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What is the Windows SharePoint Operations Guide?

If you are looking for information about Windows SharePoint Services then look no further. We have developed a guide that will help you install, migrate and maintain Windows SharePoint Services (which is also a basis for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS)). This extensive guide with over 1,500 pages of documentation will save you time and get you up and running quickly. The Guide is also updated monthly and contains a DVD with over 4.1GB of documentation, programs, whitepapers, video, training guide, etc that you'll ever need with Windows SharePoint.

Why is the Guide superior to other SharePoint offerings?

  1. It is updated monthly to take advantage of the latest information about SharePoint. You simply download updates from the web.
  2. It includes information about a range of SharePoint additions and add-ons that greatly enhance the functionality of the product including things like Microsoft Search Server Express 2008.
  3. It includes a DVD with all the required files, documents, marketing and training material for SharePoint. Currently the DVD has over 4.1GB of information and is updated monthly.
  4. Includes a strong focus of SharePoint on Small Business Server (i.e. Companyweb)
  5. Subscribers receive a free supported hosted SharePoint site for testing and demonstration purposes.
  6. Free entry to all CIAOPS webinars as well as access to all previous webinars via download.
  7. Monthly email newsletter to keep you up to date with SharePoint happenings.

Topics covered in the Guide:

Chapter 1 - Introduction - Free download

- What is SharePoint
- Differences between WSS and MOSS
- Previous versions

Chapter 2 - Product features

- Databases
- Web sites
- Using

Chapter 3 - Installing Windows SharePoint Services V3.0 on Windows 2003 Server

- Data storage location
- Advanced installation
- Default installation

Chapter 4 - Installing Windows SharePoint Services V3.0 on Small Business Server 2003

- Side by Side installation
- Advanced installation
- Default installation

Chapter 5 - SharePoint Central Administration

- Operations
- Application Management
- Web application settings

Chapter 6 - Site settings

- Site administration
- Look and feel
- Users and permissions

Chapter 7 - SharePoint Migration & Upgrades

- Companyweb (Small Business Server)
- In place
- File migration
- Migration to SBS 2008

Chapter 8 - Database Operations

- Windows Internal database
- SQL Server 2005 versions
- Moving databases
- Upgrading SQL Versions

Chapter 9 - Advanced Configuration

- Configuring Usage analysis
- Configuring Outgoing e-mail
- Configuring Inbound e-mail
- Configuring SSL for SharePoint sites

Chapter 10 - Templates

- Using site templates
- Default templates
- Adding Templates (Microsoft Admin and Server templates)

Chapter 11 - Search

- Basics
- Enabling
- Indexing Acrobat PDF's
- Indexing Office 2007 documents
- Microsoft Search Server Express

Chapter 12 - Add ons

- Colour calendars
- Calendar reminders in Outlook
- Offline reader

Chapter 13 - Troubleshooting

- Registry keys
- Command line options
- Using Microsoft Virtual PC

Chapter 14 - Installing SharePoint server prerequisites

- Creating a self-signed certificate
- DotNet 3
- SQL Server Management Studio Express

Chapter 15 - Security

- SharePoint groups
- SharePoint users
- Anonymous access

Chapter 16 - Tutorials

- Connecting SharePoint to Office products
- Setting up a workflow
- Creating linked fields