As we get closer to the August release of SharePoint 2016 Preview I wanted to create a local virtual machine and try things out. Below are steps with dozens of screenshots. Now I’m ready for the big day to install.
Ideally matching the latest generation of all Microsoft products will give a more integrated experience. Often in the past I’ve seen where features are disabled or less than optimal if another software layer is older. For example, SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence has many features which only work with SQL 2012. Yes, you can run older SQL 2008R2 but some features will be missing.
Here’s counting down to the SP2013 release … cheers!
Prepare ISO and VHD
Windows Server – Technical Preview
Server Manager – AD and GUI
Create Service Accounts
Install SQL 2016