So Microsoft do some nice little tools to allow the community to "try before they buy"...... its almost like a supermarket!
Anyway, so there is a virtual lab that will test your nerves and grit on what Softgrid does. You can play with the Softgrid Connector for System Center (SMS 2003) and do a bit of Sequencing.
Its a good 90 Minutes play time! so what are you doing here...... get going!