Running Windows Server 2003? You've got access to remarkably powerful business collaboration tools: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. Not using them? Get this surprisingly easy book, walk through its hands-on practice files, and almost immediately you'll be building SharePoint sites that'll make your colleagues a lot more productive. Even if you're barely technical at all. (And you certainly won't need to do any programming.)
In just a few chapter-length lessons, the authors demystify all the basic SharePoint concepts you really need: workspaces, lists, libraries, and so forth. Everything's step-by-step, and happily visual, too.
You'll build Document Workspaces for collaborating on documents (perfect for your next proposal); and Meeting Workspaces for optimizing every meeting (including preparation and follow-up). The authors cover surveys and discussion boards, plus newfangled business tools (blogs, wikis, RSS). And if you want to leverage SharePoint's vaunted integration with Office, with this book, you're golden. Bill Camarda, from the July 2007 Read Only