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Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Plain & Simple 0

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Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Plain and simple is a full-color, visual guide that makes learning [easyazon_link asin=”0735642281″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” tag=”spbk-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” nofollow=”default” popups=”default”]Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Plain & Simple[/easyazon_link]! Follow the book’s easy steps and screenshots and clear, concise language to learn the simplest ways to get things done.

Here’s WHAT you’ll learn:

  • Create libraries for all kinds of media
  • Share information in one location
  • Organize people and processes
  • Connect SharePoint to Microsoft Office with no fuss
  • Find things fast with the Search Center
  • Expand your community with social networking

Here’s HOW you’ll learn it:

  • Jump in wherever you need answers
  • Follow easy STEPS and SCREENSHOTS to see exactly what to do
  • Get handy TIPS for new techniques and shortcuts
  • Use TRY THIS! exercises to apply what you learn right away

Q&A with Jonathan Lightfoot, author of “[easyazon_link asin=”0735667004″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” tag=”spbk-20″ add_to_cart=”yes” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” nofollow=”default” popups=”yes”]Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Plain & Simple[/easyazon_link]”

Q. Why is your book timely– what makes it important right now?

A. The SharePoint platform is still relatively unknown to many business users. Microsoft’s new release of SharePoint 2013 is starting to gain traction with organizations around the world. As such a lot of people who were relatively unfamiliar with the platform will need to start using it. “Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Plain & Simple” fills the need of getting people up to speed on the platform within a short amount of time. In doing so, we feel that this book will allow for a lot more people who are currently unfamiliar with the platform to begin to use the platform to assist them with collaborating and completing their tasks. Also, the book’s layout is easy to use. Most computer books tend to be mostly text … “Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Plain & Simple” is mostly graphical in order to mimic the experience of using SharePoint 2013, which allows the book to more closely align with the tasks a person may be doing. So to have a book that is in the same format as what the reader is actually interacting with eases the learning process.

Q. What information do you hope that readers of your book will walk away with?

A. I hope that readers will be able to walk away with the ability to use the platform, of course but I also want them to be able to use this book to understand the moving pieces of SharePoint to imagine and develop solutions to their business challenges.

Q. What’s the most exciting/important thing happening in your space?

A. It would definitely be the merging of systems. For years we have been promised an easier life due to the computer. And there have been several breakthrough products that have done just that. But in our current evolution we have the need for these systems to connect and interact with each other. In doing so we can truly begin to see computers easing our lives. The SharePoint platform is one of the systems that, on its own, is a powerful platform. But when you connect this platform with other systems, then you are able to really unleash its true power. “[easyazon_link asin=”0735667004″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” tag=”spbk-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” nofollow=”default” popups=”no”]Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Plain & Simple[/easyazon_link]” was written in such a way as to teach people how to use the platform in its most basic sense. But at the same time one is able to look at the book and with very little thought build on that knowledge and develop solutions for business problems.

Q. Can you give us a few tips to get us started?


  1. If you are annoyed with seeing the Ribbon at the top of your page you can double-click any of the tabs and the Ribbon will be minimized. If you want to see it again simply double-click a tab to have it reappear
  2. When creating a new library of lists, make sure that you do not use spaces in the name. This will make your life a lot easier when you decide to use SharePoint Designer or Visual Studio for interacting with the list or library. After the list or library is created you can always go back into the Look and Feel settings to add a space to the name, to make it easier to read.
  3. When creating workflows, it is best to use [easyazon_link asin=”B00CWKZVIM” locale=”US” new_window=”default” tag=”spbk-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” nofollow=”default” popups=”no”]Visio 2013[/easyazon_link]’s Microsoft SharePoint Workflows template to make a graphical representation of the workflow. After you finish with Visio to make a graphical version of the workflow you are able to upload the drawing into [easyazon_link asin=”1430249749″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” tag=”spbk-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” nofollow=”default” popups=”yes”]SharePoint Designer 2013[/easyazon_link] to fill in the details.
  4. When creating a new site, make sure that one of your first steps is to check the Regional settings for your site. By default SharePoint will use the Pacific Time zone.
  5. If you have to create several sites at once and they are going to have similar lists and libraries, prepare the initial site and then use the “Save as Template” option in Site Settings to clone the site. In doing so you are able to choose this template to stand up the rest of the sites quickly.
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Professional SharePoint 2013 Administration book 0

SharePoint books 2013 administration

SharePoint 2013 administration

One of the first SharePoint 2013 administration books is released on April 29th 2013. This book provides specific insight in various aspects of SharePoint 2013 administration and continues on the tradition of entertaining while reading.

