Posted by: kurtsh | July 20, 2007

DOWNLOAD: New Sharepoint whitepapers posted to

New Sharepoint related white papers have recently been published:

SharePoint Server 2007 Document: Role-Based Templates for SharePoint My Sites — Under the Hood
Microsoft identified the following seven roles for developing role-based My Site templates after conducting a comprehensive research.

  1. Sales Account Manager
  2. Controller/Financial Analyst
  3. HR Manager
  4. IT Manager
  5. Administrative Assistant
  6. Customer Service Manager
  7. Marketing Manager

This 63-page white paper addresses strategies for building templates for each role:

Windows SharePoint Services Document: Application Templates for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 – Under the Hood
This whitepaper describes the five basic design patterns in the context of how Microsoft actually used them for WSS applications:

  1. Custom Forms – Creating custom look and feel that gives guidance for action at certain point in the business process (this includes only exposing the appropriate properties that are allowed to be modified or are relevant at a given stage)
  2. Action Flow – Creating well-defined actions that lead to the right place for the right actor (for this, we need good navigation control that is sensitive to the action being taken and the actor taking the action)
  3. Parent-Child Relationships – Creating a relationship between two or more SharePoint lists for lookup and reference
  4. Workflows – Using SharePoint Designer to create a Windows Workflow Foundation-based business process
  5. Dashboards – Using Web parts to create an unified view of scattered information throughout the site in one place

This 44-page whitepaper addresses building application templates for WSS 3.0:


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