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.
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.
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.