With all of the buzz this week around the recently announced Windows 10 Technical Preview, you may have missed this announcement that a Technical Preview for the next version of Windows Server and System Center is also now available.
Windows Server Technical Preview – Server Manager and Start Menu
The Windows Server technical preview bits are now available as a virtual machine image on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Using this VM image on Microsoft Azure, you can spin-up your own test lab environment in the cloud in just a couple minutes – faster than you can download the installation bits from the TechNet Evaluation Center or MSDN Subscription Downloads.
In this article, I’ll provide the steps for provisioning your own Windows Server Technical Preview test lab environment on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Keep in mind that these bits contain an early pre-release build of the next version of Windows Server; these bits are not intended for running in a production environment ...