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Authentication
This page provides authentication planning and deployment resources for IT pros and developers. Authentication is the process of validating client identity to establish that a user who is trying to access Web site resources can be verified as an authenticated entity. SharePoint Products and Technologies are logically divided into three distributed tiers: the front-end Web server tier, the application server tier, and the back-end database tier. Each tier is a trusted subsystem and authentication can be configured to restrict or allow access to each tier.

Backup, recovery, and availability
This page contains resources to help you protect and recover a SharePoint Server deployment. Choose the level of protection and the solution that meets your business goals.

Design and build sites
The goal of this guide is to provide prescriptive guidance that can help you and your team build custom enterprise sites by using Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 — such as company-wide portal sites or Internet presence sites. Custom sites based on Office SharePoint Server 2007 combine coded elements, such as workflows, document converters, and Web Parts, along with content, such as master pages, layout pages, graphics files, and Web pages. Best practices for developing these sites include setting up multiple environments for developing, integrating, piloting, and deploying coded elements and content from one environment to another. Therefore, coordinating the development and deployment of an enterprise site based on Office SharePoint Server 2007 is a complex activity. This guide describes the ways you can set up the multiple environments used in the development process and the methods for deploying content and code from one environment to another.

Document management
This page provides resources that help IT pros use Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 to plan and implement a document management solution. For developer information, see the Enterprise Content Management information on MSDN.

Extranet
This page provides extranet planning and deployment resources for IT pros. Learn about the extranet topologies that are supported for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Office SharePoint Server 2007 and the hardening requirements for servers within an extranet environment.

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Geographically distributed sites
Many organizations support employees working in multiple sites either within a region or around the world. Microsoft currently supports three different deployment configurations to accommodate geographically dispersed sites with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. This planning content includes the following articles:

Governance
This page contains tools and resources to help business decision makers and IT professionals govern their SharePoint Products and Technologies environment. Governance is the set of roles, responsibilities, and processes that you put in place in an enterprise to guide the development and use of a solution based on SharePoint. By using the governance techniques and best practices available from this page, an enterprise can align its policies for using SharePoint with its culture and goals while still enabling teams and individuals to effectively collaborate and share information.

Interoperability
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 provides enterprises with a scalable business platform for managing content and integrating line of business systems. IT benefits from centralized management of a single information management infrastructure while developers have the tools for building applications faster, without having to focus on the “plumbing” layer. In addition, there is a growing base of Office SharePoint Server partners driving solutions, services, and training around this new platform.

Migration and upgrade
This page provides resources for IT pros to help you migrate to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 from Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003, Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, or Microsoft Content Management Server 2002. For developer information, see the migration and upgrade information on MSDN.

Latest Updates (Service Pack 1, Infrastructure Update)
Updates to the SharePoint Products and Technologies become available periodically. To successfully plan for and deploy these updates, use the process outlined in the Deployment Roadmap for Updates and in the articles linked to from the roadmap.

Web content management
This page provides resources for IT pros to help you plan and implement a Web Content Management (WCM) solution using Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. For developer information, see the Web Content Management Resource Center on MSDN.

Windows Server 2008
This page provides IT pros with resources to help deploy Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 to Windows Server 2008. As of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 with Service Pack 1 (SP1), you can install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Office SharePoint Server 2007 on Windows Server 2008. You cannot install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or Office SharePoint Server 2007 without service packs on Windows Server 2008.


Posted Dec 12 2008, 11:15 AM by Joel Oleson

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