30 Day to Launch Phone
Research is often investigating existing products for your company or school work. For the students that joined the Imagine Cup Software Design Invitational, you can email me directly. As a science, technology, engineering or math student, it is likely you have access to most of the software that Microsoft makes. For a complete list see my colleague’s blog at:
All of the products that I discuss in this blog are available through the MSDNAA program at your school. If not, let me know, I will tell you who the administrator is at your school.
It is a good idea to have the VPC on a separate harddrive then your client machine, this will speed up access to the VPC. I use a USB or Serial ATA and the response is impressive, one of the reasons is that the virtual image is a clean build every time I use it.
Another reason: You will want to build a series of virtual hard drives, first one with only Windows 2008, make a copy of it and then build an image with SQL Server on it, and so forth. Here are the images I would recommend:
1. Windows 2008 Standard or Enterprise
2. Windows 2008 you built in step 1 and then copy it, add SQL Server Standard and SQL Server Express with the management tools for Express
3. Windows 2008 you built in step 2 (with SQL server) and then add Sharepoint
4. Windows 2008 you built in step 3 (with SQL server) and then add Speech Server
Expect this to take awhile to complete, especially if you are downloading the various products from a DSL line.
Next: Implementing the Demos for Speech Server
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