CRxyz118

I have MSDN Professional account. I don't know why I cannot see Orcas Beta 1 ISO in the available list.


Re: Visual Studio 2008 (Pre-release) Install and Setup Why can't I see the Orcas ISO download in MSDN subscriber downloads?

Alan Cobb

I have the same question. I just checked and I can't find the Orcas Beta 1 ISO either.

Alan





Re: Visual Studio 2008 (Pre-release) Install and Setup Why can't I see the Orcas ISO download in MSDN subscriber downloads?

Alan Cobb

Hi,

This is an update as of 2007-04-23 Monday 2PM - California time.

I contacted the MSDN subscriber "Online Concierge Chat" system. The guy said that Pro subscribers _should_ be able to download the Orcas Beta 1 ISOs from MSDN subscriber downloads under Developer Tools. He could see it, but I still couldn't.

The only remaining option was to put in a problem report to the URL below. That's what I did. They are supposed to get back to you in 24 hours with an email:

https://support.microsoft.com/common/survey.aspx scid=sw;en;1226&showpage=1&ws=msdn&sd=msdn&pa=msdndownloads

Alan Cobb






Re: Visual Studio 2008 (Pre-release) Install and Setup Why can't I see the Orcas ISO download in MSDN subscriber downloads?

Alan Cobb

Here is another update. Today (2007-04-24) found this:
http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx PostID=303211#303211

" Hi - the Express ISO's should be available as of tonight.
The VSTS, VSPro, and TFS ISO's should be available in the next day or two.
Thank you,
Carol"

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After using the Virtual PC image of Orcas Beta 1 for the last several days the performance of that is pretty good, at least for experimentation. I still want the ISOs though so I can do a native install.


Alan Cobb






Re: Visual Studio 2008 (Pre-release) Install and Setup Why can't I see the Orcas ISO download in MSDN subscriber downloads?

rjcox

Is now available on MSDN downloads.




Re: Visual Studio 2008 (Pre-release) Install and Setup Why can't I see the Orcas ISO download in MSDN subscriber downloads?

Jeremy51

Yeah....I can still only see the VPC version.



Re: Visual Studio 2008 (Pre-release) Install and Setup Why can't I see the Orcas ISO download in MSDN subscriber downloads?

Alan Cobb

Hi Jeremy51,

Now today (2007-04-25) for the first time I can see the Orcas Beta 1 ISO images on MSDN subscriber downloads. I have a Pro subscription. I'm downloading the Team Suite DVD ISO image as I'm writing this.

Look under Developer Tools / Visual Studio Codename Orcas. I can see a 5.4GB DVD ISO for the Pro version and a 5.9GB DVD ISO for the Team Suite version. They also have the Virtual PC version of the Team Suite.

I haven't personally read the cautions in the release notes yet (the download isn't done yet), but there are of course risks doing a direct install of a beta product instead of using the isolated Virtual PC version. So don't install the beta ISOs on a production machine.

Alan Cobb