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Beginning SharePoint Administration: Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Portal Server

ISBN: 978-0-470-03863-5
522 pages
October 2006
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This practical guide covers the many uses of SharePoint 2003 as well as the differences between SharePoint Portal Server (SPS) and Windows(r) SharePoint Services (WSS). In addition, the book will help you decide if you need only WSS or if you should also implement SPS.

While the main focus is on planning, installation, configuration, and administration, you'll also learn how to customize SharePoint by creating templates, building your own Site Definition, and using FrontPage(r) to enhance the look and feel of SharePoint sites. In addition, you will learn the business-critical methods of backing up and restoring your system.

Microsoft MVP and author Goran Husman shares numerous tips for smart add-ons and utilities that will enhance the functionality of SharePoint by providing better navigation, the ability to integrate with other systems, and effective workflow solutions. His practical and easy-to-follow instructions will help you get your SharePoint environment up and running in no time. He even shows you how to make your eventual upgrade to SharePoint 2007 seamless.

What you will learn from this book

  • How to install Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) and SharePoint Portal Server (SPS)
  • Tips on what to focus on when customizing SharePoint
  • How to productively use SharePoint with Microsoft Office and Microsoft Outlook(r)
  • Various ways to handle backup and restore procedures
  • The many free utilities and commercial third-party products that are available
  • How to create and work with intranet pages

Who this book is for

This book is for beginning SharePoint administrators as well as administrators who have been working with SharePoint for some time but may want to know more about how it works. A basic understanding of the Microsoft Windows operating system (including the Active Directory) as well as web applications in general is assumed.

Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.

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Table of Contents



Chapter 1: Introduction to SharePoint 2003.

Chapter 2: Installing Windows SharePoint Services.

Chapter 3: Configuring and Managing Windows SharePoint Services.

Chapter 4: Installing SharePoint Portal Server.

Chapter 5: Configuring and Managing SharePoint Portal Server.

Chapter 6: Advanced Administration.

Chapter 7: Comparing WSS and SPS.

Chapter 8: Working with Web Parts.

Chapter 9: More Effective File and Document Management.

Chapter 10: More Effective Meetings.

Chapter 11: Case Study: Building an Intranet.

Chapter 12: Designing with FrontPage.

Chapter 13: Backup and Restore.

Chapter 14: SharePoint 2007.


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Author Information

Göran Husman is a true computer nerd who started his career as a computer programmer in 1978. After working as a C and Fortran developer for a medical university and later a large telecom company, he started his own consulting company in 1989. Due to market demands he soon switched his focus from Unix to the MS environment and from developing code to implementing large e-mail systems and building information systems. Göran has also been hired as a computer trainer since the beginning of 1980. In 1993 he became one of the first certified MS Certified Trainers (MCT) in Sweden, and he has regularly conducted MS courses ever since. He is also certified by MS as an MCP (with the number 2888) and an MSCE. His great engagement in e-mail systems awarded him status as Sweden’s first MS Exchange MVP (Most Valuable Professional) by Microsoft. He switched focus to MS SharePoint in 2003, and in January 2006 Microsoft awarded him status as Sweden’s first SharePoint Portal Server MVP. Göran has written a large number of training materials for the Swedish market over the years, and in 2001 his book Exchange 2000 Server on Site was released in the U.S. He is also frequently a speaker in conferences and seminars. Today Göran is dividing his time between consulting contracts, training, leading his company Human Data, and from time to time writing books. Oh, and he is also the proud father of six great kids from the ages of 5 to 27, which may be his greatest achievement in life.
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