I am new to this forum. Just got myself a surface pro. As a programmer, I am very much interested in installing Visual Studio in the pro. Has anybody tried programming in the surface pro and even installed the Visual Studio Pro. Thank you.
I installed SQL Server Express 2012 on my Pro and it works fine. As for the databases, since each of the databases I have can take up to 10GB each, I placed the databases on the microSD card. I develop reports in SSRS, so Visual Studio will be just fine on the SPro.
Visual Studio works fine on the Surface Pro. I'm using it for a lot of different projects (2D games, developing some university applications and also web stuff), especially with VS 2013 it's super fast. Wouldn't mind to much about disk space, too. I have the 128GB Surface Pro and have no problems with disk space at all.
I've got VS 2012 Express installed for Win8 and Win Phone. Both work great. The screen is a little small, I have started autohiding properties/solution explorer tabs in order to show code and split screens, which I never would do on a desktop.