In this post, we have prepared a curated top list of reading recommendations for beginners and experienced. This hand-picked list of the best Sharepoint books and tutorials can help fill your brain this July and ensure you’re getting smarter. We have also mentioned the brief introduction of each book based on the relevant Amazon or Reddit descriptions.
- SharePoint 2016 For Dummies (Learning Made Easy) (2016)
- SharePoint Online from Scratch: Office 365 SharePoint from basics to advanced (2017)
- Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Step by Step (2013)
- Microsoft SharePoint 2016 Step by Step (2016)
- SharePoint 2016 User’s Guide (2016)
- SharePoint 2013 For Dummies (2013)
- SharePoint 2013 Branding and User Interface Design (2013)
- How to Do Everything Microsoft SharePoint 2013 (2013)
- Professional SharePoint 2013 Administration (2013)
- Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Plain & Simple (2013)
- Microsoft SharePoint Online for Office 365: Administering and configuring for the cloud (IT Best Practices – Microsoft Press) (2015)
- Deploying SharePoint 2016: Best Practices for Installing, Configuring, and Maintaining SharePoint Server 2016 (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.
Author(s): Rosemarie Withee, Ken Withee
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
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.
Author(s): Olga M. Londer, Penelope Coventry
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.
Author(s): Olga M. Londer, Penelope Coventry
SharePoint 2016 User’s Guide (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.
Author(s): Tony Smith
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.
Author(s): Ken Withee
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
Author(s): Randy Drisgill, John Ross
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.
Author(s): Stephen Cawood
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.
Author(s): Shane Young, Steve Caravajal
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
Author(s): Johnathan Lightfoot, Michelle Lopez
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.
Author(s): Bill English
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. 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
Best Sharepoint Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf
We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some Sharepoint books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.
Augmenting Customer Experience with SharePoint Online: Building Portals and Practices to Improve Usability
Author(s): Charles Waghmare
ID: 2467457, Publisher: Apress, Year: 2020, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf
PowerShell with SharePoint from Scratch
Author(s): Peter and Kate Kalmström
ID: 2521935, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf
Microsoft 365 and SharePoint Online Cookbook: Over 100 actionable recipes to help you perform everyday tasks effectively in Microsoft 365
Author(s): Gaurav Mahajan; Sudeep Ghatak
ID: 2551181, Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd, Year: 2020, Size: 66 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly chart-busters according to The Wall Street Journal, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.