none
do I need to install SharePoint Foundation Server locally?

    Question

  • Do I need to install SharePoint Foundation Server on my local PC, when trying to create SharePoint projects such as Visual Web Part project.  And if I do will I be able to create a web part locally and deploy it to our SharePoint Server on our companies network?
    Wednesday, December 09, 2009 8:10 PM

Answers

  • To create a Visual Web Part or other SharePoint projects in Visual Studio you will need to work locally on a SharePoint Foundation or SharePoint Server.  The integration of the VS Projects require you to work on a machince with SharePoint.   Dont forget that you can now put SharePoint on a 64 bit client (service packed Vista or Win 7) as well as a Server OS. While in development you can do F5 deployment and deploy to you local machine. Once done developing you can take the solution that was built by VS2010 and install and activate on to other remote sharepoint machines.

    Hope this helps.
    Darrin
    Darrin Bishop Darrin Bishop Group, Inc.
    Wednesday, December 09, 2009 9:39 PM

All replies

  • Please don't cross post.  I see the same posted here in the SharePoint 2010 - General Questions and Answers

    If you want to develop SharePoint 2010 applications locally, you have to install Visual Studio 2010 locally in the same box. This would ideally be your development environment in a VM or installed locally on the host.

    You could however, connect to a remote SharePoint site and build applications, but debugging wont be possible (F5) from Visual Studio 2010.

    I would advise unless and otherwise it is building applications which make use of the new Client Object Model , it is better to install SharePoint Foundation 2010 & Visual Studio 2010 in the same box to build SharePoint 2010 applications.

    *This is applicable for SharePoint Server 2010 too
    Regards,
    Chakkaradeep || SharePoint Developer - MCTS SharePoint Dev, WSS Dev
    http://www.intergen.co.nz || Twitter: http://twitter.com/chakkaradeep || http://www.chakkaradeep.com
    Wednesday, December 09, 2009 8:58 PM
  • To create a Visual Web Part or other SharePoint projects in Visual Studio you will need to work locally on a SharePoint Foundation or SharePoint Server.  The integration of the VS Projects require you to work on a machince with SharePoint.   Dont forget that you can now put SharePoint on a 64 bit client (service packed Vista or Win 7) as well as a Server OS. While in development you can do F5 deployment and deploy to you local machine. Once done developing you can take the solution that was built by VS2010 and install and activate on to other remote sharepoint machines.

    Hope this helps.
    Darrin
    Darrin Bishop Darrin Bishop Group, Inc.
    Wednesday, December 09, 2009 9:39 PM