Resources for learning Microsoft Office SharePoint Server

Are you interested in discovering ways to use Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 to create compelling, useful Web sites? Do you want to get a better understanding of the collaborative possibilities provided by Office SharePoint Server? Do you want to learn about ways that you can customize your Office SharePoint Server 2007 environment? This article lists Help articles, Web sites, and other resources that can help.

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Resources for everyone

You can always learn about Office SharePoint Server 2007 by using your browser to explore your Office SharePoint Server site collection. However, there is a vast array of features to explore, and you may want a little help getting started. The resources listed in this section are a good place to start.

The following table lists general resources for getting help with Office SharePoint Server 2007 or learning more on your own.

Resource Description
Office SharePoint Server Help

A complete Help system that includes conceptual and reference information, as well as step-by-step procedures.

ShowOpen Office SharePoint Server Help

  • Click the Help button Button image near the top of a Web page that is in your Office SharePoint Server site collection.

 Note   If you don't see the Help button Button image, look for a link labeled Help in the same place on the Web page.

Office SharePoint Server templates

Office SharePoint Server includes templates that you can use as a starting point for creating libraries, lists, and Web sites. Read the following articles for more information about these templates.

SharePoint Products and Technologies Community The community center for SharePoint Products and Technologies where you can find blogs, webcasts, events, and discussions, and share best practices and tips with your peers through newsgroups.
Office SharePoint Server training on Office Online A series of short, self-paced training courses available on Microsoft Office Online.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Home Page Up-to-date information on Office Online, including how-to articles, columns, and tips for using Office SharePoint Server 2007.

Resources for advanced users

If you are already familiar with Office SharePoint Server and want to learn about resources for more advanced users, look in this section, where you can find links to resources for developers and other technical users.

Microsoft offers many advanced resources for Office SharePoint Server 2007 developers and other technical users, as well as developer resources for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, the technology that Office SharePoint Server 2007 is based on. The following table lists some of these advanced resources.

Resource Description
Office SharePoint Server 2007 Developer Portal on MSDN Information about planning, coding, building, deploying, and migrating solutions for Office SharePoint Server.
Office SharePoint Server 2007 Developer Map Downloadable poster that shows the architecture of Office SharePoint Server 2007.
Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Developer Center on MSDN Technical articles, SDK information, screencasts, and community resources for SharePoint developers.
2007 Microsoft Office system Learning Portal Training, e-learning, books, and skills assessments for 2007 Microsoft Office system products, including Office SharePoint Server 2007.
Office SharePoint Server TechCenter on TechNet Technical articles, highlights, communities, and blogs about Office SharePoint Server.
Office SharePoint Server Technical Library on TechNet2 Additional technical resources for Office SharePoint Server.
Windows SharePoint Services TechCenter on TechNet Technical articles, highlights, communities, and blogs about Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

More resources on MSDN

Office SharePoint Server 2007 enables you to take advantage of a wide variety of development platforms and tools. The following table lists MSDN Web sites that contain comprehensive information about development platforms and tools related to Office SharePoint Server.

Web site Description
Microsoft Office Developer Center Information about using Microsoft Office programs as a development platform.
Microsoft XML Developer Center Information about using and developing applications with XML.
Microsoft Scripting Developer Center Information about using various Microsoft scripting languages, including JScript and VBScript.
Microsoft Web Services Developer Center Information about developing and using XML Web services.
Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Information about using Visual Studio .NET.
Microsoft .NET Framework Information about using the .NET Framework.
Microsoft SQL Server Information about deploying and using SQL Server.
Microsoft BizTalk Server Information about deploying and using BizTalk Server.
 
 
Applies to:
Forms Server 2007, SharePoint Server 2007