The VHD Test Drive team has posted new images for download on Microsoft Connect. I guess many of you have been waiting for this. We just finished uploading the first 2 Vista images. Yeah, that's right, Vista. The first image is our Vista base image. Vista Enterprise. The second image - also Vista based - is Vista Enterprise plus VSTS. How's that?  

Currently we provide a total of 6 different images that can be enhanced by ISV partners with own applications and made available for free for test and evaluation purposes.

Here's the complete list of images:

  1. Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition (BASE)
  2. (BASE) + SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition
  3. (BASE) + Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006 Standard Edition
  4. (BASE) + Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 + Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 with SP1 Standard Edition
  5. (BASE) + Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition + Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
  6. (BASE) + Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 Beta 2
  7. VISTA ENTERPRISE
  8. VISTA ENTERPRISE + Visual Studio Team Suite (VSTS)

While images on Microsoft Connect are meant for ISV partners, a similar set of VHD images is available for MSDN and TechNet subscribers for testing.

Partners learn more about VHD Test Drive here: