I'm also getting an unresolved external - _intel_new_feature_init referenced in function MAIN_. is this because I'm using VS2008 or what?
You are not linking to the correct run-time libraries. Check the library paths you are using. I'd also ask that you start new threads on problems, or use Intel Premier Support.
Me again: I did nothing different than I usually do with the intall -- let it overwrite the defaults for the compiler. Here is the library path it appears to be using: