This series is to showcase how easy it is to create a new SharePoint 2013 Development platform on Azure.

Part -1 – Shows how to get all the Network, Active Directory and vanilla SharePoint 2013 Development server deployed

Part -2 – Shows logging onto the SharePoint 2013 Development server and getting it ready for your developers

Part 3 – Shows VPN Configuration for Point to Site VPN.

 

Connecting to the Development Server

This section covers having the ability to RDP to the newly created SharePoint 2013 Development server. To get the RDP file, log back to Azure Portal and browse to the VM and click on the connect option at the bottom of that screen and that would provide the RDP File:

Join the Domain

Once connection has been made to the server, join the server to domain.

Deploying SharePoint, SQL and Visual Studio

Once connection has been made to the SharePoint server using a specific domain account, on the desktop there is a folder named Configure Developer Dashboard. Browse to the folder

Once there, the folder called Scripts is what we are after. Open a PowerShell ISE window (just cause it’s pretty cool to use J ) and browse to the scripts folder and run ConfigureSharePointFarminDomain.ps1 and follow the screen

Based on the VM Image profile that was chosen, the deployment would go through and deploy – SQL, SharePoint and at the some mods to Visual Studio.

Done, Now you can develop J

 

Part -1 – Shows how to get all the Network, Active Directory and vanilla SharePoint 2013 Development server deployed

Part -2 – Shows logging onto the SharePoint 2013 Development server and getting it ready for your developers

Part 3 – Shows VPN Configuration for Point to Site VPN.