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Architecting Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Portals and Collaboration Solutions
(Microsoft Training Course: 50051) - 2 days - £1200 exc VAT



> Target Audience
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to design and architect portals and collaboration solutions based on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. It is intended for experienced technical and solution architects who have a minimum of four years experience with SharePoint Products and Technologies.
> Course outline
  1. Portals and Collaboration Architecture
  2. Architecting a Portal Solution
  3. Including Business Intelligence in a Portal
  4. Facilitating Collaboration
  5. Capacity Planning and Performance
  6. Extending Portal and Collaboration Functionality


Module 1: Portals and Collaboration Architecture
  • This module explains the collaboration features of Office SharePoint Server 2007.
  • Portals and Collaboration Overview
  • Portal Physical Architecture
  • Lab: Using Portal and Collaboration Features
Skills
  • Describe portals and collaboration solutions and the reasons for using them.
  • Describe the physical architecture of a portal.
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Module 2: Architecting a Portal Solution
  • This module describes how to create an architectural proposal for a portal solution based on the requirements of all stakeholders.
  • Architectural Patterns for Portals and Collaboration
  • Portals and Collaboration Logical Architecture
  • Lab: Architecting a Portal
Skills
  • List and describe common architectural patterns on which you can deploy SharePoint Products and Technologies.
  • Describe how you reach design decisions for the SharePoint Products and Technologies logical architecture.
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Module 3: Including Business Intelligence in a Portal
  • This module describes how to design portals that enable key decision-makers to gain a view of the enterprise through business intelligence features.
  • Gathering and Analyzing Data
  • Gathering Data from Line-of-Business Applications
  • Presenting Intelligence to Users
  • Lab: Planning and Using Business Intelligence
Skills
  • Describe the data analysis tools available in Office SharePoint Server 2007.
  • Describe how to use the Business Data Catalog (BDC) to integrate LOB data in Office SharePoint Server 2007.
  • Explain how to present data to the correct users in the most effective manner.
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Module 4: Facilitating Collaboration
  • This module describes how to design a portal that encourages users to collaborate and communicate.
  • User Profiles and My Sites
  • Increasing Communication Between Users
  • Lab: Using Social Networking
Skills
  • Describe the use of profiles and My Sites in a portal.
  • Describe the use and configuration of online presence and e-mail facilities.
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Module 5: Capacity Planning and Performance
  • This module describes how to ensure that your portal architecture responds well to the expected load from users.
  • Estimating Capacity Requirements
  • Identifying Performance Bottlenecks for Portals
  • Lab: Using Portal and Collaboration Features
Skills
  • Describe how to estimate capacity requirements for an Office SharePoint Server 2007 portal and collaboration deployment.
  • Describe the major performance bottlenecks that you may experience on an Office SharePoint Server 2007 portal and collaboration deployment.
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Module 6: Extending Portal and Collaboration Functionality
  • This module describes how to design a portal that includes custom features for collaboration.
  • Using Custom Web Parts
  • Other Custom Solutions
  • Lab: Deploying a Custom Web Part by Using a Solution
Skills
  • Describe how custom Web Parts can extend your portal.
  • Describe other techniques you can use to extend your portal.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • At least two years working with Office SharePoint products and technologies.
  • Technical expertise in Office SharePoint Server 2007.
  • At least six months combined experience as a technical and solution architect for Office SharePoint Server 2007 projects.
  • Led consulting engagements that are focused on the search technologies of Office SharePoint Server 2007.
  • Experience of gathering and analyzing customer requirements.
  • Completed Course 5060, Implementing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.
  • Completed Course 5061, Implementing Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to describe a typical portal or collaboration solution and explain how one can be implemented with SharePoint Products and Technologies; architect a portal solution based on SharePoint Products and Technologies; include business intelligence features in a portal design; encourage collaboration by portal users; ensure a portal design scales to accommodate expected user demand; add custom solutions to a portal design.