I have a Virtual Machine with MOSS 2007 (Enterprise), VS2008 and SQL 2005.

I want to start exploring 2010. I need to know what I need to get started.

Can I download 2010 beta from the Microsoft site? Can I just install it without any conflicts with my existing setup?

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I recommend that you start with downloading the ready to run SharePoint 2010 (beta) Information Worker virtual machine


I would start with a clean build instead of installing it on your existing server unless you don't have anything important on that server and do not mind clearing it all out.

I would really recommend going the vm route like Wictor mentioned, but the regular installs are available. This link should get you to them: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/ee388573.aspx

The link that provided also does a good job of giving you the pre-reqs as well. As long as you are already running x64 then it shouldn't be a big deal.

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