Forgive me as I sneak onto a SharePoint blog to talk about another great Microsoft administrative tool…
I use Windows PowerShell all day every day, and as such, I’ve put a lot of time and effort into customizing it to meet my needs. I’ve tweaked the command prompt to show me git status. I even wrote a module called project-commands to simplify building and testing our many different web site projects.
As may or may not know, Microsoft SharePoint is a massive development platform with more API’s than the .NET Framework. There are a number of blog entries and webcasts out there, but I thought I would share what has worked well for me in my experience developing solutions on top of the Microsoft SharePoint platform. Here are the tools and applications required prior to setting up your new SharePoint development environment.