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Finally we're close enough that I can confirm when my book, Professional SharePoint 2007 Web Content Management Development: Building Publishing Sites with Office SharePoint Server 2007, will be available. Always like holding off on this type of info until you know there won't be any delays (man I hope this isn't jinxing it)! The first books will be shipped from the publisher on June 2nd so if you preordered on Amazon or your other favorite online etailer, you should get it a few weeks after that.

The book will also be available at the MS Bookstore at both weeks of TechEd 2008 North America in Orlando! But that's not all... Microsoft will be giving it away at the Office TLC! Yup, check out the post by Arpan Shah on the SharePoint Team Blog today. One of the first shipments will be drop shipped straight from the printer to Orlando for TechEd give-aways. It will be there for both weeks but there won't be enough for everyone... make sure you get yours early!

And for a little info on the book... here's what the complete TOC looks like:

  1. Embarking on Web Content Management Projects
  2. Windows SharePoint Server 3.0 Development Primer
  3. Overview of Web Content Management in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
  4. SharePoint Features and the Solution Framework
  5. Minimal Publishing Site Definition
  6. Site Columns, Content Types and Lists
  7. Master Pages and Page Layouts
  8. Navigation
  9. Accessibility
  10. Field Types and Field Controls
  11. Web Parts
  12. Leveraging Workflow
  13. Search
  14. Authoring Experience Extensibility
  15. Authentication and Authorization
  16. Implementing Sites with Multiple Languages and Devices
  17. Content Deployment
  18. Offline Authoring with Document Converters
  19. Performance Tips, Tricks and Traps
  20. Incorporating ASP.NET 2.0 Applications

No way could I have completed this work on my own... books like this always have a lot of people involved. First, I have to extend a huge thanks to Spencer Harbar for being instrumental in developing the structure, tone and contributing a few chapters to the book as well as Bob German, Matt McDermott and John Holliday who all contributed chapters (6 in total).

I also owe a big thanks to a few people at Microsoft for supporting and answering some detailed questions I had in the process: Arpan Shah (who also wrote the forward to the book), Ryan Duguid, Jim Masson, George Perantatos and Tyler Butler.

In addition, this book was tech reviewed by some fantastic individuals. The folks at Ascentium stepped up and reviewed a ton of content under the leadership of Jason Conway: Stefan Gordon, Cale Hoops, Jared Lasater, George Olson, Michael Panciroli, Clint Simon, Roxana Tzau & Thomas Wyrick. It was also tech reviewed by some of my fellow SharePoint MVPs such as Patrick Tisseghem and special hats off to Dan Attis & Brendon Schwartz who really jumped in at the last minute to help meet a deadline.

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