I’ve had a few questions about the expiry date of VM images. The Refresh 2 image that was sent out last year doesn’t expiry until the 15th of November 2010 so you have a while to use that.
If you are using the Refresh 1 or original RTM image is out of date and if you are at the state that it is shutting down you should use the Refresh 2 image that is on partnersouce and customersource.
The date listed on the customersouce notes that the Refresh 2 images expires on Jun1. This page should be updated in a couple of days to the November 15th 2010.
(Original post at http://blogs.msdn.com/lcash)