Great news! This across my desk today!
To assist MSDN customers leverage the benefits of virtualization in development and test environments, Microsoft is making Virtual Server available to MSDN Universal and MSDN Enterprise customers, effective September 13, 2005. Virtual Server 2005 Standard will be available immediately from MSDN downloads and will be included in the MSDN CD kits starting with the December distribution.
Virtual Server 2005 Standard will be included in MSDN Enterprise and Universal subscriptions with consistent development, test, and demonstration use rights.
Virtual Server 2005 Standard will also subsequently be included in the MSDN Premium Subscription for all editions of Visual Studio 2005 Team System.
Virtual Server 2005 Enterprise Edition will be subsequently included with Visual Studio Team System (License) and Visual Studio Team Suite with MSDN Subscription.
Now if we could only get this in the TechNet subscription too!