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SharePoint 2010 Development with Visual Studio 2010 Book Review

This is definitely the book to have for SharePoint 2010 development

This is definitely the book to have for SharePoint 2010 development with Visual Studio 2010. The book is laid out in a great format that makes for an easy read as well as a great reference.

The book starts out with a 103 page introduction to three ways to view and work with SharePoint 2010. Using the Web site, using the Central Administration, and using Visual Studio. It is a great introduction for both seasoned SharePoint developers as well as beginners.

The book continues with a detailed overview of SharePoint development in Visual Studio 2010. It covers the project types, project items, deployment, and much more.

Next is a detailed overview of the SharePoint Object Model. The tips in this section on which objects need disposing of is great.

Then there is a chapter on SharePoint Lists, Event Receivers, Business Data, Content Types, Workflow, Web Parts, Pages, and Packaging and Deployment.

This book does a great job of covering the configuration of the Business Connectivity Services.

The only ding is the downloadable code. It is all available in the form of text files, but I would have preferred projects/solutions. I won’t ding the book for this since this may just be my preference and not everyone’s.

My favorite part of the book is the diagrams and tables. The diagrams do a great job of putting everything in context and the tables do a great job of providing a detailed summary on the topics being covered.

All in all this is a great book for developing SharePoint 2010 solutions with Visual Studio 2010. It is a must have for both Architects and Developers working in the SharePoint 2010 environment.

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Tad Anderson has been doing Software Architecture for 18 years and Enterprise Architecture for the past few.