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Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007

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Chapter 11: Advanced Data Access: External Data and More and Chapter 15: Creating Workflow Elements in Visual Studio are excerpts from Professional Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007, from Wiley Publishing (ISBN 978-0-470-28761-3, copyright 2009 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved).

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With Professional Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007, you can master all aspects of using Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer in an enterprise environment to enhance Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies. Review key integration points, how to use CSS editing tools to create and modify SharePoint themes, how to supplement SharePoint Designer functionality by using Microsoft Visual Studio, and how to create a rich interactive experience. If you need to connect Windows SharePoint Services or Office SharePoint Server with other enterprise resources or create components to integrate into the SharePoint framework, this book will show you how to accomplish these tasks.

About the Authors

Woodrow W. Windischman is a technology trainer and consultant with more than 20 years’ experience in a variety of roles, allowing him to see problems holistically and come up with appropriate solutions. His SharePoint experience started even before SharePoint became a product, with predecessors such as Site Server, the Digital Dashboard Resource Kit, and the earliest versions of Microsoft FrontPage. Since then, Woody has been deeply involved in the SharePoint community—first having been awarded Microsoft SharePoint MVP from October 2005 through September 2007, and then working directly for the SharePoint product team. He is active in several online SharePoint communities, including the TechNet forums.

Brian Phillips is a software architect and senior partner with Composable Systems, LLC, specializing in service-oriented business solutions using the latest Microsoft technology. Bryan has worked professionally with Microsoft development technology since 1997 and holds the Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA), and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certifications. Bryan contributes regularly to the Microsoft development community by speaking on topics such as Smart Client, ASP.NET, SharePoint, SQL Server, and mobile development; presenting DevCares courses; and blogging on topics of interest to developers. Bryan is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Client Application Development.

Asif Rehmani has been a Trainer and a Consultant working out of the Chicago office of SharePoint Solutions ( since early 2005. He is a SharePoint Server MVP and MCT.