- Series: Resource Kit
- Hardcover: 1155 pages
- Publisher: Microsoft Press (January 10, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0735622825
- ISBN-13: 978-0735622821
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 2.3 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 17 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,539,442 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 Administrator's Companion (Resource Kit)
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Key Book Benefits:
-Provides a definitive, one-stop reference for the practical information you need to plan, deploy, maintain, and support Office SharePoint Server 2007 solutions
-Delivers expert, end-to-end guidance from leading Microsoft SharePoint trainers, MVPS, and experts who work with Office SharePoint Server every day in the field
-Features fully searchable eBook and job aids on CD
About the Author
Bill English, MCTS, MVP, MCT, is an author and educator specializing in SharePoint technologies. He runs a leading training and consulting company, has written more than 10 books, and speaks at the Microsoft Office SharePoint Conference, Comdex, and other events.
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To give an example.
The book is composed of six sections, with the first three ( 663 pages in length ) being targeted towards administration and configuration. However, within this mix we have presentations on performance monitoring and MOM 2005, high level discussions on information security policies such as password and storage policies, data classification. We are introduced to advanced Enterprise topics such as the Business Data Catalogue and records compliance ( that is the Sarbanes Oxley Act etc. ). These discussions all assume prior expertise and should you be new to Sharepoint Server 2007 this will no doubt frustrate you. The Authors, in their quest to appeal to a wide variety of readers, cannot delve into the in-depth explanations, followed up by well worked out examples that a beginner to Sharepoint Server 2007 would require.
Web Developers will tend to focus on Sections 5 and 6. While these sections do introduce Workflow Services, Webparts and products like Sharepoint Designer I found the overriding theme is again one of high level discussion and overviews. Expertise is assumed.
Overall I would say that if you are coming from a background with some expertise in Sharepoint Server 2003 or you require a high level picture of the abundance of features that Sharepoint 2007 can bring to your organisation in addition to how it integrates with other server platforms, such as ISA 2006 for example, you will enjoy this book and the nuggets of useful information it provides. The writing style is not engaging; this book is not a joy to read but it will tell you what can be done with Sharepoint Server 2007, outline best practices and point you in the correct direction. The how-to part is very much left to yourself.
If however, your goal in purchasing this book is an in-depth knowledge of the installation, administration and configuration of Sharepoint 2007 and you have no prior expertise with Sharepoint Server 2003 or indeed 2001, then you will gain little benefit from this book. You will find it difficult to read, difficult to digest and your understanding of Sharepoint 2007 will not improve. If anything, you may be discouraged from using Sharepoint Server 2007 which would be a shame as the product is in my opinion really good. Regards.
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