This blog is where I post about my consulting work with Microsoft Technologies, and other random tidbits that don't fit in my Photo Blog or my Iraq Blog.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Windows 7 Beta plus Visual Studio Express Editions: Happiness!

I installed Windows 7 Beta on a virtual machine as soon as it came out, and have been impressed with the clean feel and low resource utilization.

To actually test it a little bit I decided I should use it for some real development, and so I installed the C# and Web versions of Visual Studio 2008 Express Edition and checked out a couple of existing projects from svn.

I'm impressed with both Windows 7 and the Visual Studio 2008 Express Editions (I had never actually tried to use them before)!  Other than missing Resharper, I'm not sure that I really use that much functionality in Visual Studio 2008 Team Suite at all...

Best of all it seems really fast on a VM with only 1gb of ram!

1 comment:

Kevin McDonald said...

Thanks for posting this. It's nice to know it will work in a gig.