As a reminder folks, I will be delivering a Free Technet Presents seminar this Thursday in Bellevue, WA. We still have a few spots left if you are interested in attending.

Summary:

Cloud Power! What are the options? Public Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, Private Cloud? Which one is right for your business? Join us as we discuss the basics of cloud infrastructures and the details of how to build your own private cloud. In 4 hours we will build a private cloud with you! We will talk about Hyper-V, Windows Azure, System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) and the Self Service Portal. We will demonstrate how to use these building blocks to build your own private cloud environment to host your own IT applications and services. We will also show you how to connect Public Cloud components to your Private Cloud in order to maximize the unique competitive benefits of each environment. Before this session is over you will have an understanding of the ins and outs of Microsoft’s Private Cloud Offerings.

August 25th – Bellevue, WA

If you are interested in grabbing all of the software and tools that I will be showing at the seminar, you can do so with the following links:

Windows 2008 R2 with SP1 Evaluation

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 with SP1 Evaluation

System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self Service Portal v2.0 with SP1

In addition to the above items, you might also be interested in getting familiar with some of the other System Center family products which will see some significant updates in their next versions. I highly recommend you familiarize yourself with the current versions so you have a good foundation to work from when the next versions release.

System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Evaluation

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 Evaluation

Finally, there are lots of great new technologies and features being implemented in the next versions of the System Center products. You can learn more and download the current betas below -

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Beta

System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2

 

Cheers!