Have you ever wanted to just quickly have a look at a specific feature of SQL Server, without having to install the whole product on your computer? That is exacly what SQL Server Virtual Labs are for! Just klick in on http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/en/us/learning-center/virtual-labs.aspx and choose a lab, you will be up and running in minutes! At the moment there are 16 SQL Server labs available, covering SQL 2012 and SQL 2008 R2. If you want to do real life labs, SQL Service and LabCenter is giving SQL Server 2012 related labs in, more information about that is here, here and here.