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Getting (Virtually) Ready for 2010

I know that 2010 is already here, but all the Microsoft products ending with those numbers aren't -- though soon most will be. To prime the pump, Microsoft has a new toolkit, the Proof of Concept Jumpstart Kit, which lets you test Office 2010, Windows 7 and more quite thoroughly by running them virtually. This way you don't have to deal with all the problems of installing new software.

The kit can also look backwards, letting you test older tools such as SQL Server 2005 and 2008.

How do you evaluate new software and are there any packages you are really looking forward to? Answers to both welcome at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted on May 10, 2010 at 11:53 AM


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