TechNet Flash - Volume 13, Issue 11: May 25, 2011

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Video Coverage: Clouds Take Shape at Tech·Ed 2011

Microsoft made its focus on the cloud very visible at Tech·Ed North America 2011 in Atlanta, from Robert Wahbe's keynote address to the Edge On Site interviews. Check out these videos in particular:

Robert Wahbe's "IT in the Cloud" post-keynote interview

The Hands-on Lab Private Cloud at Tech·Ed

Azure Burst with High Performance Computing

Norm Judah on Moving from Servers to Services

TechNet Magazine: Take Your Virtual Machines to the Cloud

Running virtual machines on Windows Azure combines the benefits of virtualization and cloud computing.

Survey: Would You Enjoy a Cloud-Focused Flash Newsletter?

Let us know via this short survey (four questions) how a newsletter dedicated to Microsoft cloud technologies for IT pros would fit your needs.

Explore the Private Cloud Lifecycle by Job Role
Find a clear, definitive, detailed description and reference architecture to allow decision makers, architects, and implementers understand what the potential is, what the implications are, what's involved, and what an appropriate roadmap may look like.

TechNet Magazine: Head Off to the Cloud
Cloud computing holds considerable promise and possibilities, but you'll get much more out of the experience if you're prepared.

TechNet's Cloud Scenario Hub
Explore three IT as a service scenarios: software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS).

Deploy a Private Cloud Infrastructure Using Virtualization
Using Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, and Operations Manager, organizations can bring the agility of cloud architecture to their own datacenters.

Service Management for the Cloud with MOF 4.0
In this brief video, senior program manager Betsy Norton-Middaugh discusses how to use Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) 4.0 to ease your migration to the cloud.

Video: How Microsoft Improved Internal Operations with Cloud Computing
Watch Microsoft CIO Tony Scott describe how using cloud computing has helped him realign Microsoft's information technology resources and operations, and focus on the most important business management challenges.

TechNet Magazine: Architecting a Microsoft Private Cloud
In this first of a four-part series, you'll learn what a private cloud is, and how hosted infrastructure as a service can support that environment.

How Will My Career Evolve with the Cloud?
As IT organizations move toward the cloud, will your current skills make you a pointless cost? Probably not, and Simon May discusses the top skills that will drive your value going forward.

Video Series: Microsoft's Comprehensive Cloud
Corporate VP Brad Anderson explains Microsoft's cloud offerings, and how to provide choices at every layer of the cloud stack that are familiar to manage and powerful. Check out the other four videos with Brad:


The Public Cloud Is On

Choosing the Private Cloud

Using the Private Cloud Today

Video: Microsoft Private Cloud Security Overview
Nick Torkington, Security Architect with Microsoft Services, answers the most common security concerns CxOs and other business decision makers have when evaluating the Microsoft platform to build a private infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud.

Window Azure Fault Domain and Update Domain Explained for IT Pros
Yung Chou explains how applications in Windows Azure enjoy the advantages of high availability and fault tolerance achieved by the so-called fault domain and update domain.