Have been wanting to have a look at the new Visual Studio “Orcas” product – ie. the NEXT version of Visual Studio.
More info about Visual Studio Future Versions.
The January-2007 CTP release is now available – as an install’er – or (for the first time) as an entire VM.
In order to run the VM, you need to download about 4 GB of zip files – as well as a “base image” – which is just over 1 GB.
After sourcing the 4 GB of files from someone at work, I still had to grab the 1.1 GB “Visual Studio Code Name Orcas Base Image“.
But – thanks to OptusNet “cable” – I grabbed this in under 2 hours (!)
Check out some of these KB/S ratings – fastest I’ve ever seen.