Use Data Views to Get to Your Data - Both Inside and Outside of SharePoint

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SharePoint Designer can be used to make connections to and present data from internal and external data sources such as SharePoint lists, libraries, xml files, databases and web services. The focus of this presentation is on exposing the data to the user using the XSLT web parts. These web parts can be manipulated in a variety of ways to present the information to the end user. In this session, it is shown how the list view and data view tools available can be used to reformat the presentation of the data using conditional formatting, pre-formatted styles, xPath expressions and more.

This session is presented by Asif Rehmani


Asif has been training and consulting on primarily SharePoint technologies since 2004. He is a SharePoint Server MVP and MCT. Asif provides online and in-person SharePoint training publicly and in private workshops. In addition to training, Asif also runs a SharePoint Videos website ( which provides dozens of SharePoint, SharePoint Designer and InfoPath video tutorials. 
Over the years, Asif has been a speaker on SharePoint topics at several conferences including Microsoft’s TechEd, SharePoint Conference, SharePoint Connections, and Advisor Live. He is the co-author of the book Professional SharePoint Designer 2007by Wrox publications ( Asif was the co-founder and is currently one of the active leaders of the Chicago SharePoint User Group (
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