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IFS Cloud Technical Documentation

The IFS Cloud technical documentation is provided to customers and partners using or implementing IFS Cloud solutions. It is intended for the people involved in administrating, managing, tailoring, developing and deploying/operating IFS Cloud. It is not intended for end users*.

Guide Content
Platform Overview Provides context and base knowledge about important concepts, services, and mechanisms in IFS Cloud platform. Recommended reading for all.
Administration Covers day-to-day administration tasks such as managing users, permissions, background jobs, and reporting that you do as a customer. Also covers settings for IFS Cloud itself as well as for platform services like mobile apps, remote assistance and data management.
Lifecycle Experience Explains how to use Lifecycle Experience portal and self service capabilities to manage your IFS Cloud solution throughout its lifecycle, with a focus on the build phase. Covers topics such as managing your build place, requesting environments, creating deliveries, and applying service updates and releases.

This application management requires a level of technical skill and is commonly performed by IFS or an IFS partner.
Tailoring Covers the ways an IFS Cloud solution can be tailored through configuration, extending on the inside (customizing) and extending on the outside in order to meet business specific requirements. Also includes advice on what tailoring options are suitable in which situations.
Development Supporting documentation for development of "extend on the inside" (customization) tailoring's for IFS Cloud, as well as the core IFS Cloud solution itself. Covers development tools, concepts, patterns and tips (e.g. performance) for all tiers of development including business logic, user interfaces, reporting and analytics.
Although there are some "getting started" and "how to" guides in here, the Development Guide isn't intended to be a complete learning resource, but rather a support to developers who already know the basics.
Installation and Operations Only applicable for customers running remote deployment model, this guide explains how to install and operate IFS Cloud (for customers running the cloud deployment model installation and operations is handed by IFS as part of the service). Covers how to prepare underlying infrastructure (e.g. the database), perform fresh install, updating (installing deliveries), and upgrading from versions prior to IFS Cloud.

*) If you were looking for end user documentation but ended up here, it is referred to as "IFS Cloud documentation" (or sometimes "online documentation") and is accessed directly from within the IFS Cloud user interface.

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