Apress Pro SharePoint 2007 Development Techniques
Margriet Bruggeman and Nikander Bruggeman
We have been working with SharePoint technology since the beta release of SharePoint Portal
Server 2001 and have seen the product evolve to SharePoint 2007. The sheer number of new features
added to this product line is huge, and we are pleased to note how popular this product has
become, since we love working with it.
You should read this book if you want to expand your knowledge about developing solutions
for both Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. A few sections
only apply to MOSS 2007, but those have been clearly identified.
Unfortunately, nowadays SharePoint is such a big topic that you cannot cover every available
topic and still provide in-depth information, so we had to choose which topics to include.
Since we have started working with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, we have noticed
time and again that all SharePoint developers seem to share a common interest in four topics:
building workflows, improving business intelligence, using InfoPath, and creating interactive web
environments using Ajax techniques. Therefore, when we decided to write a new book about Share-
Point 2007, it was crystal clear to us that we needed to dedicate a considerable portion to these Big
That is not all we discuss in this book. With the passage of time, we have seen that new and
interesting topics related to SharePoint technologies have arisen, and we have made sure to include
a bunch of them. These topics will not be found in the typical SharePoint book you might have lying
about, and we hope you will have fun learning about them.