Chapter 3. Server-side solution development

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 offers a new way to customize your SharePoint environment called the SharePoint app model. However, the approaches you used to customize your SharePoint environment prior to SharePoint 2013 are for the most part still valid. You can still build farm solutions and sandboxed solutions. This chapter walks you through how to create farm and sandboxed solutions and talks about dos and don’ts for both approaches. It also guides you through what’s different in SharePoint 2013 compared to SharePoint 2010, both in terms of changes to the tools and object model and in terms of changes to the guidance around using farm and sandboxed solutions.

A farm solution is a solution that will be ...

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