Problem: Installing SharePoint Or Setting up a Dev Environment for writing SharePoint applications. (Install SharePoint directly onto your machine running Windows 7 64bit). The downside to installing it on your Windows 7 box is that it requires a steep learning curve to understand how to setup and install all of the bits and pieces to have a full SharePoint developer environment. This is where the Easy Setup Script comes in. The goal of the Easy Setup Script is to reduce the learning curve and time for a casual developer to get started.
Solution: We are addressing this problem by providing you a SharePoint 2010 Easy Setup Scrip that automates this process. *ta da* :)
How: In order to make this easy Our Resident SharePoint experts have created a series of PowerShell Scripts that automate the entire process. Of course, these scripts are highly configurable and can be tweaked to make it more customized. But right out of the bat,
- They will download and install all of the Required Software (Including Pre-Req’s) - Install and download all of the SharePoint Pre-Req’s -Install other software such as Visual Studio and Office -Of course, this script will also install and configure SharePoint 2010 -and finally, it will provision a site for you to work with.
- They will download and install all of the Required Software (Including Pre-Req’s)
- Install and download all of the SharePoint Pre-Req’s
-Install other software such as Visual Studio and Office
-Of course, this script will also install and configure SharePoint 2010
-and finally, it will provision a site for you to work with.
Please note that this script will download evaluation copies of the products it installs (or use fully licensed product bits you supply), install them either locally or in a user supplied Windows 7 VHD & set that VHD up for duel boot using the Windows 7 VHD native boot feature.
In case you are wondering about what specific software will be installed, here’s a list:
Also to help you visualize what’s happening, here’s the Easy Setup Script Process Flow…
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To begin Download the Script
As soon as you download and install you will be presented with this screen…
If this is not an option, do try out the Information Worker VHD – This has everything Setup and Configured but of course to use this VHD you will need a machine capable of running Hyper-V and it should have at least 8 GB RAM.
Alternatively, you can remote desktop into a hosted instance of SharePoint. But this is not the most desired solution for developers…
Here’s a really useful presentation to understand what’s going on…you get this from the script.
Fore more updates, follow Chris Johnson’s and Paul Stubb’s blogs on MSDN. They are our resident experts and SharePoint evangelists.
And as always, if you have specific questions – feel free to email me. I modified the Config file and installed SharePoint 2010 using the Easy Setup Script.
You know the drill! The hottest event of the year is happening on December 2nd in Redmond, WA. If you are in and around Seattle or if you want to make a trip down and meet the Seattle Register NOW! Seating is very limited and if the past events are any indication – this will get Sold Out! (That’s ironic, considering that this event is free!)
This day long, free event is a high profile, all Microsoft event. Come listen to the experts as they teach you and talk about Silverlight. Silverlight is becoming the platform of choice for developers and designers alike. With Windows Phone 7 just released, this platform is all set to take your coding skills to the next level and help you write WP7 apps. Of course, we have baked a lot of that into the agenda.
Here’s how the day looks:
FireStarter Live Agenda:
Sessions are subject to change.
Get Social: We are using the #slfs10 hash tag. Follow the conversation on Twitter…
More information: http://www.silverlight.net/news/events/firestarter/
Got Questions: Ask, firstname.lastname@example.org
See you at the event!
Well, this offer couldn’t be any simpler! All you need to do is submit 2 or more Apps to the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace and then receive a rebate for $99.00
Register for Windows Phone Developer Program and you will be notified when Rebates become Available!
One more reason for Developers to jump on the Windows Phone 7 App development bandwagon aka App Gold Rush!
Here are some of the really cool Windows Phone 7 Models that were announced today! I totally dig the HTC HD7.
And using Bing Visual Search, you can explore the spec’s for all these phones in a visually appealing and smart way!
Get started now…
We had a super successful Windows Phone 7 Unleashed event in Portland, OR last week. Erik Mork (Silverlight MVP), Kelly White and Stuart Celarier (Microsoft RD) presented at this event. We had a total of 10 applications built and judged at this event.
Both Erik and Kelly have a fantastic write up of how the event went through. Skim through to see the app details and learn about the winning entries…
Kelly White’s Trip Report: http://kelly.whitepdx.com/post/35
Erik Mork’s (MVP) Trip Report: http://www.sparklingclient.com/windows-phone-unleashed-portland-recap
Here's a Video about our future events:
Windows Phone Unleashed Trailer from Erik Mork on Vimeo.
It will be happening again in Seattle, Bellevue, and Boise.
We look forward to seeing you there!