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Bill Baer (ˈbɛər)

Bill Baer is a Senior Product Manager and Microsoft Certified Master for Microsoft Search, Assistant, and Intelligence at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington.

Developing SharePoint Applications

Do you have questions or are you looking for best practices on integrating line of business applications with Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies, taking advantage of publishing and content oriented capabilities, or creating collaborative interactions around business processes? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I’d recommend reading the just published content, Developing SharePoint Applications, in the Patterns and Practices Developer Center. This guidance will help developers and architects accelerate construction of advanced applications through both examples and documentation, ensures alignment with recommendations and best practices and compliments existing platform documentation.

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Dynamic Application of Master Pages in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

I’ve spent the past two months in various locations across the West coast speaking on governance in SharePoint Products and Technologies and one of the most common points of discussion is enabling a consistent look and feel across sites and Webs. While most commonly this is achieved through employing a master page, many organizations either limit the distribution of Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 or do not use Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 in their organizations, while there are many articles across numerous blogs providing prescriptive guidance on master page development, Feature stapling, and other variations to support the implementation of master pages, I’ve yet to find a complete tutorial on implementing master pages using a combination of Feature stapling and a Feature Receiver.

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Just Published - August 2007

Building Simple Custom Approval Workflows with InfoPath 2007 Forms - Creating and Editing Custom Document Information Panels from Office SharePoint Server 2007 - Integrating Siebel CRM with Office SharePoint Server 2007 -

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