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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.

 

 

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

Book News Annotation:

This guide focuses on using Microsoft Office SharePoint 2007 to improve collaboration and decision-making, streamline processes, and solve real-world business problems. It walks readers through planning and architecting successful SharePoint solutions around the needs of a particular business, then addresses the operational support and end-user functionality needed to make SharePoint 2007 work, with special attention given to the organizational and political issues inherent in projects. The audience for the book includes project managers, consultants, and business analysts, as well as developers. Jamison participated in the developer advisory council that helped design new features for SharePoint 2007. Cardarelli is founder and managing partner of a services provider that helps companies use Microsoft technologies. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

“This book will become a mainstay in your SharePoint library. You will find yourself reaching for it whenever you run into a difficult situation or need extra guidance on how to use the new SharePoint product set.”

– From the Foreword by Thomas Rizzo, Senior Director, SharePoint Product Management, Microsoft

The Only Book That’s Completely Focused on Maximizing the Business Value of SharePoint 2010 Solutions

 

Essential SharePoint® 2010 approaches Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 from a strict business value perspective, explaining exactly how to plan and implement SharePoint solutions to achieve superior business results.

 

The authors are leading enterprise SharePoint consultants and draw on their unsurpassed experience to focus on the SharePoint features that offer the most real-world value. You’ll find practical advice about how to succeed with knowledge management, business intelligence, and process improvement, and how to derive value from new innovations such as social tagging and mashups.

 

The book includes comprehensive, “in the trenches” guidance on planning, architecture, governance, training, and other key issues most SharePoint books ignore. The authors identify success factors, intangibles, and “gotchas,” helping you systematically reduce project risk and time-to-value ratio. Learn how to

  • Customize your best portal or collaboration strategy
  • Sustain a portal for continual, measurable value
  • Leverage the new community and social features in SharePoint 2010
  • Succeed with enterprise content management
  • Streamline business processes with Workflow and Forms
  • Choose the right roles for Web collaboration, search, and Microsoft Office
  • Plan for secure external collaboration
  • Migrate smoothly from SharePoint 2007
  • Train and communicate for a successful launch

Whether you’re a business leader, IT manager, architect, analyst, developer, or consultant, this book will help you tightly align SharePoint projects with business strategy to deliver outstanding results.

Synopsis:

Essential SharePoint(R) 2007 focuses relentlessly on utilizing Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 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, helping you maximize value and reduce risk.The authors walk you through planning and architecting successful SharePoint solutions around your business, hands-on, Next, they address the operational support and end-user functionality needed to make SharePoint 2007 work — with special attention to make-or-break organizational and political issues. Coverage includes: Defining collaboration strategies; building attractive, usable applications; architecting infrastructure; leveraging SharePoint content management and business intelligence; migrating from SharePoint 2003, and much more. Essential SharePoint(R) 2007 was written for everyone involved in SharePoint 2007 projects: IT and line managers, consultants, analysts, project leaders, and developers.

About the Author

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

(www.jornata.com), 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 (www.susanhanley.com), 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.

Table of Contents

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Foreword xix

Preface xxi

Acknowledgments xxv

About the Authors xxvii

About the Contributors xxix

 

Part I: Planning 1

 

Chapter 1: Getting Started 3

Reader’s Guide 4

Planning a Successful SharePoint Solution Strategy 5

Key Points 19

 

Chapter 2: Introduction to the SharePoint 2010 Platform 21

Microsoft’s Collaboration Evolution 23

Current Versions of SharePoint Products and Technologies 26

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Office 2010 27

SharePoint 2010: What’s New? 32

Comparing SharePoint Foundation to Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 34

SharePoint: The File Share Killer 35

SharePoint: The Access and Excel Killer 45

Key Points 57

 

Chapter 3: SharePoint 2010: Architecture Fundamentals 61

Functional Overview 61

SharePoint Fundamentals 65

SharePoint Lists, Libraries, and Items 78

Pages 80

Navigation 81

Understanding SharePoint Administration 84

Physical Deployment Options 89

Key Points 94

 

