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1. SharePoint 2016 For Dummies (Learning Made Easy) (2016)

Learn all the ins and outs of SharePoint 2016, launch your site, collaborate with coworkers, and go mobile

There’s no doubt about it, SharePoint is a complex creature. But when broken down into easily digestible chunks, it’s not quite the beast it appears to be right out of the gate—that’s where SharePoint 2016 For Dummies comes in! Written in plain English and free of intimidating jargon, this friendly, accessible guide starts out by showing you just what SharePoint 2016 is, translating the terminology, and explaining the tools. Then it helps you create a site, work with apps, and master basic SharePoint administration. Next, you’ll learn to use SharePoint 2016 to get social, go mobile, manage content, and connect with others through working with Office 365, archiving documents, developing workflows, and so much more.

SharePoint is truly one of Microsoft’s crown jewels. Launched in 2001, it offers organizations a secure place to store, organize, share, and access information under the Microsoft Office system umbrella—all in a single portal. Whether you’re new to SharePoint 2016 or new to SharePoint altogether, SharePoint 2016 For Dummies is the fast and painless way to get a site up and running, branded, and populated with content. Plus, this new edition adds the need-to-know information for administrators, techsumers, and page admins who want to leverage the cloud-based features online, either as a standalone product or in conjunction with an existing SharePoint infrastructure.

  • Get up to speed with SharePoint 2016 and take advantage of new features
  • Set up and effectively manage your SharePoint site
  • Use SharePoint 2016 in the Cloud with SharePoint Online
  • Leverage SharePoint 2016 capabilities to drive business value

If you want to learn SharePoint from the ground up, get your site going, and start collaborating, SharePoint 2016 For Dummies will be the dog-eared reference you’ll turn to again and again.

Author(s): Rosemarie Withee, Ken Withee

2. SharePoint Online from Scratch: Office 365 SharePoint from basics to advanced (2017)

SharePoint Online from Scratch gives hands-on instructions on how to practically make use of a SharePoint tenant for an organization, or parts thereof. It is almost entirely no-code. Even if SharePoint Online from Scratch primarily is a handbook, explanations on how SharePoint works are mixed into the instructions. SharePoint Online is an ever changing platform, so the author’s aim is to give a deeper understanding of how to take advantage of SharePoint at the same time as giving practical advice. Fourth edition updated with the new experience interface, the new page model, PowerApps and Flow.

Author(s): Peter Kalmstrom, Kate Kalmstrom

3. Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Step by Step (2013)

The smart way to learn Microsoft SharePoint 2013—one step at a time!

Experience learning made easy—and quickly teach yourself how to boost team collaboration with SharePoint 2013. With Step by Step, you set the pace—building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them!

  • Customize your team site’s layout, features, and apps
  • Manage and share ideas, documents, and data
  • Capture and organize content into lists and libraries
  • Automate business processes with built-in workflows
  • Use social features to communicate and collaborate
  • Publish content using enhanced web content management

Author(s): Olga M. Londer, Penelope Coventry

4. Microsoft SharePoint 2016 Step by Step (2016)

The quick way to learn Microsoft SharePoint 2016!

This is learning made easy. Get more done quickly with SharePoint 2016, and empower your whole organization to do so, too. Jump in wherever you need answers–brisk lessons and full color screenshots show you exactly what to do, step by step.

  • Create, edit, share, and manage documents, and use document collaboration in teams
  • Create sites, organize them, and customize their layouts, features, and apps
  • Efficiently organize content by using lists, libraries, and sites
  • Manage site security, themes, templates, and content syndication
  • Search for information and people, target your queries, and promote search results
  • Manage projects by using SharePoint project sites
  • Automate business processes by using workflows
  • Communicate and collaborate via SharePoint’s social features
  • Use SharePoint with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and OneNote
  • Look up just the tasks and lessons you need

 

