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Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 Best Practices by Bill English, Ben Curry

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Designing Shared Services

This section is intended to give you the commonly asked questions and answers when designing Shared Services for an intranet. The following scenario uses a single Intra-farm SSP, with a single index server. Most Intranet SharePoint Server 2007 deployments will leverage the functionality of My Sites, user profiles, search, and audiences.

My Sites

My Sites provide a one-to-many collaboration space for your users. Many organizations shy away from My Site deployment because they want control over all of the collaborative space, and My Sites are not easily policed. Be aware that users tend to create a personal collaboration space, whether you allow it through a My Site or not. For example, any site collection administrator can ...

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