After completing this chapter, you will be able to:
Install Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Evaluate different versions of Microsoft SQL Server 2005
The hardware requirements for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 are covered in the Introduction of this book. But as you begin installing and setting up your SQL Server development environment, you might want to consider using a virtual PC. Using virtual machines allows you to define a well-controlled environment without changing your normal configuration. With a vitual PC, you can manage different platforms with different database versions or development environments in a very safe way.
When using a virtual ...