Brian Randell has been hard at work putting together a holiday surprise we all will enjoy.  New Virtual PC/Server and Hyper-V images with VSTS and TFS and a 12/31/2009 expiration date.

Please see his blog post for the full details - I will re-post a little here.

 http://www.pluralsight.com/community/blogs/brian/archive/2008/12/24/happy-holidays-and-look-what-santa-s-brought.aspx

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As part of the refresh and extending the expiration date, I’ve updated the images to include the following (naturally some items only appear in the “all-up” images):

  • the latest virtual machine additions or integration services components
  • all of the latest Windows Updates as of December 1, 2008
  • Team Foundation Server 2008 SP1
  • Visual Studio 2008 Team Suite SP1
  • Team System Web Access 2008 SP1
  • Team Foundation Power Tools, October 2008 update
  • the latest MSSCCI provider
  • Team Explorer 2005 (this allows you to work with TFS from Visual Studio 2005 which is installed so that you can edit and customize TFS reports)
  • the GDR for the product formally known as Visual Studio 2008 Database Edition (aka Data Dude)
  • current Process Explorer, Process Monitor, and Background Info

Naturally at this point, you’re wondering, where are the goods? Here they are:

The Virtual PC 2007/Virtual Server 2005 R2 compatible images provide VMC files for Virtual PC 2007 SP1 and Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 Update. The VMC file that ends in –V7 is for Virtual PC and the one that ends in –R2 is for, well, Virtual Server.

The Hyper-V downloads only contain the VHD. You’ll need to configure them yourself. I wanted to make it as easy as possible.