In this post I’m going to attempt to outline how to setup Sitecore 7.5 for use in your development environment. I would like to make it clear this is a practical example, but may not follow best practices or Sitecore’s point of view. Also, things may be brief, but this is a development environment after all, so we don’t need to worry too much about optimizations and splitting up server roles.
To preface the directions, Sitecore 7.5 was released this month and can be found on the Sitecore Developer Network. It comes with some new features, but the significant change is the overhaul to the analytics and the introduction of MongoDB. For more information on the changes, please see the Sitecore 7.5 Release Notes.