Introduction

When we sat down to write the original SharePoint 2003 Unleashed book, we had a hunch that the technology would be popular but did not anticipate how quickly the product would take off, and how much interest the IT industry would end up taking in SharePoint products and technologies. In the interim years, as we worked with implementing the product in companies of all sizes, we learned what the product did well and what it didn’t do so well, and further refined our knowledge of SharePoint best practice design, deployment, and administration.

Our exposure to the latest version of SharePoint started well over a year before its release, in the pre-beta stages when SharePoint v14 was still being developed. We developed experience through ...

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