December Community Tech Preview (CTP) of Visual Studio Team System is available for download
Rob Caron already announced this on his awesome Team System blog – but he’s posted a few very important related posts that I want to collect together because you should read them all before installing…
Visual Studio 2005 CTP - December 2004 - DVD (English) is now propagating to the MSDN Subscriber Downloads servers.
Note that it’s a huge download, so I suggest you go there right now, start downloading and have it waiting for you when you get back from the holidays…
Rob also linked to a very useful article on how to use domain controllers with Virtual Server. Getting the domain controller working well was one of the big problems with the previous Team System CTP – and Rob speaks from experience.
Finally here are Rob’s thoughts on what a CTP is and why it isn’t a beta. And the most important quote from his post:
Please, please, please read the Team Foundation Installation Guide before you install Team Foundation Server.
Have a great holiday.