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Books


An overview of the books we've contributed to (being author, co-author or contributing author).

 

Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Step by Step
published by MSPress
Experience learning made easy-and quickly teach yourself how to use Microsoft SharePoint Foundation to enable effective team collaboration. With Step By Step, you set the pace-building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! This book discusses how to build your own SharePoint site with easy-to-use templates, create lists and libraries to store information, add discussion boards, wikis, and blogs, set up Document and Meeting Workspaces for easy collaboration, share calendars, contacts, and data from Microsoft Office programs and customize your pages with Web Parts. 

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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administrator's Companion Book
published by MSPress
This book provides the critical, in-depth information you need to administer SharePoint 2010. Led by SharePoint MVPs and featuring insights from the SharePoint community and members of the SharePoint Team at Microsoft, you'll discover how to plan, design, deploy, and manage strategic solutions using SharePoint 2010, Microsoft SQL Server®, Windows PowerShell™, and other key technologies. Topics include architecture, deployment scenarios, design considerations, security best practices, high availability, performance, centralized administration, disaster recovery, customization, solution development, and upgrade and migration strategies. Key solutions include building and managing a server farm, automating tasks, FAST search application management, enterprise and web content management, and business intelligence.
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Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 Step by Step
published by MSPress
The smart way to build applications with Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 -- one step at a time! Experience learning made easy -- and quickly teach yourself how to create SharePoint 2010 applications and workflows with Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010. With Step by Step, you set the pace -- building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! You learn how to design solutions to meet your business scenario -- without code, customize lists, libraries, and SharePoint site pages, use Web Parts to display, edit, and modify list item data, access data from a variety of external sources, create workflows to automate business processes and use master pages and CSS to control how sites work. 

