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Free SharePoint book: Best practices for using fine-grained permissions. 0

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This is a free SharePoint book that describes best practices for fine-grained permissions (FGP) and how to use them within your organization when using SharePoint® Products and Technologies or Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010 Products.

This book describes the use of fine-grained permissions (FGP) for SharePoint ® 2010 Products (Microsoft® SharePoint® Server 2010 and Microsoft® SharePoint® Foundation 2010) and SharePoint® Products and Technologies (Office SharePoint® Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint® Services version 3.0); performance issues related to FGP; and best practices for configuring solutions that include FGP.

Note: We recommend that you use FGP for only those business cases for which it is required. FGP can be expensive in terms of both operational oversight and performance.


  • Overview of using fine-grained permissions
  • SharePoint permission system overview
    • Permission levels
    • SharePoint groups
    • Scope
    • Securable object
    • Inheritance
    • Limited access
    • Binary ACL
  • Best practices for avoiding common FGP limit issues
    • Too many scopes within a list
    • Too many members within a scope 
    • Very deep scope hierarchy
  • Recommended solutions for common FGP performance issues
    • Solution 1: Remove FGP and use security enforcement only at Web level
      • Environmental security cleanup
      • Environmental security architecture redesign
    • Solution 2: Use fine-grained permissions by hierarchical structure changes
      • Environment hierarchy redesign
    • Solution 3: Use fine-grained permissions by scope structure changes (2010 only)
      • Dynamic security changing code redesign
  • Environment architecture example
    • Environment overview
    • Workflow design
    • Fine-grained permission issues
    • Resolution of FGP issues
  • Summary

You can download this free SharePoint book at Microsoft download (docx format)


Practical SharePoint 2010 Information Architecture 0

A book on SharePoint Information architecture

Practical SharePoint Information architecture books

Practical Information Architecture

That are not many books written specifically on SharePoint Information Architecture. This is actually the first one. Ruven Gotz (author) focuses, as the title describes on practical side then the theory and this is one of the SharePoint books that is very well written and easy to understand. It might also give you new knowledge and tools to implement your SharePoint successful.

This book stands out in its approach, which is largely aimed at helping SharePoint professionals orient their thinking toward the bigger picture in information architecture and away from common pitfalls. The author’s writing is crisp and relevant, the content is excellent even if you’ve been at this for some time. And if you have been at this for some time, you’ll immediately recognize the value here, given just how many people in the SharePoint world inevitably hit the same walls before coming to the author’s points well on their own, if ever. Many bail out, others just muck up systems

Practical SharePoint 2010 Information Architecture is not just for people whose job title is information architect. It is also for business analysts, project managers, IT managers, or business managers who have been tasked with delivering a SharePoint 2010 solution. Taking the lead on a SharePoint 2010 project can be very difficult because it is such a large platform, and there is so much conflicting information available. This book is for people who need a guide that has an end-to-end approach that will carry them through the entire planning and design process.

Table of Contents

  1. Preparing for Successful Outcomes
  2. Introduction to Mind Mapping
  3. The Magic of Metadata
  4. Site Navigation and Structure
  5. Wireframing for SharePoint
  6. Complexity, Wickedness and Dialogue Mapping
  7. Business Process Mapping
  8. The Art of Creating Business Process Solutions
  9. Success with Search
  10. Governance, Adoption and Training
  11. Building Environments for Testing/Prototyping in the Cloud
  12. Conclusion: putting it all together


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Ruven Gotz



Professional SharePoint 2010 Administration 0

Professional SharePoint book 2010 Administration
Professional SharePoint book 2010 Administration

Professional SharePoint 2010 Administration

An excellent book on SharePoint 2010 that cover a wide spectrum of topics. It would be suitable for most people who want to better understand what SharePoint 2010 can offer

SharePoint 2010 boasts a variety of incredible new features that will challenge even the most experienced administrator who is upgrading from SharePoint 2007. Written by a team of SharePoint experts, this book places a takes aim at showing you how to make these new features work right for you.

Offering an in-depth look at SharePoint 2010, the authors focus on how SharePoint functionality has changed from its earliest version to its newest, and they provide you with detailed coverage of all the new features and capabilities.

  • Presents in-depth coverage of the new features and functions of SharePoint 2010
  • Demonstrates installation, configuration, and upgrading existing SharePoint 2007 servers
  • Discusses architecture and capacity planning, securing and managing site content, and integrating Office clients
  • Details the protocol for handling monitoring, creating backups, and executing disaster recovery
  • Addresses shared service applications, navigation and governance, and business intelligence and reporting services

Professional SharePoint 2010 administration presents a solid understanding of the functionality that SharePoint 2010 provides, which will allow you to see what it can do for you.

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Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Step by Step 0

Step by Step SharePoint Foundation 2010 is a 512 pages SharePoint book that will help you go get started with SharePoint Foundation 2010. Teach yourself how to use Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 to enable effective team collaboration. With this Step By Step book, you set the pace-building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them!

