Usage of Microsoft's SharePoint technologies is growing quickly. The two components of SharePoint are SharePoint Portal Server, and SharePoint Services. SharePoint Services will be upgraded in Office 2007, and at the same time Microsoft plans a new release of Sharepoint Portal Server. The integration of SharePoint into Office 2007 will be much tighter than in previous versions, and Microsoft expects usage to continue to increase at a rapid pace. While there has been a fair amount written for administrators on SPS, there has been very little written for developers, even though there is a great need for solid information on developing using SPS. Experienced authors Hoffman and Foster have now filled that need, with the most comprehensive guide to SharePoint development yet. All aspects of developing with SharePoint are covered, with many practical examples culled from the authors' experience with SPS. While no previous experience with SPS is assumed, readers will be expected to have a basic understanding of developing using the .NET Framework. This book shows application developers how to create robust web applications using ASP.NET, C#, and SharePoint.