Chapter 4: Planning for Governance 97

Why Is Governance Planning So Important? 97

How Do I Create a Governance Plan? 100

What Is in the Governance Plan? 100

Key Points 121

 

Chapter 5: Planning Your Information Architecture 123

Getting Started 125

Site Architecture 129

Page Architecture 135

Metadata Architecture 138

Maintaining Your Information Architecture 161

Key Points 161

 

Chapter 6: Making Enterprise Content Management Work: Documents and Records 163

Getting Started with ECM 164

What’s New for ECM in SharePoint 2010? 165

Document Management 167

Records Management 186

Key Points 199

 

Chapter 7: Getting Social: Leveraging Community Features 201

Getting Started: Developing a Strategy for SharePoint Community Features 202

Social Networking: Engaging People 217

Social Data: Enhancing Value with User Contributed Content 223

Social Sites: Providing a Structure for Collaborative Conversations 230

Key Points 237

 

Chapter 8: Planning Your Security Model 239

Overview of SharePoint Security Elements 240

Defining and Documenting SharePoint Security 252

Maintaining Your Security Model 263

Key Points 268

 

Chapter 9: Getting Ready to Launch: Planning for Training and Communications 271

Training 272

Communications 282

Key Points 289

 

Part II: Optimizing 291

 

Chapter 10: Making Search Work: Content, People, Data 293

Search as a Business Capability 293

Using Search 294

How SharePoint Search Works 300

Analyzing and Designing Search 303

Configuring Search 312

Monitoring and Enhancing Search 319

SharePoint 2010 Search: What’s New? Limitations? Flavors? 319

Key Points 322

 

Chapter 11: Making Business Processes Work: Workflow and Forms 325

Getting Started with Workflow 325

Workflow Terminology 327

Using the Provided Workflows 328

Creating Custom Workflows with SharePoint Designer 2010 338

Designing Workflows with Visio 2010 354

Using InfoPath 2010 to Create Electronic Forms 360

Key Points 371

 

Chapter 12: Putting Your Site on the Web 373

Why SharePoint for Internet-facing Web Sites? 374

Web Content Management: The Basics 375

Content Deployment: Key Terms and Architecture 380

What Has Improved in SharePoint 2010 Web Content Management? 382

Richer User Experience 383

Additional Features 385

Customizing the User Experience (UX) 389

Putting It All Together: A WCM Strategy 395

Key Points 397

 

Chapter 13: Making Business Intelligence Work 399

Getting Started with Business Intelligence 400

Which Presentation Tool Is Right for You? 405

Excel Services 406

PerformancePoint Services 411

Visio Services 414

Putting It All Together 415

Key Points 417

 

Chapter 14: Composite Applications with Business Connectivity Services 419

What Is a Composite Application? 420

Introducing Business Connectivity Services 420

BCS Components 421

Types of BCS Solutions 422

Getting Started with BCS 423

Using an External Data column 432

Building a Composite Application 432

Key Points 436

 

Chapter 15: Office 2010 Client Applications 439

What’s New in Office 2010? 440

Office Client Applications That Connect with SharePoint 2010 441

SharePoint Workspace: Taking a SharePoint Site Offline 444

Documents and Data Caching 450

Backstage 457

Other Clients: Office Web Applications and Office Mobile Applications 459

Key Points 462

 

Chapter 16: Planning for Disaster Recovery: Backing Up and Restoring 465

Disaster Recovery Planning 466

Backup and Restore Options 467

What’s Not Covered in a SharePoint Backup 484

Key Points 486

 

Part III: Migrating 487

 

Chapter 17: Planning Your Move from SharePoint 2007 to 2010 489

You’re Ready to Deploy SharePoint 2010: Now What? 489

Planning Your Upgrade 490

Upgrade and Migration Options 502

What Plan Is Best for You? 505

Upgrade Considerations 507

Key Points 511

 

