Implementing and eventually developing Sharepoint 2007 (also known as MOSS) stuff is my next big project at ‘work work’. It’s been tough finding straightforward information on implementation but I finally did. First, Martin Kearn, an MCS Sharepoint guy based in the UK, wrote an outstanding four page guide (bulleted) titled “How to Install Sharepoint Server 2007 on a Single Machine.” I adapted this slightly to use a small farm configuration. The only change I’d suggest for this guide is to use CNAME records in DNS instead of A records; it’s a little less maintenance.
I also have a Sharepoint consultant friend, Trevor that shared a few tips. Here’s what I’ve learned.
|1.||Microsoft SharePoint: Building Office 2007 Solutions in VB 2005 (or C# edition) is the holy grail of Sharepoint 2007 books. Not only does the author Scot Hillier, a well-known Sharepoint Expert, discuss development, but much of the book discusses administration as well. He also talks about implementation for the first three chapters or so. In this book I learned that…|
|2.||Kerberos isn’t just more secure than NTLM, but it also performs a lot better. More secure was intriguing but better performance had me sold.|
|3.||Wondering what to name your Sharepoint website? Many companies name their Sharepoint sites: portal, extranet/intranet or sharepoint.|
|4.||A small farm configuration (2 machines – SQL & App/IIS) with powerful servers is good enough for companies with 500 employees or less. At least to start..|
|5.||Yes, many companies often run other small intranet sites on their Sharepoint IIS servers. I plan to as well.|
|6.||Sharepoint 2007 is much more Internet friendly than Sharepoint 2003. Many companies are now using Sharepoint to power their Internet websites.|
|7.||Fir those running MOSS 2007 in a lab environment, don’t run it on a domain controller; it’s been said not to work.|
Also, here’s a list of my bookmarks tagged as sharepoint setup on delicious.