Office and SharePoint 2007 User’s Guide
Michael P. Antonovich
Who This Book Is For
This book is for anyone who wants to reap the benefits of working with SharePoint and Microsoft Office without having to learn programming. Sure, there are many additional things you can do with SharePoint if you have programming skills. There are many other books on the market that take you down that road. When you are ready to get more into programming, I recommend Pro SharePoint Solution Development: Combining .NET, SharePoint, and Office 2007 by Ed Hild and Susie Adams (Apress, 2007), and Microsoft SharePoint: Building Office 2007 Solutions in VB 2005 and Microsoft SharePoint: Building Office 2007 Solutions in C# 2005, both by Scot P. Hillier (Apress, 2007). However, there are far more office workers out there who use Microsoft Office every day who can benefit from using SharePoint without necessarily going into programming.
You know who you are. You are the power users of Microsoft Office. You are the ones other people in the office come to when they need to do something in Office but don’t quite know how. You are ready to take the next step in Office productivity to promote increased collaboration between members of a project or department, to build the content for intranet and even Internet sites, to replace the passing of paper in your office with electronic forms driven by workflows from person to person. You dream of a day when you will not need a single sheet of paper on your desktop to get your work done. If this sounds like I’m describing you, then this book is your starting point toward that future.