Yesterday was a good day with important news from Microsoft. They announced the launch of the Office 2013 Customer Preview.
What happened in terms of Office Server a.k.a SharePoint? The answer is simple an it can be seen at the following links:
- MS Download Center – SharePoint Foundation 2013 Preview
- SharePoint 2013 training for IT pros
- SharePoint 2013 training for developers
Before starting to watch the presentations, what I tried to do was to install SP 2013 Foundation Preview on a Windows 2012 Server RC Virtual Machine.
Before going further, I read the Hardware and software requirements for SharePoint 2013 Preview. What caught my attention is the following line: Development or evaluation installation of SharePoint Server 2013 Preview – 24 GB. Is this a mistake? Anyway I decided to go on with the installation on my virtual machine, which currently has 2GB of RAM.
So, let’s get started. My machine currently is in the default state (there are no roles and features installed on it).