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What software and steps required for a developer?? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am new to this technology. As a developer perspective can someone clearly state what all the software required?

    I have Windows 2008 server with 64 bit OS and recently installed WSS 3.0 (not used).  Can I upgrade to 2010 directly or need to uninstall first?

    Do I need Share point foundation 2010 or Share point Server 2010 (again as a developer view)

    I down loaded VS 2010 Bet and SP designer 2010. 

    Appreciate any suggestions or direction.

    Regards.. Kk

    Wednesday, April 28, 2010 3:15 PM

Answers

  • You can upgrade the WSS 3.0 installation directly to either SharePoint Foundation or SharePoint Server 2010.  Either will work for a basic development environment.  You'll need SharePoint Server if you want to develop against some of its extended features and namespaces.  Although you can use the Visual Studio 2010 beta I would suggest you get the released version if possible.  There will be some things that might not work because of version mismatches.  The beta was built to work with the SharePoint beta.  Some things have changed since then.  You should also make sure you are using the same build in SPD as you are using in SharePoint.  Since RTM versions are available for both I would suggest using them.  I recently did a blog post on where to download SharePoint Foundation and SPD RTM since they aren't on MSDN or Technet as free products.  you can find the links here:

    http://www.dontpapanic.com/blog/?p=89


    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP
    • Marked as answer by Kriskee Wednesday, April 28, 2010 4:50 PM
    Wednesday, April 28, 2010 3:34 PM

All replies

  • You can upgrade the WSS 3.0 installation directly to either SharePoint Foundation or SharePoint Server 2010.  Either will work for a basic development environment.  You'll need SharePoint Server if you want to develop against some of its extended features and namespaces.  Although you can use the Visual Studio 2010 beta I would suggest you get the released version if possible.  There will be some things that might not work because of version mismatches.  The beta was built to work with the SharePoint beta.  Some things have changed since then.  You should also make sure you are using the same build in SPD as you are using in SharePoint.  Since RTM versions are available for both I would suggest using them.  I recently did a blog post on where to download SharePoint Foundation and SPD RTM since they aren't on MSDN or Technet as free products.  you can find the links here:

    http://www.dontpapanic.com/blog/?p=89


    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP
    • Marked as answer by Kriskee Wednesday, April 28, 2010 4:50 PM
    Wednesday, April 28, 2010 3:34 PM
  • Thanks Paul. That is exactly what I am looking for to move forward. I have MSDN subscription and will download as you have suggested.

    Can you also send me the notes/links on how to upgrade from wss 3.0. 

    Regards..kk

    Wednesday, April 28, 2010 4:52 PM
  • You can additionally refer to "Setting Up the Development Environment for SharePoint 2010 on Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008" article on MSDN:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee554869%28office.14%29.aspx

     


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    Thursday, April 29, 2010 4:46 AM
  • Hi Paul,

    As you have suggested I installed SF 2010 on top of WSS 3.0.  Also installed VS 2010. (not SS 2010).

    Installation went well and i was able see the new look and created a site also but some thing is strange

    After installing the SF2010, it allowed me to create a site called  'kriskee'  under the sites folder. THe link is similar to below and working fine. http://myservername/sites/Kriskee/SitePages/Home.aspx   this links works fine with latest ribbon style (2010)

    But when I just type in the

    http://myservername/default.aspx  this link displays with old style (wss 3.0) style.  (this is the link being used by visual studio when I create a sharepoint project)

    So I un-installed the WSS 3.0 from my machine.  But I still see the same results. 

    Should I install Sharepoint Server 2010?? 

    appreciate any help.

    Kriskee

     

     

     

    Monday, May 3, 2010 10:43 PM