In conjunction with the PhillyDotNet and Philadelphia SQL Server user groups, we're doing a series of monthly hands-on-labs around SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005.  See the schedule at:

http://www.phillydotnet.org/Default.aspx?tabid=362

These labs will require attendees to supply laptops and we'll be supplying the rest.  The laptops should be capable of running Virtual PC, and if VPC is install prior to the lab it'll save time.  For those that don't have fully licensed copies, we'll supply evaluation versions.  Watch the link above for sign-up information.