If you haven't looked at the TechNet Virtual Labs site then you're really missing out on a great resource!!  Today I want to point out whats available for the System Center family in particular.  if you want to "kick the tires" without having to go through all the setup process then go take a look at TechNet Virtual Labs: System Center area and run through some of the different labs available there.

Here's a current list of available System Center related labs:

Systems Center Essentials (SCE)
  • TechNet Virtual Lab: Introduction to System Center Essentials (SCE) 2007
  • TechNet Virtual Lab: Introduction to System Center Essentials 2007
Configuration Manager and Systems Management Server
  • TechNet Virtual Lab: Deploying System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007
  • TechNet Virtual Lab: Implementing Branch Distribution Points in System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007
  • TechNet Virtual Lab: Implementing Desired Configuration Management in System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007
  • TechNet Virtual Lab: Implementing Maintenance Windows for Software Distribution in System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007
  • TechNet Virtual Lab: Introduction to System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007
  • TechNet Virtual Lab: Managing Custom Application Updates using Systems Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007
  • TechNet Virtual Lab: Managing Microsoft Updates with System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007
  • TechNet Virtual Lab: Upgrading SMS 2003 SP2 to System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007
  • TechNet Virtual Lab: Upgrading System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to Service Pack 1
Operations Manager
  • TechNet Virtual Lab: Building Management Packs with the Authoring Console
  • TechNet Virtual Lab: Extending Operations Manager 2007 to Monitoring SAP on SQL
  • TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center Operations Manager 2007- Advanced Topics
  • TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center Operations Manager 2007- Introduction
  • TechNet Virtual Lab: Understanding the Operations Manager 2007 SDK
  • TechNet Virtual Lab: Using Engyro's Connectors to interoperate with Tivoli TEC and HP OpenView Operations
Application Virtualization
  • TechNet Labcast On-Demand: Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization: Sequencing Lab (basics)
  • TechNet Labcast On-Demand: Microsoft SoftGrid General Troubleshooting
  • TechNet Labcast On-Demand: System Center Desktop Error Monitoring Lab
  • TechNet Labcast On-Demand: Advanced Group Policy Management
  • TechNet Virtual Lab: Microsoft SoftGrid General Troubleshooting
  • TechNet Virtual Lab: Advanced Group Policy Management
  • TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center Desktop Error Monitoring
  • TechNet Virtual Lab: Softgrid Application Virtualization- Sequencing (basics)
  • TechNet Virtual Lab: Softgrid Application- Advanced Sequencing
  • TechNet Virtual Lab: Softgrid Application Virtualization- Publishing
  • TechNet Virtual Lab: Microsoft SoftGrid Virtual Application Advanced Sequencing
  • TechNet Virtual Lab: Sequence It Yourself: Using Microsoft SoftGrid Sequencer to Package and Install an Application and Implement an Updated Package using Active Upgrade
  • TechNet Labcast On-Demand: Getting Started with the Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0
Capacity Planner
  • TechNet Virtual Lab: Planning Exchange Server 2007 Deployments with Microsoft System Center Capacity Planner