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
Learn proven techniques and methods for successfully creating a SharePoint system specification. The purpose of a SharePoint system specification for an organization is to expand on the user requirements in order to produce a clear, complete and unambiguous set of documentation. Discover how to describe the intended system in terms of its function, performance, interfaces, and design constraints.
- Describes the processes necessary to implement SharePoint, covering the project planning, team, configuration management, and governance
- Steps you through the process of building a strong SharePoint presence in your organization
- Guides you through creating forms and procedures that will help you meet and exceed customer expectations and requirements
- Aids in ensuring all areas of the SharePoint implementation are captured
Take a detailed look at SharePoint 2010, and master the intricacies of developing intranets, extranets, and Web-based applications. Experts in collaboration technologies take you deep inside SharePoint architecture, delivering task-oriented guidance and extensive code samples to help you build robust enterprise content management solutions.
Discover how to:
- Use Visual Studio® 2010 SharePoint Tools
- Create Sandboxed Solutions
- Handle Pages and Navigation
- Develop Web Parts
- Create Fields, Site Columns and Content Types
- Create Lists and Event Handlers
- Access Data in Lists
- Perform Client-side Programming
- Develop Workflows
- Implement SharePoint Security
- Work with Service Applications
- Perform Business Intelligence (BI)
PLUS:Get Microsoft Visual C#® code samples on the Web!
Delve into the capabilities of SharePoint 2010 -- and determine the best way to put this technology to work for your organization. With this practical guide, you'll gain project management practices for implementing SharePoint, and learn how to customize the system to match the unique collaboration and data-sharing needs of your users.
Discover how to:
- Define a SharePoint 2010 system specification based on user requirements
- Plan your SharePoint implementation and build your team
- Determine the function, performance, interfaces, and design of your 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 a fully searchable online edition of the book -- with unlimited access on the Web. Customize SharePoint 2010 to fit the needs of your business with this hands-on guide.
Build custom SharePoint 2010 solutions with deep architectural insights from the experts.
Get a detailed look inside SharePoint 2010and master the intricacies of developing intranets, extranets, and Web-based applications. Guided by an author team with in-depth knowledge of SharePoint architecture, you'll gain task-oriented guidance and extensive code samples to help you build robust business solutions.
Discover how to:
- Master fundamental development techniques for SharePoint Foundation
- Deploy your SharePoint application as a sandboxed solution for more stable and security-enhanced code
- Create page templates, master pages, Web Parts, custom controls, and event handlers
- Develop custom field types, site columns, content types, and list definitions
- Query SharePoint lists with the LINQ-to-SharePoint provider
- Customize the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) capabilities in SharePoint 2010
- Configure and extend Business Connectivity Services (BCS) and Enterprise Search
About the Author
David Mann is a SharePoint Server MVP and an independent Developer, Software Architect, Author and Trainer, focusing on Microsofts Information Worker and Collaboration stack. He is based outside of Philadphia, Pennsylvania. He has been working with portal, collaboration, and content management technologies for over 13 years; designing and delivering solutions for Fortune 500 companies, small family-run businesses, and everything in between - with a focus on making end users lives easier and improving the organizations bottom line. Dave is the author of the book "Workflow in the 2007 Microsoft Office System" and founder of the Philadelphia Office Geeks User Group, focused on developer and administrator topics covering SharePoint and the entire Office System.