Expert SharePoint 2010 Practices

Expert SharePoint 2010 Practices

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Expert SharePoint 2010 Practices by Winsmarts LLC, Sahil Malik, Brian Farnhill, Razi bin Rais

Expert SharePoint 2010 Practices is a valuable compendium of best practices, tips, and secrets straight from the most knowledgeable SharePoint gurus in the industry.

Learn from the experts as you dive into topics like multitenancy, solution deployment, business intelligence, and administration. Our team of carefully chosen contributors, most with Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional (MVP) designation bestowed upon them, shares with you the secrets and practices that have brought them success in a wide variety of SharePoint scenarios.

Each contributor is passionate about the power of SharePoint and wants to help you leverage the capabilities of the platform in your business—but in the proper way. Go beyond procedures and manuals, and benefit from hundreds of years of combined experience, which the authors of Expert SharePoint 2010 Practices provide in these pages.

Learn from the masters and take control of SharePoint 2010 like you never have before with Expert SharePoint 2010 Practices!

What you’ll learn

  • How to design and architect public-facing SharePoint sites
  • Best practices for building business applications with SharePoint Foundation 2010
  • How to bridge the Office-SharePoint gap that exists in many organizations
  • Best practices around solution deployment in SharePoint 2010

Who this book is for

Expert SharePoint 2010 Practices is abook geared toward professional (that is, intermediate- to advanced-level) solution developers, administrators, and architects. Each chapter will stand alone, so all audiences will find valuable advice and reference within the text. Readers should be familiar with SharePoint in their respective capacities and have more than a beginner-level understanding of its features and capabilities.

Table of Contents

  1. Workflows
  2. Bridging the Office-SharePoint Gap
  3. Leveraging Content Types
  4. Automating Document Assembly
  5. Practical Document Management with SharePoint 2010
  6. Forms Services and InfoPath
  7. The SharePoint 2010 Client Object Model
  8. Extending SharePoint Using Event Receivers
  9. Touch Points:Integrating SharePoint 2010 and ASP.NET
  10. Client-Side Programming
  11. SharePoint and Windows Phone 7 Development
  12. SharePoint Solution Deployment
  13. Business Intelligence
  14. Business Connectivity Services
  15. Designing Mashups with Excel and Visio
  16. Tips, Tricks, and Traps
  17. PerformancePoint Services
  18. Public-Facing SharePoint Sites
  19. Claims-Based Authentication in SharePoint 2010

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781430238706
Publisher: Apress
Publication date: 11/29/2011
Edition description: 1st ed.
Pages: 760
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.06(d)

About the Author

Sahil Malik, the founder and principal of, has been a Microsoft MVP and INETA Speaker for the past 10 years. He has authored many books and numerous articles in the .NET and SharePoint space. Sahil has architected and delivered SharePoint based solutions for extremely high profile clients and talks at conferences internationally. Sahil s has authored two books for Apress on SharePoint 2010.

Brian Farnhill is an experienced SharePoint expert with a passion for the technology. He has received recognition by Microsoft with the SharePoint Server "Most Valuable Professional" Award. With a strong technical background, he has delivered a wide range of successful projects for many clients. Brian is involved with many SharePoint community projects, such as SharePoint Saturday events and the Canberra SharePoint User group, and loves being able to share his passion for SharePoint with the world.

Razi bin Rais works as a Microsoft SharePoint SME for a global IT firm based in New York. He is alsoMicrosoft SharePoint Server MVP. He has authored numerous technical articles and also worked with Microsoft Learning (MSL) as a SharePoint subject matter expert for several Microsoft courses and certifications. He has been a speaker for the International .NET Association (INETA) and the Global IT Community Association (GITCA), and has led sessions during several conferences, including the SharePoint Conference SEA 2010, Microsoft TechDays, Microsoft ISV Innovation Days, Singapore Community Technology Updates and SharePoint Saturdays. He maintains a blog at, Twitter @razibinrais, and can be reached at

Ed Richard is a Microsoft SharePoint MVP (awarded 3 years in a row), Microsoft Virtual Technology Specialist for Visio and has been involved with and actively developing with Microsoft SharePoint since its inception in 2001. Ed recognised the platform s potential early on and has been researching and developing integrated Office and SharePoint solutions over the past ten years. As a business focused professional running e-Agility Ed s focus has been on getting the most out of Microsoft Visio and Microsoft SharePoint 2010 building Business Process Visualisation solutions.

