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Max Cooter, editor of Cloud Pro, has challenged himself to complete all the cloud and virtualisation courses on Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA). Being the competitive type, Max has extended the challenge to you – if you can outscore him, you could win a new laptop and top of the range coffee machine.

Find out all about the MVA Challenge and how you can take part in Max’s first steps in the Microsoft Virtual Academy - taking the plunge on virtualisation.

Here are some helpful downloads to aid your MVA progress:

Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1
Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1
System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3
System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1
System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Beta

You’ll find more useful info in the TechNet Cloud Hub.