Sometimes we are just so focused on the task at hand, we miss some really cool stuff right under our noses.  Microsoft is such a big place, many times you don't hear about great work being done around the company by other teams.  Recently, I was asked to attend a meeting to discuss the possibility of MSCOM Operations taking over the daily operations of a project called "Virtual Labs".  Basically, Virtual Labs is just like it sounds; you can set up a virtual sandbox environment consisting of multiple virtual servers, create a virtual network between them and test drive some of our newest software online, free of charge.  If you'd like to have a look at what I'm talking about, check it out here:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/traincert/virtuallab/default.mspx

There are quite a few labs already available, so have a little fun!

That's it for now

Scott