I would like to set up my own virtual lab to get more familiar with different operating systems. Does anyone know if Microsoft offers any type of free evaluation period for the different operating systems or do you just have to pay for a permanent copy?
Microsoft OS evaluation
Great question. Microsoft does offer you the ability to download and use evaluation copies of almost all of their products for anywhere from 60 - 180 days depending on the product.
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The problem will be with your ISP at home. WOW and AT&T both shut off my internet when they detected a Windows Server access it. They told me even for my MCSE studies they wouldn't allow a Windows Server on a home ISP circuit.