* Beginning with a helpful overview of the
differences between Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) and SharePoint Portal
Server (SPS), this book alleviates the confusion between the two with clear
explanations of their differences, a look at how they complement each other, and
advice on which to use in what settings
* Examines how SharePoint works with other Microsoft products including Word,
Outlook, and Excel
* Demonstrates how to install, configure, and manage WSS and SPS; how to set up
SharePoint for typical uses like intranet, document management, project
management, and meetings; and how to allow external users access to SharePoint
* Provides step-by-step details on how to perform common real-world
administrative procedures such as backup and restore, security configuration,
This practical guide covers the many uses of SharePoint 2003 as well as the
differences between SharePoint Portal Server (SPS) and Windows 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 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 Göran 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
* Tips on what to focus on when customizing SharePoint
* How to productively use SharePoint with Microsoft Office and Microsoft Outlook
* 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
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.
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 Services.
Chapter 5. Configuring and Managing SharePoint Portal Services.
Chapter 6. Advanced Administration.
Chapter 7. Comparing WSS and SPS.
Chapter 8. Working with Web Parts.
Chapter 9. More Effective File and Document Management.
SharePoint has been a product growing at Microsoft for several years. As is often the case, now in what is basically its third generation it is finally reaching an extremely useful stage.
This book is written by an expert in the Software that has been working as a trainer in the SharePoint for four years. It begins with a basic introduction to the software and follows this with detailed installation instructions.
With a working SharePoint the following chapters each take on one aspect of the software. These can be used independently or studied in sequence to provide an overall insight into the software and what it can do. Finally, in the last chapter he goes on to discuss the changes that will come in SharePoint 2007.