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Press Release: September 12, 2007

Essential SharePoint 2007, Second Edition--New from O'Reilly Media: An Updated, Practical Guide for Users, Administrators, and Developers

Sebastopol, CA--Since its inception, the use of SharePoint continues to grow exponentially. As a result, businesses save time and energy with the ability to store files centrally, link to these files to receive current updates, and easily share the files with co-workers via the Web. Over time, SharePoint has matured as all programs do, and this latest version is one of the best yet.

However, if you're considering the vastly improved 2007 version of SharePoint, you will be in need of a concise, practical, and user-friendly guide to teach you how to get the most from Microsoft's information-sharing and collaboration platform. SharePoint consultant and trainer Jeff Webb comes to the rescue with O'Reilly's newest release, Essential SharePoint 2007, Second Edition ($39.99). This new edition demonstrates how your company can use SharePoint to control documents, structure workflow, and share information over the Web using standard tools that business users already know--Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer.

Written in a conversational tone, this book helps SharePoint administrators, site owners, and power users quickly gain the skills necessary to perform a wide variety of tasks for intranet and extranet web sites. It also explains what's new in SharePoint 2007 for experienced SharePoint 2003 administrators.

Essential SharePoint 2007 teaches you how to:

  • Use SharePoint 2007 with Outlook, Word, and Excel, and as a document management tool
  • Build and customize sites, lists, libraries, and web parts for intranets and extranets
  • Use SharePoint 2007 for team communication through blogs, wikis, surveys, and RSS and email alerts
  • Build a SharePoint workflow application
  • Create and program web parts in order to deliver custom services and data to a site
  • Deploy and administer SharePoint 2007

Each chapter ends with a summary of author-advocated best practices, and the first few chapters of the book are ideal training materials for end users. Later chapters give developers and administrators the proper tools to not only keep business sites running smoothly, but also to customize and extend them. This book also contains several appendixes with a glossary of terms and hard-to-find information.

Essential SharePoint 2007 is a one-stop, task-oriented guide for learning what's necessary to make this tool a vital part of team productivity.

Jeff Webb is a SharePoint consultant and trainer who has written about computers and technology for 20 years. Among his published O'Reilly titles are Essential SharePoint, SharePoint Office Pocket Guide, Programming Excel with VBA and .NET, and Excel 2003 Programming: A Developer's Notebook. Jeff was an original member of Microsoft's Visual Basic team.

More information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bio, and samples

Essential SharePoint 2007
Jeff Webb
ISBN: 0596514344, $39.99 US

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