Friday, January 18, 2013

SharePoint 2013 - Setup Development Environment

Pre-Requisite: Have your virtual machine ready with Microsoft Windows 2012 installed on it.

It will be a single server farm and following are the four steps to setup a SharePoint 2013 environment for development:
  1. Install Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (SP1)
    •  Select New SQL Server Stand-alone Installation
    • In the Installation wizard, under Feature Selection, select following features
  2. Install Microsoft SharePoint 2013
    • Install Pre-Requisite for SharePoint 2013
    • Launch SharePoint 2013 Setup and select Stand-alone installation on Server Type tab.
    • Launch SharePoint 2013 Product Configuration Wizard.
    • This wizard will perform configuration for SharePoint e.g. creating configuration database, registering features, provisioning Central Administration, creating sample data etc.
    • Launch Central Administration from Start menu
  3. Install Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
    • I am a developer so I will select all options to install
  4. Install Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2013

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Official SharePoint Documentation

I have recently contributed to the official SharePoint documentation for developement. Check it out here: