Thursday, April 19, 2007

new IE6 and IE7 VPC images available

A couple of days ago the IE Team at Microsoft announced the release of two new (free) Windows XP SP2 Virtual PC images for testing web applications. These images refresh the previous testing images and like their predecessors expire in three months (August 2007). The IE7 image is actually new to this refresh, so now you can choose to leave IE6 installed on your main box and do your IE7 testing on Virtual PC (or remove IE altogether and just use VPC- your call).

One thing this IE post brought to my attention that had slipped under my radar is that now Virtual PC 2007 is freely available for download. So if you're like me and still running Virtual PC 2004, take this weekend (while you anxiously wait for Q1 on Monday) and upgrade to the latest freeware from Microsoft.