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About the Author
Ben Curry, MCP, MCTS, CISSP, is a Microsoft MVP for SharePoint Server, and a network architect specializing in knowledge management and collaboration technologies. He is the author of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administrator's Pocket Consultant.
Bill English, MCTS, MVP, MCT, is an author and educator specializing in SharePoint technologies. He runs a leading training and consulting company, has written more than 10 books, and speaks at the Microsoft Office SharePoint Conference, Comdex, and other events.
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Top Customer Reviews
One criticism I have had of many SharePoint books is that they are written from a technical perspective and explain how to install and configure SharePoint, but they gloss over the critical planning stages or the best practices for scalability.
As the name of this book indicates, this is a very thorough guide covering the best practices for planning, deploying, optimizing, and organizing SharePoint. This book is not necessarily intended to give you step-by-step instructions for installing SharePoint, but rather cover the full lifecycle of a SharePoint deployment and give you best practice recommendations. The layout and organization of the book is very logical, making it easy to quickly find what you are looking for. It covers both Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and MOSS 2007. It is written to be accessible by anyone on a team evaluating or implementing SharePoint, or anyone who just wants to learn more about it.
The book is broken into the following sections:
Introduction--includes an overview of the various SharePoint Technologies, how to determine which you need, and how SharePoint will help your business.
Part I--Planning--This is not just about planning for the IT infrastructure, but more about planning for the impact that SharePoint will have on your organization, such as dealing with push-back from users after moving away from shared folders to SharePoint document libraries and breaking down departmental "information kingdoms.Read more ›
Well it's doing OK, but the book which at the moment seems to be selling in vast quantities is this MOSS 2007 Best Practices book.
Now I'll admit that before I got a copy for myself I was hard put to understand why. After all this was a book by the two people (Bill English and Ben Curry) who had (organised or) written the two existing Sharepoint Administrator Books from Microsoft Press - the massive (and, through the many authors, slightly unbalanced) Administrator's Companion and the small, but full of quality information "Administrator's Pocket Consultant - so what else could there be in this one ?
Actually there's a lot because this is probably a completely different book to any of the - by now almost 100 - SharePoint 2007 books that have gone before.
It's probably the first one that you can **and should** read without having a computer handy.
The book doesn't concentrate on teaching you how to do things - which is naturally what most of the other books do - but instead concentrates on making you THINK. Think, that is, about your options BEFORE you do things.
The other thing I've noticed is that it's the kind of book where you can dive into a topic that's maybe only a part of a section of a chapter and read just that and you will have learned something useful.
My favorite example of that is the few pages in the Document Management chapter that discuss whether or not you should use SharePoint (document libraries) as a replace for a File Server system. First there's the single line with the answer (No) but that's followed by some indication of what could be moved and what not and why.Read more ›
There are plenty of suggestions for ensuring you are getting the most out of your SharePoint 2007 installation.
The book is well-written, easy to read, and more importantly, easy to understand.
It also contains a CD with lots of utilities and helpful documents that can be used in your own SharePoint environment.
I highly recommend you buy this book, as it explains a lot of areas in SharePoint that sometimes are confusing, and it also contains real-world tips and tricks that you can implement to ensure your SharePoint installation is running optimally.
Thanks and great job guys!
A page earlier, the book said: "...if you're responsible for designing, implementing, configuring, or managing a Sharepoint Server 2007 deployment, this book is for you..."
So don't make this your first, second or maybe even third book on Sharepoint. Make it your fourth. It does have some good material on necessary cultural shifts, etc.
This book describes the pitfalls and suggests real life scenarios in which to help better guide you. This book you will give Architects and Designers a good grounding in how the technology should be used and some of its pit falls. It is NOT a step by step how to install Sharepoint guise. In fact I do not think there is one of those even though we would all love to have one.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very in depth and good reference book. Nice to have when I have an issue with SharePointPublished 10 months ago by Lelli
Helped me greatly when I was thrust into a situation where I was expected to administer the server and had never used SharePoint before, a great supplement for System... Read morePublished on January 2, 2013 by lan_man
This guy is brilliant and the book is a must have for any person working with SharePoint. Looking forward for the SharePoint 2010 Best practices!Published on May 26, 2011 by Piscus
This book is great. I spend a lot of my time developing governance plans for SharePoint and underlining problems and security concerns my clients will have. Read morePublished on July 23, 2009 by Amazon Customer
Best Practices is an excellent reference material while planning deployment, be it a new farm, search etc. Fantastic book. Use it often for a lot of things.Published on May 1, 2009 by Ajay Iyer
This book is an essential part of any MOSS professional's toolbox. You will read and re-read this book several times. There is currently nothing like it in the field. Read morePublished on February 7, 2009 by kiki-knows-best
My review may be biased, because I really enjoyed this book.
This book is well written and instead of directly heading to the technical aspects of Sharepoint, it goes and... Read more
This is a Must-read for anyone in a SharePoint role. It is written for both technical personnel and business value reviews. Great strategic advice, insightful use of experience. Read morePublished on July 28, 2008 by Marie Gray