Thursday, January 24, 2008

Microsoft BI Demo VPC 5.1

You better have a monster machine on which to run this: Microsoft has released a new Business Intelligence sample VPC.  The .vmc is set to use 1GB when you first install it, I would recommend bumping to 1.5GB - I tried 2GB and it was a still sluggish on my laptop.  Might want to throw it on a spare server if you have one.

It is a big download, but definitely worth it if you want to have a VPC available for "playing around" with any of the Microsoft BI tools without having to go through the trouble of deploying MOSS, etc. on a VPC.

Download Part 1 (3.5GB)
Download Part 2 (1GB)

From the readme, here is the list of software that is installed and fully configured:

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7
Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007
Microsoft Office Visio 2007
Microsoft Office Project 2007
Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007
Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2007
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 w/ Service Pack 1
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 w/ Service Pack 2 (w/ SSIS, SSAS, SSRS)
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Data Mining Add-ins
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SharePoint Integration Add-in
ProClarity Analytics Server 6.3
ProClarity Dashboard Server 6.3
ProClarity Desktop Professional 6.3
ProClarity Web Professional 6.3
Microsoft PerformancePoint Planning Server 2007
Microsoft PerformancePoint Monitoring Server 2007
Microsoft PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer
Microsoft PerformancePoint Planning Add-In for Excel
Microsoft PerformancePoint Planning Business Modeler
Project REAL Reference Implementation
SoftArtisans OfficeWriter 3.8.1 and Designer
BI Demo Files
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Samples
Microsoft SQL Server BI Metadata Samples
Performance Point Planning Samples/Labs
Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office Second Edition


Bobby said...

How do I configure the VPC to a Windows 2008?

Josh Robinson said...

Bobby - not sure 100% what you are asking, but if you want to configure the VPC with the Hyper-V built into Windows 2008, I suspect that you can just snag the .VHD file from the Microsoft BI Demo VPC and build a new Hyper-V VPC using it as the base.

Anonymous said...

I downloaded it but don't see the SharePoint Designer 2007 in it. How do I access it in this VPC?

Anonymous said...

Can I use the VPC from my VISTA Home Premium ?

Josh Robinson said...

I imagine that you can use this VPC on Vista Home Premium by installing Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 and then running the VPC.

Anonymous said...

Can I install it in windows xp sp2?