The white paper and code sample for Creating a Custom User Site Provisioning Solution with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, written by Sonya Zidek, is now live and up for grabs!
Here's a short summary:
This white paper examines some of the new capabilities that are built-in to the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise Edition, which enable business process automation and simplify the business process. This white paper demonstrates the tight integration between the MOSS portal, including InfoPath Forms Services and the Business Data Catalog, as well as the various other Office System 2007 applications and features, including InfoPath 2007 and SharePoint Designer 2007. In addition, this solution illustrates how programmatically accessing and manipulating various MOSS components, such as the Member group and user permissions, as well as the BDC and legacy LOB data sources with the SharePoint APIs that are provided out-of-the-box, enables this type of business process automation. The automation was developed primarily using Visual Studio Tools for Office 2007 Second Edition and the Visual Studio 2005 Extensions for Windows Workflow Foundation. Additionally, traditional .NET console and Windows Forms applications can be developed to make use of the SharePoint and Office System 2007 APIs that will also facilitate the automation and simplification of business processes within the enterprise.
Please note that while the download of the code sample and white paper is now available, the article is still on its way and won't be available for another week or so.