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Summary

This guidance helps architects and developers design, build, test, deploy and upgrade SharePoint intranet applications. A reference implementation that is named the Contoso Training Management application demonstrates solutions to common architectural, development, and application lifecycle management challenges.

This guidance discusses the following:

  • Architectural decisions about patterns, feature factoring, and packaging.
  • Design tradeoffs for common decisions many developers encounter, such as when to use SharePoint lists or a database to store information.
  • Implementation examples that are demonstrated in the Training Management application and in the QuickStarts.
  • How to design for testability, create unit tests, and run continuous integration.
  • How to set up different environments including the development, build, test, staging, and production environments.
  • How to manage the application life cycle through development, test, deployment, and upgrading.
  • Team-based intranet application development.

The following areas are not discussed in the current version of this 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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