When I was introduced to developing on the SharePoint platform, I learned that I have to develop on a server that has SharePoint installed. Since I am a mobile worker, that means I have to get a Virtual Machine set up on my notebook with Windows Server (at least 2003), MOSS, Visual Studio, and some other parts, alltogether quite a heavy package in terms of space and performance – and licensing.
5. Development on Windows 7 – We now support development on Windows 7 and Vista client machines. Although it isn’t a supported configuration for production, we heard you that you want to use it as a development environment.
This is big and I know many people have been looking for that for a long time! Thanks Microsoft.