Application Archetypes

For more details of the topics covered in this guide, see Contents of the Guide.

This section of the guide contains a series of topics that will help you to understand the capabilities, features, benefits, and liabilities of each of the common application types that you may decide to create. The first topic contains an overview of the basic application types such as Web, mobile, rich client, services, and RIA. The remaining chapters describe each of these types in detail, as well as more specialist types of applications such as hosted and cloud-based services, and applications that take advantage of SharePoint and Microsoft Office. For more information, see the following chapters: