Microsoft patterns & practices SharePoint Guidance has been released to MSDN!
Updated: SharePoint Guidance 1.0 – Nov 2008
Here are a few of the topics you will find inside:
Architectural decisions about patterns, feature factoring, and packaging Design tradeoffs for decisions many developers encounter, such as whether to use SharePoint lists or a database to store information Implementation examples that are demonstrated in the Training Management application and in the QuickStarts How to design a SharePoint application for testability, create unit tests, and run continuous integration How to set up different environments including the development, build, test, staging, and production environments How to manage the application life cycle through development, test, deployment, and upgrading Team-based intranet application development
You might also see my name, along with the names of a couple of others from Avanade, in the Authors and Contributors section. (Updated to refer to SharePoint Guidance 1.0 – Nov 2008)