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?