There are several positive comments in response to the VPC release of VSTS.
http://www.tlmii.net/cs/blogs/iis_musings/archive/2005/07/22/43.aspx“Now this has got to be one of the most brilliant beta testing concepts i've seen in a while.”
http://samgentile.com/blog/archive/2005/07/22/31858.aspx “Yes!!!! This is the only way to go with VSTS saving your marriage and your weekends.”
http://blogs.msdn.com/sspotts/archive/2005/07/22/441936.aspx “This is great! Now you don't have to install the tools to do a test drive. Maybe the developer community could develop custom scripts for hands-on labs that can be shared with others since a standard base VPC image is now available. That would be a great way to help others learn the cool stuff you dig into yourself.”
http://geekswithblogs.net/ehammersley/archive/2005/07/23/48090.aspx“Honestly I love this idea and believe MS should start doing this for other “larger” betas. VSTS is somewhat of a pain to install although easier than Beta 1 the Beta 2 bits will still give you fits. This makes it nice and easy.”
http://devauthority.com/blogs/joeydotnet/archive/2005/07/22/298.aspx “This is a great thing for those who haven't taken Team System for a spin because of the time and resources needed for installation and configuration. No excuses now, so what are you waiting for? Go download it! =)”
http://kapoorsolutions.com/reblogger/aspdotnetnewspost6152.aspx “This really does rock. Good job Microsoft.”
The question of the day: Does anyone see the downside? What if only VPC images where released for CTPs?