Lab Management is now Available

X163488202_3D_LeftYou’ve been waiting for it for months.  You’ve been wondering how much it will cost.  Wait no more!

VS Lab Management is now available via MSDN.  So if you have Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN or Visual Studio Test Professional 2010 with MSDN, you can use the Visual Studio 2010 Lab Management 2010 Deployment Guide on MSDN Subscriber Downloads to set up Lab Management.

See “Getting Started with Lab Management” for more details, but here’s a quick blurb on Lab Management:

Microsoft’s Visual Studio Lab Management solution extends the existing Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management platform to enable integrated Hyper-V based virtual machine management. Lab Management automates complex build-deploy-test workflows to optimize the build process, decrease risk and accelerate your time to market. Organizations can reduce development and testing costs associated with setup, tear down and restoration of virtual environments to a known state. Lab Management streamlines the collaboration between development, QA and operations to help organizations achieve a higher ROI and realize the benefits of Microsoft’s entire ALM solution. Lab Management enables testers to file rich bugs with links to environment snapshots, which enable developers to quickly debug complex environments.

If you wish to evaluate Lab Management, you can download the trial (available here) or a fully-configured Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V based virtual machine (available here).