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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Power User Cookbook

By : Adrian Colquhoun
Book Image

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Power User Cookbook

By: Adrian Colquhoun

Overview of this book

The power of Microsoft SharePoint as the Enterprise collaboration platform is ever-growing; due to the wide range of capabilities it offers, SharePoint 2010 can help transform your business so you can quickly respond to the changes and challenges that you face. For End Users, SharePoint helps you and your team work "better, faster, and smarter". This book will take your SharePoint knowledge further, showing you how to use your skills to solve real business problems. While many other titles might be characterized as "SharePoint Explained", this cookbook contains advanced content that goes beyond that found in other SharePoint End User offerings: it is "SharePoint Applied". It provides recipes walking Power Users through a range of collaboration, data integration, business intelligence, electronic form, and workflow scenarios, as well as offering three invaluable business scenarios for building composite applications. The cookbook begins by providing a comprehensive treatment of SharePoint essentials, while quickly moving forward to topics like Data Integration, Business Intelligence, and automating business processes. At the end of the book, the information presented in the earlier recipes is combined to create three example SharePoint 2010 "composite applications" for Human Resources (HR), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Project Management. Composite applications are the "unique selling point" of SharePoint 2010 and understanding how to create them is the key to unlocking the business value of the product.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Power User Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Closing thoughts

The recipes in this book have taken you from creating simple SharePoint artifacts such as sites, lists, and libraries through to workflows, InfoPath forms, and complete composite applications. I trust you have picked up lots of techniques along the way that you can now apply in your everyday dealings with SharePoint 2010. By now you should have an appreciation that SharePoint is a large and complex product. While SharePoint provides great power, not every task is as simple and as straightforward as is should be. I hope this book has eased your SharePoint frustrations and inspired you to become a more proficient SharePoint Power User. For those of you who wish to continue your SharePoint journey, I recommend that you visit the book's companion website (, spend some time reading and exploring the official Microsoft SharePoint site (, subscribe to key blogs such as Get The Point (, and take some time out to get involved in your local SharePoint user group or attend a free to attend SharePoint Saturdays conference (

Thanks for reading, and good luck!