3.1. Understanding the Basics of Remote Authoring

In this section, you learn some of the basic components that form the foundation of the remote-authoring features of SharePoint Designer. It's important to understand that remote authoring (or live editing) is not a SharePoint Designer-only feature. SharePoint Designer is mostly an intelligent consumer of the remote-authoring technologies provided by the client computer on which it's installed and the Web server computer where the remote Web site resides.

3.1.1. Client: the SharePoint Designer machine

From a user's perspective, SharePoint Designer is all you need on the client machine to be able to edit (or publish to) remote Web sites and SharePoint Web applications. However, SharePoint Designer relies on a number of other services offered by the operating system to successfully perform its operations. These services cumulatively become the client side of the remote-authoring features of SharePoint Designer. Internet Explorer

SharePoint Designer relies on IE (WinINet.dll) for its HTTP settings, proxy server configuration, and authentication support. If you open SharePoint Designer, choose Tools Application Options, and then click the General tab, you find the Proxy Settings button. This button actually opens the Internet Properties dialog box, as shown in Figure 3.2, in the Connections tab and allows you to set settings ...

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