I'm currently working in two large MOSS project (Global Intranet & Internet facing site) where there are requirements to define the governance models and organize training for the end users. It's quote common that companies do not realize the requirements in this area in time and when the projects are already in finalization phase, this causes huge fuzz... Even though the issue was raised immediately when the projects start... well nevertheless... Here's few extremely important links to material which are useful for every single MOSS project out there.

I'm not anymore even counting the times on when the customer have been amazed that Microsoft is providing this kind of guidance and training material... Yes... we actually do also something else rather than only install the products / servers... especially with MOSS.

 

Governance and general guidance

 

Training material

Following downloads were also extremely interesting, especially the Training Portal Edition, since it can be customized based on the customer case. In large global projects it's extremely important to provide consistent and well planned training materials for the administrators and end users... especially if they don't have necessarily any previous experience on the SharePoint.

 

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Training Standalone Edition

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=7BB3A2A3-6A9F-49F4-84E8-FF3FB71046DF&displaylang=en

  • Step-by-step through beginning to advanced features, including Collaboration, Business Processes and Forms, Portals and Personalization, Search, Business Intelligence and Enterprise Content Management.
  • Includes videos, interactive tutorials, and articles.
  • Accessed through your browser after you install the application on your personal computer.
 

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Training Portal Edition

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=673DC932-626A-4E59-9DCA-16D685600A51&displaylang=en

  • Built on the Microsoft SharePoint Learning Kit,
  • Designed for server administrators who want to help their end-users learn how to use the features of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.
  • Step-by-step through beginning to advanced features, including Collaboration, Business Processes and Forms, Portals and Personalization, Search, Business Intelligence and Enterprise Content Management.
  • Includes videos, interactive tutorials, and articles.
  • The material is SCORM compliant.
  • Easily add or remove training topics to fit your business needs.
  • 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.