OK, I’ve blogged about the SharePoint Guidance pack a while ago, but there’s a new version out last month. Take a look over at http://microsoft.com/spg (SharePoint Guidance) and get some of the details from the product group and P&P guys on how to implement and extend SharePoint as part of your infrastructure, development environment, and platform.
You’ll find information on:
– Architectural decisions about patterns, feature factoring, and packaging.
– Design tradeoffs for common decisions many developers encounter. (Remember, with architecture there are no single right answers – know what you’re trading off when you make that decision!)
– 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. (But you’re already using Features, right? See what else you can do to help out here.)
– Team-based intranet application development.
But be aware that this release isn’t focusing on:
– Content-oriented sites that use Web content management. (See some of my other posts for these)
– Internet and enterprise-scale SharePoint applications. (Again, we’ve covered this before.)
– Multilingual SharePoint applications. (If you’ll leave me good links for this, I’ll be glad to post! Being only English speaking (or these days, Texan speaking….) I’m not the best qualified to speak on this particular topic. (Pun intended.)
– Scale or security testing of SharePoint applications. (To be covered in a later post if I have a chance – this is VERY process/organization driven.)