Balancing Yin and Yang


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.

About Rob Sanders

IT Professional and TOGAF 9 certified Enterprise Architect with nearly two decades of industry experience, 18 years in commercial software development and 11 years in IT consulting. Check out the "About Rob" page for more information.

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