You’ll need a computer with the following hardware and software to complete the exercises in this book:
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium edition, Windows Vista Business edition, Windows Vista Enterprise edition, or Windows Vista Ultimate edition
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Developer edition or Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Evaluation edition with Analysis Services, Database Engine Services (including Full-Text Search), Business Intelligence Development Studio, Client Tools Connectivity, and Management Tools installed
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive to read the companion CD
150 MB free space for sample databases and companion content
In addition to these requirements, you should be able to log on directly to this computer with administrative ...