A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013

A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013
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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Hardware for SharePoint 2010

AC has posted a fantastic article today. He talks about the hardware he uses for SharePoint 2010 development. Here is the link: http://www.andrewconnell.com/blog/archive/2009/11/03/doing-sharepoint-2010-development-ndash-whatrsquos-in-your-rig.aspx Article has some fine suggestions about the hardware that you can use and increase your development speed. These are not mandatory requirements by the way. You can use a low configuration laptop to do SharePoint 2010 development but that's the primary difference between a novice and an expert. If you just want to experience SharePoint 2010 (no development), you can run it on a 32 bit system as well using virtualization. One of my SharePoint 2010 installations run on a 32 bit system. Following is the configuration I use for 32 bit system: Lenovo T61 (IBM ThinkPad) OS: Vista 32 bit Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7700 @2.40 GHz 2.40 GHz RAM: 4 GB (32 bit systems use only 3 GB) HDD: 160 GB Single Partition Virtualization: VMWare Workstation 7 Windows Server 2008 R2 This is the minimum configuration I believe that you need to run SharePoint 2010 :). You can increase the performance by adding a SSD (as suggested by AC) and/or increasing the RAM. For my daily use, I use a 64 bit system for SharePoint development. My 64 bit configuration is as following: HP laptop 7200 RPM HDD 8 GB RAM Quad Core Processor