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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Development Cookbook by Ed Musters

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Packaging SharePoint Solutions

Regardless of the type of Visual Studio Solution you develop a regular web application or even a Windows application eventually you will need to "package" it for the purpose of deploying it to another server or client computer. Such packaging is varied and may be a Cabinet (.CAB) file, a Microsoft Installer (.MSI) file, or a setup.exe (your classic setup wizard). The packaging format for SharePoint is a SharePoint Solution, having a file extension of .WSP. A server administrator will be able to deploy your WSP file with a combination of PowerShell commands and/or Central Administration.

Some summary points about SharePoint Solution files:

  • They are files of CAB format that are used to package physical files up for ...

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