Microsoft SharePoint 2007 Unleashed

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<>SharePoint provides a cost-effective, easy-to-implement solution for organizations interested in enhancing team collaboration, document management, and search functionality and in providing a portal to access corporate resources and intranet/extranet environments. The SharePoint 2007 family (consisting of Windows SharePoint Service 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007) build upon these features and toolsets and introduce a staggering array of new tools and capabilities that undeniably make SharePoint 2007 an enterprise-class
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Overview

<>SharePoint provides a cost-effective, easy-to-implement solution for organizations interested in enhancing team collaboration, document management, and search functionality and in providing a portal to access corporate resources and intranet/extranet environments. The SharePoint 2007 family (consisting of Windows SharePoint Service 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007) build upon these features and toolsets and introduce a staggering array of new tools and capabilities that undeniably make SharePoint 2007 an enterprise-class solution.

This new edition walks IT professionals, website designers, SharePoint administrators, and SharePoint power users through the design, implementation, and customization process. Exciting new capabilities such as workflow, records management, web content management, business processes, and business intelligence features are covered in depth. Best practices are provided for planning the architecture, scaling to meet the organization’s needs, migrating from SharePoint 2003, and managing the farm or multi-farm environment.

Part I: SharePoint 2007 Overview, Planning, and Implementation provides an introduction to SharePoint 2007 technologies and covers the architecture process. Details on installing SharePoint 2007 and processes for migrating from SharePoint 2003 are included.

Part II: Using SharePoint 2007 Technologies covers the core feature set of SharePoint 2007 that power users and administrators will need to master, including libraries, lists, designing and managing pages, workspaces, and sites.

Part III: Managing a SharePoint Environment provides best practices on managing and administering the SharePoint infrastructure, securing the environment, maintaining and managing the environment and databases, and backing up and restoring the SharePoint 2007 environment.

Part IV: Extending the SharePoint Environment goes into detail on the topics of configuring email-enabled content, Exchange Server integration, enabling presence information with Office Communication Server 2007, and securing remote access with ISA Server 2006. In addition, chapters are included on using SharePoint Designer 2007.

Introduction

Part I SharePoint 2007 Overview, Planning, and Implementation

1 Introducing SharePoint 2007

2 Planning and Architecting a SharePoint 2007 Deployment

3 Planning Redundancy and Scaling the SharePoint Environment

4 Planning the SharePoint 2007 User Environment

5 Installing Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

6 Migrating from SharePoint 2003 to SharePoint 2007

Part II Using SharePoint 2007 Technologies

7 Using Libraries and Lists in SharePoint 2007

8 Managing Libraries and Lists in SharePoint 2007

9 Designing and Managing Pages, Workspaces, and Sites in SharePoint 2007

10 Using Word, Excel, and Excel Services with SharePoint 2007 335

11 Leveraging Additional Office 2007 Products in a SharePoint 2007 Environment

12 Implementing Records Management and Enabling Web Content Management in SharePoint 2007

13 Benefiting from the Enhanced Search Capabilities in SharePoint 2007

14 Managing and Administering SharePoint Infrastructure

15 Securing a SharePoint Environment

16 Maintaining and Monitoring SharePoint 2007 Environments and Databases

17 Backing Up and Restoring a SharePoint Environment

Part IV Extending the SharePoint Environment

18 Configuring Email-Enabled Content and Exchange Server Integration

19 Enabling Presence Information in SharePoint with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007

20 Providing Secured Remote Access to SharePoint Using ISA Server 2006

21 Using Designer 2007 to Extend SharePoint 2007 Workflows and Customize the User Experience

22 Exploring Business Process and Business Intelligence Features in SharePoint 2007

Index

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780672329470
  • Publisher: Sams
  • Publication date: 4/26/2007
  • Series: Unleashed Series
  • Pages: 812
  • Product dimensions: 7.05 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Noel, MCITP: Michael has been involved in the computer industry for nearly two decades, and has significant real-world experience helping organizations realize business value from information technology infrastructure. Michael has authored several major best-selling industry books translated into 10 languages, with a total worldwide circulation of more than 250,000 copies. Significant titles include SharePoint 2007 Unleashed, Exchange Server 2007 Unleashed, Windows Server 2008 Unleashed, ISA Server 2006 Unleashed, SharePoint 2003 Unleashed, and many more. Currently a partner at Convergent Computing in the San Francisco Bay area, Michael's writings and worldwide public speaking experience leverage his real-world expertise designing, deploying, and administering IT infrastructure for his clients.

