Try before you buy with the TechNet Virtual labs


The TechNet Virtual Labs will enable you to quickly evaluate and test our products and technologies through a series of guided, hands-on labs that you can complete in 90 minutes or less.
There is no complex setup or installation required, and you can use TechNet Virtual Labs online immediately, free.

What labs are available today?

SQL Server
Visualizing Data with Maps in SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services
Install a clustered instance of SQL Server 2008 R2 on Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster

SharePoint and Office
SharePoint2010 IT Pro Overview
Upgrade from Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007to SharePoint Server 2010
Lap around Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Content Management

Infrastructure assessment for Office 2010 migration planning with the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit
Virtualizing Microsoft Office 2010 with Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V)

Windows 7 deployment
Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack: Application Virtualization, Sequencing Lab
Streamline planning for Windows 7deployment with the Microsoft Assessment and Planning(MAP) Toolkit
Getting Started with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010
Zero Touch Installation Using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager
Windows 7: Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.6

Windows Server 2008 R2
What's New in Active Directory (V3.0)
Windows Server 2008 R2: Implementing BranchCache
Implementing Centralized Publishing using Remote Desktop Services (V3.0)
Windows Server 2008 R2: Implementing DirectAccess

System Center
Introduction to Opalis
Monitoring Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, SQL Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007

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