SharePoint development environment now running Windows 7

Tobias Zimmergren
Tobias Zimmergren

I thought I’d share my new personal SharePoint Development Environment with you, since it’s probably the best setup I’ve ever used!


HP Elitebook 8530w

CPU: 2.53 GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 6 MB cache

DDR II SDRAM – 800 MHz – PC2-6400

Disk: 250 GB
S-ATA 7200rpm

Graphics: 512 MB
NVIDIA Quadro FX770M

OS: Windows 7 beta build 7000
Bloody well awesome!

Those are some of the main specs of this machine, for more details check out this link

Virtual PC – oldie but goodie

As you may know VPC is rather dead today and will most likely not be developed much further, and the thing to focus on is either Hyper-V or VMWare if you want 64-bit guest OS’s running virtually.

However, running 64-bit guest OS isn’t a requirement for me at the moment, so running Windows 7 + Virtual PC 2007 SP1 is an awesome setup. Say what you want about Virtual Machines and SharePoint Development – but this is probably the fastest, most efficient way I’ve ever developed on any platform. Heck, the Guest OS (Server 2003) in my VPC runs faster than my Vista laptop at home.


If you’re a SharePoint developer, you’ve got a laptop to spare (or want to wipe the existing one), want more efficiency and power while developing – GO GET WINDOWS 7


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