Balancing Yin and Yang


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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 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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