Colin Spence, MCP: Colin is a partner at Convergent Computing and performs in the roles of senior consultant, project manager, and technical writer for the organization. He focuses on the design, implementation, and support of Microsoft-based technology solutions, with a current focus on Microsoft SharePoint technologies. He has more than 17 years of experience providing a wide range of IT-related services to a wide range of organizations. He is a co-author of Microsoft SharePoint 2003 Unleashed, which has become a bestseller on the subject, and Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft SharePoint 2003 in 10 Minutes. He has also contributed to several other Sams Publishing titles on Microsoft technologies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I SharePoint 2007 Overview, Planning, and Implementation

1 Introducing SharePoint 2007

2 Planning and Architecting a SharePoint 2007 Deployment

3 Planning Redundancy and Scaling the SharePoint Environment

4 Planning the SharePoint 2007 User Environment

5 Installing Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

6 Migrating from SharePoint 2003 to SharePoint 2007

Part II Using SharePoint 2007 Technologies

7 Using Libraries and Lists in SharePoint 2007

8 Managing Libraries and Lists in SharePoint 2007

9 Designing and Managing Pages, Workspaces, and Sites in SharePoint 2007

10 Using Word, Excel, and Excel Services with SharePoint 2007

11 Leveraging Additional Office 2007 Products in a SharePoint 2007 Environment

12 Implementing Records Management and Enabling Web Content Management in SharePoint 2007

13 Benefiting from the Enhanced Search Capabilities in SharePoint 2007

Part III Managing a SharePoint Environment

14 Managing and Administering SharePoint Infrastructure

15 Securing a SharePoint Environment

16 Maintaining and Monitoring SharePoint 2007 Environments and Databases

17 Backing Up and Restoring a SharePoint Environment

Part IV Extending the SharePoint Environment

18 Configuring Email-Enabled Content and Exchange Server Integration

19 Enabling Presence Information in SharePoint with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007

20 Providing Secured Remote Access to SharePoint Using ISA Server 2006

21 Using Designer 2007 to Extend SharePoint 2007 Workflows and Customize the User Experience

22 Exploring Business Process and Business Intelligence Features in SharePoint 2007

Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2007

    wikis and business intelligence

    Noel and Spence have put together a large amount of help on using SharePoint. All about enabling collaborative effort. Typically by employees inside a corporation. Though it's certainly extensible to outsiders, like corporate partners. SharePoint basically deals with portal management, to people who have never used it before. So a lot of the book explains how users can plan/layout web pages and sets of web pages. The pages are typically dynamic, not in the sense of Java Server Pages or ASP. But in that a group of users can be defined by the SharePoint administrator, and anyone in the group can edit those pages. This elides into the concept of workspaces a more general and powerful idea than merely web pages. The word portal is relatively deprecated within the text, for some reason. Maybe because Microsoft wants SharePoint to move away from that concept? Whereas earlier versions of SharePoint embraced the word more strongly. The book makes no mention of Lotus Notes. A competitor (from IBM) that is also in the collaborative field. A comparative analysis might have been interesting. But the book at least mentions wikis. A wiki is a free, open source alternative to some of the functionality of SharePoint. Certainly, SharePoint can do more thus far. However, if your budget is limited and you don't need all the functionality described in the text, a wiki could be a plausible alternative. Interestingly, Microsoft has chosen to explicitly incorporate wikis, as a subset of SharePoint, and the book explains how this is done. Perhaps this ability is meant to draw in people already using wikis. To demonstrate an upward migration path to greater functionality. Part of this extra ability is the so-called 'business intelligence'. Basically, it's a way to pull in data from other packages, especially Microsoft Office suite. Along with some simple means to graph this data. Useful, as it saves you from having to do a lot of low level coding. But the phrase 'business intelligence' is risible. It suggests some deep analytic processing. (Akin to the promises made about AI in the late 80s.) Which is not what SharePoint 2007 offers.

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