Visual Studio Hosted Experience
I guess a lot of you found this already, but I bumped into the Visual Studio Hosted Experience by accident. This section on the MSDN website allows you to try-out several Visual Studio technologies in on-line labs:
The Visual Studio Hosted Experience allows you to either quickly evaluate Visual Studio .NET 2003, or learn how to build great applications for Windows and the Web with the MSDN Virtual Labs - a series of guided, hands-on labs which can be completed in under an hour. The best part is, you can begin accessing the Visual Studio Hosted Experience immediately with no installation require
Among others, you will find the labs for:
Obviously, the labs will not support all options. But they should give you enough information to see what the product is all about. I'm definitely going to try some of these labs.