Thursday, December 24, 2009

Heard from someone about the just released VS2010 B2 VM’s? Would like to get them but hate downloading them via the web site? Brian Keller has a download solution for you (and 7 Hands-on Labs too!)

Brian Keller: Technical Evangelist for Team System - Now Available: Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Virtual Machines with Sample Data


We also have a preliminary set of 7 hands-on labs (which also double as demo scripts) that you can go through with this VM, with more in the works. Note that each lab/demo is designed to work in isolation from the other labs/demos, so be sure to have a rollback strategy in place (VPC undo disk / Hyper-V snapshots) prior to working on a lab/demo. To download these labs please visit (you can click on “Download as ZIP file” to grab everything at once). These labs will be making their way into a refresh of the Visual Studio 2010 Training Kit soon. The “Working with the Visual Studio 2010 Virtual Machine” document is a work in progress and will be updated in the coming days, but for now it should have everything you need to get started. Any questions, just ask… feedback on these labs/demos is welcome!

I suggest using a download manager for these files since they are very large. My download manager of choice is Free Download Manager. You can use your own favorite download manager, but you may need to adapt the instructions below as appropriate.

  1. Download and install Free Download Manager. This utility provides:
    • Auto-resume support for interrupted downloads.
    • Multiple simultaneous download streams for (usually) a much faster download experience.
    • As the name implies, it's completely free.
  2. Select the appropriate URL’s depending on your preferred virtualization platform and copy (CTRL+C) them to your clipboard.



Nice! Two rock’n tips for the price of one blog post read… ;)


Related Past Post XRef:
Visual Studio 2010 B2 VM’s - The virtual machines have arrived with Hyper-V, Virtual PC 2007 and Windows Virtual PC flavors
VS2010/.Net 4 release date slips and we get a public RC in February to make up for it (and I’m okay with it)
Visual Studio 2010/.Net 4.0 B2 now available via MSDN Subscribers Download, new SKU names (Ultimate, Premium, Express Combo) and VS2010 launch dates announced
VSTS/TFS2010 Beta 2 coming “real soon” and will have a “Go Live” license (i.e. Now’s the time to start getting ready…)

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