You will need the following software to complete the practice exercises in this book:
One of Windows XP with Service Pack 3, Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (except Starter Edition), Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2, or Windows Server 2008 R2.
Visual Studio 2010, any edition (multiple downloads may be required if using Express Edition products)
Computer that has a 1.6GHz or faster processor (2GHz recommended)
1 GB (32 Bit) or 2 GB (64 Bit) RAM (Add 512 MB if running in a virtual machine or SQL Server Express Editions, more for advanced SQL Server editions)
3.5GB of available hard disk space
5400 RPM hard disk drive
DirectX 9 capable video card running ...