Microsoft SharePoint: Building Office 2003 Solutions / Edition 2

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This detailed second edition is Scot Hilliers follow-up to his market-leading SharePoint book. This version includes extensive updates to the previous edition, with emphasis on Visual Studio Tools for Office 2005 and new approaches for using SharePoint to improve business efficiency. Also featured are new workflow solutions for SharePoint and BizTalk, and a new chapter on building a SharePoint solution from start to finish.

In this second edition, Hilliers’ goal remains to provide intermediate-level guidance for those who want to design and deploy business solutions based on Microsoft SharePoint technologies. Hillier defines the business cases and scenarios for these technologies. He reviews the installation, configuration, and administration of business solutions based on Microsoft SharePoint technologies, and provides programming instruction, guidance, and examples for custom web parts and solutions.

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If you’re a professional developer faced with building SharePoint solutions, this is the book you want. What makes it special? 1. Scot Hillier’s immense experience training developers. 2. His deep insights into all the technologies involved in SharePoint solutions, including Microsoft Office, Visual Studio, SQL Server, and even Biztalk. 3. Plenty of what developers want most from a book like this: “stealable” code.

Hillier starts by briefing developers on what SharePoint solutions can do for businesses; the categories of solutions available; and the analysis, design, and technical considerations associated with building them. He walks through the component technologies, showing how to create a robust development environment based on Windows Server 2003. You’ll move through the basics of content development; then master Web Parts, Microsoft’s customizable plug-in components for corporate portals.

You’ll learn how to build single-sign on environments; create Microsoft Office “Smart Documents”; even use the .NET API to program highly customized SharePoint Services. Each chapter ends with a substantial hands-on exercise: executive dashboards, research services, workflow engines.

Most of Hillier’s examples utilize Visual Studio 2003, the newest Microsoft programming platform that’s already in widespread use. The just-released Visual Studio 2005 adds powerful built-in support for SharePoint, however -- and Hillier covers it in detail. For instance, Microsoft has built the Web Parts framework into the .NET Framework class library, extending its value far beyond SharePoint; Hillier explains the implications. VS 2005 simplifies the development of Microsoft Office Smart Documents; Hillier explains how.

Read this book from cover to cover, do Hillier’s exercises, and you’ll walk away with strong, real-world expertise in SharePoint development. Bill Camarda, from the February 2006 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590595756
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 12/13/2005
  • Series: Expert's Voice in Sharepoint Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 0.85 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 7.00 (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

SharePoint Business Solutions.- SharePoint Technologies Overview.- SharePoint Services and Microsoft Office 2003.- SharePoint Portal Server Basics.- SharePoint Content Development.- SharePoint Security.- Basic Web Part Development.- Advanced Web Part Development.- Programming SharePoint Services.- Building a Complete Solution.
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