We have given the Virtual Lab page on Channel 9 a long overdue update with fresh labs for Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008. Most of the labs are the 30-minute Virtual Lab Express but we also have a few longer 90-minute labs up there as well.


Virtual Labs are a great way to test drive new software online without having to download the bits or dedicate test hardware. Based on Virtual Server, the hands-on labs let you follow the guided lab manual or play with the server software in a sandbox environment.


I had them strip off all of the registration pages from the Channel 9 content which will make it easier to go into the labs. I’ve trying to streamline our backend so we don’t require registration from some of the labs and the on-demand webcasts – but that’s a story for another day.


MSDN Virtual Labs: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/virtuallabs/default.aspx

More Virtual Lab Express (30-min): http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/virtuallabs/aa740377.aspx