SharePoint 2003 Advanced Concepts: Site Definitions, Custom Templates, and Global Customizations

SharePoint 2003 Advanced Concepts: Site Definitions, Custom Templates, and Global Customizations

by Stacy Draper, Jason Nadrowski

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In SharePoint 2003 Advanced Concepts, two world-class SharePoint consultants show how to make SharePoint “jump through hoops” for you–and do exactly what you want.


Jason Nadrowski and Stacy Draper have built some of the most diverse SharePoint enterprise implementations. Now, drawing on their extraordinary “in the trenches” experience, they present solutions, techniques, and examples you simply won’t find anywhere else.


SharePoint 2003 Advanced Concepts addresses every facet of SharePoint customization, from site definitions and templates to document libraries and custom properties. The authors cover both Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and illuminate SharePoint’s interactions with other technologies–helping you troubleshoot problems far more effectively.


Next time you encounter a tough SharePoint development challenge, don’t waste time: get your proven solution right here, in SharePoint 2003 Advanced Concepts.


     •  Construct more powerful site and list templates

     •  Control how SharePoint uses ghosted and unghosted pages

     •  Use custom site definitions to gain finer control over your site

     •  Build list definitions with custom metadata, views, and forms

     •  Troubleshoot WEBTEMP, ONET.XML, SCHEMA.XML, SharePoint databases, and their interactions

     •  Create custom property types to extend SharePoint’s functionality

     •  Integrate with other systems and SharePoint sites so that you can use their information more effectively

     •  Customize themes and interactive Help, one step at a time

     •  Customize email alerts and system notifications

     •  Extend the capabilities of document libraries

     •  Control document display and behavior based on extensions


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780132704663
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 03/08/2006
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 6 MB

About the Author


Jason Nadrowski is managing partner of Information Hub ( Jason’s focus at the firm is both architecting and managing enterprise technology solutions. Jason has helped a number of Fortune 50 companies architect some of the largest SharePoint implementations. Jason holds the Microsoft certifications MCSD, MCAD, MCDBA, and MCSE. He also holds the PMI’s PMP® (Project Management Professional) certification and a number of other accreditations. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Stacy Draper is an independent consultant based in South Florida. Being involved with web development since 1993 has led his life in a very interesting direction. He started out in UNIX and since 1997 has had a strong concentration in Microsoft technologies. Stacy has spoken at conferences large and small and has worked at some well-known and some not well-known companies. In his consulting practice, Wild Wires, LLC, Stacy has always had a practical view and hopes to paint a vivid picture of that view in the pages of this book.

Table of Contents


                       Preface  xi

                       Acknowledgments  xv

                       About the Authors  xvii

Chapter 1        Custom Templates  1

Chapter 2        Site Definitions  23

Chapter 3        Site Definitions: Exploring List Definitions  93

Chapter 4        Customizing and Implementing Property Types in Windows SharePoint Services  135

Chapter 5        Global Customizations  207

Appendix         Custom_JS.ASPX  241

                       Index  249


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