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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Power User Cookbook

Adrian Colquhoun

A book and eBook containing over 70 advanced recipes for expert End Users to unlock and apply the value of Microsoft SharePoint 2010
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849682886
Paperback344 pages

About This Book

  • Discover how to apply SharePoint far beyond basic functionality
  • Explore the Business Intelligence capabilities of SharePoint with KPIs and custom dashboards
  • Take a deep dive into document management, data integration, electronic forms, and workflow scenarios
  • Join the dots by building three composite "no code" applications

Who This Book Is For

If you are an advanced End User or Power User of SharePoint 2010 who wants to accomplish specific business tasks beyond the basics, then this cookbook is not to be missed. You should already be comfortable with SharePoint in order to get the most out the recipes, which are applicable up to and including SharePoint Enterprise edition. You'll find this book useful not only as a learning tool, but also as a reference guide as your SharePoint skills and experience increase.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started—SharePoint Essentials
Creating a SharePoint list
Creating a site column
Creating a content type
Creating and accessing my My Site
Updating my user profile
Tracking colleagues using my My Site
Viewing the SharePoint sites I am a member of
Tagging a SharePoint page so I can find it again later
Reviewing the tags and notes other users have posted on a SharePoint page
Adding an alert to a SharePoint page
Managing my alerts in SharePoint
Determining my permissions in a SharePoint site
Checking another user's permissions in a SharePoint site
Applying unique permissions to a SharePoint list
Chapter 2: Working Together—Using SharePoint to Collaborate
Creating a Team Site
Adding users to a Team Site
Adding a new page to a Team Site
Adding a link to the Top link bar of a Team Site
Adding a slide library to share PowerPoint slides
Adding a slide to a presentation from a SharePoint slide library
Creating and tracking a discussion item
Managing a Team Site Calendar with Outlook 2010
Creating a task and assigning it to another user
Using the datasheet to bulk-edit tasks in a task list
Managing a SharePoint task list in Outlook 2010
Creating a SharePoint contact list and connecting it to Outlook 2010
Chapter 3: SharePoint as the Data Hub—Storing and Integrating Data
Creating a custom list
Creating a custom list view
Creating a term set using the managed metadata service
Creating a list column based on a term set
Creating an external content type
Creating an external list
Chapter 4: SharePoint Document Management Deep Dive
Uploading an existing document to a document library
Uploading multiple documents to a document library
Creating a new document in your My Site
E-mailing a link to a document in SharePoint
Downloading a copy of a document
Creating an alert on a document to be notified when it is updated
Requiring users to check out a document before they can edit it
Enabling versioning on a document library
Publishing a major version of a document
Restoring a previous version of a document
Enabling content approval on a document library
Take SharePoint documents offline using Outlook 2010
Co-authoring an important document
Use content types to store different types of document in the same document library
Chapter 5: Getting the Message Out—Using SharePoint to Communicate
Adding an announcement to a Team Site
Creating a blog in my My Site
Posting to my blog from Microsoft Word 2010
Creating a new page on a publishing site
Changing the page layout of a publishing site page
Publishing a publishing site page
Using web analytics to see which are the most popular pages on your site
Chapter 6: Where's My Stuff?—Finding Things with SharePoint
Performing a basic search
Performing an advanced search
Finding experts using a people search
Saving a search as an alert and being notified when the results change
Using search analytics to see what people are searching for
Chapter 7: Gaining Insights— Using SharePoint for Business Intelligence
Creating a chart using the Chart Web Part
Creating a Key Performance Indicator (KPI)
Creating an Excel spreadsheet to run on the server
Creating a report using Report Builder
Creating a chart using the PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer
Building a PerformancePoint business intelligence dashboard
Chapter 8: Automating Business Processes—Recipes for Electronic Forms and Workflows
Creating an InfoPath Form for a SharePoint List
Creating a holiday request InfoPath form and publishing it to a form library
Using the Collect Feedback workflow toreceive feedback on a Microsoft Word 2010 document
Creating a list workflow using SharePoint Designer 2010
Using Microsoft Visio 2010 to model a SharePoint workflow

What You Will Learn

  • Quickly move through some essential SharePoint End User tasks before moving on to more advanced functionality
  • Take a deep dive into SharePoint document management
  • Learn from a comprehensive treatment of SharePoint workflows
  • Understand who is listening to your information with SharePoint Web Analytics tools
  • Create and publish InfoPath forms to front-end your business processes
  • Discover the SharePoint security trimmed user interface from a practical business perspective
  • Understand SharePoint search and how to find things more easily
  • Turn data into information using SharePoint's powerful business intelligence tools
  • Unlock the true business value of SharePoint with HR, CRM, and PM composite application examples
  • Understand how to apply your SharePoint knowledge to "Think SharePoint" rather than simply grasping basic SharePoint concepts

In Detail

The power of Microsoft SharePoint as the Enterprise collaboration platform is ever-growing; due to the wide range of capabilities it offers, SharePoint 2010 can help transform your business so you can quickly respond to the changes and challenges that you face. For End Users, SharePoint helps you and your team work "better, faster, and smarter". This book will take your SharePoint knowledge further, showing you how to use your skills to solve real business problems.

While many other titles might be characterized as "SharePoint Explained", this cookbook contains advanced content that goes beyond that found in other SharePoint End User offerings: it is "SharePoint Applied". It provides recipes walking Power Users through a range of collaboration, data integration, business intelligence, electronic form, and workflow scenarios, as well as offering three invaluable business scenarios for building composite applications.

The cookbook begins by providing a comprehensive treatment of SharePoint essentials, while quickly moving forward to topics like Data Integration, Business Intelligence, and automating business processes. At the end of the book, the information presented in the earlier recipes is combined to create three example SharePoint 2010 "composite applications" for Human Resources (HR), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Project Management. Composite applications are the "unique selling point" of SharePoint 2010 and understanding how to create them is the key to unlocking the business value of the product.


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