Announcing the release of patterns and practices Developing SharePoint Applications guidance

Microsoft patterns and practices has released a new version of guidance for developing SharePoint Applications. This release delivers a guide, a reusable library, and a reference implementation.  It helps architects and developers in the following areas:

Use SharePoint capabilities to make more powerful applications

  • Integrate information from Line of Business Systems
  • Take advantage of publishing and content oriented capabilities
  • Create collaborative interactions around business processes
  • Design multi-site topologies with complex security and isolation needs, such as  a partner extranet

Build applications that are easier to scale, maintain, and grow

  • Improve maintainability, testability, and layering through patterns
  • Use techniques to improve flexibility, diagnostics, operations and performance
  • Show how to use SharePoint’s feature and solution framework

 Improve application quality through testing

  • Demonstrates unit testing and integration testing SharePoint applications
  • Describe experiences with acceptance testing SharePoint applications including stress and scale testing

Improve and accelerate team productivity

  • Accelerate adoption of recommended practices with library components
  • Show how to build an effective team development environment

Understand fundamental design and implementation decision 

Developing SharePoint Applications guidance integrates new guidance with the original release, SharePoint Guidance – November 2008, into a single download.
Erwin van der Valk and Francis Cheung walks you through the various topics of this guidance in the following videos:

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