Synopses & Reviews
Dive in to Microsoft® SharePoint® Foundation 2010 -- and learn how to connect and empower people through a unified communications infrastructure. This in-depth reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds in a supremely organized format. It's all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts tackle SharePoint Foundation 2010 -- and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery!
- Build communities that empower people to work together in new ways
- Simplify information sharing, make team collaboration more efficient
- Create sites for employees, partners, and customers to collaborate securely
- Direct the entire content lifecycle from creation to disposition
- Use SharePoint Search to find people and information anywhere
- Customize site appearance with cascading style sheets
- Use SharePoint Foundation with other products, including Excel® Services, and Microsoft® Visual Studio® Team System
- Fully searchable eBook
- Comprehensive guide to online resources: white papers, technical articles, and webcasts
Dig inand learn how the experts use Windows SharePoint Services 3.0from the inside out! This book packs hundreds of time-saving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workaroundsall in concise, fast-answer format. You will learn how to simplify information sharing, make team collaboration more efficient, and improve your personal productivity. Youll discover how to design workflows and projects for SharePoint sites, manage design teams and source control, and use cascading style sheets to control site appearance. Youll get to explore new features for using Windows SharePoint Services with blogs, RSS, and wikis. Youll even learn how to use Windows SharePoint Services with other products, including Excel® Services, Microsoft Office Project Server 2007, and Microsoft Visual Studio® Team System. Plus, the companion CD comes packed with the complete eBook, the Windows Vista™ Product Guide eReference, and plenty of custom resources. With INSIDE OUT, you get all muscle and no fluff!
Dive in to Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 and learn how to connect and empower people through a unified communications infrastructure. This in-depth reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds in a supremely organized format.
Delve deep into the architecture of SharePoint 2010 -- and determine the best way to get this technology up and running smoothly. With this practical guide, youll gain project management best practices for implementing SharePoint in your organization, and learn expert techniques for tuning your system to match the communication and collaboration needs of your users.
Discover how to:
- Master SharePoint project governance
- Plan your SharePoint implementation and build your team
- Produce a system specification based on user requirements
- Determine the function, performance, interfaces, and design of your SharePoint system
- Optimize your hardware, software, and information architecture
- Take control of the documentation process during your SharePoint project
- Manage the implementation to respond to the evolving needs of your organization
Your companion content includes:
- Fully searchable online edition of the book -- with unlimited access on the Web
Conquer Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010—from the inside out!
You're beyond the basics—so dive right in and really support collaboration. This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds. It's all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts tackle SharePoint Foundation 2010—and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery!
- Build team sites with non-code solutions using SharePoint Designer 2010
- Modify and share content with SharePoint lists and libraries—online and offline
- Implement governance policies to plan site structure and manage content
- Create Web Parts to customize and display SharePoint site content
- Interact with SharePoint content using Microsoft Office applications
- Generate reusable workflows and apply them to multiple SharePoint lists
- Use Business Connectivity Services to access your company’s business intelligence
- Design custom SharePoint solutions using Microsoft .NET and Visual Studio
About the Author
Errin O'Connor is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer for EPC Group. Errin focuses his efforts on implementing Microsoft Technologies in organizations throughout the country. Errin manages EPC Group's corporate strategy as well as architects the proven methodologies around collaboration, enterprise content management, and custom application development that have set EPC Group apart from its competitors.
Errin is the author of SharePoint Foundation 2010 Inside Out by Microsoft Press O'Reilly Media and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Inside Out by Microsoft Press. He has completed more than 140 highly successful individual SharePoint implementations and has worked with some of the largest organizations in the United States.
Errin is also the founder of WebPartGallery.comhttp://www.webpartgallery.com/ an online solutions provider of SharePoint web parts and custom solutions and is a frequent speaker at Microsoft SharePoint events throughout the United States and Canada. Errin has spoken at over 100 SharePoint related events in the past 18 months.
Penelope Coventry, SharePoint MVP, has more than 25 years of industry experience, currently focusing on the design, implementation, and development of solutions based on Microsoft® SharePoint® Products and Technologies. Penny has coauthored a number of books, including MICROSOFT® OFFICE SHAREPOINT® SERVER 2007 ADMINISTRATOR'S COMPANION and MICROSOFT® SHAREPOINT® PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGIES RESOURCE KIT.
Troy Lanphier, MCSE, MCT, MCTS, is a SharePoint consultant, developer, and trainer.
Johnathan Lightfoot is the Principal SharePoint Architect with General Physics Corporation. He has been involved with IT for over 20 years. He has worked in various roles including Help Desk, Level II and III Desktop Support, Windows and AS-400 Server Administration and Development. Companies he is fortunate to have worked for in the past include Electronic Data Systems, Hawaiian Telcom and Norwegian Cruise Line (yes he actually worked on the ships). However, the best experiences he says he has had were his nine years serving in the United States Navy. Johnathan is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) who specializes in SharePoint 2010, MOSS 2007, WSS 3.0 and Office 2007 and 2010 technologies along with providing Soft Skills training for organizations.
Thomas Resing is a technology consultant and Microsoft Certified Master in SharePoint 2007 as well as a MCTS in SharePoint 2010, Configuration.
