One of the members of the SMB IT Professionals Group in Sydney is Robert Crane. Robert has spent some time working with Windows SharePoint Services and has taken a vast amount of his knowledge and put it into writing in the form of his Windows SharePoint Services Operations Guide. This guide is comprised of many pages of information that walks you through from basics such as how to post information to the site, through to the various templates that come with WSS. I’ve had a chance to review his guide and found it to be an excellent resource if you are new to or even familiar with Windows SharePoint Services. It gives great overview in how to perform many of the tasks that you will need to do in a SharePoint installation, along with real world experience where it varies from the official Microsoft line. I’d suggest you check it out if you are doing work with SharePoint as it will save you time and money. Robert has a sample chapter available online so you can check it out.
With SBS 2008 coming up just around the corner, this guide will likely help you with the more tricky installations that you might come across.
http://wssops.saturnalliance.com.au is the direct link to the site – Tell Robert that I sent you 😉
Robert CRane says
I really appreciate you taking the time to look at my guide and give it the thumbs up. This is even more pleasing given not only you own extensive Sharepoint experience but also you experience with publishing content.
The work, as you know, continues to be a work in progress and is updated monthly, yet I hope that with people’s support I can continue to develop this offering into something really worthwhile for those who see value in Windows Sharepoint as a product (which I personally do). Personally, I believe it can save people many hours of Sharepoint troubleshooting and searching so in that respect it is worth the investment.
Once again, I’d like to thank you not only for your time in examining the guide but also providing such positive feedback here on your blog. I can only hope that this endorsement will spur those on who have perhaps been debating whether the guide is worthwhile or not.