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…