  • Build your own SharePoint site with easy-to-use templates
  • Create lists and libraries to store information
  • Add discussion boards, wikis, and blogs
  • Set up Document and Meeting Workspaces for easy collaboration
  • Share calendars, contacts, and data from Microsoft Office programs
  • Customize your pages with Web Parts

The book has chapters and almost every chapter has it’s practical exercises.

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to SharePoint Foundation 2010
  • Chapter 2: Navigating a SharePoint site
  • Chapter 3: Creating and managing sites
  • Chapter 4: working with Lists
  • Chapter 5: working with Libraries
  • Chapter 6: Working with Web Pages
  • Chapter 7: Working with List Settings
  • Chapter 8: Working with Library Settings
  • Chapter 9: Working with List and Library Views
  • Chapter 10: Working with Surveys and Discussions
  • Chapter 11: Working with Workflows
  • Chapter 12: Working with Workspaces and Blogs
  • Chapter 13: Using SharePoint Foundation 2010 with Outlook 2010
  • Chapter 14: Using SharePoint Foundation 2010 with Excel 2010 and Access 2010
  • Chapter 15: Using SharePoint Foundation 2010 with InfoPath 2010
  • Chapter 16: Finding Information on the SharePoint Site


Exercises walk the user through each component in a straightforward manner; sample files can be downloaded for the hands-on segments, a value-add in any case where the text is unclear. This is a learn-by-example text, where even the literal text fields are scripted, e.g., “in the name box, type ‘FurniturePrice'”. Users who are computer-challenged may appreciate this approach, and it certainly imparts the required techniques to achieve a stated goal. Advanced users would probably find the sidebars and detailed instructions distracting.




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SharePoint 2010 Development with Visual Studio 2010 0

SharePoint 2010 Development with Visual Studio 2010
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SharePoint Development with Visual Studio

With SharePoint 2010, developers finally have the powerful, end-to-end development tools they need to build outstanding solutions quickly and painlessly. What’s more, those tools are built directly into the latest version of Visual Studio, the development platform most Microsoft developers already know. In this book, the Microsoft experts who created these tools show you how to take full advantage of them.

In this SharePoint development book, the authors focus specifically on the SharePoint scenarios that Visual Studio 2010 now makes accessible to mainstream Microsoft developers. They assume no experience with SharePoint development and focus on SharePoint Foundation 2010: the low-cost version designed for organizations and departments of all kinds, not just large enterprises.

SharePoint 2010 Development with Visual Studio 2010 shows how to get your solution up and running fast, and then extend it to meet your precise business requirements. You’ll learn how to develop, package, and deploy robust SharePoint business collaboration applications without any unnecessary complexity or overhead.

Following a practical, developer-focused introduction to Microsoft SharePoint 2010, you’ll learn about

  • Visual Studio 2010 templates and tools that simplify the creation of SharePoint solutions
  • The SharePoint object model and its most frequently used methods, properties, and events
  • Using lists to store, manage, and share data
  • Responding to events related to lists, features, items, or workflows
  • Integrating external data with Business Data Connectivity Services
  • Using content types that ship with SharePoint 2010—and creating new ones
  • Building multi-step workflows and custom forms that work with them

Utilizing Web Parts to present different data and applications on the same page
Customizing SharePoint pages or navigation with ASP.NET
Packaging and deploying solutions, and customizing deployment to your unique requirements

Whether you’re just starting out with SharePoint development, upgrading from earlier versions, or building on experience
with ASP.NET, this book will help you solve real problems and get real results—fast!

Carter, Scholl, and Jausovec have created an invaluable resource for professionals who need to learn the new Visual Studio Tools for SharePoint. With great walkthroughs and thorough explanations, this book is required reading for every SharePoint developer.

About the Authors

Eric Carter is a development manager in the Bing team at Microsoft. Previously, he worked as a development manager in the Visual Studio team, helping to invent, design, and implement many of today’s key features. He has also worked on Visual Studio Tools for Office, Visual Studio Tools for Applications, the Visual Studio Macros IDE, and Visual Basic for Applications for Office 2000 and Office 2003. His other Addison-Wesley books include Visual Studio Tools for Office (2006) and Visual Studio Tools for Office 2007 (2009).

Boris Scholl, program manager on Microsoft’s Visual Studio team, works on Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint developer tools. Previously, as senior technical product manager in Microsoft’s Office Server group, he focused on developer readiness and SharePoint integration with Project Server.

Peter Jausovec helped test and design the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint developer tools, focusing especially on SharePoint workflows.

This book covers all the basics and takes you into a pro level as you go through the chapters, very interesting to read, full of real life examples and sample code that actually works, it goes side by side with the best practices of SharePoint 2010 development. Definitely a must for every developer who deals with Sharepoint.