Recently I finally got around to building my SharePoint development laptop with all the latest software. The Web is full of articles that cover this but there are some gotchas they don’t tell you about.

Make sure you have a large pot of coffee and fast internet link especially when you apply VS 2010 SP1, this update took two hours on my laptop.

Pre- Steps

  • Windows 7 Ultimate – Use Anytime Upgrade and make sure you install all the features or you’ll have headaches


Additional Steps

Development Examples