To access this Demo Network all you need is Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista with SP1/SP2 or Windows XP wth SP3 to have the correct Remote Desktop Connections client to use this site. Some features of this site will only work with Internet Explorer 9 or later.

To get started you can create a new User ID by clicking on Sign-In.

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*NOTE* If you are using Internet Explorer 11 please make sure it is in normal mode and NOT set to compatibility mode for this site.

Now Available New SQL 2014 Demos on the site.
  • Corporate BI End to End (SQL 2014) – Replaces the SQL Server 2012 Integrated EIM and BI Demo (April 2012) and the SQL Server 2012 BI Demo – Breakthrough Insight (March 2013)
    • This demo shows how SQL Server 2014 helps Contoso unlock new insights with pervasive data discovery across the organization while ensuring credible, consistent data. Contoso is a global consumer electronics retailer with more than 1000 retail outlets and distribution centers.
  • Deriving Business Insights using Power BI including data sources of SAP Universe
    • This demo uses Power BI to derive insights using a generic sales opportunity scenario. Demo uses great Power BI tools to derive insights. Data sources include SAP Business Object Universes. Using the Power BI tools, data can be discovered and unlocked from business systems and turned into business insights. This image also runs SAP Business Objects BI server so users can show connectivity to the SAP BOBJ Universe from Excel Power Query add-in
  • SQL Server 2014 Fully Integrated Demo, June 2014
    • A comprehensive relational data platform business scenarios demo, with 7 VMs. Includes mission critical, in-memory, data warehouse, business intelligence (corporate and self-service), beyond relational, hybrid cloud, and development that spans multiple products from SQL Server 2014, SharePoint, and Power BI.

If you have any further questions regarding this change please contact

Welcome to the Microsoft Demonstration Site. This site was developed by the Microsoft Business and Products group to provide solutions and demonstrations across the full range of Microsoft technologies. Users have access to live hosted Virtual Machine images, self-running streaming videos via Microsoft Silverlight, and downloadable images, videos and click-through demos.

To get started you either logon using your Microsoft ID, Windows Live ID or if you don’t have one, you can either create one or create a new User ID on the site by clicking on Sign In.

The Online Demo Site provides the ability run the demos On-Demand or Schedule at a specific time. We recommend that if you have an important demonstration that you schedule your demo in advance to guarantee the resources are reserved for you at that time.

The Online Demo Site also provides the ability to create your own customized Virtual Environment of a Demo solution by using the Saved State feature. You can map your local drives directly in one of the virtual machines to copy files, images, etc.. into the image to customize to your needs, then save the image for future use.

As always we value our customer’s feedback on our existing solutions and any recommendations on new solutions and scenarios that will better help you evaluate the Microsoft Technologies and Solutions. If you have any feedback, comments or issues, please email us at:

Demo Solutions
• Corporate BI End to End (SQL 2014)
• Deriving Business Insights using Power BI including data sources of SAP Universe
• SQL Server 2014 Fully integrated (Demo Experience 1, 3, 4)
• SQL Server 2014 Fully integrated (Demo Experience 2)
• All-Up SharePoint 2013 Demos
• Human Service Case Management Intake Demo
• Grants Manager Plus
• Microsoft 311 Citizen Services Solution Accelerator
• Event Permitting
• Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Solution Demo V3-2 - Commercial (Single-A image Only)
• Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Solution Demo V3-2 - Public Sector (Single-A image Only)

Help Information

Site requirements:

*Important* - You must use Internet Explorer 9 or later and have Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista with SP1/SP2 or Windows XP wth SP3 to have the correct Remote Desktop Connection client to use this site.

  • If you are using Windows XP with SP3 or Windows Vista with SP2 we recommend that you update to Remode Desktop Connection 7, you can find the downloads here.
  • You must enable pop-up for this site to allow for the Remote Workspace connection window.

Click here to verify that your system works with Remote Workspace Connections

Read the User Guide for an overview of how to best use this site.

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Schedule one of the catalog solutions, then map to your local drive through “My Computer” on the demo image by adding this site to your trusted sites. Then “brand” your own custom solution for any client or project! Click the “save” button to name your solution so you can re-schedule it for demos or labs in the future.

Can I transfer a demo image to someone else?
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