Third party solutions include applications developed locally by ICT or college IT personnel as well as commercial applications or open source applications. These solutions will be tested on the SharePoint test environment (see the test environment policy).
Although SharePoint has many capabilities, colleges or departments may discover situations where a third-party solution implements a feature that is not in SharePoint out of the box. In these cases, ICT may permit the third-party solution to be installed on the ICT SharePoint 2010 farm. Before a third-party solution can be installed, there are a number of questions that must be answered. The unit interested in the third party solution must consider the following questions with the ICT SharePoint support team.
Questions for the Vendor:
As part of the evalution of third-party products, ICT will peform the following tasks:
The issues with in-house developed applications are similar to those for commercial software excluding licensing fees. It is up to the developing unit to determine who should have access to the solution and how that access will be regulated.
If your college or department is interested in developing solutions for SharePoint, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. ICT will assist you with getting an account on the development server. Development must take place in a sandbox unless the nature of the software being developed precludes use of a sandbox. (Because sandboxed solutions are only partially trusted, there are a number of features available to farm solutions that will not run in a sandbox. See SharePoint sandbox.)
The developers must:
It is recommended that the developers install SharePoint on a local machine for development and testing purposes. The MSDN subscription includes licenses for all required software for development usage.