CHAPTER 2 Developing with SharePoint 2010

This book is about developing applications using SharePoint 2010. That’s a pretty broad definition, so I’ll refine that a bit just to make it clear on where we’re going. Along with the end-user role and the system administration role, there are two aspects to the SharePoint development role. First, there’s the no-code, configuration-based aspect. Generally speaking, this is manifested in the web interface and to a certain extent in the capabilities of SharePoint Designer. Within this aspect, nontechnical users can build business applications by combining various platform building blocks such as web parts and out-of-the-box features. For the sake of simplicity, I’ll refer to this aspect as the “SharePoint ...

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