Author(s): Olga M. Londer, Penelope Coventry

5. SharePoint 2016 User’s Guide: Learning Microsoft’s Business Collaboration Platform (2016)

Learn how to make the most of SharePoint 2016 and its wide range of capabilities to support your information management, collaboration, and business process management needs. Whether you are using SharePoint as an intranet or business solution platform, you will learn how to use the resources (such as lists, libraries, and sites) and services (such as search, workflow, and social) that make up these environments. In the fifth edition of this bestselling book, author Tony Smith walks you through the components and capabilities that make up a SharePoint 2016 environment. He provides step-by-step instructions for using and managing these elements, as well as recommendations for how to get the best out of them.
What You Will Learn
  • Create and use common SharePoint resources like lists, libraries, sites, pages and web parts
  • Understand when and how workflows and information management policies can be used to automate process
  • Learn how to take advantage of records retention, management, and disposition 
  • Make the most of SharePoint search services
  • Take advantage of social capabilities to create social solutions
Who This Book Is For

Whether you have not yet used SharePoint at all, have used previous versions, have just started using the basic features, or have been using it for a long of time, this book provides the skills you need to work efficiently with the capabilities SharePoint 2016 provides.

Author(s): Tony Smith

6. SharePoint 2013 For Dummies (2013)

The bestselling guide on running SharePoint, now updated to cover all the new features of SharePoint 2013

SharePoint Portal Server is an essential part of the enterprise infrastructure for many businesses. Building on the success of previous versions of SharePoint For Dummies, this new edition covers all the latest features of SharePoint 2013 and provides you with an easy-to-understand resource for making the most of all that this version has to offer. You’ll learn how to get a site up and running, branded, and populated with content, workflow, and management. In addition, this new edition includes essential need-to-know information for administrators, techsumers, and page admins who want to leverage the cloud-hosted features online, either as a standalone product or in conjunction with an existing SharePoint infrastructure.

  • Walks you through getting a SharePoint site up and running effectively and efficiently
  • Explains ongoing site management and offers plenty of advice for administrators who want to leverage SharePoint and Office 365 in various ways
  • Shows how to use SharePoint to leverage data centers and collaborate with both internal and external customers, including partners and clients

SharePoint 2013 For Dummies is essential reading if you want to make the most of this technology.

Author(s): Ken Withee

7. SharePoint 2013 Branding and User Interface Design (2013)

Plan, design, and launch a brand in SharePoint

If you are planning, designing, and launching your brand using SharePoint, this book and author trio will walk you through everything you need to know in an understandable and approachable way. From specific technologies such as master pages, page layouts, and CSS to offering best-practices and real-world experience for creating successful branding projects through SharePoint 2013, you will learn how to approach your branding project in effective new ways. This visual book provides step-by-step instructions in a simple and striking format that focuses on each of the tasks you will face in your own branding project.

  • Explains the various approaches to SharePoint branding and methodologies for creating an engaging UI.
  • Guides you through planning for branding and using the Design Manager to start a design.
  • Addresses implementing modern web techniques such as HT ML5, jQuery, and mobile responsive design into SharePoint.
  • Explores creating SharePoint branding for public facing websites as well as internal intranets, including a deep dive into how custom SharePoint branding is created from scratch. Provides coverage on designing apps for SharePoint.

Author(s): Randy Drisgill, John Ross

8. How to Do Everything Microsoft SharePoint 2013 (2013)

Maximize Microsoft SharePoint 2013

Written by a former member of the SharePoint development team, How to Do Everything: Microsoft SharePoint 2013 shows you how to get the most out of the latest release of this dynamic business collaboration platform. You’ll learn to set up SharePoint sites and use document management, wikis, taxonomy, blogs, social features, and more to organize, manage, and share content. Real-world examples help you accomplish tasks quickly and easily. Basic information on SharePoint development and administration is also included in this practical guide.

  • Work with sites, apps, lists, libraries, and items
  • Upload documents, manage files with document libraries, and use document versioning and content approval features
  • Collaborate via discussion boards, blogs, wikis, events, surveys, calendars, and newsfeeds
  • Use social tagging, enable a folksonomy, and use enterprise keywords
  • Create a taxonomy hierarchy using enterprise managed metadata
  • Build publishing sites, personal sites, and websites
  • Display data on pages using web and app parts
  • Customize apps, lists, forms, and navigation
  • Use SharePoint with client applications, including Microsoft Office, Outlook,
  • InfoPath, SharePoint Designer, and third-party applications
  • Learn the basics of SharePoint administration and development

Author(s): Stephen Cawood

9. Professional SharePoint 2013 Administration (2013)

SharePoint admin author gurus return to prepare you for working with the new features of SharePoint 2013!

