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SharePoint 2010 at Work

Book Description

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

Table of Contents

  1. A Note Regarding Supplemental Files
  2. Preface
    1. Background
    2. The Authors and Their Stories
      1. The SharePoint Maturity Model—Sadie Van Buren
      2. Empower the Power User—Kerri Abraham
      3. jQuery to the Rescue—Jim Bob Howard
      4. Unlocking the Mysteries of the SharePoint Data View Web Part XSL Tags—Marc Anderson
      5. Hyperlinks in the Data View Web Part—Laura Rogers
      6. Building a Quote of the Day Web Part in SharePoint 2010—Waldek Mastykarz
      7. SPJS Charts for SharePoint—Alexander Bautz
      8. Taming the Elusive Calculated Column—Logic Functions—Dessie Lunsford
      9. Creating Document Libraries with Mixed Content Sources—Eric Alexander
      10. SharePoint 2010 Tab Page—Peter Allen
      11. A Global Navigation Solution Across Site Collections—Peter Allen
      12. Summary
    3. Conventions Used in This Book
    4. Using Code Examples
    5. Safari® Books Online
    6. How to Contact Us
    7. Acknowledgments
  3. 1. The SharePoint Maturity Model
    1. Evolution of the Model
    2. Structure of the Model
    3. Applying the Model
      1. Focus on Publication
      2. Level 100—Goals and First Steps
      3. Level 200—Lists and Navigation Links
      4. Level 300—Defining and Standardizing
      5. Level 400—Monitoring and Maintaining
      6. Level 500—Planning for Personalization
      7. Evaluating Your Own Publication Maturity
    4. Summary
  4. 2. Empower the Power User
    1. SharePoint Designer: To Allow or Not To Allow? That Is the Question
      1. The Anatomy of a Power User
      2. Fear
      3. Defuse: Server/Site Restore
      4. Platform Legacy
    2. Middle Ground: Configuration Management
      1. Developing, Development, Developer
    3. Solution: The SharePoint Rudder
      1. Getting Started
      2. Content Types
      3. Folders
      4. Put It Together
      5. Clean Up
    4. Connect Up OneNote
      1. Organizing the Notebook
      2. Content Types Continued
        1. Assets
        2. Images
        3. Scripts
      3. Tie Up Those Loose Ends
    5. The Five “W”s of Documentation
      1. Who
      2. What
      3. Where
      4. Why
      5. When
    6. OneNote Templates
      1. Documenting Solutions
        1. Content types
        2. Workflow
        3. Data View web parts/forms
        4. Scripts
      2. Rudder Workflow
    7. Empowered Utopia in 10 Steps
    8. Configuration Management Is Thoughtful Maintenance
    9. Empowerment Without Responsibility Is Chaos
    10. Summary
  5. 3. jQuery to the Rescue
    1. Automate an All-Day Event
    2. Requesting a Review Only Once Per User
      1. jQuery to the Rescue
        1. Step 1: Adding the libraries
        2. Step 2: Getting the case numbers
        3. Step 3: Getting the last survey item ID
        4. Step 4: Changing the survey link
    3. Default Text Based on Radio Button Click
    4. Writing a Survey ID to a List on Response Creation (without Workflow)
      1. Unbranched Versus Branched Surveys
      2. Why Would You Want a Workflow on a Survey?
      3. Real-World Use Case
      4. jQuery and SharePoint’s Web Services to the Rescue
        1. Step 1: Creating a link to the survey
        2. Step 2: Adding jQuery to NewForm.aspx
        3. Step 3: Connecting the CEWP and the jQuery shell
      5. Wrapping It Up
    5. Labeled Sections on Default Forms
      1. Changing Labels
    6. Where To from Here?
    7. Summary
  6. 4. Unlocking the Mysteries of the SharePoint Data View Web Part XSL Tags
    1. More About Data View Web Parts
      1. Adding a DVWP to Your Page
      2. Customizing the DVWP in Code
        1. DataSources
        2. datafields
        3. parameterbindings
        4. XSL
    2. Summary
  7. 5. Hyperlinks in the Data View Web Part
    1. Setup for Walkthroughs
    2. URLs in SharePoint
      1. Document Libraries
      2. Lists
      3. Views
      4. Items
    3. XSLT List View Web Part Hyperlinks
      1. SharePoint List
      2. Document Library
    4. DVWP Hyperlinks
      1. SharePoint List—DVWP
      2. Moving the Web Part
      3. Document Library—DVWP
    5. Modal Dialog Box
    6. Summary
  8. 6. Building a Quote of the Day Web Part in SharePoint 2010
    1. Part I: Building the Quote of the Day Web Part
      1. Quote of the Day Ingredients
      2. Preparing the Quotes List
        1. Creating the Quotes list
        2. Configuring columns of the Quotes list
      3. Building the Quote of the Day Web Part
    2. Part II: Preparing Quote of the Day Web Part for Redistribution
      1. Quote of the Day Sandboxed Solution Ingredients
      2. Preparing SharePoint Project
      3. Creating the Quotes List List Definition
      4. Preparing for Building the Quote of the Day Web Part
      5. Building the Quote of the Day Web Part
    3. Summary
  9. 7. SPJS Charts for SharePoint
    1. Technical Overview
    2. Version History
    3. Initial Setup
      1. Creating the Configuration List
    4. The Edit Chart GUI
    5. How to Make Web Part Templates
    6. Multiple Charts in One Page
    7. Summary
  10. 8. Taming the Elusive Calculated Column—Logic Functions
    1. The Functions
    2. The IFs
    3. The Cousins: OR and AND
    4. Summary
  11. 9. Creating Document Libraries with Mixed Content Sources
    1. Background
    2. Configuring a Document Library in SharePoint Server 2010/SharePoint Foundation 2010
    3. Configuring a Document Library in MOSS 2007/WSS 3.0
    4. What the Content Type Does
    5. Extending the Link to a Document Content Type
      1. Adding Additional Fields in SharePoint 2010
      2. Adding Additional Fields in SharePoint 2010
    6. Summary
  12. 10. SharePoint 2010 Tab Page
    1. Implementation
      1. Step 1: Download and Load the Page
      2. Step 2: Add the Web Part
      3. Step 3: Customize the Tabs
    2. jQuery Implementation
    3. Tab Page Layout Code
    4. Summary
  13. 11. A Global Navigation Solution Across Site Collections
    1. Implementation
      1. SharePoint Resource Site
      2. SPServices by Marc Anderson
      3. jQuery
      4. Global Navigation Solution Files
      5. SharePoint Designer
      6. SharePoint Links List for Tabs and Pull-Downs
        1. Tabs list
        2. Tab pull-down list
      7. Solution Code
      8. Solution CSS
    2. Summary
  14. Index
  15. About the Author
  16. Colophon
  17. Copyright