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Moss 2007 Wcm Architecture And Development Best Practices In A Team Based Environment


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  • 1. MOSS 2007 - WCM Architecture and Development Best Practices in a team based environment
  • 2. Agenda
    Architecting a MOSS-Internet Facing Site
    Content Management Techniques
    Team Based Development
    Deployment Configuration
    Code Deploy / Content Deploy
    Tiered Development Model
  • 3. About Me
    SharePoint Architect with focus on ECM, WCM
    Software Developer working with MS technologies
    MS degree in Comp Science – UMKC
    From India with a not so easy to pronounce last name..
    Call me Kar or Car-Thick!
  • 4. Introduction
    Slide content - Experiential
    Partial focus on Architect/Senior developer topics
    Some background in MOSS is assumed
    Working background in Visual Studio is assumed
    Snapshots of identified scenarios
    Questions – Raise your hand!
  • 5. WCM in MOSS 2007
    WCM Options in MOSS 2007
    Publishing Portal
    Collaboration Portal
    Publishing Portal
    starter site hierarchy for Internet website
    Workflow is enabled
    Collaboration Portal
    starter site for Intranet portal
    Workflow is not enabled by default
  • 6. Design / Architectural Elements
    Consists of:
    Custom Branding
    Master Pages / CSS
    Content Authoring
    Custom Page Layouts
    Source Control
    Custom / STSADM for Code
    Custom / CD for Content
  • 7. Content Management
    Authoring Techniques
    Smart Client authoring
    Create content using Office tools
    Deploy as HTML pages
    Browser-based authoring
    In-context, rich-text editing experience
    Add-ons support from third-party
    Customizable editing and HTML toolbar
    Commonly used approach for Content Management
  • 8. Design and Planning
    Information Architecture Plan
    Site Structure
    Site collections, Sites, Pages
    Roles and Permissions
    People and Groups
    Inheritance model
    Branding and Customization
    OTB versus Custom Development
    Use Features and Packaged development
    Backup, Recovery and Archival Planning
  • 9. Implementation
    Framework Design
    Identify Core functionality early in the design process for re-use
    Build Base libraries inheriting from the WSS 3.0 and ASP.NET OM
    MOSS Artifacts
    Group UI artifacts and identify repositories for storage (CSS, Images etc)
    Group functional modules and re-usable components (ASPX, ASCX)
  • 10. Pause
  • 11. Server based Development!
    Runs on Windows Server 2003
    server/remote debugging
    External tools to emulate team development
    Virtual Machines
    Customized Deployment scripts
    Source Control Integration
    Needs specific structuring
    Overall, not a seamless experience (yet!)
  • 12. Conceptual Architecture
  • 13. MOSS 2007/VS2005/TFS
    Virtual PC 2007
    H/W – At least 1.5 GHz with 4GB RAM
    Base Install of Windows Server 2003 R2
    Install SQL Server 2005 and MOSS 2007 (SP1)
    Install SP Designer and Office 2007 (as needed)
    Visual Studio Team System
    Visual Studio 2005
    Team Explorer 2005
    WSS 3.0 / VS Extensions for SharePoint
    How to Create a MOSS VPC Image link below:
  • 14. Source Control
    Visual Studio / Team Foundation Server 2005
    Source Control
    Project Management and Reporting
    Integrates with TFS using Team Explorer
    Source Control Explorer
  • 15. VSTS Solution Architecture
    Visual Studio Solution
    Web Application Test Harness
    Core Class Library Project
    SharePoint Integration Project
    Web Application Project
    Allows for RAD using ASP.NET
    Can be used as a test harness
    Class Library Project
    Framework consisting of Base classes, DAL/BLL
    SharePoint Integration Project
    Mimics 12 Hive
    Allows for deployment to local VPC
  • 16. MOSS Deployment
    • VSTS 12 Hive Structure
    • 17. Maps to SharePoint 12 Hive
    • 18. Relates code artifacts to MOSS
    • 19. Generate WSP Solution
    • 20. Packages “Features” into .wsp
    • 21. BuildSharePointPackage.ddf
    • 22. MakeCAB
    • 23. Deploy Package
    • 24. RemoveAndDeploy.bat
    • 25. STSADM commands for deploying .wsp into MOSS Solution Store
  • Custom Deployment
  • 26. Process must
    be repeatable/failsafe
    allow for flexible deployments
    be configurable by environment
    Manual scripts with XCOPY
    Server builds (MSBuild) and PsExec
    Third Party tools (FinalBuilder)
    Code - Build and Deploy
    Variations include H/W and S/W specifications
    E.g.: Dev could be 32-bit single-server farm while STAGE/PROD is 64-bit dual-server
    Content Deploy versus Code Deploy
    In WCM scenario, typically STAGE is an authoring environment with live content
    Code deploys follow exact procedures while Content Deploys are fluid in nature
    Content Deploys using CD API / Third party tools
    Environment Considerations
  • 28. Hardening a MOSS Server Farm
    Firewalls b/w App Server, DB servers
    Logical Architecture
    Configure Anonymous Access
    SSL for content deployment
    Block access to CA
    Lockdown Mode
    Secure Permissions for published sites
    Ports, Protocols and IIS
  • 29. Production Environment
    Design Considerations
    Consists of Default (Windows zone) and extended Internet Zone
    Internet Zone is configured for Anonymous access
    Alternate URL Mappings for multiple public URLs
    Security Considerations
    Read Only access to content on the Internet zone
    Secure user permissions and lockdown user access to admin folders
  • 30. Development Best Practices
    VPC Set Up
    Use differencing disks to build a clean image
    Install software with latest Service Packs
    External HDD / Allocate at least 2 GB of memory
    Role based development
    Understand functional impact in different SP roles – End-User, Admin, Stakeholder
    Keep up to date with MSDN/SharePoint releases
    Use the SP community and blogs
  • 31. Tips N Tricks
    Cross Browser testing for WCM sites
    Optimizing page size for anon access (Core.js)
    Configuring anon access on Internet Zone
    32-bit versus 64-bit components
    Third party components (make sure they are packaged as MOSS solutions for easy install)
    Performance counters for metrics after go-live
    For advanced tips, check in with author after session!
  • 32. Speaker Blog: (tat-tvam-asi)
    Thou art that | That you are
    TechNet site for MOSS 2007
    Wrap Up
  • 33. Thanks for attending!