Microsoft Learning has just released our first White Paper on Cloud Computing: What IT Professionals Need to Know. The move to cloud solutions opens up new opportunities for IT professionals and they should look forward with both competence and confidence. Key technical skill sets become more critical to career success, including custom application development and deep technical knowledge of infrastructure solutions. With the capability to build and adapt their existing skills, savvy professionals should view new cloud opportunities as a chance to expand upon and grow their portfolio of skills. This white paper provides an early look at emerging roles and skill sets that IT professionals and Developers should look to acquire to build cloud computing solutions.