Over the past few months, in partnership with MaximumASP and DELL, PASS has provided a public beta environment that has allowed thousands of people from the community to try out features of the latest SQL Server 2008 CTP's in a secure online environment without the overhead of creating personal environments to test drive these features. This beta site also has the advantage of staying updated with the latest versions of the product and is currently using the RTM build of SQL Server.
If you have not already tried SQL Server 2008 features, I encourage you to visit http://www.sqlserverbeta.com and try out SQL Server 2008 features for free. On the site, you will also find valuable resources that allow you to learn how to use some of those new features.
SQL Server Beta is one of the many free resources that PASS is committed to providing to the SQL Server community.