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Windows 7 RC, Visual Studio 2010 Beta - A Breath of Fresh Air

The beauty of working for a small dynamic company is that we aren't restricted by corporate policies and can make changes as and when it makes sense.
Recently a colleague of mine came into the office raving about Windows 7 Release Candidate.
My ears pricked up at this and it certainly tickled my underlying desire for shiny new toys, however it got put on the backburner.
It wasn't until I heard Visual Studio 2010 Beta was going to be released that I decided to make the shift. The prospect of having Code Contracts was just far too compelling.
Fortunately we have a spare PC at the office with the following specs.
500 GB
2.66 GHZ Quadcore
3.25 GB Ram
Our dev environment requirements are
So I decided it was time for an upgrade and I agreed that if we could get a stable version of our development environment then we could all upgrade.
Here are some install timings.
Windows 7 Install 30 Minutes, Yes this is really true.
Sql Server 2008 20 Minutes
Visual Studio 2010 65 Minutes
Will keep you posted as I go through the process of Upgrading our VS 2008 solutions.

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