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments; Preface; What This Book Is About; Who This Book Is For; How This Book Is Organized; Where to Find Additional Information and Updates; Conventions and Features Used in This Book; Text Conventions; Design Conventions; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1.1 Project Planning in SharePoint; 1.2 A Historical Perspective on Project Governance with SharePoint; 1.3 What This Book Is About; 1.4 What This Book Is Not About; Chapter 2: SharePoint 2010 Project Mantra; 2.1 What Is the SharePoint 2010 Project Mantra?; 2.2 Your First Steps; 2.3 Know Your SharePoint 2010 Features; 2.4 Engage the Right People; 2.5 Ask the Right Questions; 2.6 How to Perform an Effective SharePoint 2010 Implementation; 2.7 Negotiate an Appropriate Scope; 2.8 Deciding What Not to Do Is As Important As Deciding What to Do; 2.9 Avoid Biting Off More Than You Can Chew; 2.10 Renegotiate the Scope If Necessary; 2.11 Avoid Having to Whittle Your Scope Down to Nothing; 2.12 Your Best Project Tool Is Your Plan; 2.13 Summary; Chapter 3: Content of Your SharePoint 2010 Project Plan; 3.1 Before You Get Started; 3.2 Create the SharePoint 2010 Quality Plan; 3.3 Introducing the SharePoint Project Plan; 3.4 The Plan Phase; 3.5 The Build Phase; 3.6 The Operate Phase; 3.7 Program Schedules; 3.8 Resource Requirements; 3.9 Summary; Chapter 4: SharePoint Planning and Control: Start As You Mean to Go; 4.1 All SharePoint 2010 Projects Must Be Planned and Controlled to Ensure Success; 4.2 The Project Managers Responsibilities; 4.3 Key Procedures for SharePoint 2010 Design Development; 4.4 Manage the Configuration of SharePoint 2010; 4.5 Summary; Chapter 5: Building Your SharePoint 2010 Team; 5.1 What Is the Terms of Reference Document, and Who Creates It?; 5.2 Project Manager; 5.3 SharePoint Architect; 5.4 SharePoint 2010 Administrator; 5.5 The SharePoint 2010 One-Stop Shop; 5.6 Interfaces: Teams in the Organization; 5.7 Business Analysts; 5.8 Information Analysts; 5.9 Interfaces: Consultants from Outside the Organization; 5.10 Communications, Testers, Education, and Training; 5.11 Building the Team; 5.12 Summary; Chapter 6: Gathering the Resources for SharePoint Implementation; 6.1 Building SharePoint 2010 Resources; 6.2 Using SharePoint 2010 Sites for Project Recording; 6.3 Building SharePoint 2010 Resources: The Tasks Ahead; 6.4 Gathering Business Requirements; 6.5 Summary; Chapter 7: The Business of SharePoint Architecture; 7.1 Describing SharePoint Business Architecture; 7.2 Hardware Architecture; 7.3 Software Architecture; 7.4 Information Architecture; 7.5 Further Reading; 7.6 Summary; Chapter 8: SharePoint Customization; 8.1 When to Customize SharePoint 2010 and Some Reasons for Doing It; 8.2 Development Environment Options; 8.3 Examining the Development Options; 8.4 Development Governance; 8.5 Additional Resources; 8.6 Summary; Chapter 9: SharePoint Governance; 9.1 What Is SharePoint Governance?; 9.2 Governance and Culture; 9.3 What Does SharePoint Governance Look At?; 9.4 Governance Is Not a New Form of Government!; 9.5 Statement of Operations; 9.6 Summary; Chapter 10: SharePoint Configuration Management; 10.1 Configuration Management Applies to SharePoint; 10.2 The Project Manager Specifies the Configuration Management Policy; 10.3 How to Apply Configuration Management in SharePoint; 10.4 Bring the SharePoint Item Under Control As It Develops; 10.5 Control the Item Prior to Configuration Management; 10.6 Changes to Configured Items Must Be Controlled; 10.7 Summary; Chapter 11: Making Sure SharePoint Meets User Requirements; 11.1 Data Growth Planning; 11.2 Content Usage Policies and Governance; 11.3 Training and Education Planning; 11.4 Monitoring and Maintenance Planning; 11.5 Finding Out What Users Want To Do with SharePoint 2010; 11.6 Summary; Chapter 12: Producing the System Specification; 12.1 SharePoint 2010 Concepts; 12.2 Before You Begin Documentation; 12.3 System Specifications; 12.4 Summary; Chapter 13: Planning and Implementing the SharePoint One-Stop Shop; 13.1 Learning from the Inside Out; 13.2 Everything Cannot Be Learned; 13.3 Everyone Has Different Needs; 13.4 Components of the One-Stop Shop; 13.5 Summary; Chapter 14: Releasing SharePoint to the Client; 14.1 Build the Pilot System; 14.2 Build the Production System; 14.3 Test SharePoint 2010 Production; 14.4 Training Users When Production Is Ready; 14.5 Summary; Chapter 15: SharePoint Is Implemented, Now What?; 15.1 Get Signoff and Work Through the Closure Checklist; 15.2 Confirm the Resources Necessary for Business As Usual; 15.3 Establish and Maintain Governance; 15.4 Summary;