It just seems right to end the day with one final piece of news on SharePoint. This one comes from Packt Publishing who has released a new book on SharePoint entitled: SharePoint Designer Tutorial: Working with SharePoint Websites.
The book is written for beginners who want design and build SharePoint-based websites using SharePoint Designer.
SharePoint Designer is a WYSIWYG tool that helps you easily build and deploy SharePoint sites. It has it's drawbacks, but overall is a fairly good tool -- especially compared to its predecessor FrontPage -- and is used by many SharePoint developers today.
Not only will you learn to use SharePoint Designer specifically, you will also learn the ins and outs of quickly putting together a SharePoint website. It's written tutorial style and follows the development of a specific fictional site.
Some of the things you will learn include:
* Installing Designer and connecting to SharePoint
* Creating and deploying a basic site
* Formatting using CSS and Master Pages
* Allowing Collaboration between content creators
* Implementing web parts and ASP.Net controls
* Implementing workflow
* Adding Search
The book is written by Mike Poole, a UK-based developer and trainer of SharePoint and other Microsoft technologies.
You can pick up the book from Packt's website for US$ 31.49 or order an electronic copy for only US$ 23.79. Either way, if you are just getting started with SharePoint and want to learn the quick way to build websites, this book may be just what you are looking for.