Michael Doyle, MCTS, MCSD, MCSE, currently works as the SharePoint Architect for Waggener Edstrom, one of the leading PR companies with offices around the world. Michael has been working almost exclusively with SharePoint for the last seven years. He has been in the software arena professionally for the last 20 years and has worked for companies such as A-dec, FedEx, Intel, NETWARCOM, Deloitte and Touche, HCA, Vanderbilt, and others. Michael has also done consulting, teaching, and professional software development. He is a frequent speaker and presenter at SharePoint conferences. He received his B.E. and M.S. from Vanderbilt University. In his spare time, he likes to kayak and travel. He currently lives in Santa Cruz, CA.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Who Should Read This Book; Organization of This Book; Conventions and Features in This Book; Acknowledgments; Errata & Book Support; We Want to Hear from You; Stay in Touch; Chapter 1: Introduction to Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010; 1.1 Presenting SharePoint Foundation 2010; 1.2 Sites; 1.3 Communities; 1.4 Content; 1.5 Search; 1.6 Insights; 1.7 Composites; 1.8 Whats New?; 1.9 Service Application Framework; 1.10 Silverlight Integration and Cross-Domain Data Access; 1.11 UI Enhancements; 1.12 Unified Logging Systems; 1.13 Windows PowerShell for SharePoint; 1.14 Workflow Enhancements; 1.15 Summary; Chapter 2: Administration for Business Users; 2.1 Business User Administration; 2.2 Installation and Configuration Decisions; 2.3 The SharePoint Structure; 2.4 Search Administration; 2.5 Security; 2.6 Upgrades and Migration; 2.7 Summary; Chapter 3: End-User Features and Experience; 3.1 Recommended Computer Environment; 3.2 Browser Support; 3.3 Sites and Workspaces Features; 3.4 Creating Sites and Subsites; 3.5 Using SharePoint Libraries and Lists; 3.6 Summary; Chapter 4: Creating Sites and Workspaces by Using the Browser; 4.1 Creating a Basic Team Site by Using the Browser; 4.2 Using More Options with a Team Site; 4.3 Creating and Using a Basic Meeting Workspace; 4.4 Creating and Using a Multipage Meeting Workspace; 4.5 Creating and Using the Document Workspaces; 4.6 Creating and Using a Group Work Site; 4.7 Creating and Using a Blog Site; 4.8 Summary; Chapter 5: Designing Lists and Libraries; 5.1 Creating Lists; 5.2 Modifying Lists and Libraries; 5.3 Updating Permissions and Management; 5.4 Creating and Modifying List and Library Views; 5.5 Working with List Content; 5.6 Creating Discussions; 5.7 Creating Surveys; 5.8 Summary; Chapter 6: Creating and Formatting Webpages; 6.1 Creating and Modifying Content Pages by Using a Browser; 6.2 Using SharePoint Designer to Create and Modify Webpages; 6.3 Creating Application Pages for SharePoint Sites; 6.4 Summary; Chapter 7: Adding, Editing, Connecting, and Managing Web Parts on the Page; 7.1 A Brief Introduction to Web Parts; 7.2 Adding Web Parts to a SharePoint Site; 7.3 Editing and Maintaining Web Parts on a SharePoint Site; 7.4 Connecting Web Parts in a SharePoint Site; 7.5 Web Parts on a Web Part Page; 7.6 Summary; Chapter 8: Managing Site Content; 8.1 An Introduction to Information Architecture; 8.2 Governance; 8.3 Choosing a Content Manager; 8.4 Managing Content for Internet Sites; 8.5 Summary; Chapter 9: Working with External Content; 9.1 Using SharePoint Designer with External Content; 9.2 Using the BCS; 9.3 Presenting External Content; 9.4 Using Visual Studio 2010 with the BCS; 9.5 Summary; Chapter 10: Using and Creating Workflows; 10.1 SharePoint Workflow Basics; 10.2 Gathering Requirements by Using Visio Premium; 10.3 Creating, Editing, and Managing Custom Workflows by Using SharePoint Designer; 10.4 Working with Workflows and Visual Studio; 10.5 Summary; Chapter 11: Integrating SharePoint with Microsoft Office 2010; 11.1 Office Client Versions; 11.2 Using the Office Backstage View with SharePoint; 11.3 Interacting with Lists by Using Excel and Access; 11.4 Summary; Chapter 12: Taking Lists and Libraries Offline; 12.1 Taking Content Offline by Using Outlook 2010; 12.2 Taking Content Offline by Using the Local Drafts Folder; 12.3 Using SharePoint Workspace 2010; 12.4 Summary; Chapter 13: Managing Site Settings; 13.1 Sites vs. Site Collections; 13.2 Site Settings (Subsite); 13.3 Site Settings (Top-Level Site); 13.4 Summary; Chapter 14: Creating, Managing, and Designing Sites by Using SharePoint Designer 2010; 14.1 Introducing SharePoint Designer; 14.2 Creating Sites; 14.3 Managing Sites; 14.4 Designing Sites; 14.5 Summary; Chapter 15: Customizing the User Interface; 15.1 SharePoint 2010 User Experience Improvements; 15.2 Server Ribbon Terminology; 15.3 Using the Browser to Add Custom Actions; 15.4 Working with the Ribbon and LIM in SharePoint Designer; 15.5 Extending the Ribbon by Using Visual Studio; 15.6 Using Modal Dialogs; 15.7 Using the Status Bar; 15.8 Managing Notifications; 15.9 Summary; Chapter 16: Developing SharePoint Solutions by Using Visual Studio 2010; 16.1 Configuring Your Development Environment; 16.2 Overview of Visual Studio 2010 Features; 16.3 Developing SharePoint Features; 16.4 Developing SharePoint Solutions; 16.5 Developing SharePoint Web Parts; 16.6 Developing SharePoint Site Definitions; 16.7 Using PowerShell with SharePoint Foundation 2010; 16.8 Summary;