If you are a developer for SharePoint your best friend has been Virtual PC or VMWare. It’s time to introduce a new friend, Bamboo Nation’s SharePointOnVista.
We have put together an installer that allows you to install WSS3.0 SP1 on Vista, both x86 and x64. This will allow you to develop on your workstation with all the power of a non virtualized environment. You still need VPC and VMWare so don’t feel sorry.
There’s been much discussion about SharePoint being a “bad” development platform. This will remove the objection that you NEED to develop on a Server OS. I think we all as SharePoint developers have built our “virtualization skills” to a comfortable level now so it’s time to give us a break 😉
So please download the setup helper and try it out. I really want to hear from you about problems you encountered so we can fix them. Please leave your comments here or we can discuss in this forum. It would be nice to hear about successful installations too. Continue reading click here