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Experience learning made easyand quickly teach yourself how to use Windows SharePoint Services to enable effective team collaboration. With Step By Step, you set the pacebuilding and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them!
- Build your own SharePoint site with easy-to-use templates
- Create lists and libraries to store information
- Add discussion boards, wikis, and blogs
- Set up Document and Meeting Workspaces for easy collaboration
- Share calendars, contacts, and data from Microsoft Office programs
- Customize your pages with Web Parts
Your all-in-one learning experience includes:
- Files for building skills and practicing the books lessons
- Fully searchable eBook
- Windows Vista® Product Guide eReferenceplus other resources on CD
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Deliver compelling business intelligence (BI) solutions by choosing the right combination of services in Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010. This practical guide gives you a big picture view of Excel® Services, PerformancePoint® Services, Visio® Services, and more. Walk through each technology, and learn which tool to use where, when, and why -- whether you're a SharePoint administrator or business analyst.
- Dive into the array of application services designed for business intelligence in SharePoint 2010
- Use getting-started guides for each service, and learn how each tool works alone and with others
- Evaluate Microsoft cloud-based business intelligence options -- Microsoft SharePoint Online and SQL Azure™
- Determine which Business Intelligence tools are best for different scenarios
- Choose the right combination of services for a single department or the entire company
- Configure SQL Server® 2010 Reporting Services and Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010 add-in
SharePoint 2010 is nothing like its predecessors -- and this book is unlike any other book on upgrading. Sharepoint 2010: Best Practices to Upgrade and Migrate consists of a series of recent blog posts and articles from people who have been in the SharePoint admin trenches a long, long time. Together, these offerings provide an expert body of knowledge on how to launch SharePoint 2010 successfully, without pulling all-nighters or causing major disruptions.
Author Joel Oleson was involved in the first Microsoft global deployment of SharePoint, and he began blogging on the topic five years ago as a way to help IT customers. Now he and other experts in the SharePoint community share their unique insights into the business of upgrading and migrating to SharePoint 2010. This book is perfect for browsing, so feel free to jump around to the topics that concern you most.
- Prepare yourself for SharePoint and Office 2010 by archiving, cleaning up, and considering the move to 64-bit
- Learn real-world upgrade methods, such as using PowerShell, database attach, a gradual upgrade, or an in-place upgrade
- Consider upgrade development and customization options
- Determine what not to migrate to SharePoint 2010
- Discover what\'s new in SharePoint capacity planning and how you can take advantage of it
- Learn how to upgrade from SharePoint 2003
- Get an extensive list of upgrade and migration tools
Dive into the business intelligence (BI) features in SharePoint 2010—and use the right combination of tools to deliver compelling solutions. This practical guide helps you explore several BI application services available in SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. You’ll learn each technology with step-by-step instructions, and determine which ones work best in specific BI scenarios—whether you’re a SharePoint administrator, SQL Server developer, or business analyst.
- Choose the BI tools that meet your needs—and learn how they work together
- Examine the BI lifecycle, from determining key performance indicators to building dashboards
- Take Microsoft Excel further—gain more control and functionality with web-based Excel Services
- Mash up data from multiple sources using PowerPivot for Excel 2010
- Create data visualizations with objects, context, and metrics using Microsoft Visio Services
- Build dashboards, scorecards, and other monitoring and analysis tools with PerformancePoint Services
- Use SharePoint to view BI reports side by side, no matter which tools were used to produced them
Your companion web content includes:
- Interactive exercises that help you try out concepts or techniques
- Code samples that enable you to work with the exercises
About the Author
Norm Warren is a writer for PerformancePoint Server 2007 and SharePoint Server 2010, at Microsoft and has written articles on PerformancePoint® Server for the information worker, IT Pro, and SQL Server® BI developer audiences. He has a Master's degree in computer information technology and is currently earning an MBA with an emphasis in financial accounting. At Microsoft, Norm gives guidance to the BI community in the way of a blog, Norm's PerformancePoint Server blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/normbi/). He is also a member of The Data Warehouse Institute (TDWI).
Mariano Teixeira Neto is a software design engineer on the SQL Server Analysis Services team. For the last three years hes been working on the PowerPivot for SharePoint.
John Campbell is a program manager with Microsofts Excel Services team.
Stacia Misner is the founder of Data Inspirations (www.datainspirations.com), which delivers global business intelligence (BI) consulting and education services. As a consultant, educator, mentor, and author specializing in business intelligence and performance management solutions that use Microsoft technologies, she has more than 25 years of experience in information technology and has focused exclusively on Microsoft BI technologies since 2000. She is the author of multiple books related to Microsoft SQL Server®, and most recently coauthored "Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2" and "Building Integrated Business Solutions with SQL Server 2008 R2 and Office 2010." Stacia is also a Microsoft Certified IT Professional-BI and a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist-BI. She currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, with her husband, Gerry, where you can contact her via e-mail at email@example.com.
