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One of my friends just got a MOSS 2007 project. But he doesn't know anything about it. So he asked me to recommend a book which will be very good for understanding the basics of SharePoint in a minimum time as he has a very little time to get all the basic concepts. So please I request to all, recommend a good book for this purpose.

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If your friend doesn't know anything at all about SharePoint and is jumping into this, you may want to check out the SharePoint Shepherd's Guide for End Users by Robert Bogue -

It will take them through the basics. I also love Dux's book that is mentioned above, it is excellent for Project Management specific use.

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There are many good SharePoint books, but I cannot say enough good things about Robert Bogue's Guide for End Users. – Mike Oryszak Jun 19 '10 at 1:11

You didn't really mention what your friend will be doing. If it has anything to do with implementing, customizing, or developing solutions for the platform then I would highly recommend Professional SharePoint 2007 Development which provides a great overview of the architecture and how all of the pieces fit together.

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I recommend Sharepoint for Project Management by Dux Raymond Sy:

Or Seamless Teamwork by Michael Sampson:

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I recommend reading Microsoft's Inside Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

this book is the best book for sharepoint beginners

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