SharePoint 2003 Advanced Concepts: Site Definitions, Custom Templates, and Global Customizations

Overview

In SharePoint 2003 Advanced Concepts, two world-class SharePoint consultants show how to make SharePoint “jump through hoops” for you–and do exactly what you want.

Jason Nadrowski and Stacy Draper have built some of the most diverse SharePoint enterprise implementations. Now, drawing on their extraordinary “in the trenches” experience, they present solutions, techniques, and examples you simply won’t find anywhere else.

SharePoint 2003 Advanced...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (10) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $15.00   
  • Used (6) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$15.00
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(105)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
0321336615 Brand NEW Softcover~ Tight & Bright, (AM13-AM74) ~ meticulously inspected, packed securely, with care and extra padding, and shipped ASAP, we have quick responsive ... customer service, and our feedback score speaks louder than this text, we also ship internationally, and your purchase is always satisfaction guaranteed, Read more Show Less

Ships from: Waltham, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$41.60
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(90)

Condition: New
New Book from multilingual publisher. Shipped from UK in 10 to 14 business days.

Ships from: Fairford, United Kingdom

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$55.90
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(2)

Condition: New

Ships from: Malaga, Spain

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
$58.77
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(214)

Condition: New

Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
SharePoint 2003 Advanced Concepts: Site Definitions, Custom Templates, and Global Customizations

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$19.99
BN.com price
(Save 44%)$35.99 List Price

Overview

In SharePoint 2003 Advanced Concepts, two world-class SharePoint consultants show how to make SharePoint “jump through hoops” for you–and do exactly what you want.

Jason Nadrowski and Stacy Draper have built some of the most diverse SharePoint enterprise implementations. Now, drawing on their extraordinary “in the trenches” experience, they present solutions, techniques, and examples you simply won’t find anywhere else.

SharePoint 2003 Advanced Concepts addresses every facet of SharePoint customization, from site definitions and templates to document libraries and custom properties. The authors cover both Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and illuminate SharePoint’s interactions with other technologies–helping you troubleshoot problems far more effectively.

Next time you encounter a tough SharePoint development challenge, don’t waste time: get your proven solution right here, in SharePoint 2003 Advanced Concepts.

• Construct more powerful site and list templates

• Control how SharePoint uses ghosted and unghosted pages

• Use custom site definitions to gain finer control over your site

• Build list definitions with custom metadata, views, and forms

• Troubleshoot WEBTEMP, ONET.XML, SCHEMA.XML, SharePoint databases, and their interactions

• Create custom property types to extend SharePoint’s functionality

• Integrate with other systems and SharePoint sites so that you can use their information more effectively

• Customize themes and interactive Help, one step at a time

• Customize email alerts and system notifications

• Extend the capabilities of document libraries

• Control document display and behavior based on extensions

Read More Show Less

Product Details

Meet the Author

Jason Nadrowski is managing partner of Information Hub (www.informationhub.com). Jason’s focus at the firm is both architecting and managing enterprise technology solutions. Jason has helped a number of Fortune 50 companies architect some of the largest SharePoint implementations. Jason holds the Microsoft certifications MCSD, MCAD, MCDBA, and MCSE. He also holds the PMI’s PMP ® (Project Management Professional) certification and a number of other accreditations. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Stacy Draper is an independent consultant based in South Florida. Being involved with web development since 1993 has led his life in a very interesting direction. He started out in UNIX and since 1997 has had a strong concentration in Microsoft technologies. Stacy has spoken at conferences large and small and has worked at some well-known and some not well-known companies. In his consulting practice, Wild Wires, LLC, Stacy has always had a practical view and hopes to paint a vivid picture of that view in the pages of this book.

Read More Show Less

Read an Excerpt

PrefacePreface

There is a lot to SharePoint Portal Server and Windows SharePoint Services; even so, it is finite. We originally wanted to write a book about everything that SharePoint has to offer. As we were writing, books kept coming out, more and more content was available on the Internet, and we didn't want to write about topics that were covered well elsewhere. What we ended up with is a book jammed full of information that was noticeably absent from the SharePoint community.

The techniques we talk about in this book were born out of necessity. We worked on completely different projects and realized that we were having the same problems. Not readily finding solutions to our problems, we discovered the need for this content. When we approached Addison-Wesley, there were already several books on the market. The publisher wanted to know why our book was going to be a good one. The answer was pretty simple—we have lived and breathed the product and have had to solve real business problems. We've been in the trenches with the product and know it intimately. We know what works and what doesn't work in the real world. We're not a couple of authors who have friends or went to college with folks in the product group. We are hands-on architects/programmers who know the product and how to will it to our ways.

To keep things interesting for both the reader and for us, we wrote in a way that will expose you, the reader, to many of the inner workings of SharePoint without becoming a boring reference manual. You'll see problems that we tried to solve and what we did to come up with solutions for those problems. Your problems might not be exactly thesame as ours. As a matter of fact, I'm sure the problems won't be identical. But you should find that the problems you encounter with SharePoint in your enterprise can be solved with the solutions we describe. Exposure to these solutions will enable you to explore other areas of SharePoint otherwise hidden from view.

