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January 12, 2011

2 Sharepoint 2007 Books

Here are a majority of chapters from two Sharepoint 2007 Books that are freely available on google books. Sharepoint is an integrated application or that connects people, information, processes, and systems both within and beyond the organizational firewall. The first book below will show what you can do using Sharepoint and how it will increase your group’s productivity, and the second book teaches you how to setup and administer Sharepoint for collaboration among your associates.

Essential SharePoint 2007: Delivering High-Impact Collaboration

This is an overview of what Sharepoint does and doesn’t do; it discusses collaboration solutions and presents many useful ideas on how to deploy business-specific solutions using Sharepoint. It is more of a “what it is” than “how to do it” book, and gives a more business than technical perspective.

 - Ensuring Success
 - HighImpact Collaboration
 - Collaboration
 - Consistency
 - Key Points
 - Whats New?
 - Planning Your Information Architecture
 - Disaster Recovery Planning Sites Blogs and Wikis
 - Sites Blogs and Wikis
 - Documents
 - Records Management
 - Web Content Management
 - Office SharePoint Designer 207
 - InfoPath 2007
 - Creating Web Forms
 - Offline Options for MOSS 2007
 - Appendix A SharePoint User Tasks
 - Index 

Sharepoint 2007: the Definitive Guide

This book shows administrators of all levels how to get up and running with SharePoint Services in Office 2007. It provides a detailed discussion of all Sharepoint features, applications and extensions. You will find out how to build Sharepoint sites and how to administer, secure, and extend them, including techniques to create lists, libraries, discussions and surveys, integrate email, use web parts, track changes, and use database reporting services.

 - Chapter 1 Introducing Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 200
 - Chapter 2 Changes in the WSS Architecture
 - Chapter 3 Installing SharePoint 2007
 - Chapter 4 Configuring a Multiserver Farm
 - Chapter 5 Designing SharePoint Sites
 - Chapter 7 Applying Templates Page Layoutsand Themes
 - Chapter 8 Creating Web Parts
 - Chapter 9 Creating and Managing Document Workspaces and Libraries
 - Chapter 10 Creating and Managing Meeting Workspaces
 - Chapter 11 Creating and Managing Discussions
 - Chapter 12 Creating and Managing SharePoint Groups and Users
 - Chapter 13 Creating and Managing Picture Libraries
 - Chapter 14 Creating and Managing Lists
 - Chapter 15 Business Intelligence and SharePoint
 - Chapter 16 Sharing Contacts and Meetings with Outlook
 - Chapter 17 Creating Editing and Managing Word Documents with SharePoint
 - Chapter 18 Creating Editing and Managing Excel Documents with SharePoint
 - Chapter 19 Creating in SharePoint Designer 2007
 - Chapter 20 InfoPath and SharePoint Chapter 21 Designing SharePoint My Sites
 - Chapter 22 Applying Security to Your SharePoint Site
 - Chapter 24 Upgrading from SharePoint Portal Server 2003
 - Chapter 25 Using ServerSide and ClientSide Web Parts
 - Chapter 26 Using SharePoint Web Services
 - Chapter 28 Using the SharePoint Object Model
 - Chapter 29 Web Content Management
 - Index

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March 19, 2010

25 Office Reference and Help Docs

Here are 25 Office Reference, Help and Support Documents, hosted by admi-lan, along with 7 Internet Explorer help documents. These include keyboard shortcuts, efficiency and security tips, and techniques for getting more out of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Office, Sharepoint, and IE.

Microsoft Office Reference and Support Documents:

10 obscure Word tricks that can expedite common chores
Word 2003 Keyboard Shortcuts
Cut your Word docs down to size with these OLE techniques
50 indispensable Microsoft Word tips
Word 2003 Document Privacy and Security Options

Excel Keyboad Shortcuts
85 Keyboard Shortcuts for moving faster in Microsoft Excel

How to Compact Outlook Powerpoint PST Files
Put a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation on a CD
Creating Animated build Sildes in PowerPoint 2002

10 Things you can do to Become an Outlook Web Access (OWA) power user
80+ Keyboard Shortcuts to move faster in Microsoft Outlook
Accessing Exchange public folder data outside of Outlook
Create easy-to-use Outlook e-mail templates

6 Tips for Optimizing Exchange Server performance
Add a secondary domain to your organization
Discover Exchange 2003′s improved mailbox move feature  
Exchange 2000 planning – ADS and IM preparation

General Office:
10 Windows registry hacks for Microsoft Office
Expand Microsoft Office functionality with these 10 free add-ins
Corporate Error Reporting – A double-edged sword
10 things you should know about fighting spyware in Windows XP

10 Things you should know – Microsoft’s SharePoint Services
10 Ways to make SharePoint more Secure
Plan and design a successful SharePoint 2003 infrastructure

Internet Explorer:
10 things you should know about Internet Explorer 7 Security
10 things you should know about Internet Explorer 7.0 enhancements
Fine-tune IE’s behavior by utilizing it’s advanced settings
Investigate Internet Explorer add-ons in Windows XP
Keep IE secure by configuring the right settings
Make Internet Explorer as secure as possible with this step-by-step guide
Uninstall Microsoft Internet Explorer 7

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September 13, 2007

Freely Available Microsoft Office eBooks

Here are links to freely available Microsoft Office ebooks from This site bills itselfs as “A 100% free resource to hundreds of free ebook downloads from all over the web.”

Freely Available Microsoft Office eBooks

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July 27, 2006

2 Free Training Courses for SharePoint

Here are 2 free training courses for SharePoint: Getting started with Services and Doing more with SharePoint Services. These are offered by the Instruction Technology Group at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln as part of their Microsoft eLearning Library. These interactive Office application training modules and tutorials were created by Microsoft. Note that to view the main training tutorials, you must be using Windows and Internet Explorer, however, you can use any platform/browser to view the Tutorial How-to Steps for each Lesson.

2 Free Training Courses for SharePoint Services

Getting Started with Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services
  • Training Modules for Microsoft Windows SharePoint Service:
    • Pre-Assessment
    • Exploring a SharePoint Site
    • Creating and Managing SharePoint Sites
    • Creating and Managing Libraries
    • Sharing Information by Using Lists
    • Sharing Information by Using Libraries
    • Post Assessment
    • Quick Reference
    • Glossary

Doing More with Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services
  • Training Modules for Microsoft Windows SharePoint Service:
    • Pre-Assessment
    • Working with Document Workspaces
    • Working with Meeting Workspaces
    • Working with Surveys and Discussion Boards
    • Using Windows SharePoint Services with Outlook 2003
    • Using Windows SharePoint Services with Excel and Access
    • Using Windows SharePoint Services with InfoPath 2003
    • Working with Web Parts
    • Post Assessment
    • Quick Reference
    • Glossary

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