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This question has come up before. Take a look in the Related column on the right where you will find 4-6 similar questions: Getting started with SharePoint 2010 for SharePoint 2007 Developers Recommendations for SharePoint 2010 training? What resources would you recommend to someone who would like to learn and possibly become a SharePoint Developer? What ...


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Free for all: IT Pro: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ee518660 Developer: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ee513147 For MS Partner: IT Pro: Ignite Training Developer: Ignite Training


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The Lynda SharePoint Essentials Training is an excellent starter video series for understanding the general components and concepts behind SharePoint. Getting Started Developing on SharePoint 2010 from MSDN is an authoritative guide for fresh developers. For an understanding more towards the business side of things, start with the Total Economic Impact of ...


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You can purchase a book on the subject or spend some time reading blogs. There are many good ones out there that can help you either better understand the features and components of SharePoint or to tackle specific issues or implementations. Since you are looking at this for an Intranet replacement, I would highly recommend you focus on some Information ...


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If you want to learn the basics ahead of going further, you can start with an installation of Foundation on Windows 7. This is one example, there are plenty of other good step by step examples: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee554869.aspx If you've got a good internet plan, you could also download the MS VM for Information Worker: ...


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There is a lot of excellent training resources at the moment from Microsoft available. For only 2k in budget my suggestion would be to maybe invest in the free training and then purchase the vast array of SharePoint 2010 books that will be available in the near future. Some of training that I have done and recommend: Channel 9 SharePoint Developer Videos: ...


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Client side means that it runs on the client side. In other words, on the user computer, in opposition to the server itself. Basically, all javascript code, some custom windows application are called "client side". Web pages rendering is done by the browser and run on the client side. Producing the HTML, web services, etc. run on the server. Most of time, ...


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First suggestion is to learn how to Google. It's the most important tool a SharePoint developer has. For example, a search for "most effective way to learn sharepoint" would have pointed you to several worthwhile resources on the topic. Since I'm here, I'll point you to a blog post I put together: Getting Started with SharePoint 2010 Development–Links and ...


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For such an endeavor I would recommend CloudShare. On demand virtual SharePoint environments. It's not free, but much cheaper than setuping your home lab. Please note: I am not affiliated with this company, just a happy customer.


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It very much depends on what you want to use SPD for. As it can be used for as different things as: Workflows Business Connectivity Services Content types Lists List views Ribbon buttons Pages Advanced web parts Page Layouts Master Pages If you want to be an expert on all then you need to learn (in somewhat prioritised order): SharePoint from an ...


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To learn more about SharePoint 2010 and to experiment with SharePoint Designer you can sign for Office365 trial and this includes SharePoint 2010 that can be used with SPD. It is valid for 30 days. I doubt there is a free SharePoint 2010 hosting available anywhere.


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Two of the best training options are Mindspring and CriticalPath. There may be options to take the training online which can save you a few dollars plus travel expenses. I would also like to plug the local user group at http://www.trispug.com which can provide some local contacts and networking opportunities.


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It's an expensive exercise. Start with hardware. You'll need a domain server, a database server and a SharePoint server. So you're looking at three machines, probably virtual. Also, you need 64-bit and at least one core each. Then, each of those machines needs to be running Server 2008. I have no idea how much that would cost. Then there's licenses ...


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I agree with you that there is definately a training gap out there for this type of information. Most of it on the net is scattered in bits and pieces and you have to sift through a lot to make it cohesive. To compound that, everyone's needs are different which is why you don't see a lot of this spelled out in great detail as what works for one doesn't ...


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The image you mentioned is used across all of the SharePoint v4.master (and not only). The important aspect is that only a small part of this image is ever displayed by using either OffSet properties in server side controls or CSS background-position attributes. One reason for which you see that it might be because it is referenced in any controls on your ...


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SPO does not have Farm Admins (at least not for tenant users). There is a Global Admin, however, that gives a user access to a nerfed version of Central Admin. To determine you are a Global Admin, you can look at the Suite Bar, and if you can see these Admin links, you are a Global Admin.


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JohnnyTs response was really good. I'll just add some ideas from my own experience. If you are looking for practical projects to work with, a good place to start is to try to create a document management system where you integrate with the Office applications and use templates, different content types and metadata columns and/or managed metadata. This can ...


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When I started going SharePoint almost 7 years ago I started with administration. I first got a SharePoint environment and got to understand how it works from an admin power of view. What are sites collection, what are sites, how to add web parts, working with SharePoint designer etc. If you know asp.net you wouldn’t have much of a hard time to get into ...


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Install the SharePoint From the Central Administration create a site and play with the sites. Cover content, search, sites, communities, themes, master pages, page layouts etc. The basic point here is, you will get a broader picture of What SharePoint and how it works. This will be a very good starting point since you're novice in ASP.NET/SharePoint After ...


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I would use the Evaluation VMs available from MS, however I would also do the following: save all your development on a separate disk (either network or VM) Move your databases (content) from the main Virtual Disk to a separate one That way when the VM times out, you download a new one, readd your virtual disk, configure SQL to look at that and deploy ...


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Microsoft offers a "Second Shot" retest option for certification exams. Specifically, if you pay around 15% more for the first exam, you get a voucher that will let you retake it again at a later date if you do not pass the first try. Also, if you are working for a Microsoft Partner then your company has access to the Partner Learning Center which ...


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Sign up for a cloud trial instance of SharePoint. Then, watch the Lynda guide. http://www.lynda.com/SharePoint-2010-tutorials/essential-training/65720-2.html This will teach you what a working instance of SharePoint is for... yes that does take a couple of days or so of full-time learning. It's important to know this before you try to set it up, otherwise ...


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The exam hasn't been out that long in comparison to other Microsoft certs (less than one year since the Beta exams came out). Best thing to do is to read this page: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-667#tab2 Then look up the Skills Measured on TechNet: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/default


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this is a wider question, but bottom line you would need at least minimal .NET 2.0 or ideal .NET 3.5 (as being the version used by SharePoint 2010), strong ASP.NET development skills (understand page/control life-cycle, create user/web controls and web parts), and then move on to SharePoint development to understand API (Server-Side and Client Side), basic ...



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