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Enterprise Content Management with Microsoft SharePoint 0

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Content management problems solved efficiently with Microsoft SharePoint.

Experienced managers know that the best software package doesn’t always lead to a successful system–good planning and taking into account cultural considerations are what result in a great implementation. In fact, studies show that most SharePoint projects fail not because of the software, but because of poor implementation.
ECM with SharePoint goes beyond the “how to” of configuring SharePoint and shares practical guidance on how to ensure that a system is well designed and has strong user adoption. As a result it has advice you can use in content management projects on platforms other than SharePoint.
This guide is practical and has a great balance between planning, implementation, and end user adoption. Learn from the real world experience of White and Riley and avoid costly mistakes.

Meet the challenges of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) head on, using rich ECM features in SharePoint 2013. Two ECM experts will lead you and you will learn how to build a solid information architecture (IA) for managing documents, knowledge, web content, digital assets, records, and user-generated content throughout your organization. With examples and case studies based on the authors’ real-world experience, this practical book is ideal for CIOs, marketing executives, project managers, and enterprise architects.

In [easyazon_link asin=”0735677824″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” tag=”spbk-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” nofollow=”default” popups=”default”]Enterprise Content Management with Microsoft SharePoint[/easyazon_link] you will discover how to:

  • Design a scalable, easy-to-use content management repository
  • Build an ECM team with specific project governance roles
  • Gain stakeholder support for project and change management
  • Foster user adoption by clarifying general IA concepts
  • Organize content using SharePoint records management tools
  • Configure content types, managed metadata, and site settings
  • Examine processes for managing paper-driven vs. digital content
  • Apply best practices for deploying SharePoint ECM features
  • Support risk management and compliance regulations



Chapter 1 ECM Defined

    • What is Enterprise Content Management?
    • The ECM stack
    • Capture
    • Store
    • Manage
    • Deliver
    • Process
    • Preserve
    • Why use ECM?
    • How can you use information to make better decisions?
    • Return on investment
    • Who does ECM target?
    • Building expectations
    • Next steps

Chapter 2 ECM Stack: Content In

      • Building a solid foundation
      • Capture
      • Store
      • Process
      • Next steps

    Chapter 3 ECM Stack: Content Control

      • Management of content
      • Delivery of content
      • Preservation
      • Next steps

    Chapter 4 Cases in Point

      • Deployment assumptions
      • Managed metadata—taxonomy
      • Content types
      • Shared Information Architecture
      • Small scale
      • Large scale
      • Next steps

    Chapter 5 Building an ECM Team

      • Don’t go it alone
      • Time and conflict
      • Team selection
      • ECM team roles and responsibilities
      • Next steps

    Chapter 6 User Adoption

      • Least common denominator
      • Preparing the organization
      • Encourage behavior
      • Enforcing the plan
      • Next steps

    Chapter 7 ECM Planning Guide

      • Documentation
      • Information Architecture
      • Content governance
      • Next steps

    Chapter 8 Records Management

      • Principles and life cycle
      • Business drivers
      • Retention schedule
      • Records management features in SharePoint
      • Records center vs. in-place records management
      • Records management processes in SharePoint
      • Next steps

    Chapter 9 eDiscovery

      • Holds
      • Implementing eDiscovery in SharePoint
      • Next steps

    Chapter 10 Extending SharePoint 2013 ECM Solutions

      • Office 365
      • Third-party services and tools
      • Next steps

    Chapter 11 Tools and Final ThoughtsTools

    This book is available on[easyazon_link asin=”0735677824″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” tag=”spbkctaunder-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” nofollow=”default” popups=”default”] Amazon [/easyazon_link] and at O’Reilly


    Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Inside Out 0

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    [easyazon_link asin=”0735666997″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” tag=”spbk-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” nofollow=”default” popups=”default”]Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Inside Out[/easyazon_link] is the SharePoint book for the end-user that wants to become a power-user. It covers a ton of topics and it covers them in-depth.
    This book is pretty thick and covers anything you would need to know about Sharepoint. It contains a lot of solutions so you can save time which is nice especially if you only know the basics of Sharepoint. The book has a lot of screenshots and if coming from a previous version of SharePoint,  you will be informed of the changes to the newer version.

