Por forma a promover a sua tecnologia de virtualização e para providenciar um meio fácil de teste aos novos produtos, a Microsoft começou a disponibilizar imagens de máquinas virtuais pré-configuradas:
- Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 VHD - 32-bit version - This download enables you evaluate how Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 together can help create an optimized messaging system for your organization. Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 is designed to reduce the growing cost and complexity of managing a corporate messaging system by providing more control for IT administrators, more value and expanded inbox access for end users, and increased security and compliance for the organization as a whole.
- Windows Server 2003 R2 VHD
- ISA Server 2006 VHD
- SQL Server 2005 VHD
"The Microsoft VHD Test Drive Program provides customers with an enhanced server-based software evaluation experience that’s faster, better supported and more flexible. You can now access the entire catalog of pre-configured Microsoft and partner products and solutions in the VHD format and start evaluating and testing today from www.microsoft.com/vhd."
Aqui está a Press Release completa: Q&A: Businesses Get an “Easy Button” for Software Evaluation with Microsoft’s New Virtualization Program.