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Chapter 6: Integrating Spreadsheets into the Enterpriseis an excerpt from Pro SharePoint Solution Development: Combining .NET, SharePoint and Office 2007*, from* Apress (ISBN 978-1590598085, copyright Apress 2007; all rights reserved).

Pro SharePoint Solution Development: Combining .NET, SharePoint, and Office 2007 takes a practical problem/solution approach to common business challenges. You'll not only encounter interesting code samples, but also see how to combine these examples with the Microsoft collaboration platforms services. The book's solutions focus on using Visual Studio Tools for Office to build the user interface layer. And solutions can interact with a server running Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 as a service provider, taking advantage of many Office SharePoint Server collaboration features such as document repositories, collaboration sites, and search functions.

This book is unique because it starts with challenges that end users deal with everyday when using the Microsoft collaboration platform to support business processes. The solutions are presented as the hypothetical business challenges of a fictional company. By presenting the examples in this context, authors Ed Hild and Susie Adams make it easier to relate to the challenges and understand the value of the solution. And the goal of these examples is to build applications that apply the benefits of the Office desktop interface with the richness of SharePoint collaboration features.

After college, Ed Hild taught math and computer science at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, MD. He soon moved into consulting and spent a few years teaching MCSD and MCSE courses for a technical education center. He also developed the software that the center used. For several years, he built Web applications for a wide variety of customers by using Microsoft technologies after becoming the director of technology at e.magination (a Microsoft partner in Baltimore, MD.). He is now a collaboration technology architect at Microsoft Technology Center in Reston, VA. wrote for MSDN Magazine in March 2006. He is also a regular speaker at several conferences, including Microsoft Developer Days and Microsoft TechEd.

Susie Adams is an MTC Technical Director with Microsoft Corporation. She has over 20 years of application integration and development experience and is currently managing a team of senior architects at the ** Microsoft Technology Center. She has contributed to several industry technical journals, was the lead author for BizTalk Unleashed ( Publishing), and was a contributing author for Visual InterDev Unleashed () and Visual InterDev 6.0 Enterprise Developer's Workshop (Microsoft Press). She has spoken at several industry trade-show conferences, including the Visual Basic Insider Technical Summit (VBITS), Microsoft Developer Days, and Microsoft TechEd.

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