Welcome to the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Administrator's Companion! If you're reading this introduction, chances are good that you're interested in Office SharePoint Server 2007 administration. As you might suspect, this book is filled with ideas, tips, "how-tos," and best practices on planning, deploying, and administrating a SharePoint Server 2007 farm.
But despite the title, we have not assumed that only administrators will pick up this book and use it. You might be a project manager, an information management specialist, a network or SharePoint architect, a developer, a Web designer, or a power user who wants to learn more about SharePoint Server 2007 administration, design, and best practices. We have written this book with a wide variety of interested readers in mind:
Architects will find good information in these pages about how to design a SharePoint implementation.
Power users will benefit greatly from reading about site administration, the site templates that are available, and the Web Parts that ship with this product.
Content creators will learn how to use document libraries to their full advantage.
Project managers will find this a handy reference when working with SharePoint-oriented projects.
Information management specialists will find ideas about best practices for implementation when building taxonomies.
Compliance specialists can learn how SharePoint Server 2007 works with record and document management with a view to meeting compliance requirements.
Web content managers will learn how to publish a Web site from a staging area to a production area, even if multiple languages are involved in the process.
Developers will be interested not only in the Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer and workflow information, but also in how to build sites using features.
As you can see, there is solid information in this book for a wide variety of professionals who will interface with SharePoint Server 2007.