The approach is very hands on and uses a "how to" approach in discussing the features.
This book by Anand Narayanaswamy will help you install, customize, license and administer your very own online community with Community Server Express Edition.
I was very impressed with the thoroughness of the content and the accessibility of important points within each subject area.
This help some what but I would say you have to get more than just this book to understand what your needingPublished 16 months ago by H. Marquis
This book covers all of the basic functionality of the Community Server product from Telligent. Chapter 1 gives you a background of the product. Read morePublished on February 23, 2008 by Joseph Guadagno
I got this when there was no other book on CS out there and the docs from CS were wrong/missleading/incoeherent, now there are plenty (WROX); at the time of release this book was... Read morePublished on February 3, 2008 by Douggy Fresh
Community Server is a very powerful product which, perhaps because it's mainly been written for developers by developers, has never been very strong on end user documentation. Read morePublished on February 7, 2007 by Steven A. Smith
The majority of this book is dedicated to discussing the various features present in Community Server. Read morePublished on January 30, 2007 by J. Capka
I work for Telligent (the writers of Community Server) as a developer, so it was interesting to see what Anand had written about our product. Read morePublished on January 29, 2007 by James Shaw
It's a pretty thorough manual for most of the functionality within CS which is itself very poorly documented but I was very disappointed in the chapter on "customizing community... Read morePublished on January 28, 2007 by Ramon Rodriguez Jr.
Overall this is a great Community Server introductory and admin book. There is very little here for developers or for customization. Read morePublished on January 22, 2007 by Ben Riga