Thursday, January 26, 2012

Book Review–Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Power User Cookbook

The Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Power User Cookbook is  an excellent book which is aimed specifically at getting things done in SharePoint without requiring development or hardcore administration skills. And I must say I like it. 

This book is a must have reference guide for business power users who use SharePoint in their daily job but don’t need to know all the background about how SharePoint exactly works from a system perspective.

It is however also very useful for SharePoint administrators who need to perform common SharePoint tasks as well as for SharePoint business analysts and project manager who need a more practical view on how to accomplish things in SharePoint.

It contains over 70 recipes going from very basic tasks such as creating site columns, securing objects, etc … to more complex tasks such as creating external content types, creating dashboards using PerformancePoint Dashboard designer. Each of these recipes contains a number of different sections:

  • Getting ready – explains for which version of SharePoint it works
  • How to do it – step by step guideline about how to configure things in SharePoint
  • How it works and There’s more – background information
  • See also – reference to related recipes.

Each recipe consists of a limited number of pages containing the bare essential for getting your SharePoint task done. Great job from the authors…


Harold Krueger said...

This is a great book to gain control over SharePoint. There are lots of recipes to SharePoint that will interest you more to learn something more in deep to SharePoint. This book provides great solution to one which is facing big problem in handling SharePoint.

Steve Yang said...

his cookbook contains advanced content that goes beyond that found in other SharePoint End User offerings: it is "SharePoint Applied". It provides recipes walking Power Users through a range of collaboration, data integration, business intelligence, electronic form, and workflow scenarios, as well as offering three invaluable business scenarios for building composite applications.