Developing Apps for Microsoft SharePoint 2013 with Microsoft Visual Studio 2012

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Want to know how to best take advantage of Visual Studio to develop apps for SharePoint? In this demo-heavy session we explore SharePoint development tools which extend Visual Studio 2012. See our first-class support for common app features including client web parts, remote event receivers, Workflows and more. Learn how to develop apps locally or using a Microsoft Office 365 Developer Site. See how ALM capabilities available in Visual Studio Ultimate and Team Foundation Server can be applied when working with SharePoint 2013.

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    This is among my shortlist of must-see sessions. I could use information on how the developer machine should be setup and configured. What works best and can handle all types of development projects?

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    @Sneel:You just need Visual Studio 2012 and the App development tools if you're only going to be developing SharePoint Apps that target a SharePoint Online site. For any other scenario you're going to need a traditional SharePoint developer environment (i.e. one where Visual Studio and SharePoint are installed on the same box). Critical Path Training have an excellent guide that details how to get this setup for SharePoint 2013. For more information check out this blog post by Andrew Connell: 

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