Sunday, October 28, 2007

* Alert : Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 VPC expiring before time

If you are using Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 VPC, its time for some urgent action. Instead of VPC expiring on 15/March/2008 as announced earlier, it will expire on 1/Nov/2007. Here is the official information received :


Many of you may be testing the Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 VPC images,  It has been brought to our attention that the current Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 VPC images will expire on November 1, 2007, rather than March 15, 2008 as originally announced.  It is strongly encouraged that you take all necessary steps before November 1, 2007 to back up all your projects and move your Team Foundation Server data to an alternate location.  For instructions on moving your TFS data please refer to the article Moving Team Foundation Server,, located on the MSDN Library.

For the latest information and up to date information on this please refer to the Visual Studio Developer Center,

A short Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is listed below:


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.

If we have any further information to share will be sure to let you know.


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