Today in the latest addition to the SharePoint for Developers webcast series I'm going to be covering what's involved in customizing a portal to fit our needs. Our project will be to build out portions of the new www.BenkoTIPS.com to provide the ability to search for webcasts by series and by presenter. This will take advantage of the Data View Web Part that we will access in SharePoint Designer, and I'll show how to link together multiple lists. We'll also cover master pages briefly and show how we can use either the built in master pages or create our own.
Some terminology that is useful in understanding customization in SharePoint is having a grounding on the differences between sites, pages, lists and document libaries. The following is the definitions we'll work from in today's webcast (courtesy of my good friend Phillip Wheat)
Some links that may be useful to todays webcast include:
Next week we look at Membership & Authentication and how to set up Forms Based Authentication for our SharePoint site. We'll also see how to create a custom membership provider and have some fun with that.
Hope you can join us!