Ed Musters is a SharePoint "Most Valuable Professional" and a SharePoint architect for Infusion. He has taught the exclusive Critical Path Training SharePoint courses for many years, and holds all certifications in SharePoint 2010. He has been a featured speaker at DevReach in Sofia, Bulgaria, Time for SharePoint in Poland, SharePoint Summit in Montreal, Great Indian Developer Summit in Bangalore, India, DevTeach, SharePoint Saturdays, Microsoft Tech Days, and various Code Camps. Ed also enjoys speaking to user groups across the world.

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Matthew is a founder and director at Aptillon, Inc, a five-time Microsoft SharePoint Server MVP and part time trainer for Critical Path Training. Matthew specializes in SharePoint Integration, Strategy and Implementation Consulting helping his clients solve business problems with SharePoint. Matthew is a content author, blogger and specialist in SharePoint technologies focused on web content management, collaboration, search and social computing. Matthew speaks regularly at SharePoint Conferences internationally like the Microsoft SharePoint Conference, Tech Ed, the European SharePoint Best Practices Conference and other local and regional events. Matthew blogs regularly at Matthew s free time is spent as a canine handler for K9 Search Austin, a volunteer K9 search team serving the FBI and Austin & San Antonio Police Departments. An accomplished cook and bartender, in his spare time Matt spends as much time with his wife as his dogs will allow.

Mark Orange is a practicing consultant at Knowledge Cue and a SharePoint trainer for 3grow based in Wellington, New Zealand. Mark has been specialized in implementing SharePoint solutions since early 2007 for numerous New Zealand Government agencies, State Owned Enterprises, and private companies. Prior to this he designed and architected Intranet and Internet solutions on early versions of SharePoint and the good old Microsoft Content Management Server. To compliment his technical SharePoint expertise Mark brings significant experience in business process, creative design, and information architecture to ensure that SharePoint solutions are fit for purpose, easy to use and delivering value to the business. Much of his time is spent supporting clients in establishing enterprise strategies for SharePoint and Information Management, and training people on how they can get the most out of SharePoint.

Cory R. Loriot has been working with SharePoint as an administrator, architect and developer since January 2007, beginning with SharePoint Portal Server 2003, continuing with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and most recently with SharePoint Server 2010. Cory works for Computer Technology Solutions, Inc. as a senior consultant, designing and implementing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and ASP.NET solutions.

Matt Eddinger has more than 15 years of experience in several areas of the information technology field. He works for Microsoft Consulting Services, where he specializes in SQL Server and SharePoint engagements. With a bachelor s degree from Shepherd University, and a master's in strategic leadership from Mountain State University, Eddinger is especially adept at mapping business strategy to technical solutions. Eddinger received his first Microsoft Certified Professional recognition in 1999. He has been an MCSE, MCSD, MCDBA, and MCAD. His current certifications include seven MCTSs, five MCITPs, and MCT.

Doug Ortiz is an independent consultant whose skill set encompasses multiple platforms such as .NET, SharePoint, Office, and SQL Server. He possesses a master?s degree in relational databases and has more than 20 years of experience in information technology; half of those years have been in .Net and SharePoint. His roles have included architecture, implementation, administration, disaster recovery, migrations, development, and automation of information systems, in and outside of SharePoint. Doug is the founder of Illustris, LLC. When possible, he blogs at: He can be reached at

Tahir Naveed is a Microsoft Technology Specialist with focus on Microsoft SharePoint products and technologies. He has extensive experience in designing and implementing IT solutions using Microsoft SharePoint and .NET platforms. Tahir s core skills are architecture, design, development and support. He also contributes to SharePoint blogs and sites with articles, tips and best practices. Tahir holds Bachelors degree in Software Engineering from Bahria University and is currently working as a Technology Consultant in New York/New Jersey region where he is leading a team of software specialists to deliver IT solutions. Tahir can be reached at

