SharePoint 2007 Collaboration for Dummies

  • 5h 26m
  • Greg Harvey
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2009

If you’re looking for a way to help your teams access what they need to know, work together, and get the job done, SharePoint can do just that. SharePoint 2007 Collaboration For Dummies shows you the easiest way to set up and customize SharePoint, manage your data, interact using SharePoint blogs and wikis, integrate Office programs, and make your office more productive.

You’ll learn what SharePoint can do and how to make it work for your business, understand the technical terms, and enable your people to collaborate on documents and spreadsheets. You’ll even discover how to get SharePoint help online.

  • Work with SharePoint’s information-sharing and team productivity tools
  • See how data is stored in lists and libraries and arrange access for your teams
  • Use SharePoint’s meeting workspaces and add the capability for virtual meetings online
  • Create blogs where team members can share ideas and wiki libraries to keep information up to date
  • Keep everything on track with task lists and workflows to assign and monitor projects and progress
  • Integrate Word and Excel, or connect SharePoint to Outlook 2007 so you can access information from your inbox
  • Use Office SharePoint Designer 2007 to create custom workflows for your SharePoint task lists

With tips for designing the perfect SharePoint site and ideas about enhancing your team meetings with meeting workspaces, SharePoint 2007 Collaboration For Dummies helps you put this great collaboration tool to work right away.

About the Author

Greg Harvey has authored tons of computer books, the most recent being Manage Your Life with Outlook For Dummies and the most popular being Excel 2007 For Dummies and Excel 2007 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies. He started out training business users on how to use IBM personal computers and their attendant computer software in the rough and tumble days of DOS, WordStar, and Lotus 1-2-3 in the mid-1980s of the last century. After working for a number of independent training firms, he went on to teach semester-long courses in spreadsheet and database management software at Golden Gate University in San Francisco.

His love of teaching has translated into an equal love of writing. For Dummies books are, of course, his all-time favorites to write because they enable him to write to his favorite audience: the beginner. They also enable him to use humor (a key element to success in the training room) and, most delightful of all, to express an opinion or two about the subject matter at hand.

Greg received his doctorate in Humanities in Philosophy and Religion with a concentration in Asian Studies and Comparative Religion last May. Everyone is glad that Greg was finally able to get out of school before he retired.

For the past two years, he has been actively researching productivity in the modern workplace and the various ideas and systems developed for improving work/life balance and improving teamwork and ensuring successful collaboration, using Microsoft's Outlook and SharePoint software, respectively.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Collaborating with SharePoint
  • Setting up the SharePoint Site for Your Teams
  • Giving Your Teams Access to the SharePoint Site
  • Creating and Maintaining SharePoint Lists
  • The Care and Feeding of SharePoint Libraries
  • Using Meeting Workspaces to Plan and Manage Team Meetings
  • Getting Team Feedback via Surveys and Discussion Boards
  • Stimulating Team Interaction with Blogs and Wiki Pages
  • Editing Collaboratively with Document Workspaces
  • Managing Tasks, Issues, and Workflows in SharePoint
  • Integrating SharePoint and Outlook 2007
  • Using Office Applications with SharePoint
  • Customizing Your SharePoint Site with Office SharePoint Designer 2007
  • Using InfoPath 2007 with SharePoint
  • Top Ten Tips for Designing Your SharePoint Site
  • The Top Ten Challenges to Successful Teamwork
  • Glossary—SharePoint Technical Jargon
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