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Posted by cadsmith on October 31, 2007

Reviewed SharePoint 2007: The Definitive Guide, Pyles and others, 2007. Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server (MOSS) 2007 provides remote team collaboration as well as content management security and privacy to construct world-wide work facilities. The functions include web 2.0-like social networking and collaboration, email and office application integration, enterprise search and rights management, and business process intelligence and forms. The book shows the changes in the architecture since 2003 and walks through details of installation, configuration, site design, web part use and creation, document workspaces and libraries, meeting workspaces, and a variety of security measures. Elements can be used to maintain a company branding style look. It handles server farm topologies of small to large sizes. Small consists of 1 or 2 boxes containing Web Front-Ends (WFE), app server and db server. Medium consists of db server, app server running MOSS, and 1 or 2 front-end web servers running MOSS or Internet Information Services 6.0 (IIS). Large consists of 2 or more clustered db servers, several load-balanced front-end web servers, and 2 or more app servers. The size factors are number of users, number of documents, fault tolerance and allowable downtime. Database servers can also have a failover. Performance limits are shown for individual components, e.g. a soft limit of 2000 items per view for quickest response by web services. Screenshots display interaction options. Many links are provided for online documentation and some third-party options. The system also stores and allows communication using IM and audio/video. Levels of administrative rights and site permission can be set for groups, members, owners, visitors and viewers. Server home page.

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