    The book is not intended for SharePoint developers or SharePoint administrators, although most SharePoint developers and administrators are (or should be)also power users. So the book will come in handy when you’re simply using SharePoint as an end-user.

    The book is split into 23 chapters covering everything from basics of SharePoint structure and terms to setting up BDC connections, excel services and more. Depending on your IT department and your level of access in SharePoint, this book covers virtually everything you will need to know to create useful and powerful SharePoint sites.

    Table of contents.

    1. Introducing SharePoint 2013
    2. Administration for business users
    3. Working with list and library apps
    4. Working with collaboration sites
    5. Using Office applications with SharePoint 2013
    6. Sharing information with SharePoint social networking
    7. Using and creating workflows
    8. Planning site content
    9. Creating and formatting content pages
    10. Adding, editing, connecting, and maintaining web parts
    11. Managing documents
    12. Designing web content management sites
    13. Implementing compliance, records management, and eDiscovery
    14. Planning for business intelligence and key performance indicators
    15. Implementing better Business Intelligence with Excel Services and SQL Server 2012
    16. Building powerful dashboards with PerformancePoint Services
    17. Working with [easyazon_link asin=”B00CWKZVIM” locale=”US” new_window=”default” tag=”spbk-20″ add_to_cart=”no” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” nofollow=”default” popups=”default”]Visio 2013 [/easyazon_link] 18. Discovering information with SharePoint 2013 Search
    19. Creating a customized [easyazon_link asin=”1484177495″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” tag=”spbk-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” nofollow=”default” popups=”default”]SharePoint 2013  Search  Guide[/easyazon_link] experience
    20. Creating, managing, and designing sites
    21. Creating enterprise forms
    22. Working with external content
    23. Introduction to custom development


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    SharePoint 2013 for dummies 0

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    SharePoint 2013 for Dummies

    SharePoint is an essential part of the enterprise infrastructure for many businesses. Building on the success of previous versions of [easyazon_link cloaking=”default” keywords=”SharePoint for Dummies” localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” tag=”spbk-20″]SharePoint for Dummies[/easyazon_link], this new edition covers all the latest features of SharePoint 2013 and provides you with an easy-to-understand resource for making the most of all that this version has to offer. You’ll learn how to get a site up and running, branded, and populated with content, workflow, and management. In addition, this new edition includes essential need-to-know information for administrators, techsumers, and page admins who want to leverage the cloud-hosted features online, either as a standalone product or in conjunction with an existing SharePoint infrastructure.

    • Walks you through getting a SharePoint site up and running effectively and efficiently
    • Explains ongoing site management and offers plenty of advice for administrators who want to leverage SharePoint and Office 365 in various ways
    • Shows how to use SharePoint to leverage data centers and collaborate with both internal and external customers, including partners and clients
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    Open the book and find:

    • The benefits of SharePoint for project management
    • How to use social networking in your company
    • What your role is as a SharePoint administrator
    • SharePoint security advice
    • Tips for using SharePoint on a mobile device
    • How to collaborate on documents in SharePoint
    • Steps for creating user profiles
    • Ten ways to become a SharePoint guru
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    Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Plain & Simple 0

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    Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Plain and simple is a full-color, visual guide that makes learning [easyazon_link asin=”0735642281″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” tag=”spbk-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” nofollow=”default” popups=”default”]Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Plain & Simple[/easyazon_link]! Follow the book’s easy steps and screenshots and clear, concise language to learn the simplest ways to get things done.

