Following on from yesterday’s post on the Appliance Test Drive, for those of you interested in learning more, there’s a webcast scheduled that should give you all the information you need.  Here are the details:

MGT49PAL: VHD Test Drive Program allows Partners to Distribute Virtual Appliances for Evaluation, Training and Demo Purposes

Presented by:  Vipul Shah and Volker Will

Thursday, 3rd December 2009 – 17:00-18:00 GMT

Attend this Academy Live session to learn about the VHD Test Drive Program and how partners can take advantage of this unique Microsoft offering.

The VHD Test Drive Program offers partners the chance to build virtual appliances that contain Microsoft and partner software. The virtual appliances are created in the Microsoft Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) format, a common virtualization file format that captures the entire virtual machine operating system and the application stack in a single file.

VHD Test Drive partners are allowed to distribute these VHD images to customers and resellers for evaluation, demo and training purposes. Available Microsoft images include Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Exchange 2010, SQL Server and many more. Partners around the world already take advantage of this opportunity.

Join us to learn how easy it is to become a VHD Test Drive partner today and start distributing Virtual Test Appliances tomorrow. Don’t miss this opportunity to offer customers a faster and simpler way to evaluate software.

If you’re interested, register here, and don’t worry if you can’t make it, as the session will be recorded, so you can watch it at a later date.