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.
About the Author
Michael Noel, MS-MVP, MCSE+I
Michael Noel 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 seven languages with a total worldwide circulation of more than 100,000 copies. Significant titles include Exchange Server 2007 Unleashed
, SharePoint 2003 Unleashed
, the upcoming Windows Longhorn Unleashed
, ISA Server 2006 Unleashed
, SAMS Teach Yourself SharePoint in 10 Minutes
, 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.