Harold Wong gets the Migration and Deployment Series series kicked off by giving us the post Upgrade and Migration: Requirements for a fresh install of Windows 8 (Part 1 of 19).  This is an excellent post for those of you looking to get started with Windows 8 and provides some of the guidelines I was leveraging when I outlined My Move to Windows 8 in two parts.  Definitely worth a read!

STEP 1 – Sign up for a FREE 90 Day Trial Windows Azure account and start your journey to learning

STEP 2 – Download an evaluation copy of System Center 2012 SP1 for your lab to get familiar with App Controller and the other components of System Center 2012

STEP 3 – Sign up for a FREE Microsoft Virtual Academy eLearning account to take FREE TRAINING on Windows 8, Windows Azure and System Center 2012 SP1 at your own pace

STEP 4 – Catch up on the Migration and Deployment Series (http://aka.ms/MandDSeries) or the blog series on Windows Azure IaaS (http://aka.ms/IaaSSeries) by bookmarking or remembering these short URLs and come back at your leisure

The direct link to this blog article is here

Enjoy!