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Microsoft Office Sharepoint Designer 2007 Step by Step
published by MSPress
This book will learn readers how to use SharePoint Designer 2007 - one step at a time. This book provides easy numbered steps, practice files on CD, helpful hints, and troubleshooting tips to master the fundamentals of building customized SharePoint sites and applications. This book will learn you how to work with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Office SharePoint Server 2007 to create Web pages complete with Cascading Style Sheets, Lists, Libraries, and customized Web parts. It also discusses how to add data sources, including databases, XML data and Web services, and RSS feeds. You’ll even learn how to create workflows and applications with custom forms, templates, and dashboards to enhance the team’s productivity.
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SharePoint Server 2007 Survival Guide
published by Manning Publications Co.
SharePoint Server 2007 Survival Guide is written specifically for business users who want to take advantage of SharePoint's built-in features and functionality. This book addresses basic, nitty-gritty SharePoint Server 2007 solutions using an (almost) code-free approach. If you're mainly interested in assembling solutions using SharePoint's out-of-the-box templates, themes, lists, libraries, and web parts, you'll find the hands-on techniques you need to build functional sites and portals. If you're a little more adventurous, you can dive into tasks like customizing web parts and jazzing up the visual design of a site.
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Pro SharePoint 2007 Development Techniques
published by Apress
The landscape of doing SharePoint development has changed considerably in the last year, with the release of SharePoint Server 2007 and its related technologies. You need a contemporary reference to stay on top of the latest ways to combine .NET development techniques with your SharePoint development techniques, and SharePoint 2007 Development Techniques is your guide. Learn how to incorporate the latest trends, capabilities, and enhancements in your daily SharePoint development activities. This book covers the following topics: Windows Workflow Foundation, Business Intelligence, InfoPath, developing Ajax-enabled web parts, the ins and outs of building web parts, Visual Studio 2005 Extensions for WSS, enhancing web part development using the Guidance Automation Toolkit, the newly added support for SharePoint in SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2.0, working with Forms Services 2007, the BizTalk WSS adapter, the building of a Domain-Specific Language for connectable web parts, learning how to reuse presentation layers via Web Services for Remote Portlets, a discussion of available impersonation techniques, and a thorough discussion of SQL Full-Text extensions.
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Developer's Guide to the Windows Sharepoint Services V3 Platform
published by Charles River Media Programming
This book teaches developers new to the platform and those currently working with the SharePoint 2003 environment how to exploit the new features of the SharePoint Services v3 platform. This book provides practical programming solutions using real-world examples to illustrate the possibilities of SharePoint and to teach developers how to build their own applications. Developers will not only learn how to migrate from v2 to v3 but also experience an in-depth interaction with the object model and built-in WSS Web Services in various settings. Transitioning to any new version of a product is a challenging task, so this book provides the technical details needed for an efficient transition.
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Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Administrator's Companion
published by MS Press
This book discusses everything for administering Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. This book delivers all the information you need to plan, design, deploy, and manage strategic solutions using Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services. Topics include architecture; deployment scenarios; design considerations; security best practices; high availability; performance; centralized administration; disaster recovery; customization and solution development; and upgrade and migration strategies. Key solutions include building sites and integrating Windows Workflow Foundation Services, enterprise search, application management, records and document management, Microsoft Office Excel Calculation Services solutions and business intelligence, Microsoft Office Forms Server solutions, and mobile devices.
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Pro SharePoint 2003 Development Techniques
published by Apress
This book discusses the landscape of SharePoint 2003 development in 2006 and beyond, integrating all of the new technologies that have already become or will soon become mainstream.This includes ASP.NET 2.0, SQL Server 2005, Reporting Services, InfoPath, and BizTalk 2006 support for SharePoint. Also covered are software factories, a new software development paradigm that is gaining ground rapidly, and the DSL tools for Visual Studio.NET 2005. The book explains how to do the popular Ajax-style web development within web parts and discusses how to use Atlas in SharePoint environments. The book also addresses how to develop SharePoint workflow applications with Windows Workflow Foundation technology and contains a very detailed discussion of SharePoint impersonation, elevation and delegation techniques. You’ll also learn about domain-specific languages, the guidance automation toolkit, Web Services for Remote Portlets and more.
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SharePoint 2003 Resource Kit
published by MS Press
The definitive resource for administering Microsoft SharePoint products and services—with in-depth technical information and tools developed by Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) and the Microsoft SharePoint team. This exhaustive, 1000+ page reference delivers all the information you need to plan, design, deploy, and manage strategic solutions using Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and Microsoft Windows® SharePoint Services.
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Deep traversal of SQL full-text extensions
published by APress
It’s one thing to keep large amounts of information within an organization, it’s another thing to be able to retrieve this information when you need it. Microsoft Search service helps you to do this - it searches and indexes information and stores it in full-text indexes so that it can be retrieved later, quickly and easily. Microsoft has created an extension of SQL to retrieve this information, called SQL full-text extensions (also called WSS SQL or DAV:sql). In this article we will focus on how to use SQL full-text extensions to query the SharePoint Portal Server document store. This knowledge can be easily translated to other Microsoft products that incorporate full-text searching: Indexing Service, SQL Server 2000, Site Server, Exchange 2000 Server.
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Articles


An overview of the articles we've published in the past.

 

Portals en webservices for remote portlets
published in .NET magazine #16

This article discusses reusing user interfaces via web services for remote portlets and discusses how to use the WSRP consumer web part in MOSS 2007. It was published in the Dutch .NET magazine which is only available in the Netherlands.
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Streamline Business Processes with Windows SharePoint Services, BizTalk Server, and InfoPath, Part 2
published by SharePoint Advisor
The article discusses how to apply workflow and business process capabilities to your SharePoint environment using Microsoft BizTalk Server and InfoPath.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Three different approaches to impersonation
published in .NET magazine #12

Nikander & Margriet wrote an article to show you three different approaches to impersonation. It was published in the Dutch .NET magazine which is only available in the Netherlands.
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Streamline Business Processes by integrating with Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006, Part 1
published by SharePoint Advisor
Learn how to integrate Microsoft BizTalk Server into your SharePoint environment to take advantage of powerful workflow and business process capabilities.

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Using one form library to support multiple InfoPath templates
published by MSD2D
Out of the box SharePoint form libraries support only one InfoPath template. You should read this article if you want to find out how to support multiple InfoPath templates.
 

 

Implementing workflows in SharePoint based on BizTalk Content Based Routing
published by MSD2D
Explains how to configure BizTalk 2006 to support workflow scenario's.

