I'm downloading VS, SQL, and Visio 2005 RTM. Has anyone installed these in a virtural pc? How is performance?
Also, can these be installed along side of VS 2003 and SQL 2000?
During our early adoption program around VS (I was specific to ASP.NET), we had many customers who were doing just that and the performance was pretty good if the machine was competent. They would do all their development in the VPC.
The biggest gotcha around perf appears to be hard disk speed. If you get a good disk, your perf will be fine.
Not sure on SQL Server, but VS2003 and VS2005 can co-exist together.