(Long time no post … sorry! we have been really busy!)
Last week we released a new SharePoint 2010 Beta Virtual Machine. (GET IT HERE)
This VM contains a bunch of pre-configured products including SharePoint 2010, Office 2010, SQL, Exchange, Office Communications Server & Visual Studio + a bunch more.
We will also be releasing an RTM version of this VM when that time comes (stay tuned).
This image is great if you want to get up and running with SharePoint/Office etc… and dont want to go through having to install and configure the products yourself. They are also really good for giving demos. We use these VMs for all the demos and shows we do.
As you might imagine running all those products requires a pretty beefy machine to run them. Specifically you will need 8GB of RAM and Windows Server 2008 R2 with the Hyper-V role configured.
Here are my hint and tips for running this VM:
Finally … make sure you follow the instructions on the download page to the letter. They are important and are there for a reason.