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  • I am new to sharepoint, I wanna set up a development environment on my local machine for sharepoint 2010.

    I got visual studio 2010 Ultimate, Office 2010 professional, Visio 2010, Project 2010, SQL Server 2008 R2 developer installed.

    I found there are 3 versions of sharepoint in the 2010 edition, foundation, standard and enterprise. I didn't find developer edition for sharepoint which is like BizTalk or SQL Server.

    I am wondering what edition should I use for development.

    Thank you.

    Thursday, June 14, 2012 10:51 AM

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  • Hi,

    You can use any of the above edition for development. but before get it installed please find below the features provided by each of them and then go according to you requirements.

    http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/en-us/buy/pages/editions-comparison.aspx


    Thanks.... ________________ Baba (MCTS, MCPD)

    Thursday, June 14, 2012 10:56 AM
  • As was said, it doesn't really matter, but it depends on the MSDN license you or your company has bought, and most importantly, what version will be used by your customer. SharePoint Foundation is free, so that's the choice if you and the customer don't want to spend anything on licensing. Another way to go would be to download the Information Worker Virtual Machine which you can use if you have Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bit (which is required for SharePoint). It contains everything you need and can be used for 180 days.


    Kind regards,
    Margriet Bruggeman

    Lois & Clark IT Services
    web site: http://www.loisandclark.eu
    blog: http://www.sharepointdragons.com

    Thursday, June 14, 2012 11:19 AM
  • Hi,

    You can use any of the above edition for development. but before get it installed please find below the features provided by each of them and then go according to you requirements.

    http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/en-us/buy/pages/editions-comparison.aspx


    Thanks.... ________________ Baba (MCTS, MCPD)

    Thank you.

    I read that, but because I am new to sharepoint development and don't know much about sharepoint, so for full functionality I would go for the enterprise edition. I guess that won't be free as developer edition for other Microsoft product. It seems Sharepoint Foundation edition is free on the web. Does it enough for most of the function requirement in a large enterprise?

    Thursday, June 14, 2012 11:19 AM
  • Hi, as Baba said you can use any edition you want, you need to workout what features/environments you want use/develop for.  

    For the setup i'm guessing you are running windows 7 64bit?  You just have to do a few tricks to get it to install it on non server OS.

    To do SharePoint development its recommended that you install a local copy of SharePoint on your computer, can also be usefull if you for leaning SharePoint 2010.

    This guide covers it: 
    Setting Up the Development Environment for SharePoint 2010 on Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008:http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee554869.aspx

    The idea would be that you have your windows 7 development workstation with visual studio/sql express and a local copy of SharePoint that you can work on without breaking your production environment.  

    Hope this helps
    Aaron


    Thursday, June 14, 2012 11:27 AM
  • Hi Xiao Han,

    Because you are new to SharePoint development, so I recommend you to first approach SharePoint Foundation 2010 which is the free SharePoint 2010 edition. You would start with interaction between SharePoint Foundation 2010 and Visual Studio 2010, Web Services...etc..However, it would be better to work on SharePoint 2010 Standard or Enterprise if you want, as long as edtions depend on what you want to do on. For example, if you want to dive into InfoPath services or Business Intelligence, you must install SharePoint 2010 Enterprise edition.

    You can see the comparison between three SharePoint 2010 editions here: http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/en-us/buy/Pages/Editions-Comparison.aspx

    "It seems Sharepoint Foundation edition is free on the web. Does it enough for most of the function requirement in a large enterprise?" >>> SharePoint Foundation 2010 probably doesn't provide most of the features needed for large enterprises. It's used for absolute SharePoint 2010 beginner, or a very simple collaboration for small organizations that need to share, collaborate on Task, Calendar, Document library, List especially connecting to external systems like CRM, SAP...

    For those who are new to SharePoint 2010 development:

    There are myriad resources on the Internet.

    Hope these help you much.


    Thuan Soldier
    SharePoint Vietnam | Blog | Twitter



    Thursday, June 14, 2012 11:39 AM