It's kind of surreal, but the day has finally arrived when I can say "it's done"! My new book, Professional SharePoint 2007 Records Management Development:
Managing Official Records with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is on its way to store shelves and is available directly from Wiley.com, Amazon.com and other online retailers.
This book is for developers who need to build records management solutions, and who need to understand the ins and outs of the records management framework that is built into the SharePoint platform. For a more complete synopsis and to review the TOC, just click the image to the left to visit the Wiley information page.
One thing you'll notice is that Wrox is now using a new cover format. If you expected to see my face on the cover, you won't. Those shrewd marketing folks at Wiley decided to give the entire Wrox line a "makeover". I have to say I was a little disappointed at first, but I actually like the new cover design. Who am I to argue with the marketing guys, right?
Once you get the book, you’ll also notice that I took a slightly different approach than some of the other development books out there, in that I tried to structure the chapters so that the code in later chapters builds on and extends the code presented early in the book. On the one hand, it adds consistency because you end up with a set of reusable components that can be applied to many different types of solutions. On the other hand, it means that in order to understand and use some of the later examples, you have to dig into the earlier ones. I know this may be a bit frustrating for some readers, but I’m hoping that the end result justifies the approach. I’d be very interested in getting your feedback, so don’t be shy.
On the up side, there is a LOT of code included with the book, and the kicker is it’s ALL available online NOW. That’s right, you can download the HUGE set of code examples directly from Wrox RIGHT NOW by just clicking on the “downloads” tab on the book’s information page on the Wiley site.
As always, I'm here to serve, and I'm especially eager to hear what you think. Wiley has setup a forum just for this book at the Wrox Programmer to Programmer site. Just log in to the P2P site and search on my name and you’ll find the forum.
Thanks to everyone who helped make this book a reality, especially Eli Robillard, Dan Attis, Aaron Cutlip, Todd Meister, Stacy Draper and all the folks at Wiley. It was a long and arduous road, but it was also a wonderfully enlightening and strengthening experience thanks to everyone involved.