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I'm a Sharepoint beginner, just getting into it. Please suggest me some best way to learn sharepoint and best books available in the market.

We are using SharePoint 2013.

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Just some thoughts:

Websites: sharepoint-tutorial.net http://www.fastsharepoint.com/

Book: Plain & Simple SharePoint 2010 (also available in 2013) -I own this and I have found it helpful.

I am sure there are more out there, I just don't know them. I was lucky enough to have my company's senior analyst teach me and made himself available to instant message or WebEx when I was stuck or had questions. I do know that the best way everyone has told me is to just jump in and tinker around (obviously not on your companies sites). However if you do already work somewhere that SharePoint is used, find out who the administrator is and buddy up to him/her. More often than not, as long as it isn't a spitfire of illogical questions they would be at minimum more than likely to point you in the right direction in terms of learning and or may teach you themselves on the side. Ask said person if they could set up a sandbox, test, or practice page for you to get hands on experience. The best part is if you goof or mess up they can just fix the page (Sandbox - not likely) or delete it and set up a new one for you.

Best of luck in your searching and please let me know of any others you find out!

Meg Experience: MOSS 2007/2010

  • Thanks a lot for your ideas!! I have gone through www.fastsharepoint.com videos and found helpful. But, it's doesn't have any articles/videos for developers. I need help on the development side. Unfortunately, we don't have any experienced developers in our company. We are just started initial process of moving Sharepoint. – Toniyo Jackson Feb 20 '13 at 5:29
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That should give you a good start. Happy SharePointing!

  • Thanks a lot!! Yes, I'm going to set up VM on my personal laptop in few days and start exploring. Can I install Windows server 2012 and SharePoint 2013 on Windows 7 OS, 4GB RAM laptop? – Toniyo Jackson Feb 20 '13 at 5:36
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Additional Websites:

IT Pro - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ee518660 Developer - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ee513147

  • Thanks! By the way, we are using SharePoint 2013 here. :) – Toniyo Jackson Feb 20 '13 at 5:37

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