SharePoint 2010 User’s Guide: Learning Microsoft’s Business Collaboration Platform

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Apress, May 21, 2010 - Computers - 504 pages
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Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 provide a collection of tools and services you can use to improve user and team productivity, make information sharing more effective, and facilitate business decision–making processes. In order to get the most out of SharePoint 2010, you need to understand how to best use the capabilities to support your information management, collaboration, and business process management needs.

This book is designed to provide you with the information you need to effectively use these tools. Whether you are using SharePoint as an intranet or business solution platform, you will learn how to use the resources (such as lists, libraries, and sites) and services (such as publishing, workflow, and policies) that make up these environments. Information and process owners will be given the knowledge they need to build and manage solutions. Information and process consumers will be given the knowledge they need to effectively use SharePoint resources.

In this book, Seth Bates and Tony Smith walk you through the components and capabilities that make up a SharePoint 2010 environment. Their expertise shines as they provide step-by-step instructions for using and managing these elements, as well as recommendations for how to best leverage them. As a reader, you’ll then embrace two common SharePoint uses, document management and project information management, and walk through creating samples of these solutions, understanding the challenges these solutions are designed to address and the benefits they can provide.

The authors have brought together this information based on their extensive experience working with these tools and with business users who effectively leverage these technologies within their organizations. These experiences were incorporated into the writing of this book to make it easy for you to gain the knowledge you need to make the most of the product.

What you’ll learn How to use common SharePoint resources like lists, libraries, and sites When and how workflows can control the flow and action of content How to create policies for SharePoint information management and control The knowledge you need to build and manage intranet and business process solutions Who this book is for

Whether you have not yet used SharePoint, have used previous versions, have just started using the basic features, or have been using it for a long of time, this book provides the skills you need to work efficiently with the capabilities SharePoint provides.

Table of Contents Introduction to SharePoint Technologies Sites SharePoint Server 2010 List Concepts Lists Libraries Workflow and Information Management Policies Pages and Web Parts Personalization Features Enterprise Office Services Document Management Solutions Project Collaboration Solutions Dashboards and Reporting Solutions
 

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Contents

Introduction to SharePoint Technologies
1
Sites
7
SharePoint Server 2010
67
List Concepts
119
Lists
187
Libraries
239
Workflow Records and Policies
315
Pages and Web Parts
349
Personalization Features
381
Enterprise Office Services
401
Document Management Solutions
411
Project Collaboration Solutions
439
Dashboards and Reporting Solutions
457
Index
469
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Seth Bates is the manager of product development for Private Client Resources (PCR), located in Wilton, Connecticut. PCR is the aggregation, reporting and service partner to leading private banks, single and multi-family offices, and rich Internet applications. Bates coauthored both SharePoint 2007 User's Guide: Learning Microsoft's Collaboration and Productivity Platform and SharePoint 2003 User's Guide. He has been a technical editor for many other SharePoint books, published articles in technical journals and spoken at industry events. Bates has over 12 years of experience engineering business solutions, primarily using Microsoft technologies. With experience in all phases of the software engineering life cycle, he brings a broad mix of business analysis, solution design, technical implementation and quality control expertise to his work.

Tony Smith is a product manager for DataLan Corporation, and a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, located in White Plains, New York. Tony coauthored SharePoint 2003 User's Guide and has been working with SharePoint 2007 since its first beta release. He also has experience designing and deploying SharePoint solutions in a wide range of organizations, including Fortune 500 and Fortune 50 companies. With a background that includes business analysis, network engineering, and application development, Tony has over 15 years of experience engineering business solutions, and regularly presents to engineers, analysts, and business decision makers.

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