Collaboration. Portals. Knowledge Management. Search. Document Management. These are terms that are thrown around when talking about Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS). But what do they really mean?
Most books are designed to address the “how” behind SharePoint, from either an administrative perspective or a programming perspective. This book complements the typical SharePoint book with some of the “what” and “why” of MOSS, provides insight into targeting needs with portal and collaboration technologies, and helps you understand how those needs might be addressed using MOSS.
The Information Worker is central to Microsoft’s strategy to bring productive computing to the enterprise and beyond. Navigating the various client and server products can be confusing and daunting. This book will help you navigate these waters, providing direction and understanding.
Specifically, this is a book about Microsoft’s SharePoint platform, with a particular focus on three commonly requested topics: end-user features, proper collaboration strategy, and a business-focused discussion on how to apply SharePoint’s key features. This book was written because collaboration, knowledge and content management, and Web accessibility are three of the most sought-after features in a corporate software solution. The key product that is the basis for most Microsoft-based solutions in this area is Office SharePoint Server. Because of this functionality, SharePoint is perhaps one of the most important server products that runs on Windows Server. If you want to deploy SharePoint in your enterprise or upgrade from previous versions, or if you need a concise introduction to collaboration solutions with SharePoint, you’re starting in the right place. This book provides a great user-level guide to Microsoft’s latest version of SharePoint, along with usage strategies and some insight into the technologies involved. This book is intended to be a tutorial as well as a handy reference.