I started playing with Windows 8 and Server 8 to learn about the new technologies and capabilities in them. Since the platforms are fairly new, I was concerned there wasnt much information about the platforms. You can imagine my joy when I came across the following link: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/7807.windows-server-8-beta-test-lab-guides-en-us.aspx
This page has several test labs with step-by-step instructions on how to setup and configure Server 8 for various tasks. I just completed the Base Configuration lab and created snapshots of all the VMs. Now I am moving on to the DirectAccess labs to learn more about this new’ish technology and how it can help in my production environment.