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Should I use Virtualisation to setup development envrironment for Sharepoint 2010 or directly set it

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 11, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

Hi All,

I have a new laptop with following specs:

- 64 bit , Quad processor, 8GB memory, Windows 7 Home premium.

Please guide me weather to use virtualisation technology to setup sharepoint 2010 development envrionment or should I directly install it on the laptop without creating virtual machine using Virtual Box.

I am learning Sharepoint 2010 and so need to setup development environment along with SSRS 2008 server R2 for reporting. Please tell me the best option to go with






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