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Web Development

Web development covers guidance for building the application server or server-side portion of a solution. This includes guidance for server-side integration, aggregation, interoperability, business process and data tier design, and for building SharePoint-based solutions.

Active Releases

  • SharePoint Guidance. These guides help 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.


Retired Releases

Please refer to the patterns & practices: Retired section for retired offerings.

Last Updated June 2010


About Microsoft patterns & practices

Recommendations on how to design and develop custom applications using the Microsoft platform.

By using patterns & practices offerings, you can accelerate the design and development of your custom applications, reduce project technical risk, and position yourself to take advantage of future Microsoft technologies. Each patterns & practices offering contains a combination of written documentation and re-usable source code. Many also include a reference implementation. This combination provides you with a solid starting point for your application, and a set of proven practices to aid your development.

For more information, visit the patterns & practices Developer Center.

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