Ten Ways to Become a SharePoint Guru
As a SharePoint expert, you can add value to key SharePoint projects and your organization in general. By understanding the capabilities of SharePoint and understanding what is and isn’t possible, you can steer a project and achieve efficiencies. By developing an encyclopedic knowledge of SharePoint, you avoid wasting the time of an army of people trying to figure out SharePoint for the first time. You will quickly become the go-to person for SharePoint in your organization. And because SharePoint is central to most processes, you will by default become a valuable asset. Don’t believe me? Just put your resume up on a job board after you’re a SharePoint expert and see how many organizations come calling.
In this chapter, I share with you some of the resources and approaches that I’ve used to master SharePoint. Even if your goal isn’t mastery, these suggestions help you get up to speed and become a SharePoint expert in no time.
Getting Information from the Horse’s Mouth
If you’re an IT professional, chances are you’ve used Microsoft’s TechNet site, which is dedicated to the technical aspects of its products. On TechNet, you find technical libraries and administrator guides for IT administrators for SharePoint (and every other Microsoft product). The library includes loads of information on planning and deploying your SharePoint implementation. You also find dozens of worksheets you can use to assist in your planning. You can use TechNet ...