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  • Hi,

    Well I’m a beginner in SharePoint technology and I’m really interested in what WSS 3.0 offers but i can’t  find a suitable approach to deal with this technology I got some experience under .NET framework. As a beginner I ask for a feed back about your approach to learn this technology.

    I searched for some reference in web and I got a lot of responses, and how can I say J

     I’m really lost and I got not enough time to explore all those references so I ask for your feedback.

    I got some question as a ASP.NET programmer in what case SharePoint programming is more interesting than Web Client Software Factory approach ?

    What’s the most suitable way to learn SharePoint programming (any ideas for some sample project wish deal with a pedagogic appraoch, site references with screencasts, etc..)

    Well thank in advance for your answers J

     

    Tuesday, March 18, 2008 11:44 PM

Answers

  • For books I HIGHLY recommend the following:

    • Essential SharePoint 2007 by Jamison, Cardarelli, and Hanley
    • Inside Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services by Pattison and Larson

    For training, the best teach for the Ted Pattison Group and they hit just about every topic:

    http://www.tedpattison.net/

     

    For the best of the SharePoint blogs out there check out:

    http://www.sharepointfeeds.com  -- an aggregation of the SharePoint blogs out there on a range of topics

     

    It is tough to say where to start.  Everyone has a different focus.  As a general starting point, I think your best bet would be to install SharePoint in a VPC and try it out.  If you were looking to do MOSS, here's good walk through:

    http://www.pptspaces.com/sharepointreporterblog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=28

     

    The first place I started was checking out Andrew Connell's blog.  He's got a ton of great info especially for developers:

    http://www.andrewconnell.com/blog/

     

    Also make sure to check out his resources link:

    http://www.andrewconnell.com/blog/articles/MossWcmResources.aspx

     

    Personally, I played around with SharePoint for a little bit and then attended a class.  Then played around some more.  I recommend to everyone that it is important learn how to use the product first and understand what it can do out of the box before attempting to customize it.  That will give you a better understanding of the objects and you won't waste time writing code that can be achieved in 5 mins by using another method.

     

    John

    SharePoint911: SharePoint Consulting

    http://www.sharepointblogs.com/rossonmoss

     

    Saturday, March 29, 2008 5:12 PM
  • Hi Kitano,

     

    First off, welcome to the wonderful, though sometimes crazy, world of SharePoint!

     

    Wow, what a loaded question! I think the first thing I would tell you is that from my perspective, it's not a "one or the other" approach. WSS is an architecture that often interoperates with the WCSF ideologies. I have found how you implement WSS is not as important as what you are doing with it and what features you are utilzing.

     

    That said, the next part of your question is where to start. There's no better way than to ask yourself "How can WSS help me" and go from there. I started by making my own little sites for personal things, and eventually moved those ideas to the Enterprise level. There is, and never will be, a good replacement for "NEED". Smile It makes us endure the times we don't really want to do this anymore.

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    Thanks,

     

    Jerry

    Friday, March 28, 2008 6:35 PM

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  •  Kitano wrote:

    Hi,

    Well I’m a beginner in SharePoint technology and I’m really interested in what WSS 3.0 offers but i can’t  find a suitable approach to deal with this technology I got some experience under .NET framework. As a beginner I ask for a feed back about your approach to learn this technology.

    I searched for some reference in web and I got a lot of responses, and how can I say J

     I’m really lost and I got not enough time to explore all those references so I ask for your feedback.

    I got some question as a ASP.NET programmer in what case SharePoint programming is more interesting than Web Client Software Factory approach ?

    What’s the most suitable way to learn SharePoint programming (any ideas for some sample project wish deal with a pedagogic appraoch, site references with screencasts, etc..)

    Well thank in advance for your answers J

     

     

    I would do a google search on SharePoint books.  There are quite a few to choose from.  I like many of the books from Wrox publishing.  I think they get you up to speed pretty quick.  There are also many 3 or 4 day classes offered by various training companies.   I took some courses from SharePoint Solutions (www.sharepointsolutions.com).   They have some nice beginner courses, and offer them at a few locations around the country.

     

    Bob

    Friday, March 28, 2008 3:45 PM
  • Hi Kitano,

     

    First off, welcome to the wonderful, though sometimes crazy, world of SharePoint!

     

    Wow, what a loaded question! I think the first thing I would tell you is that from my perspective, it's not a "one or the other" approach. WSS is an architecture that often interoperates with the WCSF ideologies. I have found how you implement WSS is not as important as what you are doing with it and what features you are utilzing.

     

    That said, the next part of your question is where to start. There's no better way than to ask yourself "How can WSS help me" and go from there. I started by making my own little sites for personal things, and eventually moved those ideas to the Enterprise level. There is, and never will be, a good replacement for "NEED". Smile It makes us endure the times we don't really want to do this anymore.

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    Thanks,

     

    Jerry

    Friday, March 28, 2008 6:35 PM
  • For books I HIGHLY recommend the following:

    • Essential SharePoint 2007 by Jamison, Cardarelli, and Hanley
    • Inside Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services by Pattison and Larson

    For training, the best teach for the Ted Pattison Group and they hit just about every topic:

    http://www.tedpattison.net/

     

    For the best of the SharePoint blogs out there check out:

    http://www.sharepointfeeds.com  -- an aggregation of the SharePoint blogs out there on a range of topics

     

    It is tough to say where to start.  Everyone has a different focus.  As a general starting point, I think your best bet would be to install SharePoint in a VPC and try it out.  If you were looking to do MOSS, here's good walk through:

    http://www.pptspaces.com/sharepointreporterblog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=28

     

    The first place I started was checking out Andrew Connell's blog.  He's got a ton of great info especially for developers:

    http://www.andrewconnell.com/blog/

     

    Also make sure to check out his resources link:

    http://www.andrewconnell.com/blog/articles/MossWcmResources.aspx

     

    Personally, I played around with SharePoint for a little bit and then attended a class.  Then played around some more.  I recommend to everyone that it is important learn how to use the product first and understand what it can do out of the box before attempting to customize it.  That will give you a better understanding of the objects and you won't waste time writing code that can be achieved in 5 mins by using another method.

     

    John

    SharePoint911: SharePoint Consulting

    http://www.sharepointblogs.com/rossonmoss

     

    Saturday, March 29, 2008 5:12 PM