|Free Resources||Vol 11-11 | June 2009|
|Saving time! It is something we all want to do as time is a limited resource. One thing that can eat into our free time is keeping up with new technology. Building a lab to run through some demos can be time consuming so I wanted to share some free resources with you that I use to save time in building up a learning environment.|
-TechNet Virtual Labs offer ready to go, online labs on a number of topics
-MSDN Virtual Labs, the same as TechNet Virtual Labs for the developer in you
-VHD Downloads, ready to go VHDs of Windows, SQL Server, SharePoint and more
There are tons of great resources you can leverage in your continued learning but these ones cut out some of hardware resources and time needed to get things running. What resources do you use? I'd be happy to feature them on a blog post. Email me and tell me how they've helped you.
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