Appendix A: SharePoint User Tasks 513

1. Create a New Team Site or Workspace 514

2. Create a List or Document Library 516

3. Apply Security to a Site or Workspace 518

4. Apply Security to Lists or Document Libraries 519

5. Create a View 521

6. Add Web Parts to a Page 523

7. Add Files to a Document Library 525

8. Save a File from Office to SharePoint 527

9. Add Metadata and Standardized Document Templates to a Document Library for Better Content Tagging 529

10. Recover a Document from the Recycle Bin 531

11. Building and Contributing to a Blog 532

12. Build a Wiki 534

13. Expose List Data as an RSS Feed 535

14. Sign In as a Different User 536

15. Enhance a Site’s Navigation 537

16. Work with a Document Offline 539

17. Document Routing 540

18. Filter and Target List Content Using an Audience 543

19. Find Content by Using Search 544

20. Manage “My” Information 544

21. Create a List of Key Performance Indicators 546

22. Make Use of Business Data 547

23. Publish an Excel Workbook for Web Rendering 550

24. Publish an InfoPath Form for Web Rendering 552

Key Points 552

 

Index 555\n

'

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321421746
Subtitle:
Delivering High-Impact Collaboration
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley Professional
With:
Hanley, Susan
Author:
Jamison, Scott
Author:
Cardarelli, Mauro
Author:
Hanley, Susan
Subject:
Networking - General
Subject:
Intranets (computer networks)
Subject:
Web servers
Subject:
Client-Server Computing - General
Subject:
Intranets (Computer networks)
Subject:
Server Computing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
The Addison-Wesley Microsoft Technology Series
Publication Date:
June 2007
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
456
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7 x 0.921 in 710 gr

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“This book will become a mainstay in your SharePoint library. You will find yourself reaching for it whenever you run into a difficult situation or need extra guidance on how to use the new SharePoint product set.”

– From the Foreword by Thomas Rizzo, Senior Director, SharePoint Product Management, Microsoft

The Only Book That’s Completely Focused on Maximizing the Business Value of SharePoint 2010 Solutions

 

Essential SharePoint® 2010 approaches Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 from a strict business value perspective, explaining exactly how to plan and implement SharePoint solutions to achieve superior business results.

 

The authors are leading enterprise SharePoint consultants and draw on their unsurpassed experience to focus on the SharePoint features that offer the most real-world value. You’ll find practical advice about how to succeed with knowledge management, business intelligence, and process improvement, and how to derive value from new innovations such as social tagging and mashups.

 

The book includes comprehensive, “in the trenches” guidance on planning, architecture, governance, training, and other key issues most SharePoint books ignore. The authors identify success factors, intangibles, and “gotchas,” helping you systematically reduce project risk and time-to-value ratio. Learn how to

  • Customize your best portal or collaboration strategy
  • Sustain a portal for continual, measurable value
  • Leverage the new community and social features in SharePoint 2010
  • Succeed with enterprise content management
  • Streamline business processes with Workflow and Forms
  • Choose the right roles for Web collaboration, search, and Microsoft Office
  • Plan for secure external collaboration
  • Migrate smoothly from SharePoint 2007
  • Train and communicate for a successful launch

Whether you’re a business leader, IT manager, architect, analyst, developer, or consultant, this book will help you tightly align SharePoint projects with business strategy to deliver outstanding results.

"Synopsis" by , Essential SharePoint(R) 2007 focuses relentlessly on utilizing Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 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, helping you maximize value and reduce risk.The authors walk you through planning and architecting successful SharePoint solutions around your business, hands-on, Next, they address the operational support and end-user functionality needed to make SharePoint 2007 work — with special attention to make-or-break organizational and political issues. Coverage includes: Defining collaboration strategies; building attractive, usable applications; architecting infrastructure; leveraging SharePoint content management and business intelligence; migrating from SharePoint 2003, and much more. Essential SharePoint(R) 2007 was written for everyone involved in SharePoint 2007 projects: IT and line managers, consultants, analysts, project leaders, and developers.
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