Kurt Scherer from the VMM Team here, I wanted to bring attention to some awesome work around Service Templates in VMM. Over on the Building Clouds Blog, there have been a few recent posts that you should definitely check out.

First, Jim Britt has released a series of blog posts around the deployment of a SharePoint Farm using VMM Service Templates. You can check out the series here:

Application Management-Example-Deploying a Service to Your Private Cloud (Part 1)
Application Management-Example-Deploying a Service to Your Private Cloud (Part 2)
Application Management-Example-Deploying a Service to Your Private Cloud (Part 3)
Application Management-Example-Deploying a Service to Your Private Cloud (Part 4)

Additionally, some great work has been done by Shawn Gibbs on the same track. His post is available here:

Application Management – Service Templates, real reusable examples

So check out these posts and look for more to come on the Application Management Track section of the Building Clouds blog.

If you're new to the servicing concept, check out this new lab guide.

That’s all for now.