Friday, September 28, 2007

Test drive SharePoint

One of the best ways to learn SharePoint (WSS) is to take a test drive. Office Online has provided a test environment to use online. All you have to do is click a few buttons and you can play around with a practice site in your browser.

To get to the test environment:

  1. It says test drive the 2007 Microsoft Office release, but SharePoint is included in the test drive.

  2. Click on the big orange button.

The Test Drive environment will open in a new browser window after you click the Launch Test Drive button. You'll see a few screens, you might be asked to click to connect to the server. There may be some lag time, so wait until you see the Setting up evaluation environment dialog box. It takes a while to get to the test environment.

Once it opens, you'll see the following screen:

Start with the first selection on the right-hand side of the screen, 'Overview of Windows SharePoint Services.'