The following white-papers have been made available from the Microsoft download center.
Will be good for business users and key stake-holders, especially when evaluating a SharePoint implementation (functional fit / suitability).
SharePoint Whitepaper: Workflow Solution (2.4 MB / DOCX / 21 pages)
Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 Workflow solution delivers highly flexible tools like InfoPath Forms Services for data collection and workflow interaction and SharePoint® Designer for easy workflow design and customization including robust out of the box features to enable the rapid deployment and adoption of business process.
Microsoft delivers a WCM solution that combines the rich features of a traditional content management system with a unified, enterprise WCM platform—all delivered with the usability of Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007.
SharePoint Whitepaper: Records Management (2.4 MB / DOCX / 22 pages)
Microsoft delivers a records management platform that can be extended to every information worker.
By viewing retention and records management as a component of the overall document lifecycle, organizations can reduce risk and improve compliance with increased adoption of records management practices.
SharePoint Whitepaper: Web Content Management (4.0 MB / DOCX / 21 pages)
Over the last few decades, Web technologies have dramatically changed the way that companies conduct business with their customers, partners, and employees.
What began as a static store for public information has become a dynamic, evolving environment for managing customer relationships, collaborating with partners, and communicating with employees.
Because of the explosive growth of online channels, companies are struggling to manage Web sites and applications, especially in terms of managing content targeted for different audiences in a global environment.
As the reliance on Web content has increased, so has the demand for a solution that empowers both business and IT users with the tools they need to efficiently and effectively manage multiple, complex Web sites.
Microsoft has responded to these changes by delivering a WCM solution that combines the rich features of a traditional content management system with a unified, enterprise WCM platform—all delivered with the usability of Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007.
SharePoint Whitepaper: Document Management (4.4 MB / DOCX / 18 pages)
By recognizing that a document’s lifecycle begins the moment it is created and does not end until it is destroyed, organizations can achieve wide adoption and enforcement of enterprise standards, resulting in decreased management costs and reduced corporate risk.
Here’s the front cover of one of the white-papers – not sure what that guy on the left is looking at – “Not happy, Jan ?!?”
Or – maybe he’s thinking “why do you have a photo of a PIG on your desk ?!”