To get started developing for SharePoint 2010, you have a number of options:
- You can download the IW VM and get started that way. You can see an earlier post on this: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/steve_fox/archive/2010/06/15/rtm-demo-vm-for-sharepoint-amp-office-2010.aspx.
- You can install everything on the metal.
- You can use the easy set-up script.
The easy set-up script is a new script that makes it easy to install and develop SharePoint 2010. It enables you to simply run a script that installs all of the prerequisite software for you.
The set-up script can be downloaded from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=54dc2eef-e9ea-4c7b-9470-ec5cb58414de
You can also find some great intro and instructions on Paul and Chris’s blogs here:
It’s great to see this as another option to get you up and running faster on your SharePoint 2010 development efforts. For those of you who have toiled with Hyper-V and struggled with installation, this is a great alternative!