Monday, April 23, 2012

Review - Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Developers Compendium

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Developers Compendium: The Best of Packt for Extending SharePoint by Series Editor: Carl Jones, Gastón C. Hillar, Balaji Kithiganahalli , Mike Oryszak, Yaroslav Pentsars
My rating:
3 of 5 stars

Full disclosure - I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for reviewing it.

I think it is always hard to position a book that is a compendium of other books and it is so with this one. Firstly, you'll need to be a SharePoint developer who uses Visual Studio to get the most from this book. You'll also need to be looking to extend the functionality of SharePoint onto the Windows Phone platform. Given the combination of these audiences it is clear that this book is not for everyone.

The book certainly does allow you to get a feel of the works of the authors from whom the individual chapters have been taken. It will also provide you benefit in the specific subjects that it covers, however you should check these area carefully before investing in the the book as each chapter is somewhat separate from the next.

The chapters certainly contain a wealth of information on their topics and would provide good value for those looking to learn about them, however as I said you will need to be a developer who is comfortable with using Visual Studio and SharePoint to get the most from this work.

http://www.packtpub.com/microsoft-sharepoint-2010-developers-compendium/book

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