I've been a member of Stack Overflow for a while and have this week been given a project of having a play around with SharePoint 2010 to see how it works basically, as we're looking to use it to replace our existing intranet site sometime soon.

We have a consultant coming in to help us in the next few months but really at the moment I'm starting from a base of knowing almost nothing about SharePoint, so I've been told to get up to speed. I've looked into it over the past two weeks and what tasks it can do etc, but now I'm actually having a play with it and seeing how you administer SharePoint 2010 and perform tasks within it.

So what I'm looking for here are any materials that people have found useful when learning about SharePoint. I'm not looking for development materials as yet (I come from a C# programming background), but just administration stuff, like how to pull AD usergroups into SharePoint groups, creating sites where users can enter their own newsfeeds and any handy tips or tricks.

edit Other introductions are also welcome such as development and designing.


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  • Thank you very much I did have a search but couldn't find anything initially.
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    Commented Jun 7, 2010 at 10:10

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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 SharePoint at http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9730143

For workflows, when you are confident of your basic knowledge, you will want to check out the official SP 2010 Workflows Overview at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ff819861


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 Architecture/Design and Taxonomy topics since this can be a critical component.


Get Started Developing on SharePoint 2010 http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ee513147.aspx


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.


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


You can go through the links mentioned below to have much confidence in learning, customizing and administration SharePoint 2010:

  1. http://blogs.technet.com/b/dennisgo/archive/2011/08/29/sharepoint-2010-learning-resources-and-other-good-stuff.aspx
  2. http://sharepoint-tutorial.net/

I hope these links will help you to have some grip over the world around SharePoint 2010...

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