 

 

The WSS adapter for BizTalk 2006
published in .NET magazine #11

This article discusses how to use the BizTalk 2006 WSS adapter. It was published in the Dutch .NET magazine which is only available in the Netherlands.
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SharePoint Products and Technologies Disaster Recovery
published by TechNet
What do you do when things go wrong? Really, really wrong. You should not wait to ask yourself this question when you are in need of an immediate answer. The most important thing in solving critical problems is to think ahead and record your problem-resolving strategy in a disaster recovery plan. Before you can do that, you must be aware of the problem-solving tools available. This chapter covers operational tasks common in disaster recovery scenarios using the native tools provided by Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services. In addition, this chapter discusses how to leverage SQL Server backup and restore processes to safeguard your data in SharePoint Products and Technologies solutions.
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Id, Ego and Superego
published by MSD2D
Impersonation in SharePoint Products and Technologies 2003.
 

 

Personalization Services in SharePoint Products and Technologies
published by TechNet
As the body of corporate knowledge on a portal site increases, it becomes increasingly difficult for individuals to find relevant information, and to have it presented in an intuitive way. Content presented on home pages for corporate and divisional portal sites is typically general in focus and forces workers to access multiple pages to view role-specific and user-specific content.

 

Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 creates a portal site that knows who you are and what information you care about and work with, thus providing a personal context for users. Based on Web Part Pages technology, SharePoint Portal Server delivers customization and personalization that is flexible, secure, and reliable. SharePoint Portal Server provides a rich set of features focused on ensuring that users have easy access to relevant information from a variety of entry points.
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Analysing task-data using Microsoft Office Project Server 2003
published in .NET magazine #10

Nikander & Margriet wrote an article about Microsoft Office Project Server 2003. It was published in the Dutch .NET magazine which is only available in the Netherlands.
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Usage Analysis Tools in SharePoint Products and Technologies
published by TechNet
Usage analysis allows you to track how websites on your server are being used. The Internet Information Services (IIS) log and usage analysis logs from Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server can provide a realistic picture of how a portal site is used in each company. The viewing and managing of these logging mechanisms will be discussed in this chapter.

 

Tying this information to records collected from performance measurements of the server running SQL Server, the index server, the search server, and the Web server provides a full picture of architecture behavior. Peak usage analysis in conjunction with records obtained from performance monitoring logs can be used for capacity planning. Based on this information, you can decide if you need an additional server in the front-end Web server farm. Diagnostic logging provides another related logging mechanism, but this is not discussed in this chapter.
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Establishing the public key token: the difference between -t and -T
published by MSD2D
Delves deeper into the workings of the strong name (sn.exe) tool.
 

 

Using Microsoft SharePoint Products & Technologies in multilingual scenario's
published in .NET magazine #8

Nikander & Margriet wrote an article about SPPT 2003 in multilingual scenario's. It was published in the Dutch .NET magazine which is only available in the Netherlands.
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Enterprise Application Integration using Single Sign On
published by MSD2D
The article provides background information on the SSO solution which is shipped out of the box with SharePoint Products and Technologies (SPPT) 2003
 

 

Querying SharePoint Portal Server using WebDAV
published by XML Developer, Pinnacle Publishing
The article explains how to query SPS 2001 using WebDAV and how to convert the result in a user friendly format.
 

 

 

 

 

Select * From SharePoint Where db = ‘Access’
published by Smart Access, Pinnacle Publishing
This article shows how SPS can be used to search through Access databases.
 

 

 

 

 

Building workflow applications in SharePoint Portal Server: laying the foundation
published by MSD2D
This article shows how to use the Exchange Workflow Engine to build workflow applications in SharePoint Portal Server 2001.
 

 

Meet SharePoint Portal Server
published by Smart Access, Pinnacle Publishing
This article provides an introduction to SharePoint Portal Server 2001, discussed from an Access point of view.
 

 

 

 

 

The Way of Dynamic Attributes
published by XML Developer, Pinnacle Publishing
The article discusses how to build XSL templates to show attributes which are unknown at design time.
 

 

 

 

 

Configuring SharePoint Portal Server programmatically
published by ASPToday
This article will provide you with the necessary background on SharePoint Portal Server 2001 and will show you how to configure SharePoint Portal Server programmatically through ASP and XML.