Visual Studio 2010: Logging in

I downloaded Visual Studio 2010 CTP a week ago. I fiddled around with it for about 30 minutes, trying to login to the accounts provided by the preview.
From the download site:

The following logon accounts and passwords have been preconfigured on the VPC:
Administrator: TFSSETUP, password: 1Setuptfs (use this account to explore the CTP)
Administrator: Administrator,password: P2ssw0rd
User: TFSREPORTS, password: 1Reports
User: TFSSERVICE, password: 1Service

The passwords weren’t working for me, so I mixed them up. Finally, I gave up.

Today, I took a break from reading for my Winter Intercession course, and decided to run the Visual Studio 2010 image again. I realized Virtual PC had start it up with numlock on. Because I’m using a notebook PC, it’s easy to forget that the right half of the keyboard doubles as a numeric keypad with numlock. So, I turned numlock off, and I was able to log in.

I can’t wait for Visual Studio 2010 to be released. I especially like the WiX integration. Sure, WiX offers the same integration for Visual Studio 2008, but it’s nice to see Microsoft attempting to make installers less of a hassle for developers. It took me about a week of researching different installers to finally settle on WiX. When I get a chance, I’m going to look into custom actions using Powershell to retrieve version numbers and edit localization files with updated versions.

Now, I guess it’s back to coursework.

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