Recently, I had the pleasure of taking a training class on SharePoint 2007 offered by Ted Pattison. If you look at the About page on his site, you’ll see that Ted has been in the computer business forever and has been doing training for more than 10 years. While I was in his class, I determined two things:
1) Ted really knows SharePoint 2007
2) SharePoint 2007 is a very cool / deep / complicated / flexible product.
As Ted is fond of pointing out, there are actually two "versions" of SharePoint. Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS). WSS is what is "free" with the purchase of Windows Server, and MOSS builds upon that but will cost you big bucks. While WSS is free, taking the time to learn how to use it isn’t, and going to training can really pay off in time saved.
In any case, regardless of which version of SharePoint 2007 you’re using, or considering using, I really recommend taking the time to get trained by Ted. He really knows his stuff!
I currently have no affiliation with Ted except for hanging out with him after the occasional TOGA meeting, I just thought his class was great.