Microsoft SharePoint 2007 For Dummies (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 8, 2011 - Computers - 460 pages
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  • Microsoft SharePoint now has a 10 percent share of the portal market, and the new release, which features enhanced integration with Office 2007, is sure to give SharePoint a boost
  • Offers clear instructions and soup-to-nuts coverage of this complex product, focusing instead on practical solutions to real-world SharePoint challenges
  • Features tips, tricks, and techniques for administrators who need to install and configure a SharePoint portal as well as ordinary users who need to populate and maintain the portal and use it for collaborative projects
  • Topics covered include setting up a SharePoint portal, matching SharePoint to business needs, managing portal content, branding, collaborating on SharePoint sites, using a portal to improve employee relations and marketing, putting expense reports and other interactive forms on a portal, and monitoring and backing up SharePoint

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Protecting documents
Using lists with Excel and Access
The Many Faces of SharePoint
Integrating with Other Servers
Chapter 10
Integrating with Outlook
Working offline with Outlook
Keeping track with notification

Laying the foundation
Kicking it up a notch
Licensing SharePoint
SharePoints Role in Your Company
Accessing structured assets with SharePoint
Managing unstructured assets with SharePoint
SharePoint as the hub
Selling SharePoint
Getting Started with SharePoint
Choosing SharePoint projects
Getting a hunting license
Preparing for SharePoint
Planning the server farm topology
Planning for content and usage
Planning for applications
Chapter 2
Creating an Evaluation Server
Preparing your server
Accessing SharePoints Administrative Pages
Installing SharePoint for the Real World
Creating the server farm
Configuring SharePoint Services
Creating a Shared Services Provider
Performing Administrative Tasks
Viewing administrative tasks
Assigning administrative tasks
Completing administrative tasks
Chapter 3
Finding existing Web applications
Setting up Web applications
Understanding Site Collections
Configuring Web Applications and Site Collections
Configuring site collections
Part II
Chapter 4
Selecting a site template
Creating SharePoint sites
Browsing to SharePoint sites
Creating Structure for Site Content
Using Web Pages
Working with a Web Part page
Using Lists and Libraries
Creating lists and libraries
Navigating lists and libraries
Customizing libraries and lists
Chapter 5
Going global with the top link bar
Tracking back with breadcrumbs
Staying local with the Quick Launch bar
Getting specific with the search bar
Getting help
Navigating Sites in WSS
Navigating Sites in MOSS
Exploring Administrative Navigational Elements
Site settings
Chapter 6
SharePoints Authorization Model
Understanding people and groups
Understanding inheritance
Managing SharePoint Groups
Creating a permission assignment
Editing a SharePoint groups access
Granting administrative access
Assigning users to SharePoint groups
Using SharePoint groups
Breaking Inheritance
Chapter 7
Defining Columns
Defining list columns
Defining site columns
Get a New View
Using special views
Enabling Content Types
Defining content types
Using content types
Chapter 8
Using Workflows
Associating workflows
Managing individual workflows
Getting the workflow big picture
Filling Out InfoPath Forms
Configuring InfoPath forms services
Deploying form templates
Managing form templates
Working with forms libraries
Part III
Chapter 9
Managing documents
Sending EMail to SharePoint
Sending email to lists and libraries
Using distribution lists
Chapter 11
Exploring Collaboration Portals
Managing portal content
Using the Site Directory
Reaching Out with Publishing Portals
Chapter 12
Planning for My Site
Restricting access to My Site
Configuring My Site
Modifying the templates
Using My Home and personal site
Showing off the My Profile page
Managing User Profiles
Managing profile properties
Getting the most out of user profiles
Chapter 13
Knowing Your Audience
Targeting Content
Targeting list items
Targeting Web parts
Targeting navigation
Getting Personal
Personalizing Web parts
Creating personalization sites
Personalizing the view
Chapter 14
SharePoints Search Offering
Searching SharePoint
Using the Search Center
Taking action on search results
Defining content sources
Crawling content
Scoping out
Managing properties
Other administrative tasks
Part IV
Chapter 15
Managing Documents
Managing drafts and published versions
Using the Recycle Bin
Controlling documents
Managing Records
Setting up the routing table
Sending documents to the Records Center
Chapter 16
Authoring Web Content
Creating pages
Editing pages
Adding content to pages
Publishing Web content
Customizing Content Publishing
Working with master pages
Creating page layouts
Chapter 17
Managing spreadsheets
Displaying workbook content
Exploring Reports Center
Connecting to Data
Using data connection libraries
Configuring the Business Data Catalog
Part V
Chapter 18
Exploring Central Administration
Configuring Shared Services
Monitoring Site Usage
Managing Site Collections
Chapter 19
Migrating Sites and Site Collections
Restoring the server farm
Using SQL Server backup
Building redundancy into the system
Creating Your Backup Plan
Part VI
Chapter 20
Exploring MSDN
Digging Deeper with Software Development Kits
Blogging SharePoint
Getting Support
Bonus Resource
Chapter 21
Reduce Calls to the Help Desk
Increase Employee Loyalty and Satisfaction
Improve Relationships with Partners and Customers
Maximize ROI

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About the author (2011)

Vanessa Williams is an author and consultant specializing in SharePoint technologies. She helps organizations, technology professionals, and end users find meaningful uses for technologies, such as SharePoint, Office 2007, Visual Studio, and the .NET Framework.
Vanessa grew up in Indianapolis, where she graduated from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Computer Information Systems. She still lives in Indy, about three miles south of downtown in the wonderful Garfield Park South neighborhood.
In her spare time, Vanessa likes to read books about sociology, religion, spirituality, and current affairs. She enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family, including her two dogs Rosie and Buffy. She also enjoys staying current on enterprise technologies and consumer electronics. Vanessa loves to talk about SharePoint. You can contact her via her Web site at

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