    Here’s WHAT you’ll learn:

    • Create libraries for all kinds of media
    • Share information in one location
    • Organize people and processes
    • Connect SharePoint to Microsoft Office with no fuss
    • Find things fast with the Search Center
    • Expand your community with social networking

    Here’s HOW you’ll learn it:

    • Jump in wherever you need answers
    • Follow easy STEPS and SCREENSHOTS to see exactly what to do
    • Get handy TIPS for new techniques and shortcuts
    • Use TRY THIS! exercises to apply what you learn right away

    Q&A with Jonathan Lightfoot, author of “[easyazon_link asin=”0735667004″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” tag=”spbk-20″ add_to_cart=”yes” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” nofollow=”default” popups=”yes”]Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Plain & Simple[/easyazon_link]”

    Q. Why is your book timely– what makes it important right now?

    A. The SharePoint platform is still relatively unknown to many business users. Microsoft’s new release of SharePoint 2013 is starting to gain traction with organizations around the world. As such a lot of people who were relatively unfamiliar with the platform will need to start using it. “Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Plain & Simple” fills the need of getting people up to speed on the platform within a short amount of time. In doing so, we feel that this book will allow for a lot more people who are currently unfamiliar with the platform to begin to use the platform to assist them with collaborating and completing their tasks. Also, the book’s layout is easy to use. Most computer books tend to be mostly text … “Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Plain & Simple” is mostly graphical in order to mimic the experience of using SharePoint 2013, which allows the book to more closely align with the tasks a person may be doing. So to have a book that is in the same format as what the reader is actually interacting with eases the learning process.

    Q. What information do you hope that readers of your book will walk away with?

    A. I hope that readers will be able to walk away with the ability to use the platform, of course but I also want them to be able to use this book to understand the moving pieces of SharePoint to imagine and develop solutions to their business challenges.

    Q. What’s the most exciting/important thing happening in your space?

    A. It would definitely be the merging of systems. For years we have been promised an easier life due to the computer. And there have been several breakthrough products that have done just that. But in our current evolution we have the need for these systems to connect and interact with each other. In doing so we can truly begin to see computers easing our lives. The SharePoint platform is one of the systems that, on its own, is a powerful platform. But when you connect this platform with other systems, then you are able to really unleash its true power. “[easyazon_link asin=”0735667004″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” tag=”spbk-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” nofollow=”default” popups=”no”]Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Plain & Simple[/easyazon_link]” was written in such a way as to teach people how to use the platform in its most basic sense. But at the same time one is able to look at the book and with very little thought build on that knowledge and develop solutions for business problems.

    Q. Can you give us a few tips to get us started?


    1. If you are annoyed with seeing the Ribbon at the top of your page you can double-click any of the tabs and the Ribbon will be minimized. If you want to see it again simply double-click a tab to have it reappear
    2. When creating a new library of lists, make sure that you do not use spaces in the name. This will make your life a lot easier when you decide to use SharePoint Designer or Visual Studio for interacting with the list or library. After the list or library is created you can always go back into the Look and Feel settings to add a space to the name, to make it easier to read.
    3. When creating workflows, it is best to use [easyazon_link asin=”B00CWKZVIM” locale=”US” new_window=”default” tag=”spbk-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” nofollow=”default” popups=”no”]Visio 2013[/easyazon_link]’s Microsoft SharePoint Workflows template to make a graphical representation of the workflow. After you finish with Visio to make a graphical version of the workflow you are able to upload the drawing into [easyazon_link asin=”1430249749″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” tag=”spbk-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” nofollow=”default” popups=”yes”]SharePoint Designer 2013[/easyazon_link] to fill in the details.
    4. When creating a new site, make sure that one of your first steps is to check the Regional settings for your site. By default SharePoint will use the Pacific Time zone.
    5. If you have to create several sites at once and they are going to have similar lists and libraries, prepare the initial site and then use the “Save as Template” option in Site Settings to clone the site. In doing so you are able to choose this template to stand up the rest of the sites quickly.
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    How to Do Everything with Microsoft SharePoint 2013 0


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    Maximize Microsoft SharePoint 2013.

    Written by a former member of the SharePoint development team, [easyazon_link asin=”007180983X” locale=”US” new_window=”default” tag=”spbk-20″ add_to_cart=”no” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” nofollow=”default” popups=”default”]How to Do Everything Microsoft SharePoint 2013[/easyazon_link]shows you how to get the most out of the latest release of this dynamic business collaboration platform. This is a book for End users and Power users and every chapter has its real-world scenario.
    You’ll learn to set up SharePoint sites and use document management, wikis, taxonomy, blogs, social features, and more to organize, manage, and share content. Real-world examples help you accomplish tasks quickly and easily. Basic information on SharePoint development and administration is also included in this practical guide.

