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week3 - Making SharePoint Work for You
Start Date: 17 September 2008, Wednesday
Start Time: 09:00 AM
End Date:
End Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Maple Grove Community Center - Banquet Room
Payment: Free

Join Joel Baglien & Jason McKinney from High Monkey Consulting for this month's Week3 topic.  Based on requests from attendees at previous Week3 sessions, we are presenting a hands-on demonstration to show how any organization can improve information availability, productivity and processes, and communication via a SharePoint based Intranet. This session is almost 100% real-time demonstration.  Joel and Jason will demonstrate what SharePoint can deliver out of the box using built in configuration tools.  We will also look at a few customized examples of what you can develop using SharePoint Designer. Remember that Week3 sessions are “technology neutral” – you will get a realistic view of SharePoint – not an infomercial.   Joel and Jason will share with you some of High Monkey’s best practices for how we use SharePoint to manage projects and information.  Come prepared to learn, network with colleagues, and to ask a lot of questions.




Sept 17 Agenda:


Overview of SharePoint (2007)

      ·         Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) capabilities

      ·         Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) capabilities

      ·         Some limitations of WSS

      ·         When do you really need MOSS?

      ·         Migrating from WSS to MOSS


Getting SharePoint to show what you want:

      ·         Changing SharePoint’s look and feel

·         Displaying and adjusting web parts


Utilizing Tools for Document Libraries and Lists:

·         Document Libraries and SharePoint List Overviews

 ·         Check – in / out features

 ·         Document Approvals

 ·         Versioning

 ·         Utilizing Metadata for documents

 ·         Creating views to assist with organization and understanding of information

 ·         Setting up Content Types

 o   What is a content type

 o   Advantages

 o   How can they be used

 ·         Datasheet Bulk Edit


 SharePoint Security

 ·         Security Trimming of information

 ·         Displaying only what users need to see

 ·         How security trimming affects document management and versioning

 ·         Security adjustments to protect information

 ·         Utilizing Groups to make mass security adjustments


 Microsoft Office & SharePoint Interaction

 ·         Which office products are compatible with SharePoint

 ·         How these products can be leveraged to improve interaction with SharePoint

 ·         Setting up Outlook synchronization with SharePoint


 Joel and Jason will spend about 90 minutes demonstrating the SharePoint topics listed above.  Open roundtable discussions or additional demos are planned for the remaining 30 minutes of the session.  Come prepared with your questions and share your own best practices!


See you then.

Additional information: Please Arrive Early: Registration and opportunities to networking start at 8:30 AM

Event Reminder: You may receive a reminder email a few days prior to the event.

Location: The Banquet Room is located to the left inside the main entrance for the Maple Grove Community Center.

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