Virtual labs: training over the web

13 02 2008

This is probably not new to most of you, but anyway I think this is interesting enough. MSDN offers access to a set of virtual labs and remote access to virtual machines. This way you may take a peek or even develop your skills without the hussle of putting a VM up from the ground. Check it here.

Sample of virtual labs currently available:

Featured MSDN Virtual Labs

Visual Studio 2008 Virtual Labs
Try Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 in a virtual lab and learn more about accessing relational data using Language Integrated Query (LINQ) to SQL or how Visual Studio 2008 integrates with .NET Framework 3.5.
SQL Server 2008 Virtual Labs SQL Server 2008 Virtual Labs
Test drive Microsoft SQL Server 2008 in a virtual lab. See why SQL Server 2008 is at the heart of a comprehensive data programmability platform that enables you to access and manipulate business-critical data from a variety of diverse devices, platforms, and data services across the enterprise.
BizTalk Server Virtual Labs BizTalk Server Virtual Labs
Building on Microsoft Windows Server System and the Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft BizTalk Server delivers an integrated, interoperable, extensible, and security-enhanced e-business solution that enables companies to connect information, systems, people, and processes.

More MSDN Virtual Labs

You can also access TechNet Virtual Labs.




One response

13 02 2008


In addition to virtual labs, you can take developer training offline at your own pace. InnerWorkings has teamed up with Microsoft to offer developers 3 hours of free hands-on training on .NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008:

* New Features in C# 3.0
* New Features in VB 9.0

You can check it out here:


Brian Finnerty

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