Product Line Architecture (PLA) Team Blog

Welcome to the official blog of the Microsoft Product Line Architecture (PLA) team focused on key technical principles, release information and various other important tidbits.

Product Line Architecture (PLA) Team Blog

Posts
  • Stakeholder perception of the value of SharePoint 2013 PLA

    Introduction SharePoint 2013 can be setup in many different ways. Microsoft Support has documented in a number of Knowledge Base articles, supported and unsupported configurations. TechNet articles describe what configurations and settings are recommended...
  • PLA's in FY15

    As the Technical Lead and Manager of the PLA’s inside of Microsoft. I wanted to write a quick blog around what our customers can expect from us in the next few months around the PLA’s. The rate of change with product and feature release...
  • Introducing the hybrid add-on

    Like other Product Line Architectures (PLA), the SharePoint PLA is continually evolved to address the needs of customers. In last month’s post , we discussed what we’re doing in 2015 and that includes working on common hybrid scenarios that...
  • SharePoint PLA in 2015

    The road so far… The idea behind a Product Line Architecture is to enable our customers to deploy a configurable product implementation based on a consistent framework of recommended architectural decisions. If the option to deploy Office 365...
  • Benefits of using the Product Line Architecture

    Previous blog posts described what the Product Line Architecture (PLA) is, and how it was created. This post will concentrate answering two questions from the customer's perspective; Why deploy the PLA? What are the benefits? We will use Lync as an...
  • Aligning to the PLA

    In this posting, Jeffrey Rosen - the Exchange Team PLA lead architect - will share more information about the Solution Alignment Workshop (SAW) process – using Exchange for the examples. First, I'll do a little recap to set the context, then go...
  • Product Line Architectures – One Architecture to Rule Them All??

    A common question the product line architecture (PLA) teams gets is "how is it possible to predefine a prescriptive architecture for <fill in your favorite PLA product>? You don't know MY requirements, you don't know MY datacenter and IT standards...
  • Introducing the Microsoft Product Line Architecture

    Welcome to the Product Line Architecture Team (PLA) blog. The team is incredibly excited to release this site which will serve as the public interface for core technical guidance, general availability and various other bits of information along the...