Virtual labs are a great next step after learning about the technology with a webcast, you can go try it out with a virtual lab.See TechNet Virtual Labs, and MSDN Virtual Labs for developers.
Ever wanted to test Microsoft's newest software in a sandbox environment? Wouldn't it be great to be able to test new servers immediately, without formatting hard drives or dedicating one or more computers to the project? Now you can, with the TechNet Virtual Labs.
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