I have one question about Sharepoint Server 2010 installation. The server can be installed on Windows Server 2008 R2 machine (either by installing the OS, dual boot OS or using Virtual Machine) OR on Win 7 x64 machine.
I need to learn Sharepoint development (sharepoint designer, sql server are some of the tools that would be required to learn) and other features of sharepoint. Simultaneously I would also be learning Enterprise Project Management.
Hence I would like to know few things as mentioned below.
a. Which OS should be primarly consider to install Server 2010: Windows Server 2008 OR Win 7 x64
b. If the answer to above question is Windows Server 2008, then what would be most efficient and preferred way: Installing the OS as a whole, dual boot or using Virtual Machine.
c. Correct me if I'm wrong, If I install Sharepoint Server does that mean that I can use Designer, Infopath, Workflow, PPS? I can also create my own local website to learn sharepoint development. Correct?
Let me know for more info.