I am often asked how people can get hold of the software I talk about, either for demo or evaluation purposes. Whilst I try and remember to put links in to the TechNet Flash Affinity newsletter ahead of time, I thought it would be useful to tell you what resources are available to you on the site:

The TechNet Plus 2.0 Subscription. For all of those who don't know, this is an updated subscription service that provides all of the latest software etc on a license limited basis (not time limited!). http://www.microsoft.com/technet/canada/subscription/

The TechNet Canada Eval Portal, where you can order or download many of the programs for evaluation purposes. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/canada/eval/eval.mspx

Did you know that you can try many of the products online? Well, you do now! Take advantage of the TechNet Virtual Labs. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/traincert/virtuallab/default.mspx

For the individual products and tools I have been talking to you about recently:

Windows XP SP2: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=049c9dbe-3b8e-4f30-8245-9e368d3cdb5a&displaylang=en

Windows Server 2003: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/evaluation/trial/evalkit.mspx

Microsoft Baseline System Analyser (MBSA): http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/tools/mbsahome.mspx

MOM 2005: http://www.microsoft.com/Mom/downloads/eval/default.mspx

Virtual Server 2005: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/virtualserver/evaluation/trial/default.mspx

Virtual PC 2004: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=360cafd6-5098-4c64-9ca7-a30f225859f6&DisplayLang=en

SUS: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a7aa96e4-6e41-4f54-972c-ae66a4e4bf6c&displaylang=en

If there are any others you would like, or can suggest some links that would be usful to others, please let me know.