Because SharePoint provides a complex and sophisticated application platform, deployment can present some puzzles to the uninitiated.
In the May 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, we will show you how to automate custom SharePoint application deployments by taking advantage of the SharePoint API. Following this approach allows you to avoid having to create and maintain a custom site definition. You benefit from a more modular set of components to deploy and manage.
Be sure to check out the sample code in our online code library.
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