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Whether or not youve already benefited from Scot P. Hillier's first renowned Apress book, Microsoft SharePoint: Building Office 2003 Solutions, this fantastic follow-up is sure to please! This book will cover advanced techniques for programming web parts and SharePoint Services.

Hillier also covers advanced integration techniques with related products like BizTalk Server 2004 and Content Server. Intended for advanced developers who already know all of the basic SharePoint Services, this book will steer you in solving ultra-specific, advanced problems.

Table of Contents

  1. Collaborative Application Markup Language
  2. Databases,Web Services, and Protocols
  3. Advanced Web Part Techniques
  4. Advanced SharePoint Portal Server Solutions
  5. The Information Bridge Framework
  6. The Business Scorecards Accelerator
  7. SharePoint and BizTalk Server 2004
  8. SharePoint and Microsoft Content Management Server
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SharePoint’s “out of the box” solutions have driven it into thousands of businesses. Now developers want to know just how much more it can do. The answer: Plenty. The guide: Advanced SharePoint Services Solutions.

Scot P. Hillier illuminates Collaborative Application Markup Language, the language that defines SharePoint’s sites and lists, and exposes the key database tables, web services, and communication protocols SharePoint relies on. Manipulate these, and you can do incredible stuff. (Or wreak havoc. Hillier shows how not to.)

You’ll also learn how to customize navigation and search (without wrecking performance); build slicker Web Parts faster; and integrate SharePoint with BizTalk Server and Content Management Server (until now, poorly documented). Finally, if your company’s focused on driving better real-time performance, don’t miss Hilliard’s intro to the Business Scorecards Accelerator. Bill Camarda, from the February 2005 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590594568
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 1/4/2005
  • Series: The Expert's Voice in Sharepoint Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Scot P. Hillier is an independent consultant focused on SharePoint, Microsoft Office, and .NET technologies. Scot has authored eight books on Microsoft technologies over the last 10 years, as well as numerous articles appearing in magazines and online. In addition to writing, Scot often presents nationally to analysts, decision makers, and developers. Scot is a former U.S. Navy submarine officer and graduate of the Virginia Military Institute. When not working, Scot can be found at home with his family, playing games and taking walks. Scot can be reached at, and more information about his books is available at
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Collaborative application markup language 1
Ch. 2 Databases, web services, and protocols 51
Ch. 3 Advanced web part techniques 103
Ch. 4 Advanced SharePoint portal server solutions 145
Ch. 5 The information bridge framework 195
Ch. 6 The business scorecards accelerator 253
Ch. 7 SharePoint and BizTalk server 2004 277
Ch. 8 SharePoint and microsoft content management server 319
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2005

    still often need programming for integration

    Well, so Hillier's first book on SharePoint wasn't enough for some readers! Apparently, he found demand for explanations of broader, more advanced usages, that he furnishes here in this book. Perhaps the more important of these are discussed in the second half of the book. Microsoft has developed several other intricate applications, independently of SharePoint. But consider how it integrated the various parts of its Office suite, so that you can easily go from Excel to PowerPoint, say. In similar wise, Hillier explains how SharePoint is compatible with Information Bridge Framework, Business Score Cards Accelerator, BizTalk Server 2004 and the Content Management Service. Granted, none of these is as successful and widespread as something like Excel. These packages are far more specialised and their usages might often involve some programming effort. Thus too, using SharePoint with them also necessitates programming. Ok, there are parts where you might pass an XML data file to an application, where this file tells it much of what you want it to do. And the XML approach is declarative, not procedural, so it minimises your programming effort. But typically, there are places where you still need the latter. My impression of what Hillier describes is that Microsoft is not done with further refining of this integration. There are simply too many low level programming steps to be currently dealt with. No fault of Hillier's, naturally. He's calling it as it is. But let us hope that Microsoft continues improving these products.

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