SharePoint Administration with PowerShell

I just completed a new book on SharePoint Administration with PowerShell.   This one by Yaroslav Pentsarskyy, called Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Windows PowerShell 2.0: Expert Cookbook (ISBN-13: 978-1849684101).

I found myself bookmarking many gems in this book for future reference.  I’ve utilized Yaroslav Pentsarskyy’s tips on the web in the past, so I was really excited to read his book.  The book clearly shows the author as both master of SharePoint and the underlying object model.  His scripts reflect his deep experience solving the day-to-day business problems that bedevil the SharePoint Administrator and solutions architect.  This focus on practical business problems is often absent in books that take an abstract, factual and academic approach that can leave gaps in the practical application of the technology to the business problem at hand.  Yaroslav’s recipes are really practical, but they do assume that the reader has an existing strong base of knowledge of SharePoint and PowerShell.  I look forward to future books by Yaroslav!

Check it out here.

Book Review: Sharepoint 2010 Development with Visual Studio 2010

Cookbook is a good term for this book.  It is an excellent overview of SharePoint programming, with a task focus on the core programming tasks and deliverables a typical programmer is faced with.  This means it’s a handy shelf reference when faced with an assignment.

I particularly enjoyed the common approach of “How it works” and “There’s more” to continue exploration.  This is a well structured and approachable programming reference book I would recommend.