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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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You can start from SharePoint 2013 training for developers; SharePoint 2013 development overview. Also as SharePoint 2013 is very similar to SharePoint 2010 you could periodically stumble into some articles related to SP2010. I could suggest some things to keep in mind about their differences: InfoPath seems to be deprecated in SP2013. So take a look ...


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In the past before Office Web Apps, OWA can also refer to Outlook Web Access (which is the browser based Outlook for accessing mail in Exchange). This was renamed to Outlook Web Apps, and again to Outlook On the Web.


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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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It stands for Office Web Apps. It's a service that add certain features to one or multiple on-premise farms (2013) by configuring an additional server to host the OWA service and then set up a connection to any SharePoint 2013 farms where the service is desired. The biggest benefits is the ability to edit documents in the browser or create new ones. ...


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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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this is a good link to microsoft with video tutorials that show 14 modules programming is not a big deal as that is same as most, its learning the product that is the issue, once you know the product youll be a master ;) but as everything it takes time and to do it in 2 days is impossible! youll find these vids very very helpful and esy to watch for ...


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I saw this list 1st time in one of the SharePoint Conf at Los vegas. Harmon.ie is the company who started this. We created the top 25 SharePoint Influencers guide by using the social scoring system outlined in the book Socialized!. The formula takes information gleaned from Twitter, Kred, Klout, SocialMention.com, LinkedIn, Google+ and Alexa into ...


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Most of the people on the list are MVP's in SharePoint and have a large popularity from their blogs, social media, community involvement, and books they've (co-)written. They have contributed a lot to SharePoint's success over the years. It is really just a marketing ploy/popularity contest in my opinion, which is shared by some others as well. Jeremy isn't ...


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You need to understand SharePoint from an end-user perspective You need to try to implement business solutions using the features provided by the SharePoint platform. Only when you can't should you consider opening Visual Studio and writing custom code. You need to understand that SharePoint development is not like other .NET development. You have to have a ...


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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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I have to echo what aliSharepoint wrote that the challenge isn't necessarily the programming, it's learning Sharepoint. Almost everything you will do in SP will be more difficult than any other development platform. This is primarily because, unlike other platforms - you need to know server maintenance, administration, and development to be a Sharepoint ...


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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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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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As you are doing both dev and admin that is a pretty good list. In my opinion you missed out the following: HTML JavaScript JQuery


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My favourite site for SharePoint training is Pluralsight which provides videos for both developer, administrator and end-user. Sorted in categories for beginner, intermediate and advanced users.


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All SharePoint people visit this site Microsoft official ESP http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/en-in/resources/Pages/esp_archive.aspx number of videos of all Features of sharepoint


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As has already been stated SharePoint is a very broad technology stack. If it's a web based technology which is supported on ASP.Net applications then you may need to know it. Some things not already covered: The SharePoint API/Object Model (cannot believe nobody said that already!) Get to know the really useful .NET classes as well A knowledge of IIS ...


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I have been told in the past that if you're developing SharePoint and have grown up in ASP.NET, forget everything you knew about ASP.NET (or rather, don't try to apply everything you learnt about ASP.NET). If you're just starting out now, you might want to just start on SharePoint 2010 if you have access to a 64-bit system. I suggest this as Microsoft have ...


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As always the answer is it depends. My main recommendation would be that you should learn the product that it's most likely to be able to work with. SP 2013 is where all the hype is at the moment, but in most companies the use of it is still out in the future. And from a developer point of view if you know the direction taken in SP 2013 then the ...


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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 Developmentā€“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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There should be a tiny (i) like icon to the right of your library title. Click on that, and you should get the description!


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Their are couple of ways to see the description of Document Library. Method # 1 For all sharepoint versions, you can go to document library settings page and you will see the description on that page. this is for all versions of SharePoint. Method # 2 For SharePoint 2007 and 2010, you can see this, once you click on the document library, the description ...


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If you are looking for something you can watch and get ideas with quickly, there are some great training videos and demos that are available. This one: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/take-sharepoint-server-2010-training-at-your-desk-HA101859255.aspx is from Microsoft and has some very basic information in it. This one: ...



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