The new iteration of SharePoint boasts exciting new features. However, any new version also comes with its fair share of challenges and that’s where this book comes in. The team of SharePoint admin gurus returns to presents a fully updated resource that prepares you for making all the new SharePoint 2013 features work right. They cover all of the administration components of SharePoint 2013 in detail, and present a clear understanding of how they affect the role of the administrator.

  • Compares and contrasts SharePoint 2013 to earlier versions
  • Helps make your SharePoint 2013 installation smooth and successful
  • Addresses managing customizations
  • Looks at SharePoint 2013 for Internet sites
  • Includes an introduction to SQL Server 2012
  • Compares and contrasts SharePoint 2013 to earlier versions and reviews what’s new in the 2013 iteration
  • Shares techniques for making SharePoint 2013 installation smooth and successful
  • Demonstrates ways to best configure SharePoint 2013 for high-availability backups
  • Details workflows in SharePoint 2013
  • Provides invaluable troubleshooting advice
  • Explains how to integrate SharePoint with Word, Excel®, PowerPoint®, Outlook®, InfoPath®, OneNote®, and Microsoft Visio®

This Professional SharePoint 2013 Administration book enhances your SharePoint skill set and immerses you in the new content of the platform.

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Microsoft SharePoint 2013 App Development 0

A few words from the Scot Hillier, the author  :

 I wanted to take a moment and be clear about the intended audience and expectations for the book.

This is a 4-chapter book intended to be a ramp-up on the new app development model. The target audience is experienced SharePoint developers. The book is not the “one-book” you buy that has every SharePoint development topic. That book is our “Inside SharePoint 2013” book. About half of the content in this mini book will eventually find its way into the larger book, but we wanted to get this information out as soon as possible.


The book is organized into 4 chapters

  • Chapter 1:”Introducing SharePoint apps” covers the new SharePoint app model in detail
  • Chapter 2:”Client-side programming” covers in the first part JavaScript and JQuery for SharePoint developers and the second half presents the fundamentals of the client-side object model and REST APIs for SharePoint 2013
  • Chapter 3: “App security” is all about the security concepts necessary to develop Apps. It explains the concept of the app principal and describes the details behind the OAuth security model.
  • Chapter 4: “Developing SharePoint apps” covers professional patterns for app development, such ad Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) and Model-View-Controller (MVC). Within these patterns, you will read all about the basics of creating apps with various workloads, such as search, social capabilities and Business Connectivity services (BCS)


Scot Hillier SharePoint books

Scot Hillier



SharePoint 2013 First Look for Power Users 0

First look for PowerUsers SharePoint books

This SharePoint book is designed to be a practical guide to jump start your learning about the specifics of SharePoint 2013. In  SharePoint 2013 First look for Power Users, the focus is on Team Sites and MySite – not Publishing Sites – and specifically the visual elements of the sites.

Topics covered are:

  • Overview of SharePoint 2013 Team Site
  • Security access management
  • Branding sites using Themes
  • Understanding SharePoint Apps
  • Managing documents in Team Sites and MySite
  • List management
  • Searching within site collection
  • Social features of SharePoint 2013

This book’s target audience is the Power User of SharePoint. End users, developers and IT professionals can also greatly benefit from the knowledge in this book to prepare themselves for the next version of SharePoint. Purchase of this book entitles the purchaser to 1 free month of access to all of the SharePoint video tutorials at the SharePoint-Videos.com site.