Three new MSDN Virtual Labs are live running SharePoint Server 2010 and Visual Studio 2010. You can work on these labs and learn SharePoint 2010 development without having to install SharePoint 2010 or Visual Studio 2010 on your machine. All you need is a web browser that can support our remote desktop ActiveX control and you can run these labs on our servers.
MSDN Virtual Lab: Developing a Visual Web Part in Visual Studio 2010
After completing this lab, you will be better able to work with existing Web Parts and Linq and also you will be more familiar with connecting two web parts.
MSDN Virtual Lab: Developing a BCS External Content Type with Visual Studio 2010
After completing this lab, you will be better able to build a BCS External content type, create a Business Data Catalog Model project, configure the External Content Type for offline use, and open the list using Outlook.
MSDN Virtual Lab: Developing SharePoint 2010 user interface with Silverlight in Visual Studio 2010
After completing this lab, you will be better able to create a basic Silverlight application that displays a SharePoint list inside a datagrid and deploy the Silverlight application to SharePoint, and also create a Silverlight application that displays SharePoint list data in a graph using the Silverlight Graphing controls.