Recently, I blogged about the “How Do I” set of videos that we have for different technologies to provide task based information that will help our customers. 


Another way we have found that developers like to evaluate and learn is through guided tutorials that are less than 90 minutes in length.  We call  these tutorials Hands-On-Labs or Virtual Labs, and MSDN has a complete list of the available labs here.


No installation is required to run the labs, and with over 250 labs grouped by technology, it is easy to find, get started and learn.




BizTalk Server

Commerce Server

Connected Systems

Data Access and Storage

Internet Information Services (IIS)

JPlusN (J+N)

Microsoft Expression

.NET Framework 3.0



Smart Client

Soup to Nuts

SQL Server 2005

SQL Server 2005 Upgrade

TechNet Virtual Labs

Visual Basic

Visual C#

Visual C++

Visual J#

Visual SourceSafe

Visual Studio .NET 2003

Visual Studio 2005

Visual Studio Team System

Web Services

Windows Embedded CE 6.0

Windows Mobile

Windows Vista

Windows XP Embedded