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Microsoft® SharePoint® Server 2010 Bible by Steven Mann

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Introduction

Welcome to the SharePoint Bible for SharePoint Server 2010. I am excited about this release of the SharePoint technologies as it further improves upon all of the great capabilities and features that MOSS 2007 brought to the table. Web content management, records management, workflow, and business intelligence as well as scenarios for collaboration, searching, Internet publishing, document lifecycle management, and reporting are all available on the SharePoint Server 2010 platform. But such a wide range of capabilities can also make it hard to define how you want to install, configure and use SharePoint for your needs.

Although the word has been dropped from the product title with the last release, SharePoint is still a portal product. A portal that is the window to the workings of your company. As with any other window, what you see through it will vary whether it be an outdated, untidy, difficult to enter room (or stagnant, poorly organized, hard to use data) or a vibrant, active, well-informed community (or dynamic, informative, well-organized, easy to use data). The first vision will result in a portal that is not used and will be replaced in an organization sooner or later. The second vision is what SharePoint is all about and our goal in writing this book is to help you find that vision for your organization.

SharePoint is also a technology platform that can be configured and customized to play a number of roles in your organization. For Microsoft, SharePoint has ...

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