I have been using the Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 Virtual PC version to test out the new features. I get the VPC to save install time and configuration. I get it and go.
But on my home connection, it took a long time to download. Brian Keller has written a blog entry that describes how to make downloading VPCs easier.
Keller describes how to use Free Download Manager to make a batch downloads. Using his technique you can download any of the following:
- Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 Team Suite Only
- Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 Team Suite AND Team Foundation Server
- VSTS "Rosario" Aug 08 CTP