Best Practice Report

A SharePoint Custom-Development Strategy Is More Crucial Now Than Ever

Adoption Of SharePoint 2010 — A Serious Application Platform — Is Strong

September 30th, 2011
With contributors:
Mike Gilpin , Joe Dang

Summary

The stage is set for a big upswing in custom application development on SharePoint. First, SharePoint Server 2010 adoption is very strong, and this version of the product has the strongest features yet for custom development. Second, with application backlogs growing, many organizations will find themselves taking on SharePoint "customization" projects to meet business demands. Custom application development is the riskiest of the six SharePoint "workloads." For organizations adopting SharePoint, this situation demands a careful strategy now to avoid problems later. This report delivers our latest assessment of SharePoint adoption and discusses its implications for app delivery professionals.

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