Essential SharePoint 2007: Delivering High-impact Collaboration

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Addison-Wesley, 2007 - Computers - 446 pages
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Essential SharePoint® 2007 focuses 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 deployment-showing 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 work-with 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 strategy-and deliver quantifiable results fast.




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


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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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About the author (2007)

Scott Jamison is an expert on information worker technologies, collaborative applications, and software + services. He has more than 15 years of experience helping customers solve business problems through technology solutions, currently at Microsoft as Director of Enterprise Architecture. Scott has worked with SharePoint since 2001, recently participating as an architect on Microsoft's developer advisory council helping design features for SharePoint Server 2007. Scott is a recognized thought leader and published author with several books, including Essential SharePoint 2007.  Scott holds degrees in business and computer science. 


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 Tufts University.


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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