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  • I am new to learning share point. I have been advised to install virtual box on my Pc to use share point. Is this nessasary? and what are the pros and cons to using virtual box?


    G Kingdom God Bless
    Thursday, December 1, 2011 4:21 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    virtual Box is a good decision to work with sharepoint. I also use it to develope sharepoint solutions. The big problem in virtual box is that you can't copy data from your host via drag and drop into your VM. So you have to create an shared folder...

    pro: fast, often updates, more screens

    cons: no drag and drop between VM and host possible

    You have to install sharepoint / sql server / maybe Active Directory on a VM and not on your host (because of performance). So I think Virtual Box is a good choice for it :-) I like it.

    Falco


    Falco - http://www.msscorner.de
    Saturday, December 3, 2011 8:16 PM
  • Yep agree with the above, other alternatives include VMWare Player which now lets you create VM's too which is a better piece of software than Virtual Box in my opinion.

    You also have virtual server and Hyper-V if you have server 2008 installed on your machine (it's a feature)

    Lastly, if you want to "play" with SharePoint I would suggest getting the fully prepped Microsoft VM that is available here http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27417

    Good luck with your learning experience.

    Matthew Hughes


    @mattmoo2 @MattHughesCK EngageInSharePoint.co.uk
    • Marked as answer by Pengyu Zhao Monday, December 12, 2011 8:44 AM
    Sunday, December 4, 2011 9:03 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    virtual Box is a good decision to work with sharepoint. I also use it to develope sharepoint solutions. The big problem in virtual box is that you can't copy data from your host via drag and drop into your VM. So you have to create an shared folder...

    pro: fast, often updates, more screens

    cons: no drag and drop between VM and host possible

    You have to install sharepoint / sql server / maybe Active Directory on a VM and not on your host (because of performance). So I think Virtual Box is a good choice for it :-) I like it.

    Falco


    Falco - http://www.msscorner.de
    Saturday, December 3, 2011 8:16 PM
  • Yep agree with the above, other alternatives include VMWare Player which now lets you create VM's too which is a better piece of software than Virtual Box in my opinion.

    You also have virtual server and Hyper-V if you have server 2008 installed on your machine (it's a feature)

    Lastly, if you want to "play" with SharePoint I would suggest getting the fully prepped Microsoft VM that is available here http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27417

    Good luck with your learning experience.

    Matthew Hughes


    @mattmoo2 @MattHughesCK EngageInSharePoint.co.uk
    • Marked as answer by Pengyu Zhao Monday, December 12, 2011 8:44 AM
    Sunday, December 4, 2011 9:03 AM
  • Thanks Guys for the feed back, it is deffiantly a big help!
    G Kingdom God Bless
    Tuesday, December 6, 2011 5:08 PM