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New TFS 2008 VPC Images are available

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Published Tuesday, October 30, 2007 9:34 AM by andyleonard

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Matt said:

Do these images really expire 3 days after they are released (Oct 29 - Nov 1) ?

October 30, 2007 10:15 AM

andyleonard said:

Hi Matt,

  No, and I apologize if I gave that impression.

  The problem with the old images (released a few months back) was they expire 1 Nov 2007. The expiration wasn't a real problem - the problem was the accompanying documentation incorrectly stated the images were valid through 15 Mar 2008.

  The updated images correct this early expiration issue. So far as I know, the new images expire 15 Mar 2007.

  One thing to note: Even when they do expire you can still work with the VPCs. The VPC simply nags you when you log in - letting you know you have an hour to complete your work. My understanding is it shuts down every hour, but I have not verified this.

  You could conceivably restart the VPC every hour and continue working in this limited fashion but it doesn't sound like any fun. :|

  Hope this helps and clarifies my post.

:{> Andy

October 30, 2007 11:07 AM

Matt said:

>Hope this helps and clarifies my post.

Yes, assuming you meant "the new images expire 15 Mar *2008*" ;)

October 30, 2007 12:47 PM

andyleonard said:

Hi Matt,

  Doh! Yes, that's what I meant. I'm not sure that's when they expire, I know that's when the previous VPCs were supposed to expire.

:{> Andy

October 30, 2007 2:11 PM

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