From the start, the book logically goes through what SharePoint is, the differences between the old version and the new one and also the differences between the present versions of Windows SharePoint Services (WSS), Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) Standard and MOSS Enterprise. Also included throughout the book are interesting tidbits from Microsoft and their implementation as well as other good real-world experiences.
Whilst heavily focused on designing and planning, it emphasises the importance on this aspect, whereas other books go straight in to the installation and usage. The second and third sections – “Building” and “Deploying” are full of other useful content, whereas the final section “Operating” is left open to the end user’s interpretation and less than 100 pages.
Albeit entitled “Best Practices” this book takes in to account all of the major aspects required to ensure a successful deployment of any SharePoint implementation – focusing more heavily on the importance setting a proper foundation by setting requirements and “getting all your ducks in a row” rather than just installing and giving advice without first thinking.
A definite addition to your SharePoint collection.