VSTS was a pretty good product out of the gate. I loved speaking about it years ago already. Today, it is a great product and here is a fantastic way to check whether I’m talking rubbish or whether I’m telling you the truth.
You can download the VPC’s here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c7a809d8-8c9f-439f-8147-948bc6957812&displaylang=en
Some interesting facts. The images:
- Expire December 31st 2009
- They contain 38 hands on labs and samples
- contain no anti virus software so be careful before you put them on your company’s network
If you don’t need the VPC images, here are all the relevant links.
- Visual Studio Team System “all-up” Virtual PC/Virtual Server image (6 GB download, expands to 15 GB)
- Team Foundation Server “only” Virtual PC/Virtual Server image (3 GB download, expands to 8 GB)
- Visual Studio Team System “all-up” Hyper-V image (6 GB download, expands to 15 GB)
- Team Foundation Server “only” Hyper-V image (3 GB download, expands to 8 GB)
Investing in VSTS today will put you on the right path longer term. Check out these sessions about Rosario, the next version of VSTS. They were delivered at the PDC2008:
There’s a lot of great stuff at the other end of these links. I hope you find the time to check it out.