I just spent some time adding links to my blog to some of the SharePoint resources. Take a look on the left hand side. There are a lot of resources, downloads, whitepapers and samples available out there... I'll continue adding more links over time. Here's a list of some of the whitepapers:

General

SPS 2003 Evaluation Guide

This customer evaluation guide is designed is to give you a solid understanding of the design goals and feature set for SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and a familiarity with the product implementation.

SPS 2003 Technical Overview

This customer-facing document provides a technical overview of SPS 2003.

Using SPS in a Multi-lingual Scenario

Learn how to use Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies features to target multilingual requirements.

SPS 2003 Tips and Tricks

This document is written for developers who create MCMS Web sites and need to customize the Web Author to meet the business needs of the content contributors.

 

 

Customize

Using FrontPage to customize SharePoint websites

This customer-facing whitepaper describes how an organization can leverage FrontPage 2003 to customize SharePoint websites.

Part 1: Explore Ways to Customize SharePoint Sites and Portals

The first of three companion articles. Learn ways you can customize a SharePoint site and an area; manage users, sites, and templates; change the structure of pages in a site; manage user access; and optimize style sheets.

Part 2: Dig Deeper into SharePoint Site and Portal Customization 

In this article, we provide more details by creating and editing a site using templates and site definitions.

Part 3: Valuable Style Sheet Class Reference Tables 

Part 3 provides valuable style sheet class reference tables to use as you customize your sites and portals.

Creating Custom Web Part Pages for SPS

Learn how to add custom Web Part Page templates to SharePoint sites by using sample code for the Web Part Page creation form and several sample templates.

Modifying the UI for Web Parts

Learn how to customize the user interface (UI) for Web Parts and Web Parts Pages. This paper reviews the different methods by which you can modify the UI for Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services and related products.

Explore Creating and Deploying Custom View Styles 

Enhance the experience of users in Windows SharePoint Services by creating and deploying a custom view style for lists or document libraries. You can create a view style that goes beyond the default styles to provide users a specific kind of interaction with lists and libraries. A view style can be deployed so that it becomes available for use in all lists and libraries or only in ones you specify.

Integrate

Single Sign-On in SharePoint Portal Server 2003

Read about the Microsoft Single Sign-On service that provides storage and mapping of credentials such as account names and passwords so that portal-site–based applications can retrieve information from third-party enterprise applications such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relations Management (CRM) systems. This is chapter 26 from the Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Resource Kit.

 

Configure the Payroll Receipt Application for SharePoint Portal Server 2003

Learn how to use the Payroll Receipt sample application, which has both a data cache version and an SAP version, to display a user's payroll data within Web Parts on a SharePoint Portal Server page, for example, on a user's My Site.

Custom Calendar Providers for Outlook 2003 

Stephen Toub walks you through customizing native Outlook integration with the Lists Web service from Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services to build a custom Web application that actually serves up custom data instead of that from an events list.

Migrate

Top 10 Reasons to Upgrade from SPS 2001 to 2003

This customer-facing document provides the top 10 reasons why customers should upgrade from SPS 2001 to 2003.

SPS 2003 Migration Resources

Find migration tools, training information, and white papers designed to help you understand, plan for, and implement the changes required to migrate from Microsoft® SharePoint™ Team Services

Migrating from SharePoint Team Services and SharePoint Portal Server 2001 to Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies

Learn about potential challenges and solutions to consider when you plan your migration from SharePoint Team Services and SharePoint Portal Server 2001 to the next generation of Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies.

Using SharePoint Portal Server 2003 with SharePoint Portal Server 2001

Learn how to use the document libraries and search features of SharePoint Portal Server 2003 with document libraries and content on servers running SharePoint Portal Server 2001.

 

 

 

Develop

How to develop a filter for SPS Search

Explore a sample filter implementation as you learn how Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and other Microsoft Search-based products such as Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, and Microsoft Indexing Service use filters to extract the content and properties of files for inclusion in a full-text index.

Intro to Web Parts

Learn what Web Parts are and how to create them. Developers can build Web Parts as ASP.NET custom controls. Administrators can install Web Parts on any site based on Windows SharePoint Services. Users can add Web Parts to pages by dragging and dropping in a browser, and they can personalize them by setting properties. Web Parts can connect to other Web Parts using standard interfaces.

Creating Event Log Messages for a Document Library in WSS

Use this article and code sample to enable event log messages for a document library in Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services. This article provides a walk-through of how to create an event handler for use with Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services. Download the code sample and modify it for your own environment.

Debug Web Parts

Learn how to debug SharePoint Web Parts.

Integrating Infopath and SPS 2003

Use the Microsoft Office System, including Microsoft Office InfoPath 2003, Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003, and Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2003 to develop integrated, form-based solutions that streamline existing information-gathering processes.

Packaging and Deploying Web Parts

Learn how to package and deploy Web Parts by using the administration tools provided with Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services.

Using Wppackager to Package and Deploy Web Parts

Use Wppackager to package and deploy Web Parts for use with Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies.

WSS and Code Access Security (CAS)

Learn how to implement policies for code access security for Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies and how to customize default security settings for Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services. This document also answers some of the most commonly asked questions about code access security and its applicability to Windows SharePoint Services.

