As I have mentioned several times before, I am a big fan of free training. I am also a big fan of SharePoint. So... let's combine the two!
The Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Training Standalone Edition is designed to help you learn how to use the features of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server. The Training topics lead you step-by-step through beginning to advanced features, including Collaboration, Business Processes and Forms, Portals and Personalization, Search, Business Intelligence and Enterprise Content Management.
The Training includes videos, interactive tutorials, and articles. The Standalone Edition is accessed through your browser after you install the application on your personal computer.
The Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Training Portal Edition, built on the Microsoft SharePoint Learning Kit, is designed for server administrators who want to help their end-users learn how to use the features of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. The Training topics lead the learner step-by-step through beginning to advanced features, including Collaboration, Business Processes and Forms, Portals and Personalization, Search, Business Intelligence and Enterprise Content Management.
The Training includes videos, interactive tutorials, and articles. In addition, the material is SCORM compliant. You can easily add or remove training topics to fit your business needs. The Training also includes a reporting function that allows an administrator/trainer to track learners’ completed training topics. You can customize the Training to fit the look and feel of your own Office SharePoint Server site.
Do you know if (with the Server Site Version) above you can use SQL Express 2005 instead of the full version as our company only uses SQL 2000 for our main systems. So, I can only see SQL Express as being an option?
Thanks in advance.
Great question. I haven't tried it personally, but MOSS 2007 can be installed on top of SQL Server Express, subject to a few limitations:
1) You cannot create a farm when using SQL Express
2) SQL Express cannot be accessed remotely, and would have to run on the same box as SharePoint
3) MOSS would have to be installed in the "Single Server" configuration
also, SQL Express has some scalability limitations, namely:
Scalability and Performance
• Supports 1 CPU
• 1 gigabyte (GB) addressable RAM
• 4 GB maximum database size
So... as long as those perf limitations work within your environment, you should be fine. If you have some spare time and a test server, you can download the trial here: http://www.microsoft.com/sharepoint/trynow.mspx
Just got the following from one of the consultants on an internal discussion list. I guess you CAN install SharePoint as a farm on top of SQL Express (although it would still live only on a single box):
"I have installed MOSS in a Farm configuration with SQL Express. You install SQL Express first, then when installing MOSS, choose Farm configuration, and point it to the local instance of MOSS. Of course, it is all on the same box, but it is not the 'All in one' configuration that installs SQL Express automatically. I like doing it this way because it is a little more flexible."
I have previously mentioned some free training that is available for SharePoint here: http://blogs.technet.com/seanearp/archive/2007/12/07/sharepoint-training.aspx