The SharePoint product family seems to touch everything in the Microsoft world. The SharePoint product line relies on servers such as the Windows Server 2003 and SQL Server and leans heavily on Active Directory, ASP.net, and even a lot of JavaScript. From the user interface side, the Office products make an appearance. All these technologies make SharePoint a tough animal to deal with in terms of a technical tool set. Working with SharePoint sometimes takes relying on a small army of highly skilled folks to pull off a successful implementation or modification—point being, the technologies that are used are many. This certainly shouldn't be your first technology book and probably shouldn't even be the first SharePoint book you own. This book is for people who have wrestled with SharePoint and have tried to make SharePoint behave in a way that it probably wasn't originally designed to do. The person who will benefit most from a book like this might be saying something like, "If I could just make it do this one thing, then everything else would just fall together!"Organization of This Book

We organized the content of the book into the following chapters.

Chapter 1: Custom Templates

Site templates and list templates are something that end users can work with. They are a great way to empower end users. Sometimes little things can be done to make the SharePoint experience go a long way. This chapter demonstrates the ins and outs of working with site templates and list templates.

Chapter 2: Site Definitions

Site definitions are not the most intuitive thing. In fact, site definitions are quite different from traditional ASPX applications. Chapter 2 explains the use and development of site definitions, while navigating around their more common pitfalls. In this chapter, you'll work with several configuration files. You'll get down to the technical details to make SharePoint a more pliable application.

Chapter 3: Site Definitions: Exploring List Definitions

If it weren't for lists, there wouldn't be much of a SharePoint product at all. Lists are one of those great features found in SharePoint that empower users to create what they need. Even though list definitions are part of site definitions, there is so much to know about lists that it warrants a dedicated chapter. This chapter exposes you to every detail of creating a list definition.

Chapter 4: Customizing and Implementing Property Types in Windows SharePoint Services

Lists are great things. They enable users to create a table of information fairly quickly and present it to other users in a manner that is readily consumable. Of course, there are a couple shortcomings. The first is a lack of a custom property type. The second and most common shortcoming is the need to integrate with other systems. The inability to pull in key information from another system or even another WSS site can be a showstopper. This chapter shows you how to create custom properties—be it for retrieving information stored in another system or for other special functionality.

Chapter 5: Global Customizations

We close the book with a chapter that applies to SharePoint holistically. Customizing themes and help are explained thoroughly. Other common customizations, such as email alerts, and system notifications, such as the site collection retention warning, are also covered. Document libraries are quite powerful as they are, but there is always room for improvement. Detailed information is provided to make documents display and behave differently based on their extensions.

Appendix: Custom_JS.ASPX

The appendix includes a complete listing of the CUSTOM_JS.ASPX file that is discussed in Chapter 4.Notations

The LCID figures prominently in SharePoint's physical and virtual paths. The LCID for your deployment is based on the particular SharePoint media you have procured. The English version of SharePoint has an LCID of 1033. Because this book was authored in English, we will go out on a limb and presume that most people who read this book have the English version of SharePoint. So, if you are trying to access a path that has 1033 in it, and it doesn't seem to exist, substitute 1033 for your LCID. Available Language Packs for SharePoint

Language

SharePoint LCID

English

1033

Japanese

1041

German

1031

French

1036

Spanish

3082

Italian

1040

Dutch

1043

Swedish

1053

Danish

1030

Finnish

1035

Norwegian

1044

Portuguese

2070

Brazilian Portuguese

1046

Polish

1045

Turkish

1055

Czech

1029

Hungarian

1038

Greek

1032

Russian

1049

Korean

1042

Simplified Chinese

2052

Traditional Chinese

1028

Arabic

1025

Hebrew

1037

Thai

1054


© Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xv

About the Authors xvii

Chapter 1 Custom Templates 1

Chapter 2 Site Definitions 23

Chapter 3 Site Definitions: Exploring List Definitions 93

Chapter 4 Customizing and Implementing Property Types in Windows SharePoint Services 135

Chapter 5 Global Customizations 207

Appendix Custom_JS.ASPX 241

Index 249

Read More Show Less

Preface

Preface

There is a lot to SharePoint Portal Server and Windows SharePoint Services; even so, it is finite. We originally wanted to write a book about everything that SharePoint has to offer. As we were writing, books kept coming out, more and more content was available on the Internet, and we didn't want to write about topics that were covered well elsewhere. What we ended up with is a book jammed full of information that was noticeably absent from the SharePoint community.

The techniques we talk about in this book were born out of necessity. We worked on completely different projects and realized that we were having the same problems. Not readily finding solutions to our problems, we discovered the need for this content. When we approached Addison-Wesley, there were already several books on the market. The publisher wanted to know why our book was going to be a good one. The answer was pretty simple—we have lived and breathed the product and have had to solve real business problems. We've been in the trenches with the product and know it intimately. We know what works and what doesn't work in the real world. We're not a couple of authors who have friends or went to college with folks in the product group. We are hands-on architects/programmers who know the product and how to will it to our ways.

