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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Power User Cookbook

By : Adrian Colquhoun
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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Power User Cookbook

By: Adrian Colquhoun

Overview of this book

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.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Power User Cookbook
About the Author
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Document management is probably the most well-known and widely used SharePoint feature. This chapter provides a deep dive into SharePoint 2010's document management capabilities and shows you how to make best use of them.

The recipes guide you through common document management operations such as uploading documents, versioning, e-mailing links to documents, downloading document copies, and setting alerts to be notified when a document changes.

Recipes are included that deal with more advanced functionality, such as publishing major versions of a document, restoring previous versions, taking document libraries offline with Outlook 2010, and using content types to store different types of document in the same document library.

There will be times when you will need exclusive access to a document while you update it. A recipe is included that shows how to require the checkout of a document so that others cannot change it while you work on it.

However, often the reverse is true. You...