Well I blogged about it earlier in the week - and said wouldnt it be great if it came to TechNet subscriptions....and here it is!!
Try Virtual Server 2005 without time limits!
Virtual Server 2005 Standard Edition will ship to TechNet Plus subscribers in November. With TechNet Plus evaluation software, there are no time limits so you can make informed decisions about new technologies and test server consolidation or application re-hosting scenarios at your own pace. Find out more about TechNet Plus subscriptions.