Book Name: Microsoft Office SharePoint Author: Scot Hillier Publish Year: ۲۰۰۷ Publish Year: ۲۰۰۷ Pages Numbers: ۵۴۴ ISBN: ۹۷۸-۱-۵۹۰۵۹-۸۰۹-۲
Introduction With SharePoint now in its third release, many developers and users are well familiar with its core functionality. However, this version of SharePoint is truly astonishing in its scope. Not only does this version have the familiar sites, documents, and lists, but it also supports vast new capabilities in content management, document management, records management, and business intelligence. Along with these capabilities, this version of SharePoint has many new ways to integrate data and create customized solutions. For me, the combination of businessoriented capabilities and advanced solution-development techniques has always been the basis of my enthusiasm for SharePoint. In fact, this is the perspective that I have tried to bring to this book; I want to combine business needs and technical skills to create solutions that truly impact business. You can be the judge of how well that vision has been reached. Who This Book Is For Many years ago, I asked a colleague what professional developers wanted in a book. He responded simply “Code they can steal.” I have never forgotten this advice and it has been the foundation of every book I have written since. This book is therefore targeted squarely at the intermediate to advanced developer in a corporate environment with a pending SharePoint project. Readers do not have to have any prior experience with SharePoint to be successful with this book. However, readers should be well-versed in .NET development with C# to get the most out of the book. Furthermore, readers should be ready to make a commitment to this book. I have constructed the book with the intent that it be read cover to cover. I have also defined a development environment in Chapter 2 that I use throughout the book. The bottom line is that this book should be thought of as a technical training course as opposed to a reference manual. If you approach it that way, you will get the maximum benefit. How This Book Is Organized I began my technical career training professional developers in Visual Basic 3.0. As a result, my writing style and chapter organization reflect a training class. Each chapter in the book begins with an explanation of the appropriate foundational concepts followed by practical exercises to reinforce the explanation. A brief description of each chapter follows.