Essential SharePoint 2007 - Delivering High-Impact Collaboration
It's been a few days since my last post... I was working hard (with my co-authors Scott Jamison and Sue Hanley) to put the final touches on our book. We're done! "Essential SharePoint 2007 - Delivering High-Impact Collaboration". I could go on and on about the effort associated in writing a book (I was warned!) but instead will focus on the future. I think I speak for Scott and Sue when I say that this book delivers on on our original intent. We wanted to write a SharePoint book that focuses on the "why and how" and not just the "how". It is targeted at SharePoint implementers, projet managers, business sponsors, and developers. We know there are a lot of SharePoint books in the queue. Our opinion is that ours makes a great companion to some of the more technical resources available. We've really tried to lay out actionable detail on how to effectively build collaboration structure using the new functionality in SharePoint 2007. We're counting down the days to print (now the pressure is on Addison Wesley) and I can't wait to hear the feedback from the SharePoint community.
As a teaser (and I'm not even sure I can do this!), I offer you a couple of the opening paragraphs. I think it gives a good sense for what we tried to build. In addition, below is our Table of Contents. While it would be very cool to discuss Content Types and Excel Services with Oprah someday, our goal is not to sell millions of copies. SharePoint, when used properly, can really make a difference in how a business operates. We'd like to play some small part in those success stories.
If you’re a developer, you probably already own a SharePoint programming book or MOSS API guide (or are looking for one). This is not a book about SharePoint programming. However, this book is the ideal companion to your development guide – it will give you some of the ‘why’ of MOSS and help you understand your organization’s business needs and how they might be addressed using MOSS. Developers will find this book useful when building solutions (in conjunction with an API guide) because there are important business considerations that are critically important to every MOSS-based solution.
If you’re a project manager, consultant, or business analyst, you’ll find that this book helps with all of the intangibles of a MOSS rollout. For example, “what roles should exist to support MOSS?” or “what should my offline/search/business data strategy be for MOSS?” This book will also introduce you to some key technical concepts and provide simple walkthroughs of the key features that many businesses need to leverage.
1 Your Collaboration Strategy: Ensuring Success
2 Office SharePoint Server 2007: High-Impact Collaboration across the Extended Enterprise
3 Introduction to the 2007 Office System as a Solution Platform
4 SharePoint Architecture Fundamentals
5 Planning Your Information Architecture
6 Moving from 2003 to 2007: Upgrade or Rebuild?
7 Disaster Recovery Planning
8 Sites, Blogs, and Wikis
9 Enterprise Content Management: Documents, Records, Web
10 Enterprise Search Work
11 Making Business Processes Work: Workflow and Forms
12 Office 2007: Offline Options for MOSS 2007
13 Providing Business Intelligence
Appendix A: SharePoint User Tasks
Appendix B: OS/Browser/Office Compatibility