New Guidance from Microsoft for Packaging and Deploying SharePoint Solutions

Microsoft is recommending that developers stop using SharePoint’s Feature framework and list, web, and site templates in their solutions.  Now, instead of defining SharePoint content in CAML, Microsoft wants everyone to start creating content programmatically using the remote provisioning pattern.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bobgerman/archive/2015/01/31/new-guidance-from-microsoft-for-packaging-and-deploying-sharepoint-solutions.aspx

Announcing VS 2013 RTM SharePoint Templates

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/officeapps/archive/2013/10/17/announcing-visual-studio-2013-rtm.aspx

Including:

  • Office 365 Cloud Business App
  • MVC 5 web application and SharePoint Context for app for SharePoint
  • App for SharePoint remote debugging for Office 365, including
    • Workflow
    • Remote Event Receiver (RER)