Download the COMPLETE Development Environment for SharePoint Server 2010 Farm

Microsoft has released two Virtual Machine for demonstrating SharePoint 2010:

These virtual machines contain:

  1. Windows Server 2008 SP2 Standard Edition x64, running as an Active Directory Domain Controller for the “CONTOSO.COM” domain with DNS and WINS
  2. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP2 Enterprise Edition with Analysis, Notification, and Reporting Services
  3. Microsoft Office Communication Server 2007 R2
  4. Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Ultimate Edition
  5. Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Edition Beta 2
  6. Microsoft Office Web Applications Beta 2
  7. FAST Search for SharePoint 2010 Beta 2
  8. Microsoft Project Server 2010 Beta 2
  9. Microsoft Office 2010 Beta 2
  10. Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 Virtual machine
  11. Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Evaluation Edition x64, joined to the “CONTOSO.COM” domain
  12. Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Active directory has been preconfigured over 200 “demo” users with metadata in an organizational structure.

In order to run this demo you will need the following:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 with the Hyper-V role enabled
  • Drive Formatting: NTFS
  • Processor: Intel VT or AMD-V capable
  • RAM: 8 GB or more recommended
  • Hard disk space required for install: 50 GB