From the Back Cover
Professional Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007
Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 is a versatile application that provides all the necessary tools to modify nearly every aspect of a SharePoint web site's look and feel. Yet, SharePoint Designer can do far more than just customize SharePoint sites and this book shows you how to maximize the potential of this fully featured web design tool.
Packed with step-by-step examples, sample code, and helpful screen shots, this resource begins with an overview of SharePoint Designer and SharePoint technology and then quickly moves on to teach you how to use SharePoint Designer to customize various aspects of your sites. The team of experienced authors demonstrates how SharePoint Designer is able to create powerful applications that would have normally required considerable programming effort, and they take you past the built-in features of SharePoint Designer with extensions, add-ins, migration, and conversion tools. With this book, you'll be able to perfectly match a SharePoint site to an enterprise's standards, connect SharePoint with other enterprise resources, or create something entirely new.
What you will learn from this book
Ways to create extensions to SharePoint and SharePoint Designer, with examples in both C# and Visual Basic .NET
Techniques for customizing lists, libraries, and more
How to maximize your use of SharePoint Site Components
The anatomy of SharePoint master pages and themes
Methods for working with CSS editing tools in SharePoint Designer
How to use Visual Studio and other tools to extend the capabilities of SharePoint and SharePoint Designer
Things to consider when building SharePoint Designer workflows
Considerations for governing the use of SharePoint Designer in your enterprise
Who this book is for
Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.
About the Author
Woodrow (Woody) Windischman is a technology trainer and consultant with more than 20 years’ experience in a variety of roles, allowing him to see problems holistically and come up with appropriate solutions. His SharePoint experience started even before SharePoint became a product, with predecessors such as Site Server, the Digital Dashboard Resource Kit, and the earliest versions of Microsoft FrontPage. Since then Woody ’ s been deeply involved in the SharePoint community — first having been awarded Microsoft SharePoint MVP from October 2005 through September 2007, and then working directly for the SharePoint product team. He ’ s active in several online SharePoint communities, including the TechNet forums.
Bryan Phillips is a software architect and senior partner with Composable Systems, LLC, specializing in service - oriented business solutions using the latest Microsoft technology. Bryan has worked professionally with Microsoft development technology since 1997 and holds the Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA), and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certifications. Bryan contributes regularly to the Microsoft development community by speaking on topics such as Smart Client, ASP.NET, SharePoint, SQL Server, and Mobile development; presenting DevCares courses; and blogging on topics of interest to developers. Bryan is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Client Application Development.
Asif Rehmani has been a Trainer and a Consultant working out of the Chicago office of SharePoint Solutions ( http://sharepointsolutions.com/chicago ) since early 2005. He is a SharePoint Server MVP and MCT.