New SharePoint Guidance from the Patterns and Practices group

The P&P group released a new set of SharePoint Guidance today...Links below 


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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