MSDN Pre-Configured Virtual Machine Images

24. October 2006 08:30 by Jaguilar in General  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)

If you are a MSDN subscriber, you have access to Virtual Machine images that are preconfigured with most Microsoft’s products:

MSDN Subscribers have access to a series of Virtual Images containing a fully functional installation of Windows Server 2003, SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite, and Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server. These Virtual Images are a benefit of your MSDN subscription and are available for download from the MSDN Subscriber download area.

I copied the paragraph above from Visual Studio’s Evaluation page. You do need to have an MSDN subscription to access these images. They are a great way to evaluate Microsoft’s products without commiting a physical machine to the evaluation, or having to spend time installing and configuring a server.

This is another great example of how virtualization is making our lives easier!