SBS 2008 Sharepoint Development Environment
Posted on 2013-01-30
I want to customize sharepoint web app to suit company's requirement. The goal is to create few per-populated task items within a folder when folder gets created. Both folder and task Items are custom content type in a same list. And so Sharepoint Designer does not allow to create such a workflow. Because of this limitation i have to dive into Visual Studio/C# solution.
I did some reserach to build development environment (Virtual Machine )for this using Windows Server 2008R2 + MOSS 2007 + SQL Server 2008. But there are no solution for how to do that with SBS 2008R2. I have following questions.
1. Our production server is SBS2008R2 SP2 + WSS 3.0 + SQL 2005 + Exchange 2007
So do i need to set up same exact same environment on development machine?
2. How do I deploy changes to my production server if everything works on test environment.
3. Is WSS3.0 and Sharepoint Foundation are the same? I knwo MOSS is extension to WSS.
I have development experience in VB.net and Java so actual coding is not a problem, but I am new to sharepoint and its terminology. So please forgive me if i sound silly.
Any help would be appreciated!