Thursday, July 26, 2012

Your chance to win free copies of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Business Application Blueprints

I have two copies of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Business Application Blueprints to give away to two lucky winners.

How you can win:

To win your copy of this book, all you need to do is come up with a comment below highlighting the reason "why you would like to win this book”.

The contest is valid until the end of July, and is open to everyone. Winners will be selected randomly on the basis of their comment posted below.

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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Business Application Blueprintsis written by Mike Oryszak, and  highlights details on building SharePoint solutions based on real-life scenarios that you will encounter within your own organization or at your customers. These scenarios range from building an engaging community site to building a site directory with SharePoint search. It is written in an easy-to-understand style and is targeted at SharePoint developers, consultants, and administrators who want to
build a range of SharePoint solutions that extend the SharePoint platform, and see how to apply the many available SharePoint features in different business scenarios.

Chapter outline:

  • Chapter 1, Building an Effective Intranet: An Effective Intranet Site for your  organization that maximizes the site's ability to aggregate content and is highly effective at communicating important messages.
  • Chapter 2, Building an Out of Office Delegation Solution: A Workflow Out of Office Solution that allows users to manage their out of office dates and automate task assignments to a delegated resource.
  • Chapter 3, Building an Enterprise Content Management Solution: An Enterprise Content Management solution designed to support large scale document repositories with
    the ability to route documents automatically between site collections based on metadata attributes along with custom solutions for surfacing the relevant content.
  • Chapter 4, Building an Engaging Community Site: An Engaging Community Site including custom features that can be used to enhance collaboration and provide an information sharing system.
  • Chapter 5, Building a Site Request and Provisioning System: A Site Request and Provisioning System that supports automated site provisioning for user requested sites in a way that supports complex dynamic feature activation and configuration.
  • Chapter 6, Building a Project Site Template: An overview of the template methods available with SharePoint along with a detailed approach for creating web templates in order to create a project site template to support project initiatives and track Issues, Tasks, and Contacts.
  • Chapter 7, Building a Project Management Main Site: A Project Management Main Site demonstrating a solution that can aggregate the key metrics and status information
    from the project management sites created in the previous chapter.
  • Chapter 8, Building a Task Rollup Solution: Create custom Web Parts that can aggregate tasks from the specified sites.
  • Chapter 9, Building a Site Directory with SharePoint Search: Solutions to leverage SharePoint Search to provide an optimized experience making it easier for users
    to search and discover relevant sites.

13 comments:

Carl Frank said...

Cause I just haven't had the opportunity to keep up on my summer reading list ;-)

Ben said...

We've got heaps of sites now as part of our teamsite collaboration application.

The top level navigation just isn't cutting it.

A search based site directory solution should ideal.

That's why I'd love to win this book.

krakou said...

Regarding the cahotic way we've used SharePoint untill now @ my company, this is the kind of reading that can give us benefits :-)

krakou said...

Regarding the cahotic way we've used SharePoint @ my company, those blueprints would be welcome for the future :-)

Ashish Jain said...

I personally feel it will be good book and useful to us as we are in the process of migrating 2007 to 2010 and this book may help us setup best practices for better collaboration and automating most parts of the intranet site like delegation while OOTO, automatic site provisioning and project managment. Would like to have this book.

Ashish Jain said...

I personally feel it will be good book and useful to us as we are in the process of migrating 2007 to 2010 and this book may help us setup best practices for better collaboration and automating most parts of the intranet site like delegation while OOTO, automatic site provisioning and project managment. Would like to have this book.

Marijn said...

Why I want this book ?
Every day I am busy trying to deliver value for my customers and let their knowledge of the platform grow.

This means I have to stay on top of the information. Creating business applications is so very important when you are working with SharePoint (so much more then just storing your office documents) but still a tricky task to do.

A good book to provide blueprints would be very helpful, not only for myself, but to lend out to customers for creativity and plain solutions.

So that is why I would want to win the book, to give myself more insight and to help my customers gain insight in what they can develop in order to take next steps in the 21st century way-of-working.

Charles B. said...

I would be very happy to win this book because I just discovered it and its chapters are very intereting !!
They covers more than 95% of the kind of requets I encounter every day !
That would be so great !

Matthew Chestnut said...

The reason why I would like to win this book is to enhance my knowledge of SharePoint and to learn more about building enterprise applications using SharePoint.

Matthew Chestnut said...

I would like to win this book to increase my knowledge of SharePoint and to develop better enterprise applications based on SharePoint.

B.Layakoubi said...

Just curious to see if we implemented some of our solutions the right way (= as described in this book..)

Melanie Kendell said...

Wow this is exactly the book I need - practical application rather than technical wizardary. The business often don't know what SharePoint is capable of and therefore tend to think of it as nothing more than a fileshare replacement. I can use this book to show them what they could have and then quickly make it happen - that should get the ball rolling to start exploiting more of the dormant potential.

Bart said...

Looks like a great book, full of ideas I can use in my job !