To keep things interesting for both the reader and for us, we wrote in a way that will expose you, the reader, to many of the inner workings of SharePoint without becoming a boring reference manual. You'll see problems that we tried to solve and what we did to come up with solutions for those problems. Your problems might not be exactly the same as ours. As a matter of fact, I'm sure the problems won't be identical. But you should find that the problems you encounter with SharePoint in your enterprise can be solved with the solutions we describe. Exposure to these solutions will enable you to explore other areas of SharePoint otherwise hidden from view.

The SharePoint product family seems to touch everything in the Microsoft world. The SharePoint product line relies on servers such as the Windows Server 2003 and SQL Server and leans heavily on Active Directory, ASP.net, and even a lot of JavaScript. From the user interface side, the Office products make an appearance. All these technologies make SharePoint a tough animal to deal with in terms of a technical tool set. Working with SharePoint sometimes takes relying on a small army of highly skilled folks to pull off a successful implementation or modification—point being, the technologies that are used are many. This certainly shouldn't be your first technology book and probably shouldn't even be the first SharePoint book you own. This book is for people who have wrestled with SharePoint and have tried to make SharePoint behave in a way that it probably wasn't originally designed to do. The person who will benefit most from a book like this might be saying something like, "If I could just make it do this one thing, then everything else would just fall together!"

Organization of This Book

We organized the content of the book into the following chapters.

Chapter 1: Custom Templates

Site templates and list templates are something that end users can work with. They are a great way to empower end users. Sometimes little things can be done to make the SharePoint experience go a long way. This chapter demonstrates the ins and outs of working with site templates and list templates.

Chapter 2: Site Definitions

Site definitions are not the most intuitive thing. In fact, site definitions are quite different from traditional ASPX applications. Chapter 2 explains the use and development of site definitions, while navigating around their more common pitfalls. In this chapter, you'll work with several configuration files. You'll get down to the technical details to make SharePoint a more pliable application.

Chapter 3: Site Definitions: Exploring List Definitions

If it weren't for lists, there wouldn't be much of a SharePoint product at all. Lists are one of those great features found in SharePoint that empower users to create what they need. Even though list definitions are part of site definitions, there is so much to know about lists that it warrants a dedicated chapter. This chapter exposes you to every detail of creating a list definition.

Chapter 4: Customizing and Implementing Property Types in Windows SharePoint Services

Lists are great things. They enable users to create a table of information fairly quickly and present it to other users in a manner that is readily consumable. Of course, there are a couple shortcomings. The first is a lack of a custom property type. The second and most common shortcoming is the need to integrate with other systems. The inability to pull in key information from another system or even another WSS site can be a showstopper. This chapter shows you how to create custom properties—be it for retrieving information stored in another system or for other special functionality.

Chapter 5: Global Customizations

We close the book with a chapter that applies to SharePoint holistically. Customizing themes and help are explained thoroughly. Other common customizations, such as email alerts, and system notifications, such as the site collection retention warning, are also covered. Document libraries are quite powerful as they are, but there is always room for improvement. Detailed information is provided to make documents display and behave differently based on their extensions.

Appendix: Custom_JS.ASPX

The appendix includes a complete listing of the CUSTOM_JS.ASPX file that is discussed in Chapter 4.

Notations

The LCID figures prominently in SharePoint's physical and virtual paths. The LCID for your deployment is based on the particular SharePoint media you have procured. The English version of SharePoint has an LCID of 1033. Because this book was authored in English, we will go out on a limb and presume that most people who read this book have the English version of SharePoint. So, if you are trying to access a path that has 1033 in it, and it doesn't seem to exist, substitute 1033 for your LCID.

Available Language Packs for SharePoint

Language

SharePoint LCID

English

1033

Japanese

1041

German

1031

French

1036

Spanish

3082

Italian

1040

Dutch

1043

Swedish

1053

Danish

1030

Finnish

1035

Norwegian

1044

Portuguese

2070

Brazilian Portuguese

1046

Polish

1045

Turkish

1055

Czech

1029

Hungarian

1038

Greek

1032

Russian

1049

Korean

1042

Simplified Chinese

2052

Traditional Chinese

1028

Arabic

1025

Hebrew

1037

Thai

1054

© Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2006

    Good guide to SharePoint customization

    This is a great read if you want to take the next step and start tailoring SharePoint to your own needs and preferences. This book is all about customizing SharePoint. If you have ever gone through the process of building sites and a long agonizing process of customizing them or have ever wanted to customize the SharePoint help, SharePoint emails, etc. then this book is for you. It says Advanced in the title, but you are not expected to be an expert. If you know how to create new sites, move web parts around the pages and are not afraid to modify XML files, you will be fine. Authors managed to cover most of what you need to know in concise, easy to understand way. I also appreciated the fact that for once, I didn¿t have to read through 800+ pages of fluff just to find the information I really needed.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2006

    A must have

    This book is easy to follow and has great tactics and suggestions. I have read alot of concept books, and this was by far the quickest and most helpful I have read.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)