Joseph Ackerman is a Senior Consultant with Dell Microsoft Consulting Services, GICS. Joseph has been developing software for more than 20 years at many companies and institutions including Dell, Wells Fargo, Hewlett-Packard, Visa, Aetna and Stanford University.
Microsoft likes to tout the fact that SharePoint 2007 is built on top of ASP.Net 2.0. While that is true, the fact is that there are a lot of differences, limitations and "gotchas" in working with SharePoint for the ASP.Net developer. One of the most common of these is working with data in the SharePoint environment. In this presentation we will build a SharePoint data structure explorer web part, using the construction process as a basis for getting to know the object model used for working with data stored in SharePoint.