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MSDN Hands on labs

Has anyone tried one of the new tutorials over on http://msdn.granitepillar.com/ yet?
Looks like they are using http://www.connectix.com/products/vs.html to provide you with a full virtual server machine to work on right in your browser.
Any 'softies here want to give us a peak behind the curtain on this?

Just me (Sir to you)
Wednesday, May 14, 2003

Just tried scheduling myself, but they seem already fully booked on all the days I could have fitted it in :-(.

Just me (Sir to you)
Wednesday, May 14, 2003

No, I haven't tried these tutorials and I doubt that I will have the opportunity to do so.

What is URL of the web page that informed you of the existence of this website?

If you do wind up taking one of these free labs let us know how things went for you.

Comment: This site doesn't seem to provide any useful information on how the online training actually works.

For example, it would be nice if  the following details were provided:

* How long it takes (an estimate) to complete one of the interactive courses.

* Do you get one shot at taking and completing a course? I want to know if I can logoff and return at a later date to complete a course that I started. My guess is you only get one shot. If you could logoff and return later there wouldn't be any need to have "appointed times" when the course is available.

One Programmer's Opinion
Wednesday, May 14, 2003

The refering URl is http://msdn.microsoft.com/labs/holo/ .
I agree with you that they are a bit skimpy on the information. Looks to me like this is some sort of beta trial for a Virtual Server based tutorial lab setup.
I will not be able to try this out myself, but I hope those of us who do will contribute a short writeup on the experience.

Just me (Sir to you)
Thursday, May 15, 2003

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