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SharePoint 2013 Dev Environment

What’s the ideal dev machine now that SharePoint 2013 no longer supports being installed on a client OS? Probably run a Windows Server 2012 virtual machine using Hyper-V on Windows 8, with at least 24 GB.

6 responses to “SharePoint 2013 Dev Environment

  1. Brandon M. Hunter (@brandonmhunter) November 24, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    The 24 GB? Is this memory or hard drive space? I hope the latter?lol

  2. Joel Peterson (@Sekkyo) November 24, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Why did Microsoft take a step back here? There isn’t any reason SharePoint 2013 shouldn’t be able to be installed on Windows 7/8 64-bit.

    • Nikander & Margriet Bruggeman November 26, 2012 at 4:06 pm

      As for our understanding, SPS 213 contained features that were too advanced to run on Windows 7/8. We don’t have the exact list of reasons, otherwise we would have posted that as well. For ourselves, we don’t care about not being able to use those platforms anymore because of two reasons:
      – We like to be able to have an AD environment to play around with in combination with SharePoint.
      – At SPC 2012, although we haven’t tried it yet, we were told that it’s now possible to debug remotely. That way, you can still have your Windows 7/8 dev machine.

  3. RussD December 5, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    24 GB for the host machine, or for the virtual machine?

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