As several of my friends know, I have started a new .NET project through my company. As I do this, I have been going afresh through my own mental list of things I should have in place to make sure this is a success -- source control, automated build, unit tests, bug tracking, etc. One list that is very good to make sure you are hitting the most important features is the famous Joel Test: 12 Steps to Better Code. It has been fascinating reading lately to see how Dana Epp and others have detailed how they line up against the Joel Test in their own shops.
My friend Jason Haley sent me a link this morning to Alex Lowe's blog post pointing to Mike Robert's excellent article: How to setup a .NET Development Tree. Highly, highly recommended reading even if you are not setting up a new project, as you will find, similar to the Joel Test, some new things you need to be thinking of to improve your existing development setup.
I pick up a new server today I placed on order last week for this and can't wait to get started!