One of the following server operating systems: NET Framework version 3. NET Framework version 4. Minimum requirements for client computers A supported browser. For more information, see Plan browser support in SharePoint Server Optional software supported in SharePoint Server The optional software in this section is supported but is not required to install or use SharePoint Server This software might be required by capabilities such as business intelligence.
Environment Single server farm, front-end web servers, and application servers in a farm. NET Framework. You can install most software prerequisites through the SharePoint Server Start page. The software prerequisites are also available from websites that are listed in this section. In scenarios where installing prerequisites directly from the Internet is not possible, you can download the prerequisites and then install them from a network share. If SharePoint Online is not the best option for you right now, you can deploy SharePoint Server on intranet servers, which can be in your on-premises datacenter or hosted in Microsoft Azure infrastructure services.
Whether it's for development, testing, staging, production, or disaster recovery purposes, Azure is a perfect home for your SharePoint farms in the cloud. Here are some of the benefits: You can deploy a SharePoint Server farm rapidly and scale it up or down as needed. You can create the infrastructure for your SharePoint servers very quickly using multiple tools and methods. Set up development or test farms or scale out your production SharePoint deployments by adding more resources.
Simplify deployment and configuration with ready-to-deploy images and reduce the time to deploy complex SharePoint farms from days to hours. You can host your SharePoint Server farm cost-effectively. Pay-as-you-go pricing for server and storage capacity and per-minute billing from Azure helps you save money. When performing application or performance testing, create additional servers as needed for scale and load testing over short periods of time and remove them when you're finished.
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