Application Architecture Guide 2.0 project guide provides design-level guidance for the architecture and design of applications built on the .NET Framework. It focuses on the most common types of applications, partitioning application functionality into layers, components, and services, and walks through their key design characteristics.This guide is a collaborative effort between patterns & practices, product teams, and industry experts. This guide is related to the project This guide is a free download from Codeplex It gives a in depth knowledge of best practices and patterns to be followed while doing .net related development Few topics which it covers are mentioned below

  • Architecture & Design Guidelines
  • Deployment Patterns
  • Architectural Styles
  • Quality Attributes
  • Layers & Tiers
  • Presentational Layer Guidelines
  • Business Layer Guidelines
  • DAL Guidelines
  • Service Layer Guidelines
  • Application Architecture types
  • Web Applications
  • RIA’s
  • Services
  • Mobile Applications
  • Office Business Applications
  • Sharepoint LOB Applications

This is a must read guide to all Technical Architects and also to any .net developer