Mapping Mashups in SharePoint Designer

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The presentation to the San Antonio SharePoint User\'s Group that led to the article: Mapping: Part 1 Show a SharePoint Contacts List on a Map from Google at …

The presentation to the San Antonio SharePoint User\'s Group that led to the article: Mapping: Part 1 Show a SharePoint Contacts List on a Map from Google at http://blogs.microlinkllc.com/tresing/archive/2008/09/03/mapping-show-a-sharepoint-contacts-list-on-a-map-from-google.aspx

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  • 1. Mapping Mashups in SharePoint Designer Tom Resing Senior Software Engineer MicroLink, LLC MicroLink LLC  8330 Boone Boulevard  Suite 300  Vienna, Virginia 22182  (703) 556-4440 www.MicroLinkLLC.com
  • 2. Mapping Mashups in SharePoint Designer Tom Resing INTRODUCTION www.MicroLinkLLC.com
  • 3. About Tom  Microsoft Certified  12 Years of Technical Technology Specialist Experience • MOSS Configuration • Public Sector and • WSS Configuration Private Sector • MOSS Application • Web Focused Development • WSS Application Development www.MicroLinkLLC.com
  • 4. About MicroLink  Microsoft Gold Partner • Main Office in Vienna, Virginia  Microsoft’s Federal Partner of the Year for 2007  Microsoft’s DoD Partner of the Year for 2007 and 2006 www.MicroLinkLLC.com
  • 5. Agenda  Overview  SharePoint Designer Techniques  Demonstration of Mapping List Items www.MicroLinkLLC.com
  • 6. OVERVIEW www.MicroLinkLLC.com
  • 7. Mashups a mashup is a web application that combines data from more than one source into a single integrated tool www.MicroLinkLLC.com
  • 8. Example – HousingMaps.com www.MicroLinkLLC.com
  • 9. Example 2 - AlertMap www.MicroLinkLLC.com
  • 10. Mashups and SharePoint  Data View Web Part • Formats data from any data source for display in SharePoint • Lists on other SharePoint Sites, RSS Feeds, Web Services or even your own Database Servers  Business Data Catalog • Allows for single sign-on access to data sources • More configuration required, but with that comes added flexibility  Excel Services and Reporting Services www.MicroLinkLLC.com
  • 11. SHAREPOINT DESIGNER TECHNIQUES www.MicroLinkLLC.com
  • 12. Why SharePoint Designer?  Anyone can use it  Rapid Prototyping  Data View Web Part – Swiss Army Knife  Reduces the Complexity of the Solution www.MicroLinkLLC.com
  • 13. 2 Keys to Designer Mashups 1. A web service • RSS Feeds – estimated at least 1.2 million in 2005 • API – Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, Amazon, Ebay all provide Web Service APIs 2. The Data View Web Part • XSLT Processor • “Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT) is an XML-based language used for the transformation of XML documents into other XML or "human-readable" documents.” – Wikipedia.org www.MicroLinkLLC.com
  • 14. Demo  How to Integrate Virtual Earth Maps with a SharePoint List • http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepointdesigner/archive/20 07/06/15/how-to-integrate-virtual-earth-maps-with-a- sharepoint-list.aspx www.MicroLinkLLC.com
  • 15. DEMONSTRATION OF MAPPING LIST ITEMS www.MicroLinkLLC.com
  • 16. Google Maps API  Key Required • http://code.google.com/apis/maps/ www.MicroLinkLLC.com
  • 17. Demo 2 www.MicroLinkLLC.com
  • 18. Offline Mapping  Google Earth Enterprise • 2D and 3D mapping inside the firewall • Good solution for limited connectivity or confidential information  VEXCEL Virtual Earth Appliance • More recent competitive offering from a Microsoft Subsidiary • http://www.vexcel.com www.MicroLinkLLC.com
  • 19. Questions  Email me at microlinkblog@resing.net  Twitter: @resing  Tom Resing’s SharePoint Blog • http://blogs.microlinkllc.com/tresing www.MicroLinkLLC.com
  • 20. Resources  Tom Resing’s SharePoint Blog • http://blogs.microlinkllc.com/tresing  Microsoft SharePoint Designer Team Blog • http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepointdesigner  ProgrammableWeb Mapping Section • http://www.programmableweb.com/mapping  Mike Williams' Google Maps API Tutorial • http://econym.googlepages.com/ www.MicroLinkLLC.com
  • 21. BACKUP SLIDES www.MicroLinkLLC.com
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