29. February 2012 13:06
One of the awesome new features in Windows 8 (Client) is the built-in support of Hyper-V! This means you can run multiple desktop operating systems without the pain of constantly reinstalling or re-imaging. This is particularly useful if you are like me and always like to try the latest and greatest.
I read the description about the support, and it indicated that your processor needs to support SLAT; that was a new term for me so I dug around and found an easy way to tell.
Here is a link to a TechNet Article that describes how to know!
In the article, it talks about CoreInfo, this is a SysInternals tool (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/cc835722) that provides you with insight as to what virtualization support is supported by your processor (and enabled in the BIOS). After downloading it and running it..
YES! Now I just need to have some downtown to upgrade my desktop to Windows8...
29. February 2012 11:58
At last! We can start talking about some of the cool new stuff in Visual Studio 11. As many of you know, I have been busily working on Guidance that also has finally shipped! Anywhere, where are some useful links to directly download both Windows 8 and Visual Studio 11!
Something else of note, with TFS11, there is a new version called TFS 11 Express, which is free for up to 5 users! The users have to be “named” users, but it does provide a way to play with the product, without purchasing in.
Below is a list of all of the newly published Guidance, for your reference. Many are still applicable to 2010 and 2008.
The link above provides a link to the ALM Rangers page that has the release information.
I can be found listed as a contributor in several materials from these groups:
Visual Studio Architecture Tooling Guide
Visual Studio Lab Management Guide
Team Foundation Server Process Template Customization Guide
Team Foundation Server Upgrade Guide (reviewer)