If I had a pound for every customer that had said to me "I would love to deploy a test of.....[insert name of random Microsoft product here].... but cant because we don't have a test environment", I would..... well I would still be sat here and not on a beach on the Caribbean but at least I'd have a healthy coffee fund to help me through the day.
For all those struggling to test out the latest and greatest I have the perfect solution, and it kills two proverbial birds with one rather polished stone. the instructions below take you through how to set up a trial of Windows Server 2012 on Windows Azure for free, for 90 days.
Rob YorkPremier Field EngineerMicrosoft
Are you ready to try the Windows Server 2012 operating system in minutes with no test hardware required? Without downloading an ISO or VHD file or installing anything, you can be up and running in just a few steps.
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