Monday, November 16, 2009

SharePoint server 2010 preparation

As SharePoint server runs only on 64 bit platform, all working virtual machines becomes useless and need to start with a clean slate. It's time to build a new virtual machine but unfortunately our Microsoft Virtual PC cannot be able to run 64 bit machine within.

SharePoint server 2010 can be installed on Vista/Windows 7/ Windows 2008 Server Operating systems. So it's a clear message from Microsoft that Virtual PC will not be upgraded to support 64 bit instances. Either run SharePoint on your desktop or go for third party virtualization solutions such as Vmware or Sun Virtual box. As the later is a free offer from Sun Micro, I prefer to go with Virtual box.

Prior to that you need to check whether you lap/desk top supports 64 bit virtualization. Use VMware 64 bit Compatibility checking tool and find out whether your hardware supports 64 bit virtualization. Use this processor check guide from Vmware for supported micro processors.

At last Sun virtual Box rocked by hosting the 64 bit guest on a 32 bit Vista box

It's time to learn new things right now which are integrated right into the heart of SharePoint 2010 till I get the CTP edition from MSDN.

Things are which are new in SharePoint 2010
  • PowerShell - an ultimate scripting engine which will surely replace the STSADM management console from administrators
  • Jquery - A lightweight javascript library which comes with OOB product
  • SilverLight - Version 3.0 looks much solid with its new controls and RIA services
  • Windows Communication foundation - Guy who replaces the SSP in MOSS
  • Visual Studio 2010 - Recommended IDE for SharePoint server 2010 which comes with tight integration like F5 execution and much better project templates than VseWss extensions. Still I need to explore more

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