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    SharePoint Services 3.0 Primer

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    by techbro ·

    I have been using SharePoint VERY lightly for the last few months, but would really like to get into it. Can anyone recommend a good book or two that start at the beginning? I’m looking for something that describes how to do the business process analysis to determine how you should implement SharePoint and possibly how it can be integrated with your other Office apps and general workflow proceeses.

    Ideas?

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    • #2514675

      same here

      by sushantak ·

      In reply to SharePoint Services 3.0 Primer

      I am also looking for same. I did n’t get any good book except the online resources.

    • #2515442

      A question

      by onbliss ·

      In reply to SharePoint Services 3.0 Primer

      What kind of penetration (market share) has SharePoint achieved?

      • #2515364

        Good question

        by techbro ·

        In reply to A question

        That’s a good question. I am seeing it make steady inroads in the SMB market, but that just may be anecdotal. The fact that it integrates pretty easily with Office 2003/2007 seems to be a big selling point.

        • #2517677

          Geniune curiosity

          by onbliss ·

          In reply to Good question

          Some one mentioned to me that I should learn SharePoint as it was gaining momentum. But, I am yet to see a company using it – in my personal experience. Nor heard people talking about it much.

        • #2517649

          I think

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to Geniune curiosity

          That Micro$oft will begin pushing it more and more in the coming years, its a very useful tool and enables companies to use it without having to have a web designer, or and html, asp, etc knowledge, unless of course you want it to do more. The company im currently working for doesnt use it as a main site but more as a departmental intranet, each department has its own SharePoint site that my department has made for them, we have also created several intranets for our customers using this, its a very useful tool, once you know how to use it.

        • #2517625

          I use it

          by jamesrl ·

          In reply to I think

          For a project documentation respository, some teams add discussions and polls, but its most valuable use is the ability to store and version control docs.

          James

        • #2517555

          We’ve been using

          by cactus pete ·

          In reply to I use it

          I think we’ve had it for over 2 years now. It grew from being a few servers just for extranets with our clients (per case – we’re a law firm) to having a farm set up for the intranet and handling our recent merger.

          It’s a collaboration server that’s easy to set up and maintain.

          I’ve heard of several other companies get even more use out of it, but I declined to work there…

        • #2517553

          So easy a caveman could do it….

          by jamesrl ·

          In reply to We’ve been using

          Or an IT manager.

          I had a staff member install the OS on the server, turn on Sharepoint and set me up as the first user and admin.

          I created all the subsequent users, set up databases, played with templates, modified templates etc.

          I had one developer who ran projects got crazy with extensions, but most of our needs can be filled by one of the templates available – MS created some new ones that are free on the web that add interesting functionality.

          James

        • #2517518

          Doc version control

          by onbliss ·

          In reply to I use it

          So is this the primary version controlling software for all your documentation?

        • #2517513

          In our development environment yes

          by jamesrl ·

          In reply to Doc version control

          We use it to store documents as they go through the project lifecycle.

          Once they are finished, they are published in a number of formats – CD, online library accessable by webrowser (not yet converted to sharepoint but probably will be).

          We don’t need anything really fancy, we don’t do parrallel development in docs. Just check in, check out, lock, increment the version. In sharepoint its either on or off.

          James

        • #2517508

          Sounds…

          by onbliss ·

          In reply to Doc version control

          …simple, useful and interesting.

    • #2517607

      Some resources you might have missed

      by Selena Frye ·

      In reply to SharePoint Services 3.0 Primer

      I thought you might also want to browse this list of SharePoint Services articles/downloads on TechRepublic, in case you missed them.

      http://search.techrepublic.com.com/search/microsoft+sharepoint.html?&c=1&s=0&m=20&o=1&i=0&t=11

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