The Visual Studio 2008 Rhythm Training VPC is a sample VPC with latest tools and frameworks from Microsoft. I found it pretty usefull if you have to make presentation or just play with the tools. This VPC does not contain TFS. A separate VPC with TFS 2008 installation will be released soon.

All programs in the VPC are patched with all updates as of 11 December 2007.

NOTE: This VPC images will expire on March 8, 2008.

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.

To login to the VPC, use the following username and password:

UserName: administrator
Password: pass@word1

The VPC takes about 15GB space.


UPDATE: There are new VPC images that will expire on 31st Dec 2008.

Username: TFSSETUP, password: P2ssw0rd

“This virtual machine is running Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, SP2. It contains a full installation of Team Foundation Server 2008, Team Build 2008, Team Explorer 2008, Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite and all necessary prerequisites. In addition, it has been updated with Office 2007 SP1, current Windows Updates as of March 25, 2008, and the December Release of the TFS Power Tools. Team Foundation Server is installed in workgroup authentication mode and thus does not require a domain controller. “

A separate downloadable set of 38 hands on labs and sample data is available also.