Interested in learning more about how to develop great search solutions and what SharePoint 2010 can offer in terms of search capabilities?
Head over to the SharePoint Server Virtual Labs page at MSDN and check out the newly released labs on search.
The labs are virtual machines accessed via your browser and are accompanied by a script to walk you thru the exercises.
Note that some of the labs seem to be missing indexed content, so you might need to kick off a crawl before starting. The machines are also quite slow, and you might have better luck running the “2010 Information Worker Demonstration and Evaluation Virtual Machine” locally instead. It’s more or less the same machine as provided in the labs.