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Quest: VS.NET 2008 complete dev env and VS.NET 2008 version books track...

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I am currently C++/Win32/MFC & C# programmer using VS.NET 2002 and jumped
into VS.NET 2003 but that was a waste so I skipped VS.NET 2005 cause buying
VS.NET 2003. Now after checking out VS.NET 2008 Beta2 I think VS.NET 2008 is
worth the upgrade. But I want to hold off(five+ years depending on features)
on more further upgrades OSs & ISEs cause of too many releases - too soon -
too much money.... So now going to VS.NET 2008 I want to setup a complete
development environment.

Quest Part 1) Is the following the most complete development environment for
what I am looking for with VS.NET 2008 ?... [Note: Following are future
system confg not current...]

* My client DEV compter...
* Windows Vista
* MS Office 2007
* VS.NET 2008
* C++/Win32/MFC
* C#, WPF, WCF, WorkFlow
* SQL, ASP.NET
* Addins (VS.NET 2008/MS Office 2007)

* My DEV server...
* WinServer 2008 - retail version when released later.
* IIS will hosts ASP.NET Websites thur VS.NET 2008 on client DEV
compter.

Quest Part 2) All my latest Windows .NET books are all dated to VS 6.0 -->
VS.NET 2002 versions. What are released/upcoming VS.NET 2008 aware books?...

Nov 10 '07 #1
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But I want to hold off(five+ years depending on features)

Unfortunately, technology moves too fast for any kind of guarantee that
anything you buy now will still be relevant 5 years from now. However, it's
definitely a good idea to skip VS 2005 and go straight to VS 2008. My main
recommendation is that you buy a very nice computer if you plan for it to
be your dev machine for at least 5 years. Even with top of the line
hardware now, it's still going to be obsolete pretty quick. I just
purchased an Intel Core 2 Duo based system and it's much faster than the 2
CPU system I bought 3 years ago.

Make sure that you get 64 bit hardware and at least a Dual core system. If
you want it to be around 5 years you should probably spring for quad core.

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Andrew Faust
andrew[at]andrewfaust.com
http://www.andrewfaust.com
"bj7lewis" <bj******@rio.comwrote in message
news:13*************@corp.supernews.com...
>I am currently C++/Win32/MFC & C# programmer using VS.NET 2002 and jumped
into VS.NET 2003 but that was a waste so I skipped VS.NET 2005 cause
buying VS.NET 2003. Now after checking out VS.NET 2008 Beta2 I think
VS.NET 2008 is worth the upgrade. But I want to hold off(five+ years
depending on features) on more further upgrades OSs & ISEs cause of too
many releases - too soon - too much money.... So now going to VS.NET 2008
I want to setup a complete development environment.

Quest Part 1) Is the following the most complete development environment
for what I am looking for with VS.NET 2008 ?... [Note: Following are
future system confg not current...]

* My client DEV compter...
* Windows Vista
* MS Office 2007
* VS.NET 2008
* C++/Win32/MFC
* C#, WPF, WCF, WorkFlow
* SQL, ASP.NET
* Addins (VS.NET 2008/MS Office 2007)

* My DEV server...
* WinServer 2008 - retail version when released later.
* IIS will hosts ASP.NET Websites thur VS.NET 2008 on client DEV
compter.

Quest Part 2) All my latest Windows .NET books are all dated to VS
6.0 --VS.NET 2002 versions. What are released/upcoming VS.NET 2008
aware books?...
Nov 11 '07 #2

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Unfortunately, technology moves too fast for any kind of guarantee that
anything you buy now will still be relevant 5 years from now. However,
it's
Not looking for guarantee for 5 years just as long as thing are working
locally and I can get a clearer understanding of new .NET stuff...
definitely a good idea to skip VS 2005 and go straight to VS 2008. My main
recommendation is that you buy a very nice computer if you plan for it to
Yes this is the plan 2 actually the server I had was only running Win2000
Server and crap out some time ago and this computer I just bought in 12/05
and doesn't fully support vista so I will need 2 new computers a desktop and
a server...
be your dev machine for at least 5 years. Even with top of the line
hardware now, it's still going to be obsolete pretty quick. I just
purchased an Intel Core 2 Duo based system and it's much faster than the 2
CPU system I bought 3 years ago.
Well some line has to be drawn a HWare & M$ customer in an out of control
booming of tech world... Can we?...
Make sure that you get 64 bit hardware and at least a Dual core system. If
you want it to be around 5 years you should probably spring for quad core.
Not sure about 64-bits yet I still think this is 32/64 bit world for several
years still and am sticking with 32 bit for while...

Nov 12 '07 #3

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>Make sure that you get 64 bit hardware and at least a Dual core system.
>If you want it to be around 5 years you should probably spring for quad
core.
Not sure about 64-bits yet I still think this is 32/64 bit world for
several years still and am sticking with 32 bit for while...
You don't have to run the 64 bit version of Windows. 32 bit windows runs
just fine on 64 bit CPUs. Buying the 64 bit hardware now just makes sense
as it gives you better usability in the future. In all honesty, I don't
even know if AMD and Intel are even making multi-core systems that aren't
64 bit. I think all the Intel Core 2 Duo chips are 64 bit.

Vista is a good time to make the change to 64 bit, though. The big thing
that's been holding back the adoption of 64 bit windows has been getting 64
bit drivers from your hardware manufacturers. With Vista they all need to
build new drivers anyway, so many of them are making 64 bit versions
anyway.

--
Andrew Faust
andrew[at]andrewfaust.com
http://www.andrewfaust.com
"bj7lewis" <bj******@rio.comwrote in message
news:13*************@corp.supernews.com...
>Unfortunately, technology moves too fast for any kind of guarantee that
anything you buy now will still be relevant 5 years from now. However,
it's
Not looking for guarantee for 5 years just as long as thing are working
locally and I can get a clearer understanding of new .NET stuff...
>definitely a good idea to skip VS 2005 and go straight to VS 2008. My
main recommendation is that you buy a very nice computer if you plan for
it to
Yes this is the plan 2 actually the server I had was only running Win2000
Server and crap out some time ago and this computer I just bought in
12/05 and doesn't fully support vista so I will need 2 new computers a
desktop and a server...
>be your dev machine for at least 5 years. Even with top of the line
hardware now, it's still going to be obsolete pretty quick. I just
purchased an Intel Core 2 Duo based system and it's much faster than the
2 CPU system I bought 3 years ago.
Well some line has to be drawn a HWare & M$ customer in an out of control
booming of tech world... Can we?...
>Make sure that you get 64 bit hardware and at least a Dual core system.
If you want it to be around 5 years you should probably spring for quad
core.
Not sure about 64-bits yet I still think this is 32/64 bit world for
several years still and am sticking with 32 bit for while...
Nov 12 '07 #4

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You don't have to run the 64 bit version of Windows. 32 bit windows runs
Actually I meant not moving to 64bit for anything HW or SW. But what you say
make since...

Thanks...

Nov 12 '07 #5

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