Yesterday SQL Server 2008 was released but had a rather unbalanced dependency: SQL won’t install next to a copy of Visual Studio 2008 unless said Visual Studio has been applied with Service Pack 1.
Problem: Service Pack 1 for Visual Studio isn’t released until August 11th. How do we get meaningful use but enjoy Visual Studio 2008 at the same time? My solution: Hyper-V.
I’ve run up two hyper-v virtual machines, one with a complete install of SQL Server 2008 and another with an install of Visual Studio 2008 + Service Pack 1 (Beta).
Now, this configuration ought to allow me the best of both worlds until August 11. I’ll post back later and update with the results.