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  • Hi there,

                  I'm a total newbie to Sharepoint and have been tasked with creating a Sharepoint site for a customer.  I am familiar with creating web apps in ASP.Net.  Can I develop a Sharepoint site remotely and then deploy it at the customer site or do I have to do it on their server?  Can I do the work on my laptop, or will I need to be connected to a Sharepoint server?  I'm hoping that I can do this in Visual Studio in the office and then deploy it at the customer site when finished.

    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 3:04 PM

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  • Waldy,

    All paths given your questions lead to some formal training I'm afraid and possibly some external consultancy.  The concept of development 2010 or 2007 is remarkably different to asp.net, and what your alluding to is likely what is called an extended web application, which is a configuration challenge for many seasoned Sharepoint administrators - it isn't a developer activity but you are then faced with creating a solution that must work from within a DMZ on that extended wed app, possibly to interact with you existing help desk application - or something customized.  Even if its a free standing sharepoint ap in a DMZ, you have a development challenge ahead.  Can you work on a laptop, that depends on what the app needs to do and whether you can replicate the environment that you will eventually deploy into.


    Regards John Timney http://www.johntimney.com
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 10:11 PM

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  • How familiar are you familiar with what SharePoint is?  If you only need to create a site, then you can get this done via central administration using the standartd packaged templates

    In regards to the customer, do they have a SharePoint deployment already, if so, do you know which version they're using?  And are you in a position to tell us more about thier site requirements.


    Steven Andrews | SharePoint Professional | http://www.twitter.com/backpackerd00d | https://baron72.wordpress.com/
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 3:29 PM
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  • I am not familiar at all.  The customer has 2007 and will shortly be upgrading to 2010.  They require an external facing self service portal that will interface with our helpdesk product.  Our helpdesk already has a web interface, but does not have the layout or restricted content that they require.  They want to host it on Sharepoint so they "have control of it" in their words.
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 3:58 PM
  • >  The customer has 2007 and will shortly be upgrading to 2010. 

    Does this mean you need a solution for SP 2007 or a solution for SP 2010 ?

    Moderator pre-SP 2010 forums


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 4:21 PM
  • Waldy,

    All paths given your questions lead to some formal training I'm afraid and possibly some external consultancy.  The concept of development 2010 or 2007 is remarkably different to asp.net, and what your alluding to is likely what is called an extended web application, which is a configuration challenge for many seasoned Sharepoint administrators - it isn't a developer activity but you are then faced with creating a solution that must work from within a DMZ on that extended wed app, possibly to interact with you existing help desk application - or something customized.  Even if its a free standing sharepoint ap in a DMZ, you have a development challenge ahead.  Can you work on a laptop, that depends on what the app needs to do and whether you can replicate the environment that you will eventually deploy into.


    Regards John Timney http://www.johntimney.com
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 10:11 PM