THIS BOOK IS FOR ANYONE INTERESTED in developing applications on top of SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint Online in Office 365. Although some knowledge is assumed about SharePoint, you will find the examples comprehensive and easy to follow if you have previous knowledge of web development and development tools.
SharePoint 2010 is a big product and this book is a big, diverse book. So, before you dive into the book, we wanted to give you a little feel for what each chapter entails and what you can expect once you have read the chapter.
The first couple of chapters provide an introduction to SharePoint 2010, since the 2010 release is a large release across all the many SharePoint workloads. In these chapters, you develop an understanding of the features that 2010 provides, from creating collaboration sites to managing your content.
From there, you will explore the new developer tools in Visual Studio 2010 for SharePoint. With the 2010 release of Visual Studio, Microsoft has invested in making Visual Studio a first-class SharePoint development tool with new development, debugging, and testing tools targeted specifically at SharePoint 2010.
Finally, you will see the IT professional improvements for developers. These improvements make deploying and debugging with your IT counterparts faster and easier.
The next section of the book is about the base platform services and APIs provided by SharePoint. This is a big ...