Appendix A. Setting up a test environment


This appendix covers
  • How to determine what operating system you’re using
  • Upgrading your PC to 64-bit
  • References for install steps to configure SharePoint on your PC
  • Alternate option for configuring an Office 365 site


In this appendix we’ll walk through the steps to set up a nonproduction environment of SharePoint on Windows 7 or Vista. You can then use this environment to experiment with the scenarios in the chapters.

In the book, we’ll go through step-by-step scenarios allowing you to experiment and learn how to configure and customize your SharePoint sites. Having a SharePoint environment to do this in is critical. Historically, experimenting was difficult to do because SharePoint prior to ...

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