SharePoint Development Environment

I’ve updated my original recommendations for SharePoint development on Hyper-V as of December 2010. I now recommend using VMWare Workstation for performance reasons, as detailed here. I provide more information on the differences between VMWare Workstation and Hyper-V in the first post below.

I’ve also written about the design considerations for SharePoint development on Amazon’s EC2 in this series:

My older guidance on the design and build of a SharePoint 2007 and 2010 development environment on Hyper-V from late 2009 is still relevant for most things inside the virtual machines, although VMWare obviously changes most things host-related.

SharePoint Addenda

Hyper-V Addenda

Other follow-up

8 thoughts on “SharePoint Development Environment”

  1. Hello,
    There are extra ‘/index.php’ in each of your SP EC2 infrastructure links in the second paragraph above. Great write up in each of your posts. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Hi Tristan,

    Thank you for sharing “Optimising the SharePoint 2010 IW Demo VM Part 1”.

    I’ve recently downloaded the IW Demo VM and thought that it was an excellent way for me to test out the Sharepoint Business Intelligence Center capability. Would you happen to have any recommendation for SQL Server / BI developers out there who may wish to optimise the IW Demo VM specifically for using the Business Intelligence Center?

  3. Hi Julie,

    Good question! Based on how things have worked in my organisation, I haven’t looked at this particularly closely, but I agree that would be an interesting thing to consider. It so happens I might be looking at similar things in the near future, so I’ll reply here if I do indeed come up with anything.



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