So do you know about the webmatrix tool that makes it super easy to install a standalone SharePoint 2010?
While it can also download stuff like WordPress.. it can also do SharePoint.
Install the web platform installer.
Once it’s loaded up it will install a web platform installer console
In the upper box type in SharePoint and hit enter so it will search for SharePoint
Pick the standalone SharePoint, it will load some stuff and reboot…but wait it’s not done yet..
It installs SQL in the background as well
And there you go…. SharePoint 2010 ready to be provisioned..
Way cool huh!