Karthick Sethunarayanan runs an independent IT Solutions, Products, Consulting and Training company based in India with clients around the globe. His company specializes in delivering Microsoft SharePoint based Document Management Systems Portals, Workflow, eForms and Business Intelligence Solutions. Having also worked with Microsoft and various other organizations, he has been one of the early starters with SharePoint 2010 and has implemented few very notable projects including a major SharePoint 2010 CMS implementation for Bahrain government, designed to handle over 50 TB+ data. He is been part of over 25+ SharePoint implementations as an Architect, Consultant, Trainer and is currently also working on launching cloud based applications built on SharePoint 2010. With his passion to Microsoft Technologies, he also provides training and consulting to leading companies in India, Middle East, US and Australia. His blog is at and he is reachable at

Barry Ralston is the chief architect for business intelligence with Birmingham-based ComFrame Software. Barry is also Microsoft s Virtual Technical Specialist (VTS) for business intelligence, responsible for assisting in Alabama, Mississippi, and northwest Florida in sales efforts including customer meetings, software demonstrations and proof-of-concept efforts. Barry s client successes include: American Cast Iron Pipe Company, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Bank of Hawaii, Honda Manufacturing of Alabama and Aflac.

Steve Wright is a senior manager in the Business Information Management practice for Sogeti USA in Omaha, Nebraska. Over the last 25 years, Steve has worked on air traffic control, financial, insurance, and a multitude of other types of systems. He enjoys writing, speaking at user group meetings and MSDN events, and holds over 45 Microsoft certifications. Steve has authored and performed technical reviews for several previous titles covering Microsoft products, including SharePoint, Access, Windows, SQL Server, and BizTalk Server. For the past several years, he has focused on building highly customized SharePoint solutions for business intelligence.

Ed Hild's first job after college was as a math and computer science teacher at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Maryland. After upgrading the curriculum, he decided to practice what he was teaching and moved into consulting. Ed soon felt the teaching itch again, and took a position teaching MCSD and MCSE courses for a technical education center as well as developing the software that would run the franchise. Ed gained most of his development experience at his next position as director of technology at e.magination, a Microsoft partner in Baltimore. There, he worked for several years building web applications for a wide variety of customers using Microsoft technologies. He was then lured to Microsoft and now works as the collaboration technology architect in the Microsoft Technology Center in Reston, Virginia.

Joerg Krause has been working with software and software technology since the early 1980s, starting with a ZX-81 and taking the first steps using BASIC and assembler language. He studied information technology at Humboldt University Berlin, Germany, but left early to start his own operation in the 1990s. He is the author of several books about Online Marketing, PHP, ASP.NET, and SharePoint. He s MCP for .NET technology and SharePoint development. He currently works as a freelance consultant and software developer for Microsoft Technologies. Joerg can be reached at and you can get more information at

Dave Milner is a senior SharePoint architect and the products lead at ShareSquared, where he builds SharePoint products and helps companies implement their SharePoint solutions. Dave is a technology professional with deep understanding of Microsoft technologies, including 19 years of IT experience and experience with Microsoft technologies spanning over a decade. Dave holds a master's in business administration with a technology management focus, and is a Microsoft Certified Trainer. He has also obtained other advanced Microsoft certifications in the .NET and SharePoint areas. He also a certified Scrum Master, having successfully implementing Scrum methodologies with several application development and solution teams. In the technology community, Dave is a frequent speaker and trainer at local and national SharePoint and .NET related events. He serves on the leadership team of COSPUG (the Colorado SharePoint User Groups) and helps run the local branch in Colorado Springs; he s also involved in other local technology groups. When he s not working on technology, Dave enjoys the outdoors of Colorado Springs where he lives with his wife and two children.

Dan Bakmand-Mikalski works in research & development at the global Danish company SurfRay A/S, a market leader in search technology on the SharePoint platform. Firsthand experience with customers and SharePoint professionals has given him a unique insight into the core challenges faced when implementing advanced customizations and extensions to native SharePoint searches. Specializing in understanding the SharePoint search engine characteristics and search interfaces, Dan has some exciting insights to offer newcomers as well as experienced SharePoint administrators and developers on how to leverage unused potential in SharePoint. Dan has an academic background as a civil engineer in the fields of computer science and mathematical modeling from the Technical University of Denmark. Although Dan has written several articles on SharePoint and search technology, Pro SharePoint 2010 Search is Dan s debut as a published author and professional writer. Dan can be contacted via e-mail at

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