SPTechCon: My setup

So, the time has finally come for the premiere of my Mastering the Art of SharePoint User Experience Customization workshop. Tomorrow, Tuesday January 27th, at the Sharepoint Technology Conference I’ll hold a full-day workshop based on the upcoming book.

To support those who are attending, I’ll post my setup that I will be using during the show.


Dell Precision M4300 2,2 Ghz dual cpu laptop

4 Gb RAM

160 Gb 7200 RPM disk

I use two of these, one to host the lab and one to host my notes and cheat sheet. The rest of the setup relates to the lab computer. I’ll be using a virtual environment using VMware workstation, as such:

Virtual host setup:

Windows XP 32 bit

VMware Workstation 6.51 (trial version available)

3,2 Gb Memory reserved for VMware

Virtual guest setup:

2 Gb RAM

20+4 Gb disk, preallocated (system + pagefile)

Windows 2003 R2 std

Windows SharePoint Services 3 SP1 plus infrastructure update

Visual Studio 2005 (yeah, I know, but some people might not have upgraded)

SharePoint Manager 2007 (free software)

WSPBuilder with Visual Studio extensions (free software)

.NET reflector (free software)


Yeah, that should be it. If I forgot something I’ll let you know 🙂

See you all tomorrow. Or today, depending on when you read this. Or, you missed a great event if you’re reading this later than tomorrow. Or today… Well, you get the point.


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Bjørn Furuknap

I previously did SharePoint. These days, I try new things to see where I can find the passion. If you have great ideas, cool projects, or is in general an awesome person, get in touch and we might find out together.

2 thoughts on “SPTechCon: My setup”

  1. Great tip, thanks. I’m not using the pre-built image singe I have special needs besides what is listed here, but your tip makes sense to people who just need a quick setup, such as for the workshop.


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