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When will Microsoft provide the next WSS Developer VPC Image?

I’ve been worrying about when and if Microsoft is going to update their WSS Developer VPC image. The one they published last year is still available here:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1beeac6f-2ea1-4769-9948-74a74bd604fa&displaylang=en

…and yet it just expired.

Unfortunately I recommended to a lot of folks (at a dnug presentation, and here: http://dkitchen.net/blog/?p=166) that they would do well to develop on this image. I recalled proudly that last year, Microsoft freshened the VPC image from the previous year, so “certainly they can be counted on to do the same this year.”

Oops.

My apologies to any trusting friends and colleagues. I’m just another sorry, trusting soul out there along with the rest of you.

UPDATE:

Here it is:

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=27417

It’s got SP2010, VS2010, Exchange2010, etc. etc.

Got 100 Gigs? Enjoy!