Anthony Tsim chats about the MSDN Virtual Labs

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Ever want to try out a new development product without having to install it on your machine? Well, the MSDN Virtual Labs will help you do just that. Watch the video, then check out the labs on Channel 9.

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      Chadk
      Anthony is cool!
      I also like how good the performence on this is.
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      dahat
      Wahoo! A Scoble video at last!
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      mawcc
      Very useful video. I didn't know about Virtual Labs before, but the idea is brilliant. Saves a lot of time setting up your own virtual machine for testing.
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      BryanF
      This is great. So this is availabe to try for free, or is there some fee involved?
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      amd_duron
      If you are on MSDN Premium it is free, but it has only worked for me once, every other product I have tried since then has given me errors.  
      Told me to try again later.
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      Invader Zim
      He's cool-and I'll miss Scoble.
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      erik_
      Great video!

      SQL Server 2003? Is that SQL 2000 with service packs?
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      RamblingGeek​UK
      amd_duron wrote:
      If you are on MSDN Premium it is free, but it has only worked for me once, every other product I have tried since then has given me errors.  
      Told me to try again later.


      Same for me too Sad
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      Lorin

      Would be *so* outstanding if this were also available through VNC.  Let all the cool Linux devs out there take a quick peek at VS!

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      RedLil
      Virtual Labs are completely free to everyone. Big Smile
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      staceyw
      Thanks Anthony.  Very cool.  This was very much needed.  I posted on this need many times over the years.  Glad to see someone with a vision and run over the finish line with it.  Cheers!
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      KatherynB
      Where did you see this notice?  All Virtual Labs are free (including the ones accessible off of the Channel 9 site) and should run smoothly with no issues. 
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      amd_duron
      I see it any time I try using the virtual labs and signing up to use it!  
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      podsale
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      Idea_Stream
      Interseting Anthony,

      I would love to know which aspects of the workflow that you patented.  

      I patented the idea of managing Virtual Machines across servers, load balancing them, moving and migrating them, allowing remote access via terminal services and citrix, a centralized database holding the user data and vm data, and several other aspects.  In fact, some of the patents are still in process, but all were filed before 2003.

      ProTier was doing Virtual Labs and the like in 2002.

      I just wanted to set the record straight.

      Best Regards,
      Dave McCrory
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      ariellevy
      I want to know about architecture of virtual labs. It is just a Virtual Server implementation?.  What do I  need to create a virtual lab infrastructure?
      Thanks
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      slumbo

      There's a bunch of these Virtual Labs on C9: http://channel9.msdn.com/playground/vlabs.aspx. Very cool!Tongue Out

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