Whidbey distribution media

Thanks to all who commented on my question about distributing Whidbey builds on CDs or DVDs – I wanted to get back to you.  For the frequent updates, we’re going to go with DVDs and downloads as the distribution media.  This provides a decent balance between serving everyone, convenience, and cost.  Again, I was asking in the context of providing frequent updates, i.e. not our less-frequent higher-quality, beta-style builds – I would expect the beta builds to be available via various media including CDs to ensure that media is not a blocker for customers.  There were also a number of suggestions re: putting cd images on the dvds as well to enable someone to burn their own if necessary – we’re still following up on that.

Someone emailed me a question re: who to contact if their PDC Top10 DVD didn’t show up: 


Comments (2)

  1. Joseph says:

    I downloaded Visual Studio Enterprise Architect Edition 2005 (Whidbey) from MSDN and burned it to DVD. When I try to install- all components install except Visual Studio. A message pops up:

    Please insert: Visual Studio Enterprise Architect Edition 2005 – English Disk 1

    I cannot continue with the installation and must exit the install. Does anyone have ideas to bypass this error?

    Any help is appreciated!