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Professional SharePoint 2013 Development by Paul J. Swider, Jeff Fried, Brian Wilson, Scot Hillier, Matt Ranlett, Brendon Schwartz, Reza Alirezaei

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Chapter 4

Application Lifecycle Management in SharePoint 2013

WHAT’S IN THIS CHAPTER?

  • Getting started with Application Lifecycle Management
  • Understanding SharePoint 2013 Solution Models
  • Planning your Customization Model and Release Packaging Approach
  • Planning your Key Development phases and Release Model
  • Planning your Upgrade and Patching Approach
  • Planning your SharePoint Team Environments
  • Managing SharePoint 2013 Development Teams
  • Managing SharePoint 2013 Testing Teams

Before you skip to the next chapter, consider this. SharePoint 2013 provides extensive capabilities to customize your new or existing production farms. This introduces many challenges in how to govern, monitor, operate, and introduce “change” to your production environment, in the shortest time possible, at the lowest risk, and in a manner that does not bring down your production environment.

Added to this challenge is that SharePoint 2013 provides a variety of powerful customization development and deployment models, features, and product capabilities. Coupled to this is that the complexity and solution key design decisions vary based on whether your target hosting location is on-premise or in a cloud-hosted environment.

Other important factors, including your application packaging model, your production application governance policies, and acceptance or “gate” criteria can affect your ability to deploy your customizations into your SharePoint 2013 production environment.

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