I know this should be first or second blog post when you blog on any new technology, but as I said, I write as it goes. But I will make sure when I will consolidate my Blog a Month PDF this blog will be first.
As Microsoft has detained information on this I would be just pointing the link related to it. Could be in future, will be writing a detailed blog on individual.
As it is an advanced version, so Microsoft make sure that system should be strong enough to use this big release.
On OS level the minimum requirement is Windows 7 (vista SP2+*). Or Windows Server 2008 R2 (2008 SP2+*)
*For developer Edition.
MSDN/TechNet would be the best place to get detailed information.
For sql server you can install on as well:
Can be installed on File share SMB
Can be installed on Windows Server Core
Windows Powershell ( is separate not with sql setup and mandatory)
The detailed information of upgrade is here