I am using a Visual Studio Team System 2008 / Team Foundation Server 2008 VPC (Trial) published by Microsoft from last December 2008 and now i was little worried as it suppose to expire on tomorrow 31st December, 2009. Even I planned to make my own VPC on this weekend so that i can continue my work on VSTS 2008. But today morning my friend Aviraj Ajagekar gave me a good news via his blog, Microsoft Released New VPC of VSTS 2008 SP1 and TFS 2008 SP1 with all new updates and tools for another 1 year Trial period,
here are details about this New VPC…
you can download this VPC file from Microsoft Download Center… this time they released VPC image in 2 format. as one classical Microsoft Virtual PC compatible and other one is Hyper-V compatible. check following links to download it.
DOWNLOAD HYPER-V IMAGES
DOWNLOAD VIRTUAL PC IMAGES (Required Software: Virtual PC 2007 SP1 or Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1)
This virtual machine is running Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, SP2. It contains a full installation of Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server SP1, Team Build 2008 SP1, Team Explorer 2008 SP1, Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite SP1 and all necessary prerequisites. In addition, it has been updated with Office 2007 SP1, current Windows Updates as of December 1, 2008, the October 2008 Release of the TFS Power Tools, Team System Web Access 2008 SP1, and the Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider. Team Foundation Server is installed in workgroup authentication mode and thus does not require a domain controller.
This release also contains 38 hands-on labs and sample data. Please examine C:\MSLabs inside the VPC image.
also note This image will expire January 31, 2011.