Microsoft Desktop Virtualization technologies such as MED-V, Windows XP Mode for Windows 7, App-V, Remote Desktop Services, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Windows Server 2008 R2 environments, and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 as well as the latest Hyper-V in the current Windows Server 2012 release can do a lot of wonders!
Administrators working with desktop virtualization technologies such as Windows Virtual PC, MED-V, Windows XP Mode for Windows 7, App-V, Remote Desktop Services, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, Windows PowerShell 2.0, and System Center Configuration Manager 2012 can certainly benefit considerably, and this happens to be not only technically feasible, but operationally feasible and most importantly, Microsoft makes it financially feasible for many Virtualization customers, be it from SMB (Small Medium Business-es) to Large Enterprises.
Administrators can install Microsoft Desktop Virtualization on various platforms (32-bit, 64-bit), creating and managing virtual hard disks, configuring virtual machine resources including network resources, preparing host machines and support various application thereon. Microsoft Desktop Virtualization allows administrators to:
Hyper-V labs in here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/hh968267.aspx.
System Center 2012 labs in here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/hh913622.aspx.
More self-guided learning resources are here https://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/
To download a Windows Server 2012 Evaluation, go to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/hh670538.aspx
To download System Center 2012 SP1 Beta, goto http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34607
Ken Sim, MCT, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation - SEA