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Essential Sharepoint 2007: A Practical Guide for Users, Administrators and Developers » (Revised)

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Authors: Jeff Webb
ISBN-13: 9780596514075, ISBN-10: 0596514077
Format: Paperback
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Date Published: September 2007
Edition: Revised

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Author Biography: Jeff Webb

Jeff Webb has written about computers and technology for 20 years. His books include Using Excel Visual Basic for Applications; Visual Basic Developer's Workshop; and Developing Web Applications with Visual Basic .NET.

Book Synopsis

Written by an expert consultant, this concise and practical guide teaches SharePoint power users, site administrators, and developers how to get the most from the latest version of Microsofts popular information-sharing and collaboration platform.

Table of Contents

Preface     ix
Using SharePoint     1
How Does This Help Me Do My Job?     1
What Types of Sites Can I Create?     3
What Software Do I Need?     5
Parts of a Page     9
Creating Sites     16
Putting SharePoint to Work     19
Best Practices     28
Word, Excel, and Outlook     30
Setting Client Security     30
Editing, Saving, and Sharing Documents     33
Editing Lists in Excel     39
Viewing SharePoint Calendars from Outlook     44
Organizing Meetings from Outlook     46
Sharing Contacts with Outlook     50
Best Practices     54
Creating Sites     56
Choosing a Location and Template     56
Customizing Site Navigation     63
Summarizing Content with Web Parts     68
Adding Other Pages     69
Setting Security (Controlling Access)     70
Changing the General Appearance     74
Creating Custom Themes     75
Applying Stylesheets     76
Creating and Using Site Templates     77
Best Practices     82
Creating Lists     83
Using Built-in List Templates     83
Adding Columns     85
Adding Site Columns     91
Creating Views     96
Renaming a List and Changing Other Settings     101
Controlling Access to Lists     103
Editing List Pages     105
Saving the List As a Template     110
Deploying List Templates     112
Best Practices     112
Creating Libraries     113
Using the Built-in Library Templates     113
Changing Library Settings     116
Adding Content Types     121
Organizing Libraries     123
Saving a Library As a Template     127
Creating Library Applications     127
Best Practices     133
Building Pages     135
Using the Built-in Web Parts     135
Customizing List View Web Parts     138
Creating Client-Side Web Parts     148
Filtering Lists and Libraries in MOSS     155
Connecting to Data with WSRP in MOSS     160
Modifying Master Pages     161
Best Practices     165
Creating My Sites, Blogs, and Wikis     166
Creating My Sites in MOSS      166
Creating Blogs     174
Creating Wikis     178
Best Practices     184
Enabling Email and Workflow     185
Receiving Alerts     186
Emailing Task Assignments     188
Changing the From Address     189
Time-Driven Alerts     190
Emailing from Libraries     192
Emailing to Libraries     193
Creating Workflows     197
Creating Workflows in MOSS     204
Best Practices     208
RSS, Rollups, and Site Maps     209
RSS at a Glance     209
Using Rollups     213
Rollups Without MOSS     219
Providing Site Maps     219
Best Practices     223
Gathering Data with InfoPath     224
What Software Do You Need?     224
Using Form Libraries     225
Customizing Forms     233
Making a Form Read-Only     237
Populate a Control from a List     238
Validating Data     243
Preventing Changes to Form Templates     244
Using InfoPath Forms Services     245
Programming InfoPath     250
Setting Trust      253
Best Practices     254
Programming Web Parts     256
What to Build When...     256
What to Download     258
Creating Hosted Web Parts     258
Preparing to Develop Rendered Web Parts     262
Converting Existing Projects     266
Programming Rendered Web Parts     269
Creating Web Part Appearance     271
Adding Child Controls     274
Working on the Client Side     276
Understanding Event Order     282
Adding Properties     284
Exporting Web Parts     287
Adding Menus     289
Customizing the Property Task Pane     290
Connecting Parts     292
Deploying Web Parts     295
Best Practices     296
Consuming SharePoint Services     297
Choosing an Approach     297
Using the Office Object Model     299
Using Web Services     303
Using URL Commands     316
Using RPC     321
Best Practices     328
Administering SharePoint     329
Installing SharePoint     329
Enabling Internet Access      343
Enabling Anonymous Access     346
Enabling Forms-Based Authentication     347
Using Zones     350
Enabling Self-Service Site Creation     353
Scheduling Backups     354
Restoring     357
Auditing Activity     357
Enabling PDFs and Other File Types     360
Best Practices     361
Upgrading     363
Reference Tables     374
Glossary     403
Index     407




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