For those of you that want to try out Visual Studio Team System 2008 including Team Foundation Server, without having to go through the process of installing the product, we have recently released two VPC images for your use:
- The first VPC is what we call the “all-up” image: Team Foundation Server 2008, Team Explorer 2008, Team Suite 2008, Team Build 2008, and bits of Office 2007 in a single workgroup security mode server image running on Windows Server 2003. Over 11 GB uncompressed.
- The second VPC is a TFS only image with only Team Foundation Server and Team Explorer. It’s just under 7 GB uncompressed. We built this image so that you’d run it under Virtual Server with a private network and do all your dev work and builds from your host computer. We are working on a document that gives you all the details and will post it soon.
Both images expire on April 1, 2008. Updated images will be posted before then (in fact the updated images will have sample data, hands-on labs, and updates like Office 2007 SP1 and the TFS Power Tools that were announced over the holiday period).
For more information and to find links to the images go to http://www.pluralsight.com/blogs/brian/archive/2007/12/21/49504.aspx
Update: Brian Keller has posted a faster and more reliable way to download these large virtual image files. Thanks Brian!