- Paperback: 425 pages
- Publisher: Wrox; 1 edition (June 23, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470224754
- ISBN-13: 978-0470224755
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
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From the Back Cover
Professional SharePoint 2007 Web Content Management Development
By allowing multiple users to create and update web pages without the use of HTML or specialized editing software, SharePoint Server 2007 Web Content Managament (WCM) is a fascinating system that organizes web content and design edits from each one of the site's contributors and then compiles all those changes into a finished product. Author and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server MVP Andrew Connell presents the first book to focus on the features and fundamentals of WCM as well as the various services that are offered by the Windows SharePoint Services platform.
Tackle each core aspect of a typical Publishing site development project using the techniques outlined in this book. You'll walk through key points, design elements, and development approaches that will demonstrate how WCM brings the power of content management to a large audience, and you'll quickly grasp why SharePoint Server is a robust platform for hosting content-centric Web sites.
What you will learn from this book
Optimal methods for embarking on web content management projects
Leveraging the provided Publishing Web Parts and creating custom Web Parts
How to create custom field types and field controls
How to customize the SharePoint authoring environment
Techniques for implementing sites with multiple languages and devices
Ways of creating a minimal SharePoint site definition
Implementing an offline authoring experience
Various performance tips, tricks, and traps
Who this book is for
This book is for Web development professionals, particularly ASP.NET 2.0 developers who are building content management sites with the SharePoint platform.
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
Andrew Connell has a background in content management solutions and Web development that spans back to his time as a student at the University of Florida in the late 1990s managing class sites. He has consistently focused on the challenges facing businesses to maintain a current and dynamic online presence without having to rely constantly on Web developers or have a proficiency in Web technologies.
In 2005 and 2006 he was designated a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Microsoft Content Management Server for his contributions to the MCMS community. When the functionality of MCMS was merged into the SharePoint platform, he became a MOSS MVP (2007 and 2008). Andrew has contributed to numerous MCMS and SharePoint books over the years.
He has spoken on the subject of MOSS 2007 development and WCM at various events and national conferences such as TechEd, SharePoint Connections, VSLive, Office Developer Conference, and the Microsoft SharePoint Conference.
Technology is not only Andrew’s job, but also a personal passion: He thrives on expanding his technical knowledge. When not in front of his computer, he enjoys football, golf, the beach, and spending time with his family. He lives in Jacksonville, Florida, with his wife, Meredith, his son, Steven, and their two dogs. You can always find Andrew online at his SharePoint development and WCM-focused blog at www.andrewconnell.com/blog.
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I had the misfortune that this book was not yet published when starting my first MOSS 2007 WCM projects. However, even then I still learned and profited from reading.
I was especially pleased on the sections covering custom fields, field controls and control templates for truly customizing the authoring experience for your content authors. It is hard to find good information on extending the authoring environment and this book gave me enough info to really customize the publishing features of MOSS for my end users and content authors.
While not covering every single possible scenario, this reference provides more than adequate instruction and guidance on using the built in API's to accomplish most tasks. I do not expect a book to spoon feed me everything I need to know about a topic especially if it is to be useful as a general reference. The book does a great job of covering enough of each subject to give you a jump off point to build from on your own projects. As the title states it is in the professional line of WROX books so it expects that you have a good deal of familiarity with MOSS and .Net development. It did a great job of giving instruction without the heavy handed hand holding that some entry level or beginning books tend to lean toward. For those who are not as familiar with SharePoint or .Net I would definitely recommend looking into some introductory training or books first before jumping in. While I would welcome more coverage on some of the topics, they can always go into additional books or in AC's already extensive list of topics covered in his Blog or workshops.
I give this book 5 stars for giving me more tools as a developer to work with the WCM aspects of MOSS. All of the examples in the book so far that I have used have been fully functional despite the fact that this book was probably written prior to the release of some of the fixes that have been released for MOSS like SP1, etc...
I definitely recommend this to anyone who is a SharePoint developer looking to get into the WCM aspects of the product.
What I like about this book:
Chapter 5 dissects SharePoint's out-of-the-box MOSS 2007 Publishing Portal site definition. This chapter then covers how to create a Minimal Publishing Portal site definition which does not include the extraneous artifacts included in the somewhat bloated out-of-the-box version.
I particularly like Chapter 10 on Field Types and Field Controls. Unfortunately, there is little documentation and online resources available about creating custom field types. Andrew's book offers a complete chapter on the subject, with clear explanations and good examples.
Chapter 15 on Authentication and Authorization provides the reader with instructions to configure forms-based authentication for an extranet/internet-facing SharePoint site. Users often have trouble setting up FBA, but this book gives the needed instruction and guidance.
Professional SharePoint 2007 Web Content Management Development: Building Publishing Sites with Office SharePoint Server 2007 is a must have for any serious SharePoint developer. I have been developing on the SharePoint platform for almost a decade, and this book will stay within arm's reach of my keyboard. Seriously, buy this book today.
-Tony Bierman [MVP WSS]