Upgrade to SharePoint 2010 System Requirements – 64 Bit Only

First thing to know about SharePoint 2010 is it is 64 bit only. Huh, let’s talk about 64bit a little. Exchange came out in 64 bit in the current version 2008 and I think Microsoft is going mainstream in support for 64 bit applications and operating systems. As a side note, a number of my family members are upgrading around Windows 7 and 64 bit is the choice for me in advising them. We are seeing more and more mainstream support for 64 bit and Acer to name one manufacturer is putting out mass market Home Premium boxes preloaded with 64 bit in … Continue reading Upgrade to SharePoint 2010 System Requirements – 64 Bit Only

System Requirements for creating a test environment using Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

There are a few areas which catch the us off guard when we plan to create a test environment. If you are going to repurpose hardware make sure you review this Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 information to make sure you have the required hardware and software. Microsoft Official System Requirements Supported Operating Systems: A list of supported guest operating systems can be found here. Processor: x64 compatible processor with Intel VT or AMD-V technology enabled. Hardware Data Execution Prevention (DEP), specifically Intel XD bit (execute disable bit) or AMD NX bit (no execute bit), must be available and enabled. … Continue reading System Requirements for creating a test environment using Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2