Sunday, May 20, 2007

Book review : Sharepoint 2007 Unleashed

 I've had the privilege to get a free copy of a book called Sharepoint 2007 Unleashed by Michael Noel and Colin Spence (no blogs found?!). The audience level of this book is aimed at intermediate to advanced.  As stated in the introduction of the book, it is divided in to four sections :

  1. Sharepoint 2007 overview, Planning and Implementation, provides an introduction to SharePoint 2007 technologies and covers the architecture process. Details on installing SharePoint 2007 and processes for migrating from SharePoint 2003 are included.
  2. Using Sharepoint 2007 technologies, covers the core feature set of SharePoint 2007 that power users and administrators will need to master, including libraries, lists, designing and managing pages, workspaces, and sites.
  3. Managing a Sharepoint 2007 environment, provides best practices on managing and administering the SharePoint infrastructure, securing the environment, maintaining and managing the environment and databases, and backing up and restoring the SharePoint 2007 environment
  4. Extending a Sharepoint 2007 environment, goes into detail on the topics of configuring email-enabled content, Exchange Server integration, enabling presence information with Office Communication Server 2007, and securing remote access with ISA Server 2006. In addition, chapters are included on using SharePoint Designer 2007.

I was most amazed by the first section, as it describes all the possible scenarios which I could not (yet) find on the Microsoft site and provides valuable information how-to implement that scenario as well. The other sections were fairly straightforward and about 80% of the information can be found on the net. But in contradication to the net, all the information is neatly placed (read : aggregated) and the style of the writers reads very well ;)

Conclusion:
A very good book for those who want to have a complete overview of Sharepoint 2007 (WSSv3 & MOSS) and those who want to get more indepth information. I think the audience level is better if it is set to intermediate alone instead of intermediate to advanced. Since the 'advanced' audience probably knows about everything what is covered in the book.
I give it a 8/10

 

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Thank you so much for taking the time to share this information. A great read. I’ll certainly be back.