I just created a Virtual Machine on my laptop with Windows 2008 R2 Standard + SQLServer 2008 Standard + SharePoint 2010 Enterprise (everything on Single Box).
I want to start my development of my company's intranet site as per the organogram provided consist on almost 12 departments (Large Financial institution).
What should be my strategy for development as I don't have experience of deployment so I am kinda scared and clueless. What i want to ask is.
- If I do development on my VM and create sites and some workflows using Sharepoint designer and later when I decided its time to show my work to the relevant department than should I create a new VM with the fresh installation of SharePoint 2010 like the development box?
if yes than how to move my entire work from development to Staging??? or what do you suggest how should I do it. (Best practices which will be fruitful later on)