Seeing as VS is all about "collaboration" these days, such a local central repository of "help" files - one that you can keep current, and then point all developer installations at for updating - must be a capability...only I'm apparently too dumb to find
Surely everybody wants everybody on the same page as regards to understand/learning/staying current with how VS, the languages, the servers, etc. work without building in an IT requirement for internet access/open doors to all development workstations?
As far as I know that there is an internal help system in the VS with which you can view the help documents locally and update the help system online.
To configure your VS2010 to use local help: click the
Help menu->Manage Help Settings->Choose online or local help->click the I want to use local
help option .
And if you are working with VS2010 Ultimate edition, you can find the MSDN content setup file in the path: <drive>\Ultimate\ProductDocumentation\HelpContentSetup.msha. You can double click the .msha file and choose the content you would like
to install. In addition, you can also click the
Check for updates online link to install the updates avaliable.