Creating a SharePoint 2013 Development machine is not a very complex task, if you know what you want and where you want to use it for. Valid questions are: am I only going to create server side code? Do I want to create Apps for my corporate catalog? Do I want to create Office Apps and use Office 365? What kind of client tools I want to use? And more questions can be asked. Through a video and some articles I want to show you how you can be up and running in no time with a solid and sound basic development environment for SharePoint 2013.
In some articles in this post you'll find some Hyper-V information for creating VM's to host the machines. In a previous post I showed you information about how to deploy SharePoint on Azure. So, the hyper-V information can be translated to the Azure information and the picture of deployment is complete.
Setup the development environment for SharePoint 2013
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