SharePoint Guidance - November 2008

This guidance helps architects and developers design, build, test, deploy, and upgrade SharePoint intranet applications. A reference implementation demonstrates solutions to common architectural, development, and application lifecycle management challenges.
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      Update: September 2009. This content has been retired. Updated guidance is available.

      This guidance helps architects and developers build SharePoint intranet applications. A reference implementation (RI) 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

  • Supported Operating System

    Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008

      • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

      • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5

      • Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

      • Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Tools: Visual Studio 2008 Extensions, version 1.2

      • Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: Software Development Kit (SDK)

      1. Click the ‘Download Now’ link to commence the download.

      2. Once the download dialog appears, do one of the following:

        1. To start the installation immediately, click Open or Run this program from its current location.

        2. To copy the download to your computer for installation at a later time, click Save or Save this program to disk. Once you are ready to install the SharePoint Guidance, double-click on the saved file.

      3. Follow the instructions in the installer program, including accepting the End User Licensing Agreement.

      For detailed installation instructions, see Installing the Training Management Application.

      To get started, see Getting Started with SharePoint Guidance.
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