Andrew Connell

Real World SharePoint 2007: Indispensable Experiences From 16 MOSS and WSS MVPs

This book represents the efforts of 16 MVPs in the SharePoint community to present core areas of SharePoint 2007 products and technologies seasoned with significant field experience. This book is for the community of SharePoint professionals including architects, designers, developers, administrators, and engineers. Readers should have prior experience with SharePoint 2007 products and technologies. The topics were selected by SharePoint MVP and Editor Scot Hiller to represent a cross-section of the most important areas within SharePoint. The chapters stand alone as independent articles.

Written by the most well-known SharePoint experts in the field, this book arms you with in-depth information on the critical areas within the platform. Sixteen Microsoft MVPs guide you through SharePoint 2007’s products and technologies, focusing on topics related to both WSS and MOSS. The authors share their unique knowledge and experience on the specific parts of SharePoint that they know best.

Covering the full breadth and depth of SharePoint, you’ll learn everything from how to configure forms-based authentication and administer a SharePoint site to developing a publishing site within MOSS and building workflow solutions. You’ll find different approaches to site design and corporate site branding using SharePoint Designer 2007 or using CSS depending on your needs. You’ll see advanced development scenarios using Excel Services for reports and advanced administrative functions for securing SharePoint communication. All of this will help you develop a dynamic SharePoint site that meets the needs of your company.

What you will learn from this book

  • The strengths and weaknesses of the different approaches to SharePoint authentication
  • How to keep your SharePoint farm healthy including the essential command utilities you’ll depend on
  • A structured approach to developing SharePoint sites that eases management and maintenance
  • Web Part development with C#
  • Creating Workflows with either WSS or MOSS including InfoPath┬« forms with MOSS
  • Developing applications with the Business Data Catalog, Excel┬« Services, and Information Rights Management
  • The different approaches to a SPS 2003 to MOSS 2007 upgrade emphasizing the gradual method

Who this book is for

This book is for experienced .NET developers, Office (VBA) developers, and IT professionals developing and implementing SharePoint solutions.

Andrew Connell
Founder & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to delivering industry-leading on-demand video training to professional developers. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.