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SharePoint® 2007 Collaboration For Dummies® by Greg Harvey

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Introduction

SharePoint has certainly come a long way since the days of SharePoint Team Services, an early attempt by Microsoft to offer the general business user an opportunity to participate directly in online information sharing. I'm happy to say that SharePoint 2007, through the combination of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 technologies, now offers you a plethora of collaborative tools. These tools make all sorts of information sharing and collaboration not only possible but easily within the reach of any businessperson with a modicum of computer experience using a Web browser and common Office applications such as Outlook, Word, and Excel.

This book on using SharePoint 2007 for information sharing is very different from the many others published to date. It is not intended for the IT professional who wants to know what makes SharePoint tick and how he can get under the hood and rev it up for the enterprise solutions at hand. (Please see Vanessa Williams's excellent book, Microsoft SharePoint 2007 For Dummies, from Wiley Publishing, if this happens to be you.)

Rather, this book speaks directly to the business users who have absolutely no interest in SharePoint beyond what it can offer them in the way of information sharing and team collaboration. Here, there's no peeking under the hood. In fact, I purposively shy away from discussing the technical underpinnings of SharePoint. I assume that this kind of chatter is of no interest to the ...

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