Introduction

When many people first encounter Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS), they are often confused. Out of the box, a lot of people have trouble figuring out what it does and what it’s for. The most important thing to realize about SharePoint is that it isn’t intended to be a complete, off-the-shelf, shrink-wrapped product. Rather, MOSS is a development platform, upon which powerful and compelling portal applications can be built.

This book provides developers with a thorough, in-depth guide to the internals of writing code for the SharePoint platform. SharePoint programming can be divided into four main categories: programming the object model, programming the web services, programming the Web Parts, and programming the enterprise ...

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