"I have received several great emails from people who have tried the Visual Studio 11 ALM Virtual Machine and the accompanying hands-on-labs / demo scripts. Thanks for all of the positive feedback!
I also know that for some people, a Hyper-V virtual machine like this one can be a bit hard to get started with. You might not have the requisite hardware and Windows Server hosting environment, or sometimes you just want to quickly demonstrate one of these capabilities to a colleague or user group without the overhead of booting into the virtual machine. For this reason, I have just published a set of DemoMates for each of the 6 ALM hands-on-labs / demo scripts I published last month.
You can run these DemoMates online, or if you plan on using these in an environment where you might not always have Internet access then I suggest installing the offline version.
Agile Project Management in Team Foundation Server 11
Building the Right Software - Generating Storyboards and Collecting Stakeholder Feedback with Visual Studio 11
Diagnosing Issues in Production with IntelliTrace and Visual Studio 11
Exploratory Testing and Other Enhancements in Microsoft Test Manager 11
Making Developers More Productive with Team Foundation Server 11
Unit Testing with Visual Studio 11 - MSTest, NUnit, xUnit.net, and Code Clone
Kudo's to Brian to listening (to me whine... since I was one of those "hard to Hyper-V, there a version of the VM I can run on my Win7 box" people ;)
While these demo's are pre-recorded and non-interactive, they are still a cool means of checking out these HOL's. DemoMate is much cooler than a web/video cast since you have a good bit of control over the presentation and flow. Seeing the notes or not, the pointer or not, the speed of the presentation, it's navigation, forward/back, is task/step based and not just time based, etc.
Here a couple snaps;