On a regular basis, I am asked the following question: “Where can I download the trial software of {product x}?”

With that in mind, I have decided to post the links to some of these products below:

Windows 7 Enterprise 90-day Trial: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9701662

Windows Server 2008 R2 Trial Software: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9701666

Forefront Server Security Management Console: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9701670

Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010 Beta: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9701674

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9701678

Windows HPC Server 2008: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9701682

Exchange Server 2010 120-Day Trial: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=168905

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 180-Day Trial: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/bb684921.aspx 

I realize that I did not list every Microsoft Server product available.  I chose to list the ones I’ve been receiving the most requests for.  Enjoy.

Harold Wong

PS: If you want to test out Microsoft products in your lab and need more than the 90 to 180 days available with these trials, you really should consider getting your hands on a TechNet Plus Subscription.  You can subscribe now and take advantage of a 28% discount: http://blogs.technet.com/haroldwong/archive/2010/01/15/technet-subscription-promotion-update-12-months-for-251-28-28-off.aspx.