SharePoint 2010 at Work: Tricks, Traps, and Bold Opinions

SharePoint 2010 at Work: Tricks, Traps, and Bold Opinions

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If you work with SharePoint, you may have discovered that there are countless tricks for using this platform to solve real-world problems—and you certainly wouldn’t mind learning some of them. That’s the purpose behind EndUserSharePoint, a community site that lets end users share ingenious new ways for putting SharePoint to work.

This insightful and entertaining book presents a compilation of popular, well-written articles from the site, published by contributors for people who use SharePoint at their companies but don’t have access to its technical server side. Each engaging story puts you into the narrative as a participant, rather than a passive observer, so you can easily visualize the situation and share the “aha!” solution with the author. Learn some tricks, gain some insight—and have fun doing it.

These articles will help you:

  • Build a documented framework for evaluating whether your company is getting the most value from SharePoint
  • Create documentation and script management with OneNote and a SharePoint library
  • Use the Data View Web Part to create hyperlinks from existing SharePoint data
  • Implement data visualization in SharePoint without access to the server
  • Creating document libraries with mixed content sources in any SharePoint version
  • Pull information from disparate site collections into a single navigation system

Contributors include:
Sadalit Van Buren
Kerri Abraham
Jim Bob Howard
Marc D. Anderson
Laura Rogers
Waldek Mastykarz
Alexander Bautz
Dessie Lunsford
Eric Alexander
Peter Allen

"What a fantastic resource. No other book in the SharePoint community hits this ‘power user’ or 'end user' audience like this book does. There are powerful examples in here that will really solve business problems and set the reader on the right track."
—Joel Oleson, Global SharePoint Evangelist, and one of the first SharePoint architects

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449321833
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/08/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 268
File size: 18 MB
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About the Author

Mark Miller is Founder and Editor of Founding member of He is currently Director of Global Strategy and Senior Storyteller at His main expertise is in developing and building live online communities built around specific market verticals. He also speaks extensively on the SharePoint circuit.

Table of Contents

The Authors and Their Stories;
Conventions Used in This Book;
Using Code Examples;
Safari® Books Online;
How to Contact Us;
Chapter 1: The SharePoint Maturity Model;
1.1 Evolution of the Model;
1.2 Structure of the Model;
1.3 Applying the Model;
1.4 Summary;
Chapter 2: Empower the Power User;
2.1 SharePoint Designer: To Allow or Not To Allow? That Is the Question;
2.2 Middle Ground: Configuration Management;
2.3 Solution: The SharePoint Rudder;
2.4 Connect Up OneNote;
2.5 The Five “W”s of Documentation;
2.6 OneNote Templates;
2.7 Empowered Utopia in 10 Steps;
2.8 Configuration Management Is Thoughtful Maintenance;
2.9 Empowerment Without Responsibility Is Chaos;
2.10 Summary;
Chapter 3: jQuery to the Rescue;
3.1 Automate an All-Day Event;
3.2 Requesting a Review Only Once Per User;
3.3 Default Text Based on Radio Button Click;
3.4 Writing a Survey ID to a List on Response Creation (without Workflow);
3.5 Labeled Sections on Default Forms;
3.6 Where To from Here?;
3.7 Summary;
Chapter 4: Unlocking the Mysteries of the SharePoint Data View Web Part XSL Tags;
4.1 More About Data View Web Parts;
4.2 Summary;
Chapter 5: Hyperlinks in the Data View Web Part;
5.1 Setup for Walkthroughs;
5.2 URLs in SharePoint;
5.3 XSLT List View Web Part Hyperlinks;
5.4 DVWP Hyperlinks;
5.5 Modal Dialog Box;
5.6 Summary;
Chapter 6: Building a Quote of the Day Web Part in SharePoint 2010;
6.1 Part I: Building the Quote of the Day Web Part;
6.2 Part II: Preparing Quote of the Day Web Part for Redistribution;
6.3 Summary;
Chapter 7: SPJS Charts for SharePoint;
7.1 Technical Overview;
7.2 Version History;
7.3 Initial Setup;
7.4 The Edit Chart GUI;
7.5 How to Make Web Part Templates;
7.6 Multiple Charts in One Page;
7.7 Summary;
Chapter 8: Taming the Elusive Calculated Column—Logic Functions;
8.1 The Functions;
8.2 The IFs;
8.3 The Cousins: OR and AND;
8.4 Summary;
Chapter 9: Creating Document Libraries with Mixed Content Sources;
9.1 Background;
9.2 Configuring a Document Library in SharePoint Server 2010/SharePoint Foundation 2010;
9.3 Configuring a Document Library in MOSS 2007/WSS 3.0;
9.4 What the Content Type Does;
9.5 Extending the Link to a Document Content Type;
9.6 Summary;
Chapter 10: SharePoint 2010 Tab Page;
10.1 Implementation;
10.2 jQuery Implementation;
10.3 Tab Page Layout Code;
10.4 Summary;
Chapter 11: A Global Navigation Solution Across Site Collections;
11.1 Implementation;
11.2 Summary;

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