This cloud computing course will cover the full cycle from understanding, planning and managing Microsoft private cloud offerings. It will start by introducing Microsoft’s vision for private cloud computing and give details on how to plan a successful private cloud project, i.e. from a business & capacity planning perspective and how to work with Microsoft’s Assessment & Planning toolkit. The last part of this track will focus on implementation using a hands-on view at how Microsoft System Center Management tools help manage a private cloud, plus an in depth discussion on how to implement these tools. We will also demo System Center VMM, Opalis and Avicode.