It's a pretty exciting time at Microsoft. We have a lot of new products that have just been released and others that are coming out soon. Based on what I've seen and gotten my hands on so far, I think those of you that work with Infrastructure (whether you're planning to virtualize or extend your virtualization into a private cloud) will find a lot of this interesting, if not, dare I say.....cool.

IT continues to move at an amazing pace and at Microsoft we're working hard to deliver solutions to help you manage and take control of that change. We recently launched System Center 2012 and we'll be launching Windows Server 2012 soon. While the products are great, it's really about the solutions they provide (and how these solutions make your lives easier!).

This is a great time to learn about the latest in Virtualization and Microsoft Private Cloud solutions, boosting your skills for the future and potentially helping your career take off.  It’s a great way to build on your foundation as a credible technical expert for your organization.  We've made it easy by consolidating all the most relevant resources and because we know you have a lot on the go, we've also added a way to help you get over some of the friction. What better way to do that than offer you a chance at a 7 day, 8 night Mexican Getaway for you and a guest?*

Entering is easy. All you have to do is register, and then download a free TechNet evaluation like Windows Server 2012 RC or System Center 2012 to get started. Every applicable evaluation you download gives you an entry into the sweepstakes! The more evaluations you download, the better your chances.

Once you’ve downloaded the applicable evaluations, you can continue your learning and your experience by registering for a Private Cloud Guided Lab and get hands-on right away or you can take free online training at Microsoft Virtual Academy on a number of infrastructure related topics.  The best part?  Doing both will get you more entries to win a trip to Mexico.*

So what are you waiting for?

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