John Howard - Senior Program Manager in the Hyper-V team at Microsoft

Senior Program Manager, Hyper-V team, Windows Core Operating System Division.

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Just got news in my inbox that all the US Virtual Labs for both Technet and MSDN are running on Virtual Server 2005 R2 which I thought was kind of cool.

If you haven't had a chance to play with the online labs - you should. There's lots of labs which get regularly refreshed, and more importantly take the stress out of having to build your own virtual environment to learn more about the technology. For example, on the TechNet virtual labs, most technologies are covered including ISA, SQL Server, MBSA, WSUS, Active Directory, SMS, Live Communication Server, RMS... and the list just keeps going. For developers, worth checking the MSDN virtual lab site too.

 

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  • the virtual labs are busted as far as I can tell! I can't sign in since there is no place to sign in!

  • Tony - which lab was it? I've reported back some issues with some labs which seem to cycle back to the landing page when you attempt to sign up.
    Thanks,
    John.

  • i have not tried them all but the sharepoint one does not work, yes they just dump you back to the main site!

  • I've let the relevant people know this evening. Feedback was that there are some problems they are actively working on fixing. It appears it is just on certain labs. For example, I was seeing that symptom on the RMS lab, but it is working now (for me at least). Other labs I tried were working.

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