Idea is to have a PERSONAL dedicated dev environment of a few microsoft products &
technologies so that i can have a PERSONAL LAPTOP which can have all these installed & configured.
Intent is to do RnD & make some good documentations with screen shots & publish the same on my own persinal web sites without violating any MS rules & any company rules.
I see many ppl does that.
In real world, how can Techies get any new product installation & configurations done on their personal machines without having any licensing.
I guess all this is done by downloading some virtual images from web & using them via some kind of virtual machine manager.
Can i have a VM of
Microsoft SharePont 2010 with SP1
Windows server 2008 etc etc
any VM manager (may be required, i am not sure)
is there any microsoft web link from where we can download all this.
I would be glad if you share some of your experience, do's & don'ts, a good start up approach etc etc