Friday, August 02, 2013

Visual Studio 2013 ALM and HOL VM now available...

Brian Keller - Visual Studio 2013 Application Lifecycle Management Virtual Machine and Hands-on-Labs / Demo Scripts

The Visual Studio 2013 Preview ALM Virtual Machine is available for download along with 3 hands-on-labs / demo scripts which introduce some of the new ALM capabilities which have been added in this release. In future iterations of this VM we will be adding additional hands-on-labs and demo scripts.

You can download and install the previews of Visual Studio 2013 (and Team Foundation Server 2013, .NET Framework 4.5.1, etc.). But if you would like a fast way to understand what is new for application lifecycle management in this release, this virtual machine is pre-configured with all of the necessary software and sample data for you.

Some important notes about this virtual machine:

  • This is a Hyper-V virtual machine and works with Windows Server 2008 x64, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows 8 (with SLAT-capable processors), Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2....
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This virtual machine is configured with:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard Evaluation
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate 2013 Preview
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013 Preview
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)
  • Microsoft Visio Professional 2013
  • Microsoft InRelease Server and Deployers
  • Sample users and data required to support hands-on-lab scripts which accompany this download and exercise 3 new ALM scenarios.

There are 3 hands-on-labs for you to take a scripted approach towards learning this content. These labs double as demo scripts in case you want to show off these features to others:

New features in Visual Studio 2013:

    If you are looking for even more hands-on-labs and demo scripts, be sure to check out our other ALM virtual machines at We will build more hands-on-labs and demo scripts for Visual Studio 2013 over time. ...

    If you want to get your hands on a full and complete local VM/VHD of VS2013, Brian Keller has got your back (and VM)...


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