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.
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.
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