Looking to learn more about ForeFront UAG?

Maybe you are looking to migrate from Exchange 2000/2003 to Exchange 2010 and need to spin up a test environment to see how the product works…

What about doing a PoC on Hyper-V with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 R2?

The Microsoft TechNet Evaluation Center is one avenue to peruse as you’ll be able to download Microsoft products and  try them out without spending anything more than your time…

Per Microsoft:

“TechNet offers you a robust evaluation experience through downloadable beta and trial software. Register for the free download and then check your email for convenient resources that enhance your evaluation experience.”

Here are some of Microsoft’s latest offerings:

ADFS 2.0 RC & Windows Cardspace 2.0 Beta 2 Refresh
Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 is a security token service for IT that issues and transforms claims and other tokens, manages user access and enables federation and access management for simplified single sign-on. Windows CardSpace 2.0 helps users navigate access decisions and developers to build customer authentication experiences for users.

Exchange Server 2010
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 helps you achieve new levels of reliability and performance by delivering features that simplify your administration, protect your communications, and delight your users by meeting their demands for greater business mobility.

ForeFront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server
Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server provides fast and effective protection against malware and spam by including multiple scanning engines from industry-leading security partners.

ForeFront Threat Management Gateway 2010
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 (TMG) allows employees to safely and productively use the Internet for business without worrying about malware and other threats.  It provides multiple layers of continuously updated protections – including URL filtering, antimalware inspection, intrusion prevention, application- and network-layer firewall, and HTTP/HTTPS inspection – that are integrated into a unified, easy to manage gateway, reducing the cost and complexity of Web security.

ForeFront Unified Access Gateway 2010
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) 2010 provides an easy and secure remote access solution with a focus on application intelligence and granular access control.

System Center Essentials 2010 Beta
System Center Essentials 2010 Beta provides IT professionals in mid-sized organizations, a unified physical and virtual server management experience. It enables you to better secure, update, monitor, and troubleshoot from a single console, so you can efficiently and proactively manage your IT environment.

System Center Service Manager 2010 Beta 2
Service Manager 2010 Beta 2 reduces support costs, improves responsiveness and aligns IT to business by integrating knowledge and orchestrating people, process and technology across the Microsoft platform.

Microsoft Office Products:

Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 empowers your people to do their best work from more places – whether they’re using a PC, phone or web browser. It can maximize existing investments and help people accomplish more by bringing server capabilities to everyone through familiar and intuitive applications. Office Professional Plus 2010 provides smart, simple, time-saving tools to help everyone do more with less.

Microsoft Visio Premium 2010 Beta
Microsoft Visio Premium 2010 takes diagramming to a bold new level with dynamic, data-driven visualization tools and templates, powerful process-management features, and advanced sharing capabilities through the Web. Bring the big-picture and real-time data from multiple sources, including Microsoft Excel 2010 and Microsoft SQL Server, together in one powerful diagram with vibrant graphics such as icons, colors, and data bars. Manage your processes with sub processes and rules and logic validation to ensure accuracy and consistency across the organization. Using Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, you can create SharePoint workflows and export them for execution and real-time monitoring.

Browse through some other offerings to learn more about…

Windows Operating Systems
Office System Products
Server Products and Technologies

TechNet Evaluation Center