IN THIS CHAPTER
About SharePoint Services
Using shared contacts
Linking shared contacts to Outlook
Using the shared calendar
Microsoft SharePoint Services is designed to allow you to share your Microsoft Office information with others. This includes Outlook information as well as documents from Word, Excel, and other Office applications. SharePoint Services is relatively easy to install and use and, as a result, has achieved a good deal of popularity.
This chapter covers the details of using a SharePoint Services installation with Outlook. It does not deal with the other Office applications, and assumes that you have an existing SharePoint Services account—it does not cover installation or administration of SharePoint Services itself.
SharePoint Services, or SPS, provides a remote location, or server, that you can access over the Internet. Sometimes people refer to this type of service as a portal. It is designed for collaboration and document management within a team. Typically, each team within an organization will have its own SPS portal. When you have access to SPS, you can do a variety of things, such as:
Share Office documents
Participate in threaded discussions
Share lists of important information, such as contacts