Microsoft has recently released a new series of Virtual Labs (pre-configured Windows environments that you can Remote-Desktop into and learn how to use our products/technologies) for Microsoft Expressions.  For those of you who are not aware of what Expressions is, Expressions is a set of Designer and Developer tools for Multimedia, Web UI, and Digital Asset Management (e.g., Full motion videos, pictures, etc.).

To learn more about Expressions in general or get a free trial download, check out this link: http://www.microsoft.com/expression/products/overview.aspx?key=web.  For the Virtual Labs, you won't need anything, because they come pre-configured with all of the software that you need to learn how to use the products.  And, of course the Virtual Labs are FREE!

Here's a list of the Expression Virtual labs (Link to the main page is: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/virtuallabs/aa740378.aspx):

  • MSDN Virtual Lab Express: Expression Web- Designing Pages with CSS
  • MSDN Virtual Lab Express: Expression Web and ASP.NET 2.0 Controls
  • MSDN Virtual Lab Express: Create a Standards-Based Web Site with Expression Web
  • MSDN Virtual Lab Express: Designing Pages with CSS using Expression Web

    ~ Robert Shelton