Houston, we have a problem. Simply put there is too much damn information about SharePoint floating around. This publication brings you almost daily updates covering new add-ons, research and new solutions that build on the platform. Even for us, it's hard to keep it all straight.
Here's a collection of must read articles for managers dealing with SharePoint/MOSS in the enterprise.
1. A Little Background on SharePoint
SharePoint 2007 Review - Six Pillars of MOSS: Microsoft's Office SharePoint Server 2007, or “MOSS” for short, is Microsoft's first integrated server platform that aims to provide web content management, enterprise content services, and enterprise search, as well as shared business processes and business intelligence dashboarding to the small/medium enterprise. Some seem quite natural extensions and others we feel are indicative of new pathways.
2. Doing Web Content Management With SharePoint
Web Content Management with SharePoint MOSS 2007 (Part 1): This is part one of a series on SharePoint 2007 Web Content Management. Read on as we provide an overview of SharePoint 2007’s Web CMS capabilities and set you up to dig a bit deeper into the nooks and crannies of customizing and operating a SharePoint-driven website.
Of course if read part one, then you may want to read part 2
3. What About SharePoint and CMIS?
How To: Connecting SharePoint (MOSS) to a CMIS Repository: Microsoft has played a major role in the development of the Content Management Interoperability Specification (CMIS) that is currently in the hands of the OASIS working group. Committed as the team has been, they (including Microsoft) have not provided much information or examples of how CMIS will work with Microsoft's SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS). Until now.
4. Is It Really Just a Glorified File Server?
Study Finds SharePoint Primarily Used for File Sharing: A study by AIIM and Information Architected also reveals many of the same common themes on the use of SharePoint. It's widely implemented, but not used to its fullest extent.
5. Mixing eCommerce and SharePoint
SharePoint Commerce Services for Commerce Server 2009: Commerce Server 2009 includes new capabilities to help you get a store-front up and running quickly. What's even more interesting is that it also includes out of the box interoperability and integration with SharePoint Server 2007.
6. Are There Alternatives to SharePoint?
Under the Covers: Alfresco's SharePoint Services (WSS) Killer: While most have elected to figure out how to integrate with SharePoint and grab a piece of that enterprise pie, Alfresco believes they have built an alternative: Alfresco Share. We go under the covers of this collaboration solution.
7. The Future of SharePoint Eludes Us - Sort of
Wonder What's Coming in Next Version of SharePoint?: But there are many who are starting to offer up what they believe SharePoint "14" will and won't have. Here's a look at what they are saying.