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Sams Teach Yourself SharePoint® 2010 Development in 24 Hours by Vinu Santhakumari, Manpreet Singh, Sohail Sayed

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Understanding SharePoint Solutions as Deployment Units

Although console applications are a great way to play around with the SharePoint API, you will not be using them to deploy new functionality to SharePoint. The recommended way to deploy functionality is through SharePoint solutions, which are cab files with a .wsp extension, which stands for Windows SharePoint Solution Packages. The most important file in the WSP file is the manifest.xml. This file contains information about the other files in the solution. In SharePoint 2010 you can create two types of solutions: farm solutions and sandboxed solutions.

Understanding Farm Solutions

A farm solution is a SharePoint solution that is deployed to the Solution Store in Central Administration of ...

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