One of my most visited and arguably useful blogs has been the Microsoft Evaluation Download Resource Center I set up some time ago.  Since that blog was posted, the products have revved and I’ve updated the links.  Also, I’ve had a number of comments that the actual blog post was a bit hard to find as it was posted some time ago and is on page 2 of my blog post listing.  Good news!  I’ve updated my blog to have a link list for these very same downloads right on the home page of my blog AND, I’ve included the details from that original post below.

One question I get asked often when speaking at events is “Where do I download <Insert technology name here>?” Microsoft does a decent job of making these software titles readily available in evaluation form, though since I spend much time referring audience members to my TechNet blog, I’ve decided to start posting links to the most often-requested technology downloads here. I’ll try to keep coming back and updating the list as necessary.

Enjoy!

System Center 2012 Suite
Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate
Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1
Hyper-V Server 2008 SP1
Deploying and Managing Windows Azure Applications
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1
System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2
System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3
Microsoft Virtual Academy
Deploying and Managing Windows Azure Applications

Cloud – Certification: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization – Exam 70-659
Cloud – Certification: Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007, Configuring – Exam 70-400