Book excerpt: Building document management solutions in SharePoint 2007

Professional SharePoint 2007 Development offers .NET developers an architectural overview of the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. It also introduces the main user experience elements -- enterprise search, wikis, electronic forms and document management solutions -- for which end users are expected to clamor.

Chapter 11,  Building Document Management Solutions by John Holliday, walks developers through the process of creating a solution for managing project proposals. As Holliday describes it: "The solution distinguishes between fixed-bid and time-and-material projects and provides metadata for controlling the content of each proposal as it evolves through the revision cycle. The solution will include custom fields for specifying the fixed-bid amount and the estimated hours for time-and-materials projects."

The sample solution teaches a number of important SharePoint 2007 development concepts -- defining metadata and content types, managing document creation and revision, and creating tools for policy administration. Some space is also devoted to creating XML-driven document management solutions.

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Excerpted from the Wrox book, Professional SharePoint 2007 Development (ISBN: 978-0-470-11756-9) by John Holliday, John Alexander, Jeff Julian, Eli Robillard, Brendon Schwartz, Matt Ranlett, J. Dan Attis, Adam Buenz and Tom Rizzo.
Copyright © 2007. Published by John Wiley and Sons Inc., and available at your favorite book seller. Reprinted with permission.

This was first published in March 2008

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