The authors do an excellent job of breaking down the complex underlying technologies of SPS into easily digestible language and real-world examples that can be understood by most anyone involved with an organizations SPS 2003 implementation. This book will prove to be an invaluable technology and best practices resource for anyone planning a SPS 2003 deployment, from the most basic team site to a complex multi-tiered enterprise rollout. Not only do the authors detail the critical technology components of SPS 2003 at each stage of the project lifecycle from planning, to deployment, to sustainment, they also draw attention to the business value that can be derived from these technologies. Michael Topalovich, Group Manager, Application Management Services, Siebel Systems, Inc. SharePoint, a collaboration service built on various Microsoft technologies where each technology requires a certain level of expertise. The authors have provided their insight into implementing SharePoint services effectively and properly for my "quick win". Moving beyond the basics? The authors own experiences can assist you in creating a truly remarkable site. Gary Adams, Manager, Infrastructure Services Systems & Messaging, Legislative Data Center, State of California Microsoft SharePoint Technologies: Planning, Design and Implementation provides an in-depth examination of the tasks involved in planning, designing and deploying SharePoint in your enterprise. The book examines SharePoint from the user's perspective, the administrator's perspective, and the application developer's perspective and looks at how you can maximize your investment by integrating SharePoint features with Office 2003 and other enterprise applications in your environment. The authors are experienced consultants that have helped many large corporations deploy Microsoft technologies within their enterprise. This book is filled with practical experience and knowledge gained from working with customers in the field. * Complete guide to getting the most out of your SharePoint deployments * Critical techniques for system architects to design and deploy SharePoint Technologies * Features most important issues for day to day efficient management and usage * How to customize and extend your SharePoint environment for your own needsLaahs, Kevin is the author of 'Microsoft Sharepoint Technologies Planning, Design and Implementation', published 2004 under ISBN 9781555583019 and ISBN 1555583016.