Global solutions for SharePoint 2010 products

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If you a planning a deployment of SharePoint 2010 with multilple geographic location, you have to look at this visio that is available from Microsoft:

Overview

This model illustrates supported architectures for deploying Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products geographically.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=2204a8a6-1ea1-471e-b2a9-db95aebd4f64

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Office 365 developer guide

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Microsoft has published a guide  designed to help you gain knowledge and understanding of SharePoint Online within Microsoft Office 365 as you build and extend your online sites to meet your business needs.

 

Overview

“This guide walks you through some of the rich features that are available to developers and designers in SharePoint Online in Office 365. It provides an overview of the feature set and extensibility points for SharePoint Online, and a discussion of how to create solutions for this new environment. This guide begins by describing the types of solutions you can build, and then addresses the developer tools for SharePoint 2010, the new platform features, and the solution deployment architecture.”

You can download the guide here

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Extending the MUI in SharePoint 2010

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In the presentation on Building multiple language sites with the SharePoint 2010 Technologies that I did at the SharePoint Summit in Québec city, I showed how to use the MUIExt tool that is available on Codeplex.

As dicussed in this post  you can use the MUI to change the language of the SharePoint “Chrome”.  But you cannot link specific content to a language. 

Thanks to the MUIext from codeplex, you can add the MUIExt webpart to a page and then the tie a webpart to a specific languange.  Then the webpart will be shown in the desired language.

In my demo I added 2 content editor webpart to my page, I added French text to one of the WebPart and English text to the other WebPart.  Then I used the MUIExt to tie the French content to the French language and so on for the English content.

Here is how you tie your webparts to a language:

Image of the site in English:

And the same site in French:

Link to the article in French

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