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Master SharePoint Designer with these information-packed pages
As SharePoint Server allows better Web-based collaboration, SharePoint Designer now gives developers better tools to design the many Web pages and sites necessary to support that widespread collaboration. With pages of step-by-step instructions from a Microsoft engineer, this essential guide shows you how to build effective, dynamic Web pages for the SharePoint Server platform, from the basics to advanced authoring and publishing. Topics include DHTML, the role of FrontPage legacy components, using ASP.NET controls, and much more.
Work with SharePoint and non-SharePoint data sources, the Data Form Web Part, and Web part connections
Use ASP.NET 2.0 to provide Web controls for many of the common Web site operations
Design style sheets, master pages, and page layouts
Create hit counters, forms, and Web site search capabilities
Master remote authoring technologies, including FrontPage® RPC and SOAP
Design and troubleshoot declarative SharePoint workflows
Manage and publish SharePoint and non-SharePoint Web sites
Understand client-server communication protocols and technologies
On February 1, 2008, CMS WiRE reported that according to Microsoft’s reported financials, SharePoint had become Microsoft’s “billon dollar baby.” One month earlier, IDC, the Framingham, MA
, market research company, reported that 2008 should see an explosion of SharePoint and SharePoint-related technology. SharePoint Designer Bible
SharePoint Designer allows you to design your own collaborative systems and processes across your enterprises inside the SharePoint platform. This in-depth Bible takes you from the basics through advanced features of SharePoint Designer, from application development to ongoing management after the systems are in place. Written by a SharePoint Designer expert, this guide makes Designer accessible for newcomers but is also full of insight, tips, and techniques for veterans who want to improve their system designs and increase productivity.
About the Author
Vikram Kartik has been heavily engaged in providing support to Microsoft customers and partners by using FrontPage and SharePoint technologies through the Microsoft product support organization for the past six years. He began in FrontPage product support and now works as a support escalation engineer in the SharePoint escalation services at Microsoft.
Table of Contents
About the Author.
Part I: Understanding the Technologies.
Chapter 1: Becoming Familiar with SharePoint Designer.
Chapter 2: Understanding Related Server Technologies.
Chapter 3: Exploring the Internals of Remote Authoring.
Part II: Developing Web Page Components 79
Chapter 4: Exploring the SharePoint Designer Environment.
Chapter 5: Working with Basic Web Page Components.
Chapter 6: Exploring the Design and Code Editing Features.
Chapter 7: Working with Graphics and Animation Components.
Part III: Implementing Components and Controls.
Chapter 9: Using FrontPage Legacy Components.
Chapter 10: Working with ASP.NET Controls.
Chapter 11: Using SharePoint Web Parts and Controls.
Part IV: Designing Web Sites.
Chapter 12: Exploiting Cascading Style Sheets and Themes.
Chapter 13: Implementing Master Pages and Page Layouts.
Chapter 14: Using Navigational Controls and Components.
Part V: Driving with Data.
Chapter 15: Managing Data Sources.
Chapter 16: Using ASP.NET Data Controls.
Chapter 17: Working with the Data Form Web Part.
Chapter 18: Creating Web Part Connections.
Part VI: Developing Workflows.
Chapter 19: Understanding Workflow Architecture.
Chapter 20: Creating Workflows with SharePoint Designer.
Chapter 21: Administrating Workflows.
Chapter 22: Developing Advanced Workflows.
Part VII: Managing and Publishing Web Sites.
Chapter 23: Managing Non-SharePoint Sites.
Chapter 24: Exploring SharePoint Site Management Features.
Chapter 25: Reporting for Web Sites.