I am new to the exciting world of Sharepoint Server 2007. I have Windows 7 Ultimate and created a Virtual Machine using VMWare with Windows 2003 Server (Standard Edition) and installed the following.
- Sharepoint Server 2007
- SQL Server 2005 with SP2
- Sharepoint Designer 2007
I am aiming to become a SharePoint developer and have extensive experience in ASP.NET development with SQL Server. I need to know should I install Visual Studio along with other development tools in the same VMware or I can use Visual Studio 2008 which is installed on my host OS (Windows 7)?? What's the best practice for a development machine?
Although I don't think I needed to install SQL Server 2005 inside the VM as I could've used the SQL Server 2008 database on my host, as I can ping and access my host and virtual machine host easily.