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

Most of us have been testing the Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 VPC images.

Microsoft has announced 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,

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

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