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I thought I’d share my new personal SharePoint Development Environment with you, since it’s probably the best setup I’ve ever used!
CPU: 2.53 GHz
RAM: 6 GB
Disk: 250 GB
Graphics: 512 MB
OS: Windows 7 beta build 7000
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