The Visual Studio 2010 Lab Management functionality is now available for download. Earlier this month, we announced that Lab Management will not be sold as a separate, but instead will be available to Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN and Visual Studio Test Professional with MSDN subscribers.
Microsoft’s Visual Studio Lab Management solution extends the existing Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management platform to enable integrated Hyper-V based virtual machine management. Lab Management automates complex build-deploy-test workflows to optimize the build process, decrease risk and accelerate your time to market. Organizations can reduce development and testing costs associated with setup, tear down and restoration of virtual environments to a known state. Lab Management streamlines the collaboration between development, QA and operations to help organizations achieve a higher ROI and realize the benefits of Microsoft’s entire ALM solution. Lab Management enables testers to file rich bugs with links to environment snapshots, which enable developers to quickly debug complex environments.
Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN or Visual Studio Test Professional 2010 with MSDN subscribers can use the Visual Studio 2010 Lab Management 2010 Deployment Guide on MSDN Subscriber Downloads to set up Lab Management.
Evaluating Lab Management
Customers who wish to evaluate Lab Management can download the trial (available here) or a fully-configured Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V based virtual machine (available here).
· Visual Studio Lab Management Information
· Visual Studio Lab Management Trial and Instructions
· Visual Studio Lab Management Setup Videos
· Microsoft Virtualization VHD Test Drive Program and VHD Download
· Visual Studio Lab Management’s Team Blog and Getting Started Guide
· System Centre Virtual Machine Manager Blog and Installation Guide