Remove SharePoint requirement on SharePoint Project Types
Now that we have the publish feature, I would like to see the requirement removed to have SharePoint installed before you can open up a SharePoint project. This is especially relevant when I am publishing to SharePoint Online (Office 365). I am often developing from a Windows 7 machine that doesn't have SharePoint installed. Since I am deploying to the cloud, I don't need a local version of SharePoint.
Thanks for your idea! We’ve implemented this feature in Visual Studio 2012.