A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Why I don’t Dev SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7(Via Todd Carter)

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Recently some of the MCM SharePoint masters were kicking around different development environments and setups for SharePoint 2010. This was an interesting conversation because of SharePoint 2010’s support for Windows 7 and Windows Vista as an OS for development and test purposes. For more information on how to set this up check out this MSDN article. In some circles SharePoint development on Windows 7 has become the platform of choice due to Microsoft’s lack of an offering for x64 virtualization on Windows 7. For me personally however running Windows 7 as a SharePoint development environment was not ever that compelling for a number of reasons:

1. My main computer is a laptop and I travel quite a bit. So I am one of those mobile developer types and I don’t want OWSTimer, SQL Server, IIS, etc running and consuming memory while I am in the airport on battery trying to determine why my flight is late, again. I am too lazy and forgetful to run scripts to toggle services off and one each time I go from battery to full power and back.

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