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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 End User Guide: Business Performance Enhancement

Peter Ward, Michael McCabe

Taking the basics to the business with no-coding solutions for the SharePoint 2010 user with this book and eBook
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849680660
Paperback424 pages

About This Book

  • Designed to offer applicable, no-coding solutions to dramatically enhance the performance of your business
  • Excel at SharePoint intranet functionality to have the most impact on you and your team
  • Drastically enhance your End user SharePoint functionality experience
  • Gain real value from applying out of the box SharePoint collaboration tools
  • Packed with useful tips, images and instructions to help you to be more productive as a SharePoint 2010 End User

Who This Book Is For

If you are a SharePoint 2010 end user and you want to take back control of your workday and Inbox by applying your knowledge of SharePoint, then this book is ideal for you. By using SharePoint to complement your Office desktop tools, this book will be a tremendous aid if you are an end user willing to invest a few hours of reading to become highly productive and efficient in working with information on a day to day basis. You should be comfortable with the basic functionality of Outlook, other Office applications, and basic web page functions. No prior knowledge of SharePoint is required.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Where Should End Users Start with SharePoint?
The typical end user
Webinizing information
Key takeaways
Technical considerations for an end user
Integration with other technologies
External access
Chapter 2: SharePoint Essentials
SharePoint's core components
Site hierarchy
User interface
Site navigation
Creating content
Your profile
Search Functionality
Chapter 3: SharePoint Team Sites
Site overview
Creating Sites
Site Security for your team
Managing users and groups
Creating and managing navigation
Chapter 4: List Management
The basics
Creating lists
Managing lists
How to add, view, edit, and manage content to a list
Advanced list features
Chapter 5: Library Management
The basics
Creating Libraries
Managing libraries
Adding, viewing, editing, and managing Library content
Advanced library features
Chapter 6: Workflows Fundamentals
Workflow basics
Creating workflows
Managing workflows
Workflow types
Workflow authoring tools
Workflow visualization
Chapter 7: Office Integration with SharePoint
Office Web Apps
Unified Communications
Social computing
Slideshow broadcasting
Visio Web Services
Limitations of Office integration with SharePoint
Chapter 8: Managing Metadata
What is metadata?
When to use managed metadata and normal metadata
Applying metadata to content
Navigating with metadata
Chapter 9: Getting Better Search Results with SharePoint 2010
Search basics
Benefits of SharePoint 2010 Search
Search interface
Search results
People search
Search guidance
Search scenario
Chapter 10: Alerts and Notifications
What is an alert?
Creating alerts
Alert notifications
Search alerts
Task notifications
RSS feeds
Chapter 11: Enterprise Content Management
Record management
Content types
Information management policies
Overview of enterprise content management planning
Chapter 12: Blogs, Wikis, and Other Web 2.0 Features
Chapter 13: Pages and Web Parts
Web parts
Chapter 14: My Sites
What are My Sites?
Social aspects of My Sites
Creating your My Site
My Site features
My Newsfeed page
My Content page
My Profile page
Chapter 15: Applying Functionality for Business Initiatives
Sales department
IT department
Project Management Office
Human Resources
Chapter 16: Creating Exceptional End User Experience for You and Your Team
What creates exceptional end user experience in SharePoint?
Chapter 17: Golden Rules for End User Deployment
What's special about SharePoint
What SharePoint is not
The SharePoint platform
User requirement challenges

What You Will Learn

  • Get to grips with business enhancing SharePoint functions based on your individual responsibilities and daily tasks.
  • Apply true document management beyond version control
  • Gain the skills to apply all the collaborative benefits of SharePoint 2010 without the need for any coding.
  • Discover how to personalize content and manage and create SharePoint Team Sites.
  • Easily set up and manage out-of-the-box SharePoint processes necessary for individual job roles and departmental functions.
  • Grasp a comprehensive understanding of fundamental SharePoint foundation essentials and how these are relevant to your day to day tasks.
  • Fully understand Office integration with SharePoint with features like the Ribbon Interface.
  • Learn how to migrate desktop information in Word and Excel to process driven content.
  • Make the most of the improved search results feature of SharePoint 2010.
  • Build content for yourself not only within a department, but across the organization.
  • Uncover the knowledge of how to be more productive by following the Golden Rules for end user SharePoint deployment.


In Detail

SharePoint is currently Microsoft’s fastest selling product, faster than even Microsoft Office. Like its predecessor SharePoint 2007, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2010 can be said to be the "Ginsu knife" of web platforms by providing web publishing and collaboration combined. Rich websites, portals, intranets, content management systems, search engines, workflow, wikis, blogs, and more make SharePoint the business collaboration platform for the Enterprise and the Internet, and can all now be done out of the box. Companies can deploy SharePoint 2010 both inside the enterprise (that is, intranets) and outside of the firewall (that is, extranets, the Internet) so employees, customers, and business partners can work with the platform. SharePoint 2010 ultimately enables enhanced internal and external company communication, resulting in better decision making processes.

Just as Microsoft’s products have become the de facto standard with daily desktop tools such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, SharePoint is becoming the de facto standard web platform for team and company collaboration.

With this book you will be highly equipped with the confidence and professional independence to build business enhancing SharePoint solutions. This will give you and your department traction for document collaboration, Web 2.0 functionality and much more, so that you can publish content and develop communities for maximum interaction. You will gain invaluable knowledge about workflows, alerts and notifications, web parts and more.

This book bridges the gap in end user functionality to provide you with functional direction and guidance on how to truly apply SharePoint to your business processes, without the need for coding.

This hands on tutorial full of comprehensive instructions and quick tips shows you where to apply SharePoint’s technology to your job and business as a whole, for immediate traction and value. The main focus lies with explaining the core capabilities of SharePoint 2010 from an end user perspective, such as Lists, Libraries, Workflows, Blogs and Wiki, all without writing any code.

The book begins by setting out SharePoint’s core functionality which includes the different editions, Sites, Libraries, Lists, and My Sites. This basic functionality will give you the knowledge to deploy collaborative solutions for you and your department. You will be guided through how to create content and quickly tailor it for your own individual needs. You will then dive deep into Office integration with SharePoint, learning that SharePoint is not a replacement for Office, but a tool to complement it for team usage, so files and even page content can be shared within teams and departments. Along the way, you will also gain the knowledge to implement out- of-the-box SharePoint processes relevant to your own job role and the functions of your department. Finally, the book will discuss what SharePoint is not, with a view to how it should not be used by end users, the challenges that face end users, and where SharePoint’s functionality can be applied with regards to business areas such as Human Resources and the Sales Department, ultimately enabling you to properly implement SharePoint 2010 as an efficient end user.


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