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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The major stumbling block that I fell over when starting SharePoint development was to try a "code" everything. I think this came from reading lots of books and then just wanting to jump in and play with the "cool code". One of the main benefits of SharePoint is that it has so many pre built "modules" (web parts, site templates, workflows, etc) out of the ...


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I just had a case of dejavu with this question, and sure enough I ran across it and answered on StackOverflow here. Anyway though, I think I'd still say the same. Ted Pattison's Inside WSS 3.0 is still the best- but for new SPDev's, I've had the best luck giving my staff Scot Hiller's Microsoft SharePoint: Building Office 2007 Solutions in C# 2005. Here's ...


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Critical Path Training has some top notch training courses for both developers, admins and information workers. Check here if they have something in your general area.


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Evaluation downloads and hands on labs. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/pstubbs/archive/2010/01/30/sharepoint-2010-hands-on-labs.aspx


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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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I am presuming that you are a .NET developer- I gave a presentation at the New England CodeCamp recently (Oct 29th) about SharePoint development. My presentation deck is here: http://weblogs.asp.net/sbchatterjee/archive/2011/11/13/new-england-codecamp-16-oct-29th-sharepoint-dev-presentation.aspx It has a few good links (on pg 6) and other materials that ...


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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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I also highly recommend Todd's book for beginners; it offers a nice introduction and enough hard-core stuff to keep you busy for a while. AC's book is very nice, but suffers slightly from being one of the first books out there and doesn't harness as much of the best practices material and tools that have emerged in the last two years. In addition, I've ...



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