For those who would like to go back to Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003; here’s a White Paper which is still pretty much current…
These Tips and Tricks show how to perform a number of basic tasks in a Microsoft® Office SharePoint™ Portal Server 2003 environment. They can help you learn to use SharePoint Portal Server and will introduce you to the basic features and principles of portal site navigation and customization. This document is intended to be a desktop reference, but it can also form the basis for self-paced or instructor-led training.
Some SharePoint Portal Server features, such as My Sites and the ability to create new SharePoint sites, may not be available due to your company’s IT policies. SharePoint Portal Server security can be used to limit the actions that each user can perform. In many cases, you need the correct rights in order to perform certain tasks. Check with your IT department for clarification of individual issues.