P&P Developing SharePoint Applications V2 Released September 5th, 2009

Vinod Kumar

Developing SharePoint Applications guidance integrates new guidance with the original release, SharePoint Guidance – November 2008, into a single download. The guidance contains the following components:

SharePoint Guidance Library

A set of reusable components that helps developers manage configuration, build repositories for SharePoint lists, log traces and events, and use service location.


The documentation includes a variety of topics, such as how to use design and application patterns, how to integrate LOB systems with SharePoint applications, building scalable applications, upgrading SharePoint applications, and using SharePoint capabilities to create, and deploy content. It also includes the design decisions made for the Partner Portal and Training Management applications and explanations of their implementations.

Contoso Partner Portal Reference Implementation

This SharePoint application shows how Contoso created an extranet where it can interact with its partners. Among the items demonstrated are techniques for building manageable and scalable enterprise applications, and how to incorporate publishing and page composition features, flexible navigation, collaboration sites, and LOB integration. It includes more advanced techniques than the Training Management reference implementation and requires Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 with Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2.

Contoso Training Management Reference Implementation

This SharePoint application illustrates how the Contoso Human Resources department manages its training course offerings. It shows how to solve many basic SharePoint challenges that you might encounter when you develop your own applications. Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 is required. 

Click here to download this release. What I love about this release is the capability it exposes the way we can connect to LOB from Sharepoint to improve process, extend information, enhance structural business processes via the rich collaboration mechanism. Also in this release you will see how security need to be considered into business process and how to create collaborative sites that help manage business events like incident escalations and order exceptions.

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