Do you or your people have the necessary certification and competencies? If not, here is list of resources I routinely push people to who need help getting their education in higher concepts kick started:
Microsoft Virtual Academy – Free IT Training. Start here. And learn everything you can get your hands on!
Microsoft Technet Events & Webcasts & Virtual Labs – A plethora of concepts and technical deep drives. Go watch one during your lunch break. Even better, Virtual Labs are Microsoft’s products in a virtual environment. Most have labs attached to actually learn the product.
Born To Learn – Blog on Microsoft Education Opportunities – Some free, some discounted, has a monthly spotlight/discount program.
VMWARE Hands On Labs – Learn VMWARE on their infrastructure. Many have videos and narrative attached.
Pluralsight – ($30 p/mo) – Recommended. Check into it!
DFW Cisco User Group – Since 1996, the longest and most successful Cisco user group. Cisco and many local IT organizations sponsor. Everything from Cisco routing and switching.
VMUG (Vmware User Group) – Another large and long time running group focused on the virtualization dogma we know as VMWARE.