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Quickly teach yourself how to make team collaboration easy--and more productive--with Windows SharePoint Services. With STEP BY STEP, you drive the instruction. Work at your own pace through the book's lessons and build new skills using the files on CD. You'll learn exactly what you need to know about using Windows SharePoint Services to help you--and your team--share ideas and information more efficiently Build your own SharePoint site--a central, Web-based workspace for teamwork and communication Set up document libraries and Document Workspaces for easy collaboration Use Meeting Workspaces to facilitate meeting preparation and follow-up Share and exchange data, calendars, contacts, and other information from Microsoft Office programs Conduct surveys and use discussion boards on your site Customize your pages and sites with Web PartsPractice your skills using the files on CD
Your Microsoft Office System Reference Pack on CD includes: Templates and clip art straight from the Microsoft Office team Microsoft Office System Quick Reference eBook Insider's Guide to Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 eBook Microsoft Computer Dictionary, Fifth Edition, eBook--10,000+ entries Introducing the Tablet PC eBook Complete STEP BY STEP eBook Skill-building practice files
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Quickly teach yourself how to make team collaboration easy—and more productive—with Windows SharePoint Services. With STEP BY STEP, you drive the instruction. Work at your own pace through the book’s lessons and build new skills using the files on CD. You’ll learn exactly what you need to know about using Windows SharePoint Services to help you—and your team—share ideas and information more efficiently!
- Build your own SharePoint site—a central, Web-based workspace for teamwork and communication
- Set up document libraries and Document Workspaces for easy collaboration
- Use Meeting Workspaces to facilitate meeting preparation and follow-up
- Share and exchange data, calendars, contacts, and other information from Microsoft Office programs
- Conduct surveys and use discussion boards on your site
- Customize your pages and sites with Web PartsPractice your skills using the files on CD!
Your Microsoft Office System Reference Pack on CD includes:
- Templates and clip art straight from the Microsoft Office team
- Microsoft Office System Quick Reference eBook
- Insider’s Guide to Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 eBook
- Microsoft Computer Dictionary, Fifth Edition, eBook—10,000+ entries!
- Introducing the Tablet PC eBook
- Complete STEP BY STEP eBook
- Skill-building practice files
For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.
About the TechnologyWindows SharePoint Services (WSS) sites take file storage to a new level, providing communities for team collaboration and making it easy for users to work together on documents, tasks, contacts, events, and other information. In addition, team and site managers can coordinate site content and user activity easily. The Windows SharePoint Services environment is designed for easy and flexible deployment, administration, and application development. More than 20,000 large organizations have WSS available to deploy. Of those, roughly 1 in 4 organizations eligible to deploy WSS has already done so. Of those eligible organizations that have not deployed, 42 percent plan to deploy within the next 12 months. Organizations running WSS have six active sites on average. (Source: WSS & SPS Deployment Study Report, 5/14/04.)
About the Author
Olga M. Londer, MCSE and MCT, is a technology evangelist for Microsoft Corporation and has served as a technical lead on numerous projects for blue-chip clients. Before joining Microsoft, Olga was a Microsoft MVP, and she has been involved with Web development, authoring, and infrastructure since 1992. Olga is a coauthor of Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Resource Kit among other books, and she is a frequent speaker at conferences such as Tech-Ed, VSLive!, DevWeek, and IT Forum.
Todd C. Bleeker, Ph.D., is regarded as an innovative, resourceful, and competitive technologist. Todd is co-owner of and an instructor at Mindsharp, a training company specializing in Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies. Todd is a coauthor of Microsoft Windows® SharePoint Services Step by Step.
Penelope Coventry is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Microsoft SharePoint Server, and an independent consultant based in the United Kingdom, with more than 30 years of industry experience. She focuses on the design, implementation, and development of SharePoint technology-based solutions. She has worked with SharePoint since 2001.
Table of Contents
Getting Help; Getting Help with This Book and Its CD-ROM; Getting Help with Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services or Microsoft Windows Server 2003; Using the Book's CD-ROM; Minimum System Requirements; Installing the Practice Files; Using the Practice Files; Uninstalling the Practice Files; (Optional) Using the STP Site Templates; (Optional) Removing the STP Site Templates; (Optional) Deleting a Practice Site; Conventions and Features; Quick Reference; About the Authors; Chapter 1: Introduction to Windows SharePoint Services; What Is Windows SharePoint Services?; Team Collaboration and Sharing; Microsoft Office Integration with Windows SharePoint Services; Windows SharePoint Services User Rights; Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Portal Server; Key Points; Chapter 2: Navigating a SharePoint Site; Navigating the Home Page and the SharePoint Site; Navigating the Site Hierarchy; Browsing the Lists on a SharePoint Site; Browsing the Document Libraries; Understanding Web Part Pages; Key Points; Chapter 3: Creating and Managing Sites; Creating Sites; Managing Site Users and Permissions; Managing Sites and Child Sites; Changing a Site's Theme; Saving and Using a Site Template; Deleting a Site; Key Points; Chapter 4: Working with Lists; Discover Default Lists in a Site; Creating a New List; Adding, Editing, and Deleting List Items; 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; Delete a List; Key Points; Chapter 5: Creating and Managing Libraries; Creating 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 Office 2003; Working with Version History; Deleting Documents; Using Alerts; Key Points; Chapter 6: Working with Library Settings; Configuring a Library; Working with Library Columns; Working with Document Metadata; Creating a View of a Document Library; Securing a Library; Using Web Folders to Access a Document Library; Using the Document Discussions Functionality; Deleting a Library; Key Points; Chapter 7: Working with Document Workspaces; Creating a Document Workspace; Creating a Document Workspace within Microsoft Office 2003; Accessing an Existing Document Workspace; Working with the Office 2003 Shared Workspace 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; Understanding the Home Page of a Meeting Workspace; Adding Items to a Meeting Workspace; Customizing a Meeting Workspace; 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; Key Points; Chapter 10: Using Windows SharePoint Services with Outlook 2003; Importing Outlook 2003 Contacts to SharePoint Contacts Lists; Exporting SharePoint Contacts into Outlook 2003; Linking SharePoint Events Lists to Outlook 2003; Viewing SharePoint Calendars Side by Side with Personal Calendars; Copying Appointments to Personal Calendars and Setting Reminders; Managing SharePoint Alerts in Outlook 2003; Creating Meeting Workspaces from Outlook 2003; Key Points; Chapter 11: Using Windows SharePoint Services with Excel 2003 and Access 2003; Importing Data from an Excel Spreadsheet to a List in SharePoint; Using the Datasheet View; Exporting a SharePoint List to an Excel Spreadsheet; Publishing an Excel List to a SharePoint Site; Exporting Data from an Access Database to a List in SharePoint; Importing a List to an Access Table; Linking an Access Table to a SharePoint List; Key Points; Chapter 12: Working with Web Parts; Understanding 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; Appendix : Windows SharePoint Services User Rights; Glossary;