Developing SharePoint solutions on a virtual machine has always been a pain personally, my laptop has 2GB of RAM so running MOSS and Visual Studio on a virtual machine with 1GB of RAM has always been a problem.
I have always hoped that sometime soon I’ll be able to install SharePoint on my native Vista installation and enjoy full CPU, Hard Drive and RAM on my machine.
The limitations are:
- You need to do an advanced install.
- You need to install SQL Express first if you want to use it.
- You need to do some IIS7 configuration to get it working.
- And my main problem, your workstation needs to be part of a domain.
I don’t normally connect my dev laptop to a domain as I mostly use it disconnected and as I don’t work for one company I would need to have lots of different profiles for each domain account.
Apart from these small drawbacks I think this is definitely the way to go in terms of MOSS development so go download and check it out!