How to: Install Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 Offline

Now available: How to: Install Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 Offline (updated version of the content below) Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 is now available for download. You’ll find that only a web installer is provided, which means you need to be online to install it as it acquires the necessary packages for your installed product at…


Free Download: MSDN Library

Starting with the May 2006 release, MSDN Library is freely available for download from Microsoft Downloads. Previously, the Library was only available for download to MSDN subscribers. For the latest release, search Microsoft Downloads for “MSDN Library”. Update: As of October 31, 2010, the latest release available for Visual Studio 2008 is: MSDN Library for Visual…


A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Visual Studio 2005 Team System, Part I

Part I – Evolving Visual Studio (Part II) Lisez cet article en Français. Leggi questo articolo in Italiano. Lea este articulo en Español. 請看繁體中文版。 Прочитайте эту статью на русском языке. Hier finden Sie den Artikel auf Deutsch.  请看简体中文版。 한국어로 내용 보기. First, let’s take a look at the Visual Studio .NET 2003 product line to…


VSTS December CTP Now Available on MSDN

Visual Studio 2005 CTP – December 2004 – DVD (English) is now propagating to the MSDN Subscriber Downloads servers. Here are some visual guides for installing: Two-Computer Install (including Domain Controller) Three-Computer Install (plus Domain Controller)


Accessing Team Foundation Server Remotely

Team Foundation client applications, such as Team Explorer, access Team Foundation Server functionality through a collection of Web services hosted on Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0. The initial RTM release of Team Foundation Server only supports Integrated Windows Authentication, which allows clients to use their Windows credentials to access this functionality.   Integrated Windows Authentication…


Upgrading to Team Foundation Server RC

As you may have guessed from my previous post (Team Foundation Installation Guide RC), the release of Team Foundation Server Release Candidate is imminent. In fact, it should be available for download from MSDN Subscriber Downloads sometime tomorrow (Tuesday, February 7). If you are using Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Refresh in a production environment under…


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…


A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Team Foundation Server Workgroup Edition

Those who have Team Suite (or one of the role-based Team Editions) with MSDN Premium subscription will soon be able to download Team Foundation Server Workgroup Edition. This edition of Team Foundation Server only differs from Team Foundation Server Standard Edition in one fundamental way – you can only have five users accessing it. To support larger teams,…


A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Visual Studio 2008, Part I

When you download and install Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2, you may notice that some of the product names have changed for this release. On the Help menu in Team Suite, click About and you’ll find that many of the products in Team System have a new name. Since we released Visual Studio 2005, we’ve…


How to: Install Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 Offline

UPDATE (June 26): Visual Studio 2012 Update 3 now available, which includes Update 2 UPDATE (May 3): Announcing availability of ISOs for Visual Studio Updates Just an update to note that the steps outlined in my earlier post, How to: Install Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 Offline, are still valid for Update 2. The only difference…