    • Work with sites, apps, lists, libraries, and items
    • Upload documents, manage files with document libraries, and use document versioning and content approval features
    • Collaborate via discussion boards, blogs, wikis, events, surveys, calendars, and newsfeeds
    • Use social tagging, enable a folksonomy, and use enterprise keywords
    • Create a taxonomy hierarchy using enterprise managed metadata
    • Build publishing sites, personal sites, and websites
    • Display data on pages using web and app parts
    • Customize apps, lists, forms, and navigation
    • Use SharePoint with client applications, including Microsoft Office, Outlook,
    • InfoPath, SharePoint Designer, and third-party applications
    • Learn the basics of SharePoint administration and development
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    Free SharePoint book: Best practices for using fine-grained permissions. 0

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    This is a free SharePoint book that describes best practices for fine-grained permissions (FGP) and how to use them within your organization when using SharePoint® Products and Technologies or Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010 Products.

    This book describes the use of fine-grained permissions (FGP) for SharePoint ® 2010 Products (Microsoft® SharePoint® Server 2010 and Microsoft® SharePoint® Foundation 2010) and SharePoint® Products and Technologies (Office SharePoint® Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint® Services version 3.0); performance issues related to FGP; and best practices for configuring solutions that include FGP.

    Note: We recommend that you use FGP for only those business cases for which it is required. FGP can be expensive in terms of both operational oversight and performance.


    • Overview of using fine-grained permissions
    • SharePoint permission system overview
      • Permission levels
      • SharePoint groups
      • Scope
      • Securable object
      • Inheritance
      • Limited access
      • Binary ACL
    • Best practices for avoiding common FGP limit issues
      • Too many scopes within a list
      • Too many members within a scope 
      • Very deep scope hierarchy
    • Recommended solutions for common FGP performance issues
      • Solution 1: Remove FGP and use security enforcement only at Web level
        • Environmental security cleanup
        • Environmental security architecture redesign
      • Solution 2: Use fine-grained permissions by hierarchical structure changes
        • Environment hierarchy redesign
      • Solution 3: Use fine-grained permissions by scope structure changes (2010 only)
        • Dynamic security changing code redesign
    • Environment architecture example
      • Environment overview
      • Workflow design
      • Fine-grained permission issues
      • Resolution of FGP issues
    • Summary

    You can download this free SharePoint book at Microsoft download (docx format)


    Professional SharePoint 2013 Administration book 0

    SharePoint books 2013 administration

    SharePoint 2013 administration

    One of the first SharePoint 2013 administration books is released on April 29th 2013. This book provides specific insight in various aspects of SharePoint 2013 administration and continues on the tradition of entertaining while reading.

    The new iteration of SharePoint boasts exciting new features. However, any new version also comes with its fair share of challenges and that’s where this book comes in. The team of SharePoint admin gurus returns to presents a fully updated resource that prepares you for making all the new SharePoint 2013 features work right. They cover all of the administration components of SharePoint 2013 in detail, and present a clear understanding of how they affect the role of the administrator.

    • Compares and contrasts SharePoint 2013 to earlier versions
    • Helps make your SharePoint 2013 installation smooth and successful
    • Addresses managing customizations
    • Looks at SharePoint 2013 for Internet sites
    • Includes an introduction to SQL Server 2012
    • Compares and contrasts SharePoint 2013 to earlier versions and reviews what’s new in the 2013 iteration
    • Shares techniques for making SharePoint 2013 installation smooth and successful
    • Demonstrates ways to best configure SharePoint 2013 for high-availability backups
    • Details workflows in SharePoint 2013
    • Provides invaluable troubleshooting advice
    • Explains how to integrate SharePoint with Word, Excel®, PowerPoint®, Outlook®, InfoPath®, OneNote®, and Microsoft Visio®

    This Professional SharePoint 2013 Administration book enhances your SharePoint skill set and immerses you in the new content of the platform.

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