In this article we will be setting up the start of our development environment. By the end of this article we will have a version control project set up on CodePlex to support our coding efforts throughout this article series. We will then take a look at what is required of a file and folder structure for a large project like this. From there we will create an ASP.NET MVC 2 web application and test project in a new Visual Studio solution. Next we will download and install the TortoiseSVN client to interact with our version control repository on CodePlex. We will then complete our article by performing our first check in to our version control repository on CodePlex and make our StackOverflow inspired knowledge exchange program public.