SharePoint Guidance from patterns & practices

Microsoft patterns & practices is excited to announce the latest addition to
the p&p library of software architecture guidance:


SharePoint Guidance

Quick Links

– MSDN site: SharePoint Guidance

– Future friendly url:

– Download: SharePoint Guidance – November 2008

– Codeplex site:

– Community Forum:

Guidance at a Glance

This guidance helps architects and developers build SharePoint intranet applications. The guidance contains a reference implementation (RI) that demonstrates solutions to common architectural, development, and lifecycle management challenges. This guidance discusses the following:

– Architectural decisions about patterns, feature factoring, and packaging.

– Design tradeoffs for common decisions many developers encounter.

– Implementation examples demonstrated in the RI and in the QuickStarts.

– How to design for testability, create unit tests, and run continuous integration.

– Set up of development, build, test, staging, and production environments.

– Managing the application life cycle including upgrade.

– Team-based intranet application development.

The following areas are not discussed in this version of the guidance:

– Content-oriented sites that use Web content management.

– Internet and enterprise-scale SharePoint applications.

– Multilingual SharePoint applications.

– Scale or security testing of SharePoint applications.

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