This is a bit old news but for me but it will new for many of you know.
SQLPASS, Dell, Microsoft and MaximumASP has come together and build hosted environment for free to all of us to use and experiment with.
Register now to try out up to seven labs:
Now this is indeed wonderful opportunity as you do not need to buy anything and get world class experience with this products.
Reference: Pinal Dave (http://blog.SQLAuthority.com)