I keep sharing some links on this so I figured I would just put them here.
Microsoft Virtual Acadamy
Microsoft Virtual Academy – MVA is a fully cloud-based learning experience focusing on Microsoft Cloud Technologies. You can access a variety of training content online and become one of the renowned experts in the IT Pro community around the world. MVA provides its users with a virtual university experience: the student can select a track and study the material and then do the self-assessment. By doing so, he will collect points that will promote him to a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum Level. Students on MVA can get access to all the information, statistics and advancements of their training career, allowing them to maintain a long-term relationship with Microsoft. Learning through MVA is free of charge, and you can study the contents at any time and at your own pace.
The MVA platform is hosted on the latest Microsoft Azure technology, which guarantees that your learning experience will flow uninterruptedly for the best online learning experience ever!
Microsoft TechNet Virtual Labs
TechNet Virtual Labs enable you to quickly evaluate and test Microsoft's newest products and technologies through a series of guided, hands-on labs that you can complete in 90 minutes or less. There is no complex setup or installation required, and you can use TechNet Virtual Labs online immediately, free.
Microsoft Guided Labs (Server and Cloud Platform)
Another route to the Virtual Labs above.
Virtual Labs enable you to quickly evaluate and test products and technologies through a series of guided, hands-on labs that you can complete in 90 minutes or less. There is no complex setup or installation required, and you can use TechNet Virtual Labs online immediately, free.
TechEd North America 2012 (Channel 9)
Microsoft's Channel 9 published the TechEd videos which have a ton of useful information on PowerShell, Systems Management, Windows 2012, etc
Born to Learn. Microsoft's Learning Events
- An example of one of their programs.
Private Cloud Jump Start
Once you have your cloud you will want to build something on it. There is a group at Microsoft that is working to provide a reusable base environment to speed setup in various test lab scenario guides. The goal is to speed familiarity with various Microsoft products. The goal being you create a base set of images for your lab and then use the various guides build on or extend them. It appears they also take community contribution of guides as well.
Test Lab Guides
Windows Server 2012 Test Lab Guides
TechNet Wiki System Center Survival Guides