13:00 Tuesday saw the public availability of the virtual image congaing the “Bits” from the Microsoft Connected Systems Division (CSD). The image contains early builds of a lot of the technology that is being demoed at the PDC, and also a set of hands-on labs that will walk you through some examples of using the technology.
The “Oslo PDC-08 CSD Bits Review” webcast will take a quick tour of what is available, and give you some tips on learning about all the new goodies.
The main components that are installed on the image are as follows:
%u00b7 The preliminary release of software for code name “Oslo” and code name “Dublin”, including:
o “Oslo” repository
o “Oslo” SDK
o “Quadrant”
o “Dublin”
o XAML Import/Export tool
%u00b7 Documentation for code name “Oslo” and code name “Dublin”, including:
o Help
o Hand-On Labs
%u00b7 Windows Server%u00ae 2008 Standard operating system without Hyper-V, including:
o Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0
o .NET Framework 3.0 (includes ASP.NET)
o Windows%u00ae Communication Foundation
o Windows Communication Foundation Test tools
o Windows Workflow Foundation
%u00b7 Microsoft%u00ae Visual Studio%u00ae 2010 Workflow Designer
%u00b7 Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
%u00b7 Microsoft SQL Server%u00ae 2008 Enterprise Evaluation
%u00b7 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
%u00b7 Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Team System
%u00b7 Administration Pack for IIS 7.0 CTP2
You will need a pretty fast box to run the image as it’s based on Server 2008 and really needs about 4G ram, a fast proc, and fast drives to run efficiently. If you are stuck with an old laptop you can always download the ”Oslo” SDK and run that on bare metal. “M” and “Mg” will keep you busy for a few days.
I hope you guys can download it in less time that it took me to upload it.