RTM of Lab Management for Visual Studio 2010 finally out!

Initially Lab Management 2010 was supposed to be shipped with the 2010 Wave of the Microsof’s ALM offer. However, the product being at its first version (then very young), Microsoft decided to push the release date in order to make it as good as people wanted it to be (honestly it was a good call). The final version came out as an update of the TFS/Visual Studio bits release in April. You have to apply it on the client and server side. Check out the KB Article here and download the update there. It’s highly recommended to install this update even if you don’t use Lab Management capabilities because it includes all the QFEs and some minor fixes/improvements released up to this day.

Welcome to the Team Lab world!

The beta 1 of Visual Studio 2010 and Team System kicked out few weeks ago. As you may know it’s a major release of the Microsoft’s development tools. Most of the product were already existing in the previous version and was greatly improved (now you want Team Architect, don’t you?). There’s one new tool: Microsoft Team & Lab Manager, formally known as Camano. I won’t do an overview of it but for those who are interested to setup Team Lab for demo or testing purpose, this post may be useful. So what you need to get Team Lab installed: A Windows Server 2008 x64 with Hyper-V activated. The server must be a member of an Active Directory domain and should be able to connect to it anytime. System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008. Team Foundation Server 2010 beta 1. So the prerequisites are quite significant, if you plan to install it on a single computer, beware that it’s a not an easy task. It can be done, but still, not easy! Everything on a laptop for roaming demonstrations! Being a consultant is sometime tough, because you best pal weights 4pds and is not as powerful as you wished. Still being […]