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Showcasing SharePoint 2007 - Top Sites SharePoint 2007

written by: George Garza•edited by: Michele McDonough•updated: 3/11/2014

How important is SharePoint? As of January 2010, there were 1,377 sites in 19 industries that were hosting their pubic websites on Office SharePoint Server 2007. Other websites used a web part to create an RSS feed with SharePoint - even though it is not primarily intended as a web program.

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    What is SharePoint?

    SharePoint is a Microsoft collaborative product, also known as groupware. Different people will have access to a particular software product and modify it, enhance it, or change it before final delivery. It is a browser based program that works with a SQL database or C# or Visual Basic back end. It can be used for collaboration or document and records management. Workflow and personalization aspects are also available.

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    Top SharePoint Sites

    What Is SharePoint 

    To showcase the top SharePoint Sites, one must start with topsharepoint.

    TopSharePoint 

    This is a portal to other SharePoint sites. It features 795 Sharepoint sites.

    What This Site Provides:

    Blog Posts: There are a number of blogs such as

    • SharePoint Ads
    • SharePoint 2010 Upgrade Approaches
    • Launch of SharePoint Gift Shop
    • Price Reduction for Business Productivity Online Suite
    • SharePoint 2010 Beta Available Now on MSDN
    • Office Mobile 2010 for Windows Mobile 6.5
    • Microsoft Launches Software Assurance
    • Form Based Authentication
    • Stylish Navigation Menus on SharePoint Sites

    Users contribute to the blogs and provide end user information on how to use the product in a variety of contexts.

    There are over 6,500 topics listed which provide the user with keywords for information search.

    It also has a list of the highest rated commercial websites that are SharePoint based.

    Source: TopSharepoint

    Image Source: WhatIsSharePoint

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    SharePoint Technet

    Many developers need additional sources to help create or manage the websites or SharePoint portals they create. One that they can use is SharePoint Buzz.

    This site provides developers many articles and blogs that they can use for their SharePoint work. It is not as comprehensive as topsharepoint, but it does not overwhelm you either.

    SharePoint Buzz - Technet 

    Source: Sharepoint Buzz

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    SharePoint Workflow

    Workflow is the process of adding additional features to SharePoint that are needed for specific operations or applications.

    Although there are a number of workflow sites available, Robert Shelton's Blog provides users with a steady stream of tech videos to ease the transition to the workflow that might be needed.

    4RobertSheltonWorkFlowBlog Source: Robert Shelton's Blog

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    Showcasing Sharepoint 2007

    The following sites represent how SharePoint is being used in business.

    Given the financial and economic problems that the US is undergoing, Recovery.gov is the official website of the US government that provides easy access to data pertaining to Recovery Act spending. It also allows interested parties to report potential fraud, waste, and abuse.

    Recovery.gov 

    Image Source: Recovery.gov

    In Portugal, the car company Alpha Romeo has a SharePoint Web site that discusses various different features of its products.

    Alpha Romeo Image Source: AlphaRomeo

    Even chocolate makers are joining in to use SharePoint. Here is Cadbury's website.

    Cadbury Image Source: Cadbury

    A technology company, Northridge, is so impressed with Sharepoint, that they make a point of mentioning it on their web site.

    Northridge Technology Public education also has representatives using Sharepoint, one found in Orange County California.

    Orange County Public Schools Image Source: Orange County Public Schools

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    Summary

    SharePoint is growing in use because it has multiple purposes. Web hosting is one, but it also helps in the areas of project management and document version control.

    We have shown some top sites of SharePoint 2007. The number of companies and organizations, from private to public, is growing with only a small sampling shown here, which showcases sites that have been built using SharePoint.

    Here are additional sources of public websites built on SharePoint.

SharePoint - How It Works and What It Does

SharePoint is a collaborative program designed for document and project management across an enterprise. It is a browser based application which can be used to create websites for internal and external business operations.
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  3. The Potential of SharePoint
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