Friday, August 19, 2011

Building a SharePoint 2010 Development Virtual Machine

If you are planning on installing SharePoint 2010 on a Virtual Machine to be used for development, you will want to install numerous things inside of the Virtual Machine in order to be able to utilize all of the various features and functionality within the SharePoint environment.

Below I have provided a checklist of the items you will want to install within this development virtual machine:
  1. Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1
  2. SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Edition with SP1
  3. SQL Server 2008 SP2
  4. SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Tools
  5. Office 2010 x64 with SP1 (include InfoPath Visual Studio for Applications)
  6. SharePoint Designer x64 with SP1
  7. Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with SP1
  8. Windows Identity Foundation SDK v. 4.0
  9. Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Power Tools
  10. LINQ to SharePoint DSL Extension for VS2010
  11. SpDisposeCheck - VS Addin for validating Sharepoint 2007/2010 dispose objects
  12. FxCop-Code Quality scanning tool
  13. Microsoft Pex and Moles-tool for creating Mock libraries (similar to Moq, NMocks, RhinoMocks etc.)

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