Any situation where people need to work together online is a situation for Microsoft SharePoint. SharePoint is a component of Windows 2003 that enables organizations to construct web sites specifically for information sharing and collaboration. Within these sites, individuals can capture and share ideas, plus work together on documents, tasks, contacts, and events. "The SharePoint Office Pocket Guide" from O'Reilly gets you collaborating with others in this format immediately. It covers the ins and outs of SharePoint's key tools in plain, easy-to-follow language. Within minutes, you'll understand how to: determine which web site template is best for you; customize the design and content of the site's various pages; upload documents for all team members to see; add public announcements; send alerts to team members so they know when existing documents have been changed; add links to other external sites; track work items; call meetings from within Office 2003; and add new members to the site. Thanks to SharePoint, you'll discover that emailing is no longer the most efficient way to share files.
In fact, you may never need to zip files together again, which also means an end to files that bounce back because they're too large. SharePoint renders all of this aggravation obsolete. If you want more information than the average SharePoint user, then the "SharePoint Office Pocket Guide" is an essential addition to your personal library. By increasing your team's productivity, SharePoint takes the "dead" out of deadline. And this handy reference guide shows you how to get it done.
Jeff Webb has written about computers and technology for 20 years. His books include Using Excel Visual Basic for Applications; Visual Basic Developer's Workshop; and Developing Web Applications with Visual Basic .NET. He has also written programming guides, articles, and sample applications for Microsoft and Digital Equipment Corporation.