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Topic # 22988 14-Jun-2008 13:59
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I am not really interested in coding (Lack of knowledge + lack of time), but I want to develop our Sharepoint site.

At the moment its just an out-of-the-box WSS setup, that gets used for industry news / announcements etc. I want it to grow into "the company information portal", and have it be the first (and eventually the only) place to go to get information and find resources.

There is a LOT of Sharepoint info out there, and I am having a little troubl sorting the wheat from the chaff - can anybody point me to a good forum/site that will be of use to me? Also any good repositories of Sharepoint add-ins (or web parts or whatever they call them!!).




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  Reply # 139037 18-Jun-2008 19:38
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I've dabbled in Sharepoint a bit myself and have run into the same problems that you're facing. What I found is that there's not really much of an 'open' community - all the good webparts cost money and to develop Sharepoint yourself inevitably requires coding skills.



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  Reply # 139048 18-Jun-2008 20:19
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Cost is not an issue for us thankfully, we dont mind spending money on software that we can reap the benefits back over time or in other areas, but yeah, finding a decent "community" - Sharepoint Gurus seem to be fragmented across the tubes.




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  Reply # 139051 18-Jun-2008 20:25
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tonyhughes: Cost is not an issue for us thankfully...


Lucky you! :)

I think if you purchase the full Sharepoint Portal Server (or whatever it's called today) then you get a whole heap more webparts installed by default. But I haven't worked with it myself so I can't give any more details.

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Reply # 139154 19-Jun-2008 12:42
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Chandima has just started his own Sharepoint training business. He's a Microsoft MVP Sharepoint and based here in Wellington. Perhaps you could ask him about some training/consulting?

I am meeting him tomorrow for a coffee if you want I can talk to him.






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  Reply # 139171 19-Jun-2008 13:45
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amanzi:
tonyhughes: Cost is not an issue for us thankfully...


Lucky you! :)

I think if you purchase the full Sharepoint Portal Server (or whatever it's called today) then you get a whole heap more webparts installed by default. But I haven't worked with it myself so I can't give any more details.

I think it is Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server, which, yes, I understand is a lot more powerful.




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  Reply # 139483 20-Jun-2008 21:05
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Hi Tony

We have almost completed our pilot EDRMS implementation using MOSS 2007.  Support is not overly easy to find, there is some around for 2003 versions, but changes are pretty radical between the versions....

Give us a yell, and come and have a look if you are interested.

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  Reply # 139538 21-Jun-2008 09:32
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Hi Tony and others

If you are looking for SharePoint community driven development then there are heaps available on CodePlex.
CodePlex has shared source web parts and lots of extensions for SharePoint which you can download and start using straigt away.

URL: http://www.codeplex.com/Project/ProjectDirectory.aspx?TagName=Sharepoint

Basically SharePoint as most people know it today has two flavours.

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) is the core 'platform' as MSFT puts it which provides a set of services. These are Storage (Data), Security and Management. Developers can build and extend WSS as an application platform.
Then Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 or MOSS as more call it has the capabilties to provision large scale portals with search and workflow and application integration. You can provide a Enterprise Content Management platform with SharePoint. 

Microsoft recently launched a site for SharePoint developers > http://www.microsoft.com/click/SharePointDeveloper and on MSDN
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/aa905503.aspx

For IT professionals the WSS and MOSS tech centers are good starting points.

WSS > http://technet.microsoft.com/en-nz/library/cc288070(en-us,TechNet.10).aspx
MOSS > http://technet.microsoft.com/en-nz/library/cc303422(en-us,TechNet.10).aspx

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