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If you remember back to part 2 of this 30 part series, we defined Hybrid Cloud as just about anything you want it to do, it's really a combination of Public, Private, or Traditional IT. When we think about Private Cloud and combined with traditional IT it makes logical combination. Many IT shops have embraced virtualization as their current IT solution. Private Cloud is new compared to Public Cloud. But in most cases Private Cloud means taking that internal IT infrastructure to the next level, both in self service, and flexibility and automation. Very few companies are ready to go 100% Private Cloud. The question is how do you combine your traditional IT infrastructure with your new Private Cloud. With this in mind, you need to think about Security and authentication as you move from traditional IT to the Cloud. If you aren't already using Active Directory, now wou... (more)

Private Cloud Chat with Microsoft Experts

To successfully face the IT challenges of today and tomorrow, we know we need to understand the cloud. However with so much fluff it is hard to decipher what is important. Get your questions answered by the Cloud Experts! You will learn where to spend your time learning and what tools you should have in your cloud management tool belt. Start building your private cloud (tips / instructions at http://aka.ms/lab) If you come up with questions, write them down and come to one of the upcoming Private Cloud Chats. Online Events: 3/28/2012 1:00:00 PM (EST) - Live! IT Time: Private Clou... (more)

24 Hours in a Private Cloud Event

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 May 10th, 2012 8:00AM GMT. The event was built by the community for the community. Microsoft is the host of this event. Session content and product demos will be focused on our private cloud products (Windows Server, Hyper-V, System Center). Microsoft will promote: Our private cloud technologies The new MCSE Cloud certification Microsoft Virtual Academy private cloud training TechNet Evaluation Center Private cloud c... (more)

Office 365: How Microsoft Does IT

In part 2 of this 30 part series we introduced the topic of Hybrid Cloud. That is the combining of Public, Private, and or traditional IT into a system that works for you. One of the great Hybrid examples I like to talk about is internally here at Microsoft. Microsoft is an extremely email centric company. Email is beyond a mission critical app for us. As such we spend a lot on our internal Exchange infrastructure. I have been on a beta test program for many years helping our Exchange team test the next version of Exchange before they are released. Well we have started moving "So... (more)

Prepare Your Career for the Cloud

on 1/18/2012 1:00 PM Eastern / 10:00 AM PST. You will NOT want to miss this... Please Register https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032501883&Culture=en-US About this TechNet webcast: The "cloud" is simply the next level of virtualization. For those that do not have virtualization experience, this webcast describes the fundamentals of Hyper-V while giving you a jump start to your virtualization or cloud career. Then, we dive deep into the Microsoft hypervisor-based server virtualization technology. Professional Hyper-V and VMware administrators can learn ... (more)