Last post Sep 03, 2007 08:52 PM by Nullable
Sep 03, 2007 12:38 AM|skynyrd|LINK
I know about a great job opportunity with SharePoint 2007...
But I never really worked with that.
I am a web developer and I have experience with C-sharp, VB.NET, ASP.NET, Web Services, AJAX, CSS, XML, among other things...
Is there any programming in SharePoint ? Can I use C-sharp or VB for that ?
What do I really need to become a SharePoint consultant ?
Sep 03, 2007 04:19 AM|Nullable|LINK
There is a SharePoint SDK... and 2007 does have a lot of powerful things you can tap into (like Office 2007 stuff)... but you should primarily be a guru with WebParts. If you are not already familiar, you can start with this article:
Sep 03, 2007 10:52 AM|skynyrd|LINK
Ok, I will study web parts.
But, besides that, what else do I need ?
Do you think that to work with SharePoint is more a developer or infrastructure job ?
Sep 03, 2007 01:34 PM|Nullable|LINK
It is really a job for a strong developer who is able to think up custom solutions and cary them out... If it is a large company, you may develop "snap in" web parts that allow intra-office communication (such as "my alerts" or "custom assignments" or whatever)...
but make sure you are completely familiar with the many tools in SharePoint 2007 so as not to reinvent the wheel.
Sep 03, 2007 05:47 PM|skynyrd|LINK
Thank you for your help Timothy. I really appreciate it.
Just one more question, please.
For studing and practicing SharePoint, I necessaryly need to be running Windows 2003 Server, right ?
What about Web Parts ? What kind of enviorment do I need ?
Sep 03, 2007 08:52 PM|Nullable|LINK
Well, WebParts were introduced in Visual Studio 2005... and that exmplae on Singingeels that I did earlier has a full source example that works right out of the box. As for the SharePoint 2007 stuff... I would recommend Windows Server 2003, but I don't know
for sure if that's required or not... you can check the Microsoft site for that ;)
Oh, and if this post is resolved, could you mark one of the above posts (or this one) as the "answer" so I know the thread is resolved.