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Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 Virtual PC (VPC) images to expire on Nov 1st

October 27th, 2007 by Jabez Gan [MVP]

For users who downloaded the VPC of VS2008 Beta 2 from MSDN, please be noted that the VPCs will expire on Nov 1st, instead of March 15, 2008 as announced originally.

It is best that you start to backup and move your Team Foundation Server data to an alternative source. For instructions on how to move, please refer to the article http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms404879(vs.90).aspx from the MSDN Library.

Some FAQ you might have:

FAQ

Q. Will my data be available after November 1, 2007?A.This is still being researched, however, currently the understanding is that customers will NOT be able to access their date after November 1st unless the data is moved to an alternate installation location.

Q. Can I reset my system date to re-enable the OS image?A.Again there is still research being done, however, from the current understanding of the problem resetting the system date back DOES NOT re-enable the OS image.

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