Free online virtualization training!

I just found out about some free training from Microsoft. It is free online virtualization training November 19 & 20.  The training also includes a free voucher to take a Microsoft certification. Details from the site:   Get the Microsoft Virtualization Certification. Train up, receive a free certification exam voucher, and validate your skills You’ve … Read more

MCSE: Private Cloud Certification

I am happy to announce that today I passed the final exam to obtain the MCSE: Private Cloud certification.   I was able to upgrade from the MCITP: Server Administrator requiring me to only pass two exams. Out of the 70-246 Private Cloud Monitoring and Operations with System Center 2012 and 70-247 Private Cloud Configuration … Read more

New from Backup Academy – Basic Principles of Backup Policies

Backup Academy has a NEW training video: “Basic Principles of Backup Policies,” by Andrea Mauro, VMware vExpert, MCITP, VCDX. The following is covered In this video: What a backup policy is, and how to design a backup plan Defining a backup policy: what, where and how Why it’s so important to design a good backup … Read more

All Day Event – MN System Center User Group

On June 15th from 9am – 5pm at Microsoft’s Edina HQ the MN System Center User Group will be hosting an all day event with guest speaker Wally Mead, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft! Lunch will be provided! For more information visit:

System Center Private Cloud Jump Start!

I recently attended System Center 2012 Private Cloud Jump Start! If you missed the event all the videos from the event have been uploaded. You can view them here: Private Cloud Jump Start (01): Introduction to the Microsoft Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Private Cloud Jump Start (02): Configure & Deploy Infrastructure Components Private … Read more

Configuration Manager 2012 Technical Workshop

I will be attending a Configuration Manager 2012 Technical Workshop April 5th. I am really looking forward to this.  This is a free event  put on by Microsoft and my new employer RBA Consulting. It is a full-day technical workshop on the upcoming release of System Center Configuration Manager 2012. It will be held at … Read more

System Center Universe 2012

System Center Universe 2012 is a one-day globally available technical event which will focus on the System Center 2012 products and new capabilities resulting from these releases. The conference begins at 8:00 am CST on Thursday, January 19th, 2012. Jason Buffington will be presenting about Data Protection Manager 2012. Here is a link to the … Read more

Free Webcast: Whats New in DPM 2012

Microsoft DPM MVP Robert Hedblom will be hosting a free webcast covering what the new features are in DPM 2012. Here is the information from his blog: Interested in DPM? Want to know the new features in DPM2012? At the 13/10 1PM GMT+1 I will host a webcast (Live meeting) that addresses the new features … Read more

Backup Academy: VMware & Hyper-V backup certification

Today I became Backup Academy Certified in VMware & Hyper-V backup. Backup Academy is an online training and certification resource created and powered by Veeam. Veeam is a virtualization backup software company. Backup Academy has an online certification test that you can take it is much like other certifications requiring 70% or higher score to … Read more