VS2008 Beta2 VPCs re-released


As the final act in our saga of expiring VPCs, I’m happy to announce that we’ve reissued VPCs for VS2008 Beta2 with an updated expiration date.  You can find the updated links on the VS2008 download page:

Thanks to everyone that has helped us get the word out about this situation and please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this might have caused you.  Needless to say, we’re taking steps now to ensure that we don’t make this particular mistake again.

Comments (27)

  1. My VSTS Blog says:

    Jeff Beehler has announced that updated VPC images for VS2008 are now available for download from the

  2. Blogs says:

    Earlier this month we discovered that the VPC (Virtual PC) images we distributed as part of the VS 2008

  3. Earlier this month we discovered that the VPC (Virtual PC) images we distributed as part of the VS 2008

  4. Earlier this month we discovered that the VPC (Virtual PC) images we distributed as part of the VS 2008

  5. Comme le soulignait Coq dans son message pr�E9;c�E9;dent, les VPC de TFS 2008 Beta 2 vont expirer

  6. I’d suggest Microsoft posted a brief instruction explaining how to assemble the resultant VPC from the base VPC image and what is called "differencing disks" in the TFS 2008 Beta 2 VPC download description.

    At present, the things are slighly confusing since the actual download page lists the base VPC image as a prerequisite, but the instructions on that page do not mention anything related to the base image.

  7. jeffbe says:

    Dmytro – thanks for catching that.  I’ve asked our team to clean up the instructions.  Just to be clear, you should not need to separately download the base OS image.  

    jeff

  8. Jeff Beehler announces the availability of updated Team Foundation Server 2008 and Team Suite Beta 2

  9. aleonard763 says:

    Good work, Jeff and Team. This was a "gotcha" but the proactive communication and commitment to a solution are awesome.

    :{> Andy

  10. Eduardo Dias says:

    VS 2008 Beta2 VPC Images Re-released

  11. The final mitigation for our unexpectedly expiring VS/VSTS/TFS 2008 Beta 2 VPC is now in place. Yesterday

  12. Eduardo Dias says:

    VS 2008 Beta2 VPC Images Re-released

  13. Is the Visual Studio Code Name Orcas Base Image new or can we use the old one?  Thanks for the quick turnaround on the VPC’s!

  14. Andy Leonard says:

    Previously, Microsoft has posted an update to the Visual Studio 2008 Downloads page: IMPORTANT: The VPC

  15. If you previously downloaded the Beta 2 VPC for Visual Studio 2008, the OS used for that instance has

  16. Trick! We recently discovered that the VPCs we distributed as part of the VS2008 Beta2 release will expire

  17. SRLTeam says:

    Since the announcement about VS2008 Beta 2 has been expired, Microsoft releases a new update of VS2008

  18. As you might already know, the VS2008 VPC will be expired on Nov 1st, the VSTS team is going to release

  19. As you might already know, the VS2008 VPC will be expired on Nov 1st, the VSTS team is going to release

  20. ASP.NET says:

    Earlier this month we discovered that the VPC (Virtual PC) images we distributed as part of the VS 2008

  21. The Teams WIT Tools Blog on Managing Documentation Projects in Team Foundation Server, Part 3: Reporting…

  22. Jeff Beehler blogs here and here that the Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 VPCs are prematurely expiring on

  23. I've just read in Jeff Beehler's blog that Microsoft has re-released the VS2008 Beta2 VPCs with

  24. O Jeff Beehler anunciou que a Microsoft re-lançou as VPCs do VS2008 beta 2 com a data de expiração actualizada.

  25. Michael Walsh says:

    Hi Jeff,

    Do I have to download the 4GB+ worth again, or are diffs for the base image going to be issued?

    Thanks

  26. jeffbe says:

    Michael – due to the way the VPC images were build and the fact that the necessary change is in the base image, all the VPC images have been refreshed and will need to be re-downloaded.  Sorry about the extra download time this implies.

    jeff

  27. VS/VSTS/TFS 2008 Beta 2 VPC の予定外の期限切れに対する最終的な対応策の用意ができました。昨日、有効期限を変更した新しい VPC イメージをアップロードしました。この問題が発生するのは