We will be bringing you whitepapers written by esteemed colleagues at Microsoft as part of our intent to enable software companies to develop better and faster on Microsoft’s technologies. We will be periodically posting articles to link to whitepapers as they are published and we will feature the author(s) with our post.
The first one included today comes from Bhushan Nene, Trent Swanson and Scot Hillier who teamed to publish a whitepaper entitled: Integrating External Document Repositories with SharePoint Server 2007.
This article presents a complete architecture and sample code for integrating an external repository with Office SharePoint Server 2007. Although there is a significant benefit to migrating this content to SharePoint, this is not always possible. The solution enables you to view and manage documents in an external repository through the Office SharePoint Server 2007 user interface (UI). Using this architecture, end users can create libraries in Office SharePoint Server 2007 that include documents from an external repository without copying those documents into Office SharePoint Server 2007. Users are also able to maintain the documents by using Office SharePoint Server 2007 capabilities such as check-in, check-out, edit properties, version history, and document upload and download. The solution also enables complete integration of external documents with SharePoint workflows, list columns, task lists, and other libraries.
The code sample that accompanies the article can be found here. Its always smart to grow your knowledge so check it out today and learn to design, implement, and deploy a complete solution for integrating an external document repository with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.
Bhushan Nene joined Microsoft 6 years ago and has been working with global ISVs since then. As a Principal Architect on the Global Partners Team, his job involves working with architects and engineers from our partners, helping them to envision and develop products and solutions on Microsoft platform and technologies. Bhushan enjoys travel, tennis, and food (eating & cooking – in that order!) He is also a basketball fan – Go Lakers!
Trent Swanson has been working at Microsoft as a full time employee for the last 6 years. He is a Solutions Architect in the Developer and Platform Evangelism Group where he has the opportunity to work with some very intelligent people on new and exciting technologies. When not writing code or white papers, Trent enjoys spending time with his wife and son, or hanging out in the gym lifting heavy things and working on his round house kick.
Scot Hillier is an independent consultant and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional focused on creating solutions for Information Workers with SharePoint, Office, and related .NET technologies. He is the author of 10 books on Microsoft technologies. Scot splits his time between consulting on SharePoint projects and training for the Ted Pattison Group. Scot is a former U.S. Navy submarine officer and graduate of the Virginia Military Institute.
Wishing you continued success,
Global ISV team