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Monday, April 13, 2009

Workstation, I Dominate Thee!

Today was a bit of a battle.  I was playing ping pong with my computer, various software installs, updates, service packs and was engaged in a few order of operation fights.

I did emerge victoriously, however, and my dev workstation is prepped and ready to go, featuring (but not limited to):

  • Vista x64 SP1, fully patched
  • Virtual PC 2007 (v6)
  • Visual Studio 2008 SP1 with Silverlight 2, Silverlight 3 and WPF toolkits and futures installed
  • Expression Blend 2
  • SQL Server Express 2008
  • The latest MSDN Library (local)
  • IIS 7
  • .Net 1.1, 2.0, 3.0, 3.5 with all patches and service packs
  • MS Office 2007
  • Live writer (go blog!)
  • ISO Buster
  • Virtual Clone Drive
  • Dart powerSNMP
  • Chrome, IE8 and Firefox.  Not Safari.  I’d rather take Singular for the C-64.

I was also able to get my DDL pulled off the temp machine I was using last week and have a new database setup locally to develop against.

Should be able to hit the ground running by Wednesday; tomorrow I’ll finish getting my servers running for my dev environment.

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