SPS SDK

This SDK contains conceptual overviews, programming tasks, samples, and references to guide you in developing solutions based on SharePoint products and technologies.

Access Secured Web Services from Windows SharePoint Services Applications

Use Kerberos authentication and impersonation to secure a Web service accessed by a SharePoint application in Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000 Server environments.

Create a Web Part to Display Search Data for SharePoint Portal Server

Step through the creation of an end-to-end solution that performs the collection and viewing of search-related data from a computer running SharePoint Portal Server 2003.

Office Talk: The Definitive "Hello World" Web Part Tutorial

Learn to create and deploy a fully-functioning Web Part for Windows SharePoint Services?from its earliest stages to being fully packaged for wide distribution.

 

Analyze Detailed Usage Data in a Deployment of Windows SharePoint Services

Learn how to parse the log files that Windows SharePoint Services produces when logging is enabled, and explore a sample that demonstrates basics for creating a parsing tool to extract information about site usage. 

 

Extend SharePoint Portal Server 2003 with Custom Alert Result Channels 

Understand how .NET developers can extend Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 with custom alert result channels. Learn about offering users extra channels on which to receive alert results. This article works through the Quick Alerts alert result channel as an example.

Deploy

Installing SPS 2003 in a server with WSS

Learn how to install Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 on a server that already has Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services installed, and incorporate existing SharePoint sites into the new configuration.

Upgrading from SPS Eval to RTW

Upgrade to the final release of SharePoint Portal Server 2003 from an evaluation version of SharePoint Portal Server 2003.

How Microsoft Deployed SPS

The Microsoft Knowledge Network Group (KNG) worked in conjunction with the Microsoft information technology group (Microsoft IT) to redesign Microsoft Web, the company's enterprise intranet portal. The design was based on well-researched employee needs and business goals and implemented using the latest release of SharePoint Portal Server 2003.

Microsoft Solution Accelerator for Intranets

Microsoft® Solution Accelerator for Intranets builds on the Microsoft Solution for Intranets (MSI) version 1.5 by introducing a flexible, highly-available intranet architecture based on Microsoft Office SharePoint™ Portal Server 2003, the Microsoft Office System, and Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003.

MOM Pack for SPS 2003

This Management Pack module highlights events that may indicate possible service outages or configuration problems, so you can quickly take corrective or preventative actions.

Deploying SPS Shared Services at MSFT

This white paper is for Microsoft customers who are deploying or evaluating Microsoft® Office SharePoint™ Portal Server 2003 for their intranet portal infrastructure and need to support multiple portal sites.

ISA/SPS Deployment Kit

If you have a SharePoint Portal Server in production, or if you’re thinking about trying out SharePoint Portal Server, then do yourself a favor and check out the ISA Server 2000 SharePoint Portal Server Deployment Kit.

SPS 2003 Capacity Planning

This paper provides guidelines for capacity planning for a SharePoint Portal Server 2003 installation. It describes the main issues you face and the decisions you must make when planning your SharePoint deployment.

HP SPS 2003 Performance Guide

This HP performance whitepaper provides information on performance, configuration, system sizing and best practices for the new 2003 releases of SharePoint Products & Technologies.

Enabling SSL for SPS 2003

Learn how to enable Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) on a Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003 installation. SSL is recommended for encrypting and helping secure the communication between your client and server computers.

Deploying Medium and Large Server Farms

Learn how to deploy a medium or large server farm in SharePoint Portal Server 2003. The majority of this paper consists of step-by-step instructions that can be used as a guide for deploying a server farm. This is chapter 12 from the Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Resource Kit.

Automated Installation of SharePoint Portal Server 2003

This paper provides information about automated installation of SharePoint Portal Server 2003 by using the command line and Setup.exe with parameters. It also provides information about using a Setup.ini file to install SharePoint Portal Server 2003.

 

SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Client Components for Backward-Compatible Document Libraries

These client components provide document collaboration functionality for desktops accessing information in either a SharePoint Portal Server 2001 workspace or a SharePoint Portal Server 2003 backward-compatible document library.

 

SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Administrator's Guide

This guide helps administrators manage servers running SharePoint Portal Server 2003.

 

 

Search

Specifying the file size SPS 2003 can crawl

Modify the registry to change the size of file that SharePoint Portal Server 2003 can crawl.

Searching Exchange Public folders with SPS 2003

Learn how to search Microsoft Exchange 5.5 public folder content in Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 by replicating the folders to Exchange 2000 and crawling the replicated folders.

Visio IFilter 2003 Add-in

With this download, you can extend the text search features in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and Microsoft SharePoint™ Products and Technologies to include searching within Microsoft Office Visio 2003 files. Visio binary and XML formats are supported.

Updating SPS Content Sources and Indices

Learn about the different types of updates that SharePoint Portal Server performs.

Using Japanese Search features in SPS 2003

The Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server Search (SharePointPSSearch) service contains a Japanese word breaker with features unique to searching and indexing of Japanese documents. Some of these features are new in Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003. Others were included in earlier products and technologies such as SharePoint Portal Server 2001.

How to Write a Filter for Use by SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and Other Microsoft Search-Based Products

Explore a sample filter implementation as you learn how Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and other Microsoft Search-based products such as Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, and Microsoft Indexing Service use filters to extract the content and properties of files for inclusion in a full-text index.