Frequently I am asked what books I would recommend for someone new to SharePoint 2010. I have compiled a list of books I feel provide a very solid foundation for administrators, developers and end users. Do you have a favorite SharePoint book recommendation? Leave a comment and let me know!
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administrator’s Companion
Excellent book for new or experienced SharePoint administrators. This book covers architecture, installation, upgrading, SQL optimization, information management, protecting content and data, external data sources, general administration tasks, and much more.
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Unleashed
Learn about the new features in SharePoint 2010 and how to architect and implement a new farm. This book is for architects and SharePoint administrators. The book covers architecture, installation, disaster recovery,SQL maintenance,alternate authentication scenarios, workflows, BI solutions, and much more.
Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Building Solutions for SharePoint 2010
This is a book for SharePoint developers to learn about creating custom solutions for SharePoint 2010. The book starts with the basics about setting up a development machine and moves through other topics such as: SharePoint basics, solution framework, web parts and pages, client object model, workflows, business intelligence, security, and much more.
Essential SharePoint 2010: Overview, Governance and Planning
This book focuses on helping the reader learn how to maximize the business value of SharePoint 2010 solutions. From a strict business value perspective the book explains how to plan and implement SharePoint solutions. This book covers governance, information architecture, ECM, leveraging community features, making search work, making business processes work, making business intelligence work, and much more.
SharePoint 2010 How-To
This book is a great starting point for anyone new to SharePoint. This first chapter of the book is all about “What is…?”, to help the reader understand the basic components of SharePoint such as lists, libraries, web parts, workflows, and alerts. Readers will learn how to accomplish standard SharePoint tasks such as: searching content in SharePoint, using social networking features, creating lists and libraries, and managing security.