The new iteration of SharePoint boasts exciting new features. However, any new version also comes with its fair share of challenges and that’s where this book comes in. The team of SharePoint admin gurus returns to presents a fully updated resource that prepares you for making all the new SharePoint 2013 features work right. They cover all of the administration components of SharePoint 2013 in detail, and present a clear understanding of how they affect the role of the administrator.

  • Compares and contrasts SharePoint 2013 to earlier versions
  • Helps make your SharePoint 2013 installation smooth and successful
  • Addresses managing customizations
  • Looks at SharePoint 2013 for Internet sites
  • Includes an introduction to SQL Server 2012

Professional SharePoint 2013 Administration enhances your SharePoint skill set and immerses you in the new content of the platform.

Author(s): Shane Young, Steve Caravajal

10. Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Plain & Simple (2013)

Get the full-color, visual guide that makes learning Microsoft SharePoint 2013 plain and simple! Follow the book’s easy steps and screenshots and clear, concise language to learn the simplest ways to get things done.

Here’s WHAT you’ll learn:

  • Create libraries for all kinds of media
  • Share information in one location
  • Organize people and processes
  • Connect SharePoint to Microsoft Office with no fuss
  • Find things fast with the Search Center
  • Expand your community with social networking

Here’s HOW you’ll learn it:

  • Jump in wherever you need answers
  • Follow easy STEPS and SCREENSHOTS to see exactly what to do
  • Get handy TIPS for new techniques and shortcuts
  • Use TRY THIS! exercises to apply what you learn right away

Author(s): Johnathan Lightfoot, Michelle Lopez

11. Microsoft SharePoint Online for Office 365: Administering and configuring for the cloud (IT Best Practices – Microsoft Press) (2015)

Deliver world-class collaboration capabilities through the cloud
Use SharePoint Online to provide today’s most advanced collaboration capabilities–without managing your own infrastructure! This concise reference will help you configure and manage SharePoint Online to meet your requirements for functionality, performance, and compliance. Bill English covers user profiles, security, search, records management, App Catalogs, metrics, and more–to derive maximum value from SharePoint Online.

Master the specific skills you need to deploy and run SharePoint Online

  • Choose the version of SharePoint Online that is best for you
  • Manage profiles, properties, audiences, permissions, policies, and MySite settings
  • Use Business Connectivity Services to make SharePoint Online your central hub for all business information
  • Make the most of SharePoint search, indexing, and records and document management
  • Create and manage security and App Catalogs
  • Solve the core issues of governance, risk, compliance, taxonomies, and training

Author(s): Bill English

12. Deploying SharePoint 2016: Best Practices for Installing, Configuring, and Maintaining SharePoint Server 2016 (2016)

Learn how to install, configure, and maintain the latest release of Microsoft’s popular SharePoint Server, SharePoint 2016. This latest version brings with it many changes for IT professionals. With this book you will learn how to create an efficient and stable SharePoint environment for your organization.
What You’ll Learn
  • Install SharePoint Server 2016, both using the user interface provided by Microsoft, and by using PowerShell
  • Understand your authentication options and associated security considerations
  • Deploy add-ins, either from the store, or from your own custom app catalog
  • Configure Search Service Application using either the provided UI or PowerShell
  • Configure business intelligence components such as Excel Services, SQL Server Reporting Services, and PowerPivot
  • Migrate to SharePoint Server 2016 from either SharePoint Server 2010 or 2013
  • Understand approaches to high availability, disaster recovery, patching, and ways to monitor and maintain your SharePoint 2016 deployment once it’s up and running
Who This Book Is For
Anyone tasked with installing, configuring, and maintaining SharePoint Server 2016 in their organization. This book assumes some working knowledge of a previous release of SharePoint Server, such as SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2013

Author(s): Vlad Catrinescu, Trevor Seward