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Beginning SharePoint® 2010 Administration™: Microsoft® SharePoint® Foundation 2010 and Microsoft® SharePoint® Server 2010 by Christian Ståhl, Göran Husman

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Introduction

BECAUSE YOU ARE READING THIS, I assume that you share my interest for Microsoft SharePoint. In my case it is more than an interest, it is a passion! For more than 30 years, I have been working with computers, from assembler programming to complex software solutions. For more than 10 years my whole world was e-mail (my personal car plate is "SMTP" still today), but in 2001 I stumbled on a product that was called SharePoint Portal Server. I was amazed! Its objective was to help end users be more productive by making it easy to share and find information, typically Office documents.

When SharePoint 2003 was released, I decided to focus on SharePoint 100 percent (or 150 percent, as my wife likes to put it) and no one at my consulting company objected (after all, I am their boss). Today I can admit that SharePoint 2003 was a bit of a disappointment, since it lacked a number of features that were in SharePoint 2001, so I really looked forward to the next release. Then, in 2007 MS Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) was released; it was a lot better, really a good collaboration platform with fantastic integration features and excellent performance. However, after implementing a large number of MOSS installations at all kinds of organizations, it was clear that there were also some weak areas in this fine product, especially web content management features and search functionality.

The moment of truth is here: SharePoint 2010 is now released. Does it fix the weaknesses of MOSS ...

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