Essential SharePoint 2007: delivering high-impact collaboration

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Addison-Wesley, May 22, 2007 - Computers - 446 pages
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E ssential SharePoint 2007focuses on utilizing Microsoft Office SharePoint 2007 to improve collaboration and decision-making, streamline processes, and solve real-world business problems. Three leading SharePoint consultants systematically address the crucial success factors, intangibles, and "gotchas" in SharePoint deploymentshowing exactly how to maximize business value and reduce project risk. Drawing on their unsurpassed experience, the authors walk you through planning and architecting successful SharePoint solutions around the unique needs of your business. Next, they address the operational support and end-user functionality needed to make SharePoint 2007 workwith special attention given to the organizational and political issues that can make or break your project. Learn how to: Define optimal, workable collaboration strategies Build SharePoint applications people want to use Architect SharePoint infrastructure for superior performance, reliability, and value. Provide your customers with state-of-the-art sites, blogs, and wikis Use SharePoint content management to integrate documents, records, and Web content, and make it all searchable Implement forms-based workflow to optimize virtually any business process Quickly build business intelligence solutions using Web-base dashboards and server-based Excel Services Organize and staff SharePoint support teams Migrate efficiently from SharePoint 2003 Whether you're a project manager, consultant, analyst, line-of-business executive, or developer, this book helps you align your SharePoint project with your business strategyand deliver quantifiable results fast. Preface Chapter 1 Your Collaboration Strategy: Ensuring Success Chapter 2 Office SharePoint Server 2007: High-Impact Collaboration Across the Extended Enterprise Chapter 3 Introduction to the 2007 Office System as a Collaboration and Solutions Platform Chapter 4 SharePoint Architecture Fundamentals Chapter 5 Planning Your Information Architecture Chapter 6 Planning Your Move from SharePoint 2003 to 2007: Upgrade or Rebuild? Chapter 7 Disaster Recovery Planning Chapter 9 Enterprise Content Management: Documents, Records, and Web Chapter 10 Enterprise Search Chapter 11 Making Business Processes Work: Workflow and Forms Chapter 12 Office 2007: Offline Options for MOSS 2007 Chapter 13 Providing Business Intelligence Appendix A SharePoint User Tasks Appendix B OS/Browser/Office Compatibility Index

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User Review  - lrcaborn - LibraryThing

Great intro to SharePoint - definitely more of a "what is it" than "how to do it" book. Much more of a "business" than technical perspective, but that's coming from a technical person. Read full review

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Scott Jamison is a world-renowned expert on collaboration and information worker technologies, with over 15 years of experience helping customers solve business problems through technology solutions, most recently at Microsoft as an architect. Scott has held numerous leadership positions at various companies, including Dell, Microsoft, and a number of smaller companies. Scott has worked with Microsoft teams on local, regional, and national levels for years, recently participating as an architect on the Office 2007 developer advisory council, helping design features for Office SharePoint Server 2007. Scott is a recognized thought leader and published author with several books, dozens of magazine articles, and regular speaking engagements at events around the globe. Scott received a masters in computer science from Boston University. Mauro Cardarelli is a recognized technology expert in Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence-based solutions. He has over 18 years of experience in the IT industry, half of which have been spent working as a Microsoft-focused technology consultant. He has worked with a number of Fortune 500 companies, and his solutions have been mentioned in multiple Microsoft case studies. In 2006, he founded Jornata (, a business and technology services provider that helps companies achieve exceptional performance through the effective use of Microsoft technologies. His primary responsibilities at Jornata include application architecture and development as well as client-focused technology evangelism. Mauro is a frequent speaker and author on Microsoft-related technologies. He received a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from TuftsUniversity. Susan Hanley is an independent consultant and president of her own firm, Susan Hanley LLC (, where she specializes in the design and development of portal solutions and knowledge management consulting. Sue has more than 25 years of experience as a technology consultant, holding leadership positions at Dell, Plural, and American Management Systems, Inc. (AMS). Sue served as a member of Microsoft's Partner Advisory Council for Portals and Collaboration for more than four years. She is a frequent writer and speaker on the topic of building communities of practice and measuring the value of knowledge management. In September 1997, she was recognized by Consultants News as one of the key "knowledge leaders" at major consulting firms. Sue has given top-rated presentations at many conferences in the United States and Europe. Her byline articles have appeared in Knowledge Management Review, Management Consultant International, DM Review, Information Week, and The Cutter IT Journal. Sue is also a featured author in several books on knowledge management. Sue has an MBA from the University of Maryland at College Park and a BA in psychology from Johns Hopkins University.

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