Liferay Social Office is designed to be quick and easy to set up and get running for your enterprise. We've endeavored to make the set up process as simple and straightforward as possible. Whether you're installing Liferay Social Office on your own machine for testing purposes or installing it for production use, set up time is measured in minutes, not hours.
This chapter will describe the procedure for installing Liferay Social Office and connecting it to an enterprise database so that it can be used in production environments. While this should be sufficient for everyone who uses Social Office, note that since Social Office is based on Liferay Portal technology, its performance can be optimized in similar ways as Liferay Portal. If you decide that you need an advanced configuration of Social Office (such as a cluster), please see the Liferay Portal Administrator's Guide, specifically Chapter 6: Enterprise Configuration for more information.
Once Social Office is installed, you'll want to become familiar with the user interface. For this reason, we'll go over some of the first steps you'll take as a Social Office administrator.. Before you know it, you'll be up and running—ready to streamline your work and facilitating collaboration between team members!