How do we do SharePoint development, including TFS integration?

There’s lot of information available concerning development processes, automated builds and continuous integration in SharePoint development using Team Foundation Server, but unfortunately most of the information is in relatively high level or just concepts, but details are missing. It’s also fairly common misconception that setting for example automated build with TFS is difficult – it’s…

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Project planning and application lifecycle management

One of the most important and often overlooked thing to cover in planning phase of the projects is the application lifecycle management (ALM) for upcoming portal. In this context I don’t mean just the lifecycle management for the customizations, rather for the full process and environments. Every single project done with SharePoint technologies (WSS/MOSS), should…

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Continuous integration in MOSS development using TFS

I’ve been delivering quite a few technical training’s during past year and one of the most discussed thing is the setup of the development environments for large scale projects. Especially large ISV’s are really interested on the the practicalities of utilizing the TFS as the continuous integration (CI) and/or application lifecycle management (ALM) platform. For…

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Controlling publishing features from onet.xml

In the previous post, I promised to try to find time to share additional information concerning the onet.xml and how it can be modified to control other properties of the MOSS site. It took a while, but here we go. Starting from this blog entry, I promise to be more active with writing new stuff…

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Controlling navigation options from the onet.xml

During past weeks I have been creating few customer POCs to demostrate the excellent WCM features of the MOSS 2007. Since the MOSS publishing features are deployed over the WSS using standard feature framework, we can configure the provisioning of the sites directly from the onet.xml. In this blog entry, I’ll declare the concepts behind…

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