Synopses & Reviews
Power to the people! Create solutions geared to your business with SharePoint tools
If you can use a Web browser, you can develop a SharePoint solution — and you don't even have to be a programmer! SharePoint is a platform with many different pieces that help you accomplish things with your data. This friendly guide demystifies SharePoint, giving you the tools to create solutions to meet your business's needs.
Understand SharePoint — grasp the differences between SharePoint Foundation and SharePoint Server
In the cloud — learn how SharePoint Online facilitates your business solutions, simplifies implementation, and provides essential services
Browse your options — use your Web browser as a development environment for pages and mobile sites
Services galore — explore how Excel Services and InfoPath Form Services help you manage reports and important business forms
More tools — discover what you can do with SharePoint Designer, Report Builder, Visual Studio, and Dashboard Designer
Visit the companion Web site at http://www.dummies.com/go/sharepoint2010developmentfd for code samples that you can use to create more advanced SharePoint solutions
Open the book and find:
How SharePoint Online saves you money
Tips on working with Web parts
Hints for customizing with master pages
How to go farther with SharePoint Designer
Advice on building dashboards, scorecards, and KPIs
What you can add with a little bit of code
How to automate SharePoint tasks
Ten ways to reduce your business costs with SharePoint
Understand how SharePoint 2010 has redefined development
Develop SharePoint solutions without writing a single line of code
Understand when to use which SharePoint tool
Boost productivity through SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft Office integration
It's estimated that nearly 70 percent of SharePoint development is done using tools designed for business users, analysts, and power users. The book will cover SharePoint development and will be weighted towards the majority of SharePoint users including business users, analysts, and power users. The book will also cover more advanced topics that are geared towards the most advanced SharePoint users as well as developers that are moving into SharePoint development from other development areas.
The following main topics will be covered
1. A basic overview of SharePoint (including SharePoint Online) and the types of development available. Introduces general SharePoint components and features that are used in development and how those components can be developed by business users, analysts, and power users using the tools and techniques contained in Parts 2 and 3. Also introduces the most advanced programmer level material listed in Part 4.
2. General SharePoint development using the web browser and Office tools. This includes such topics as site development, content development, document libraries, lists, basic workflows, Excel, Visio, InfoPath, and Word.
3. The tools and techniques of SharePoint development geared towards business users, analysts and power users. Includes SharePoint Designer, Report Builder, and Dashboard Designer.
A much-needed guide that shows you how to leverage SharePoint tools without writing a line of code!
The great news about SharePoint is…you don't need to be a seasoned .NET developer to develop custom functions for it. This book shows you how to use SharePoint Designer, Report Builder, Dashboard Designer, InfoPath, Excel, Word, Visio, and the SharePoint web-based UI to design and develop—without ever writing a line of code! Learn how to customize your site, build SharePoint apps, start social networking, or add Web parts. This straightforward guide makes everything easier.
- Introduces you to SharePoint 2010 components and features, and how you can use them in development
- Explains useful development tools, including document libraries, lists, basic workflows, Excel, Visio, Visual Studio, InfoPath, and Word
- Shows how to tap the tools of business users and analysts, such as SharePoint Designer, Report Builder, and Dashboard Designer
Learn how to extend the functionality of the top enterprise portal and collaboration technology on the market with SharePoint 2010 Development For Dummies.
About the Author
Ken Withee is a consultant specializing in Microsoft SharePoint and Business Intelligence. A Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, he is also the author of Microsoft Business Intelligence For Dummies and a coauthor of Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services.
Table of Contents
Part I: Understanding the SharePoint Development Platform.
Chapter 1: Understanding the SharePoint Hype.
Chapter 2: SharePoint Online.
Chapter 3: SharePoint Development Overview.
Part II: Developing with Your Web Browser and Microsoft Office.
Chapter 4: Developing Sites with Your Web Browser.
Chapter 5: Taking Excel to a New Level with SharePoint.
Chapter 6: Collecting Information with InfoPath.
Chapter 7: Integrating Visio and Word with SharePoint.
Part III: Exploring Standalone SharePoint Development Tools.
Chapter 8: Using SharePoint Designer to Make Your Sites Sing.
Chapter 9: Developing Reports with Report Builder.
Chapter 10: PerformancePoint Development with Dashboard Designer.
Part IV: Unleashing the Programmer Within.
Chapter 11: SharePoint Development with Visual Studio.
Chapter 12: Commanding SharePoint through Code.
Chapter 13: Developing Web Parts.
Chapter 14: Working from the PowerShell Command Line.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 15: Top Ten Tools for SharePoint Development.
Chapter 16: Ten Places to Go for SharePoint Development Information.
Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Reduce Business Costs through SharePoint Development.
Glossary of SharePoint Development Terms.