Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Why cant I add a SharePoint project to Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition?

While configured my AWS development machine for SharePoint, I found that my 'SharePoint' options were missing when I tried to create a new project.

Fortunately, all I had to do was download the Office Tools for Visual Studio 2013 from here

Monday, 13 April 2015

SharePoint 2013 Pre requisites install fail, Error: The tool was unable to install Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role.

I was configuring a new development environment in Amazon Web Services and I encountered the following error message:




SharePoint 2013 Pre requisites install fail, Error: The tool was unable to install Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role.




I tried several suggestions from Google, but to no avail. The problem was I was trying to solve an unsolvable problem. Huh? I was attempting to install SharePoint Foundation 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2 WHICH IS NOT SUPPORTED.




I needed to install SharePoint Foundation 2013 SP1.