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From Barnes & NobleYour line-of-business systems are your company's lifeblood: they manage customer data, inventory, billing, product lifecycles, and many other key processes. But, typically, they've only been accessible to a fraction of your people -- not including managerial decision makers who could really benefit from the information they contain. Now, using Microsoft's SharePoint technologies, you can deliver that information to knowledge workers right inside their familiar Microsoft Office applications. This book presents six applications to use as a starting point: easy-to-extend applications that introduce development patterns you can apply repeatedly.
What kind of applications? Sales forecasting, via Excel 2007. Collaboratively developing statements of work, using Microsoft's Open XML formats. Automating budget approvals, utilizing data from SAP, Peoplesoft, and the like. Improving manufacturing plant floor analysis. Office 2007 and SharePoint Server 2007 offer extensive infrastructure for building applications like these. With this book, you can quickly master that infrastructure -- and start using it. Bill Camarda, from the February 2008 Read Only