Thursday, December 13, 2007

Download This! - Learn Visual Studio 2008

A cool new way to learn and try VS 2008. Now available from Microsoft is a Virtual Machine called "Rhythm Training":
The Visual Studio 2008 Rhythm Training VPC contains a pre-configured installation of Windows Server 2003, Visual Studio 2008 Team Suite, and the Visual Studio 2008 Training Kit. The training kit includes 20 hands-on-labs, 28 presentations, and 20 scripted demos for
technologies such as LINQ, C# 3.0, Visual Basic 9, WCF, WF, WPF, ASP.NET Ajax, VSTO, the .NET Compact Framework, and more.

This virtual machine does not have anti-virus installed. It should not be connected to a public network. In addition, the operating system and programs installed were patched with all updates as of December 11, 2007. If you use the included VMC configuration files, you will find networking is not enabled.

Time Limit
This virtual machine has a time limit. The virtual machine will stop working and require activation on March 8, 2008.

What’s Installed
This virtual machine is running Windows Server 2003, Office 2007 Enterprise, and Visual Studio 2008 Team Suite (90-day trial).

Download it here, and download VPC 2007 here (free).

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