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If you're like most IT pros, you've mastered the setup.exe -> next -> next ->next->finish method of installing applications. When you hear about a new technology, you want to get your hands dirty...now! If so, this program is definetely something you want to investigate:
Microsoft is now offering free VHD downloads of eval software. I can't emphasize how cool this is and what a massive time-saver distributing software like this can be. This isn't just a Microsoft offering - we're partnering with Altiris, BEA Systems, Check Point, Citrix, CommVault, Dell, FullArmor, HP, Network Appliance, Platespin, Portlock, Quest Software, SourceCode Technology Holdings, Symantec and UGS. You'll be able to download evaluation versions of 3rd party vendor products on VHDs for evalutuation in a fraction of the time it would take to do this manually.
Neat - now all i have to do is get a bigger hd for the laptop to run all of these ;-)