Table of Contents
'\'Information for Readers Running Windows XP; Managing the Practice Files; Using the Start Menu; Navigating Dialog Boxes; Features and Conventions of This Book; Getting Help; Getting Help with This Book and Its Companion CD; Getting Help with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0; More Information; Using the Books CD; Whats on the CD?; Client Computer; Server Deployment; Installing the Practice Files; Using the Practice Files; (Optional) Using the STP Site Templates; (Optional) Removing the STP Site Templates; (Optional) Deleting a Practice Site; Removing and Uninstalling the Practice Files; Chapter 1: Introduction to Windows SharePoint Services; What Is Windows SharePoint Services?; Versions of Windows SharePoint Services; Microsoft Office Integration with Windows SharePoint Services; Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies; Key Points; Chapter 2: Navigating a SharePoint Site; Navigating the Home Page and the SharePoint Site; Navigating the Site Hierarchy; Browsing Lists on a SharePoint Site; Browsing Document Libraries; Customizing the Top Navigation Area; Customizing the Left Navigation Panel; Understanding Web Part Pages; Using the Recycle Bin; Key Points; Chapter 3: Creating and Managing Sites; Creating Sites; Managing Site Users and Permissions; Creating a Child Workspace; Changing a Sites Theme; Saving and Using a Site Template; Managing Site Features; Managing Site Content Syndication; Deleting a Site; Key Points; Chapter 4: Working with Lists; Discovering Default Lists in a Site; Creating a New List; Adding, Editing, and Deleting List Items; Restoring a List Item from the Recycle Bin; Using the Datasheet View; Attaching Files to List Items; Adding, Editing, and Deleting List Columns; Sorting and Filtering a List; Adding and Modifying a List View; Setting Up Alerts; Using Really Simple Syndication Feeds; Sending an E-Mail to a SharePoint List; Deleting a List; Key Points; Chapter 5: Creating and Managing Libraries; Creating Libraries; Creating Document Libraries; Creating Form Libraries; Creating Picture Libraries; Adding Documents; Adding Pictures; Creating a New Folder in a Library; Checking Documents In and Out from the Document Library; Checking Documents In and Out from the 2007 Microsoft Office Suite; Working with Version History; Deleting Documents; Working with Workflows; Using Alerts; Working with Offline Documents; Key Points; Chapter 6: Working with Library Settings; Configuring a Library; Creating New Columns and Working with Content Types; Using Content Types and Columns; Creating a New View; Using Document Library Settings; Using the Document Information Panel; Securing a Library; Deleting a Library; Key Points; Chapter 7: Working with Document Workspaces; Creating a Document Workspace; Creating a Document Workspace Within the 2007 Microsoft Office Suite; Accessing an Existing Document Workspace; Working with the 2007 Microsoft Office Suite Document Management Task Pane; Publishing a Document Back to a Document Library; Deleting a Document Workspace; Key Points; Chapter 8: Working with Meeting Workspaces; Creating a Meeting Workspace by Using a Template; Creating a Meeting Workspace for a Calendar Event; Understanding the Home Page of a Meeting Workspace; Adding an Objective to a Meeting Workspace; Adding an Agenda to a Meeting Workspace; Adding an Attendee to a Meeting Workspace; Adding a Things To Bring List; Adding a Web Part to the More Page Tab; Key Points; Chapter 9: Working with Surveys and Discussion Boards; Creating a Survey; Responding to a Survey; Viewing the Results of a Survey; Creating and Using a Discussion Board; Enabling Discussion Board for E-Mail; Viewing a Discussion Board in Outlook 2007; Key Points; Chapter 10: Working with Wikis and Blogs; Understanding Wikis; Creating a New Wiki Page Library; Creating a New Wiki Page; Linking; Versioning; Understanding Blogs; Creating a Blog Site; Creating a Blog Post; Adding a Blog Comment; Using Really Simple Syndication Feeds; Key Points; Chapter 11: Using Windows SharePoint Services with Outlook 2007; Connecting a SharePoint Contacts List to Outlook 2007; Moving an Outlook 2007 Contact to a SharePoint Contact List; Copying SharePoint Contacts into Outlook 2007; Sending E-Mail by Using a SharePoint Contacts List; Viewing SharePoint Calendars Side by Side with Personal Calendars; Synchronizing SharePoint Tasks List Content; Managing SharePoint Alerts in Outlook 2007; Creating Meeting Workspaces from Outlook 2007; Configuring an RSS Feed; Work with Workflow in Outlook 2007; Key Points; Chapter 12: Using Windows SharePoint Services with Excel 2007; Importing Data frommmmmm an Excel 2007 Spreadsheet to a List in SharePoint; Using the Access Web Datasheet; Exporting a SharePoint List to an Excel 2007 Spreadsheet; Exporting an Excel 2007 Table to a SharePoint Site; Key Points; Chapter 13: Using Windows SharePoint Services with Access 2007; Exporting Data from an Access 2007 Database to a SharePoint List; Importing a List to an Access 2007 Table; Linking an Access 2007 Table to a SharePoint List; Moving Data from an Access 2007 Database to a SharePoint Site; Working Offline; Working with Workflow; Key Points; Chapter 14: Using Windows SharePoint Services with InfoPath 2007; Creating a Form Library from InfoPath 2007; Modifying an Existing Form Library; Filling Out a New Form; Editing an Existing Form; Creating a Content Type from InfoPath 2007; Associating a Content Type with a Form Library; Modifying a Content Type; Key Points; Chapter 15: Working with Web Parts; Web Parts and Web Part Pages; Removing a Web Part; Adding a Web Part from a Web Part Gallery; Customizing a Web Part by Using the Web Part Tool Pane; Customizing a Home Page by Using Web Parts; Creating a New Web Part Page by Using a Browser; Key Points; Chapter 16: Finding Information on the SharePoint Site; Understanding How Search Works; Executing a Search Query; Key Points; Appendix : Appendix: Windows SharePoint Services Permissions; Appendix : About the Authors; Appendix : Choose the Right Book for You;\\n