta Nov. 3, 2011 Event Info
MA Waltham Dec. 14, 2011 Event Info
MA Cambridge Dec. 16, 2011 Event Info
MD Chevy Chase Nov. 29, 2011 Event Info
NC Charlotte Nov. 15, 2011 Event Info
NC Durham Nov. 17, 2011 Event Info
NJ Iselin Oct. 27, 2011 Event Info
NY New York Oct. 25, 2011 Event Info
PA Malvern Dec. 1, 2011 Event Info

There will be 3 Post-Event Q&A Conference Calls for those Attendees that have downloaded and tried building a private cloud. Please register for a conference call after you have attended one of above events. You can download the software trials below which will allow you to apply what you have learned from the event, and gain experience before attending the call.  Have your questions ready or just attend and listen to what others are asking.  More details on conference calls during the events.

imageThe trainings and software needed to build a private cloud are readily available. Please come prepared. Here are the links:

Free Trainings and Downloads         

imageImprove your IT skill set and help advance your career with a free, easy to access training portal. Learn at your own pace, focusing on Microsoft technologies, gain points and get recognition.

This tool integrated with System Center enables IT professionals to use existing skills and tools to monitor and manage applications on Windows Azure without purchasing additional hardware or software.

With SP1, you can achieve new levels of reliability and performance with virtualization tools, web resources, management enhancements, windows 7 integration, etc.

Hyper-V Server is a dedicated stand-alone product which contains only the Windows Hypervisor, Windows Server driver model, and virtualization components, it provides a small footprint and minimal overhead. It provides a reliable and optimized virtualization solution enabling organizations to improve server utilization and reduce costs.

Now with Service Pack 1 (SP1), it helps enable centralized management of physical and virtual IT infrastructure, increased server utilization, and dynamic resource optimization across multiple virtualization platforms. It includes end-to-end capabilities such as planning, deploying, managing, and optimizing the virtual infrastructure.

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Operations Manager 2007 R2 helps reduce the cost of datacenter management with end-to-end monitoring and management of Microsoft, UNIX, and Linux servers and workloads, while assuring delivery of IT services to expected and agreed levels.

This release represents a tremendous advance over its well-regarded predecessor, now providing the insight and control necessary to more effectively manage change in today’s dynamic IT infrastructures with a broad range of management capabilities

Consumerization is a growing challenge for IT organizations. System Center Configuration Manager 2012 helps IT empower people to use the devices and applications they need to be productive, while maintaining corporate compliance and control.