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Pro SharePoint 2010 Governance by Corey Erkes, Steve Wright

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Solution Framework Overview

The SharePoint family of products, including SharePoint Foundation and Server, use the solution framework to install custom enhancements into a SharePoint environment. This replaces the other installer technologies used in the Windows environment such as MSI files and ClickOnce. The solution framework allows custom components to be deployed, activated, and updated in a controlled manner that is designed to keep the SharePoint server farm stable. Solution packages can also contain resource files for a consistent approach to localizing your custom components.

As we described briefly in Chapter 12, solution packages provide a means to bundle all of the components associated with a custom enhancement into a file with a ...

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