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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Power User Cookbook

By : Adrian Colquhoun
Book Image

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
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Business intelligence is the process of turning data into information. Business intelligence tools summarize and visualize information, providing us with insights into problems and allowing us to make sensible decisions based on facts rather than guesswork. The SharePoint design mantra is business intelligence for all, and SharePoint 2010 provides many different Power User business intelligence tools. The recipes in this Chapter explore the options. You will learn how to create graphs and charts using the chart Web Part, build key performance indicators using the status list, publish spreadsheets on the server using Excel services, create traditional tabular reports using reporting services, and building analytical charts and dashboards using PerformancePoint services. The business intelligence tools in SharePoint are powerful and extensive. I recommend you to spend some time and effort exploring them in detail. The recipes in this chapter are more than enough to get you started...