VPC Available on MSDN Subscriber Downloads

The much anticipated download of a fully installed & configured Visual Studio 2005 Team System Beta 2 VPC is now available for download from MSDN Subscriber Downloads.

VPC Contents:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition (expires September 16, 2006)
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite Beta 2 (expires May 1, 2006)
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server Beta 2
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Redistributable Package Beta 2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Community Technology Preview
  • Microsoft Office 2003 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Live Communication Server 2003

Minimum System Requirements:

  • PC with 2.0 gigahertz or faster processor
  • 1.5 GB RAM minimum
  • 10 GB available hard disk space
  • Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher video
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 SP1 software

Comments (31)

  1. From Rob Caron – For MSDN subscribers this is the way to go!

    The much anticipated download of a fully…

  2. II's Musings says:

    Now this has got to be one of the most brilliant beta testing concepts i’ve seen in a while.


  3. chrisortman says:

    Just saw on Rob Caron’s blog that the VPC images for Team System are available in the subscriber downloads…

  4. Sam Gentile says:

    Brilliant Rob as usual!! I have blogged it at http://samgentile.com/blog/archive/2005/07/22/31858.aspx. One question: is the same VPC that you sent me and handed out at TechEd or does it have the July VSTS? Thanks again!!

  5. Andy Mackie says:

    Is this available to all MSDN subscriptions ? I can see it with Universal, but a colleague with Enterprise can’t see it yet.

  6. Fred Beiderbecke says:

    Something seems to be wrong. I click on the link and get nothing. Too popular and too much happening perhaps? This is on two different machines. It is not only the VPC, but other images as well.

  7. joeyDotNet says:

    As noted in this blog post by Rob Caron, MSDN subscribers can now download a VPC image complete with…

  8. From Rob Caron’s Blog

    Just download and attach, no big deal.

    In fact, there are several preconfigured…

  9. This is great!  Now you don’t have to install the tools to do a test drive.  Maybe the developer…

  10. James says:

    Does this include the Project Portal / Sharepoint Services components for Team Foundation?

  11. Aztec says:

    Is that available to Universal subscribers only or am I missing something?

  12. Peter Hornby says:

    Odd. Even though Subscriber Downloads claims that this download is available to MSDN Professional level subscribers, and that’s where I stand, I can’t see the download.

  13. Cengiz HAN says:

    good news!

    vsts installation runs me crazy.


  14. J-O's blog says:

    Är det nån mer än mig som tycker det är lite krångligt att installera Team Systems i beta 2? Och när…

  15. J-O's blog says:

    Är det nån mer än mig som tycker det är lite krångligt att installera Team Systems i beta 2? Och när…

  16. Para todos aquellos que quieren explorar VSTS pero no tienen o el hardware o el tiempo para en la de…

  17. Rob Caron reports that the VPC of VSTS Beta 2 is now available on the MSDN Subscriber Download Center….

  18. James says:

    This is just the most brilliant thing I’ve seen in quite a while. I wish all the servers were available this way.

  19. Bruce McLeod says:

    Just what the doctor ordered. I think that VPC’s should be a must have for any beta of software that takes more than 30 minutes of effort to install.

  20. There are several positive comments in response to the VPC release of VSTS.



  21. wbartussek says:

    This is a great idea! So I tried to download it immediately. I tried it for hours yesterday and today. Of course a signed in successfully before trying the download. But on clicking the link in the subscribers download section, I receive a blank page. This behaviour is absolutely repeatable. So, a great idea and much frustration. Has anybody had a similar experience? Any hints how to work around the problems?

    Greetings, Wolfram Bartussek

  22. Now available is a Virtual PC image containing Windows Server 2003, Visual Studio Team System Beta 2,…

  23. J-O's blog says:

    Är det nån mer än mig som tycker det är lite krångligt att installera Team Systems i beta 2? Och när…

  24. Initially, the VPC download [VPC Available on MSDN Subscriber Downloads] was only available to MSDN Universal…

  25. Rob Caron shares some good news:

    Initially, the VPC download [VPC Available on MSDN Subscriber Downloads]…

  26. Chris Menegay – Am I off my rocker?

    Chris discusses his vision of VSTS, in response to Jeremy Miller’s…

  27. attila says:

    in my machine worked with 512 MB too ..

  28. Don Stuber says:

    Where is it? I have MSDN Universal, but I can’t find the Team System VPC. I tried "Developer Tools > Visual Studio 2005" and several other areas, all to no avail. TIA

  29. HR says:

    Now all I need is a virtual bank account to buy a PC with 2GB of RAM and Dual Processors and at least 2 SATA hard drives, forget the minimum config 🙁

  30. Buck Hodges says:

    Someone recently asked me whether there is a VPC image available for Team System and Team Foundation.

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