At last! After some long weekends and nights, I have finally earned the title of Author!

Black Magic Solutions for White Hat SharePoint is a book that focuses on implementing working solutions without requiring any server side code outside of a standard out-of-the-box SharePoint installation. Pre-Release book sale was announced Thursday, July 11, 2013 – Announcement – and will go on sale August 1, 2013.  Secure your copy now for only $7.95 (USD).


The Authors

The book was organized by Mark Miller from End User SharePoint and is a collaboration with six other authors: Dave Coleman, Ben Tedder, Eric Overfield, Josh McCarty, Marc D. Anderson and Wendy Neal. All of them experts in SharePoint and great contributors in the community (which I still wonder to this day: how was I so lucky to land this opportunity? 🙂 )

As you can see from the book’s cover and its reference to jQuery selectors, the solutions described will explore the use of client side technologies like JavaScript, CSS and HTML markup along with libraries and plugins available on the web today. Together, the authors describe how to build working solutions that anyone with Full Control over a team site can implement.

My Chapter

My chapter focuses on how to turn a Team Sub-Site into an Agile Tool to help manage Agile projects. This is an area I have been involved with over the last 1 1/2 years and one that has been successfully implemented across an entire development organization at one of my current employers.  The chapter walks through the different business needs that it attempts to solve and describes the approaches taken in implementing such a solution. A working prototype was created in parallel with the writing of the chapter and although not all source code will be available in the chapter itself (just too much), the more interesting parts of it will.

For those of you that decide to purchase the book, I hope that it helps in realizing the tremendous potential of creating client side solutions. I know I did the moment I started to play with SharePoint and have since added SharePoint as one of my favorite platforms to develop on.

So quick… run over to whitehatsharepointsolutions.eventbrite.com and get your early copy now (save ~$5).