Download Visual Studio 11 ALM Virtual Machine and Hands-on Labs

Microsoft announced that you can now get a Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview ALM Virtual Machine with 6 hands-on-labs and demo scripts. This marks an exciting milestone in our journey towards RTM.This virtual machine is configured with:Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard EditionMicrosoft SQL Server 2008 R2Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Ultimate Developer PreviewMicrosoft Team Foundation […]

Microsoft announced that you can now get a Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview ALM Virtual Machine with 6 hands-on-labs and demo scripts. This marks an exciting milestone in our journey towards RTM.

This virtual machine is configured with:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Ultimate Developer Preview
  • Microsoft Team Foundation Server 11 Developer Preview
  • Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010
  • Microsoft Project 2010
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2010 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Sample users and data required to support hands-on-lab scripts which accompany this download and exercise some of the new Visual Studio 11 application lifecycle management capabilities introduced in this release

Please note the following limitations with this virtual machine:

  • Windows is configured to set the system clock to September 14 every time you start this virtual machine. This is to support the project management hands-on-lab. If you want to work with this virtual machine beyond the specific hands-on-labs scenarios, you will need to disable the Set Date and Time task (Task Scheduler -> Task Scheduler Library -> Set Date and Time -> Right-Click -> Disable).
  • Please take a few minutes to read the attached "Working with…" document for some important instructions for properly importing and working with this virtual machine.
  • This is a Hyper-V virtual machine and was tested to work with Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. Brian also notes: "Soon I'll be trying this with Windows 8 now that Windows 8 officially supports Hyper-V, but for you brave early adopters this experience is currently untested."

The hands-on-labs, which double as demo scripts, include the following:

The files above are included in the download set below, so you don't have to follow the individual links above if you plan on batch downloading all of the files in this set.

1. Download and install Free Download Manager. This utility provides:
- Auto-resume support for interrupted downloads.
- Multiple simultaneous download streams for (usually) a much faster download experience.
- As the name implies, it's completely free.
2. Select the URL's below and copy (CTRL+C) them to your clipboard.
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http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/9/2/A9253B14-5F23-4BC8-9C7E-F5199DB5F831/Agile Project Management in Team Foundation Server 11.docx
http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/9/2/A9253B14-5F23-4BC8-9C7E-F5199DB5F831/Building the Right Software - Generating Storyboards and Collecting Stakeholder Feedback with Visual Studio 11.docx
http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/9/2/A9253B14-5F23-4BC8-9C7E-F5199DB5F831/Diagnosing Issues in Production with IntelliTrace and Visual Studio 11.docx
http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/9/2/A9253B14-5F23-4BC8-9C7E-F5199DB5F831/Exploratory Testing and Other Enhancements in Microsoft Test Manager 11.docx
http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/9/2/A9253B14-5F23-4BC8-9C7E-F5199DB5F831/Making Developers More Productive with Team Foundation Server 11.docx
http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/9/2/A9253B14-5F23-4BC8-9C7E-F5199DB5F831/Unit Testing with Visual Studio 11 - MSTest, NUnit, xUnit.net, and Code Clone.docx
http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/9/2/A9253B14-5F23-4BC8-9C7E-F5199DB5F831/VisualStudio11ALMDeveloperPreview.part01.exe
http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/9/2/A9253B14-5F23-4BC8-9C7E-F5199DB5F831/VisualStudio11ALMDeveloperPreview.part02.rar
http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/9/2/A9253B14-5F23-4BC8-9C7E-F5199DB5F831/VisualStudio11ALMDeveloperPreview.part03.rar
http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/9/2/A9253B14-5F23-4BC8-9C7E-F5199DB5F831/VisualStudio11ALMDeveloperPreview.part04.rar
http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/9/2/A9253B14-5F23-4BC8-9C7E-F5199DB5F831/VisualStudio11ALMDeveloperPreview.part05.rar
http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/9/2/A9253B14-5F23-4BC8-9C7E-F5199DB5F831/VisualStudio11ALMDeveloperPreview.part06.rar
http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/9/2/A9253B14-5F23-4BC8-9C7E-F5199DB5F831/VisualStudio11ALMDeveloperPreview.part07.rar
http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/9/2/A9253B14-5F23-4BC8-9C7E-F5199DB5F831/VisualStudio11ALMDeveloperPreview.part08.rar
http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/9/2/A9253B14-5F23-4BC8-9C7E-F5199DB5F831/VisualStudio11ALMDeveloperPreview.part09.rar
http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/9/2/A9253B14-5F23-4BC8-9C7E-F5199DB5F831/VisualStudio11ALMDeveloperPreview.part10.rar
http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/9/2/A9253B14-5F23-4BC8-9C7E-F5199DB5F831/VisualStudio11ALMDeveloperPreview.part11.rar
http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/9/2/A9253B14-5F23-4BC8-9C7E-F5199DB5F831/VisualStudio11ALMDeveloperPreview.part12.rar
http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/9/2/A9253B14-5F23-4BC8-9C7E-F5199DB5F831/VisualStudio11ALMDeveloperPreview.part13.rar
http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/9/2/A9253B14-5F23-4BC8-9C7E-F5199DB5F831/VisualStudio11ALMDeveloperPreview.part14.rar
http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/9/2/A9253B14-5F23-4BC8-9C7E-F5199DB5F831/Working with the Visual Studio 11 ALM Developer Preview Virtual Machine.docx
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3. Launch the user interface for Free Download Manager (either from the Start Menu or via the system tray icon if FDM is already running).
4. Click File -> Import -> Import List of URLs from Clipboard.
5. When prompted for a download group, accept the default and click OK.
6. You are now free to minimize Free Download Manager while the files download. By default, they will be saved to c:\downloads.
7. Expand the files and self-extracting RAR set and see the "Working with…" document for more instructions.

[Via: Brian Keller]