You will need the following hardware and software to complete the practice exercises in this book:
One of the following: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012.
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)
3.5 GB of available hard disk space
5400 RPM hard disk drive
DirectX 9 capable video card running at 1024 × 768 or higher-resolution display
DVD-ROM drive (if installing Visual Studio from DVD)
Internet connection to download software or chapter examples
Depending on your Windows configuration, ...