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Before Tet Vietnam, I received from my friend an eBook about SharePoint PowerShell. It’s named Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Windows PowerShell 2.0: Expert Cookbook. The title catch my eye and its sound interesting with me because I’m looking for this kind of eBook to become a master SharePoint 2010 PowerShell ;). That why I spent a lot of time from Tet duration to read it.

As usually, I would like to see the author first of all and I found that author of this book is Yaroslav Pentsarskyy, who has been involved in SharePoint solution architecture since 2003 with WSS 1.0 and SharePoint 2003. He has been a Microsoft MVP since 2009 and keeps in close contact with the SharePoint product team, I know him via his blog with many SharePoint information and articles

Yes, in my opinion, you cannot become professional SharePoint administrator if you haven’t deep knowledge about PowerShell. That is reason why I think SharePoint administrator or IT Pro who wants to extend your knowledge of PowerShell automation to manage SharePoint product.


This book uses 2010 Information Worker Demonstration and Evaluation Virtual Machine (RTM) Virtual Machine environment. Sample Powershell source code can download from for your lab.

 What this book covers?

The first thing I like in this book is many pictures and demos. The second thing is the way use to write in this book for each topic. Basically there are:

  • Getting Ready

This session with talk very short but let me know what I should need to continue

  • How to do it…

Let you know realistic how to do it step by step with screen capture and tips

  • How it works…

Move to deep dive explanation and keep more detail how the PowerShell script will implement

  • There’s more…/See Also

We will see more example, more references and related topics

We have 9 chapter from basic to advance.

Chapter 1, PowerShell Scripting Methods and Creating Custom Commands: Go further with PowerShell to create your own PowerShell commands (CmdLets) and snap-ins and share them with your team.

Chapter 2, Enterprise Content Deployment and Provisioning using PowerShell: Automate your SharePoint 2010 custom solution deployment by using a robust PowerShell script.

Chapter 3, Performing Advanced List and Content Operations in SharePoint using PowerShell: Master the management of SharePoint lists and list settings with PowerShell.

Chapter 4, Managing External Data in SharePoint and Business Connectivity Services  using PowerShell: Get to the bottom of administering Business Connectivity Services (BCS)  in SharePoint.

Chapter 5, Managing SharePoint 2010 Metadata and Social Features using PowerShell: Learn all about performing the most common configurations around SharePoint taxonomy features and user profile services.

Chapter 6, Managing SharePoint Search and FAST Search with PowerShell: Configure SharePoint FAST Search using PowerShell including audience targeting and improving  search results.

Chapter 7, Managing SharePoint Site Content in Bulk using PowerShell: Configure content on SharePoint pages including bulk provisioning and configuration publishing pages, content types and web parts.

Chapter 8, Managing Documents and Records in SharePoint with PowerShell: Get the most out of document and records management in SharePoint 2010 by automating configuration.

Chapter 9, Administrating Web Application and Server Administration in SharePoint with PowerShell: Simplify SharePoint server management by using PowerShell for tasks like web application settings, configuration and monitoring, sandbox features, and more.

Hoang Nhut Nguyen

Skype: hoangnhut.nguyen

JavaScript logo JavaScript has never been hotter, thanks to projects like Node.js, JQuery and PhoneGap. You can now use JavaScript for scripting in the browser, for creating desktop and mobile applications, and for creating server side web applications. But how do you get started? We’ve compiled a list of six free books and tutorials for beginning programmers, but those with programming experience may find some of these resources valuable as well. Feel free to add more free resources in the comments.

Experienced programmers may also want to take a look at this StackOverflow thread on the subject, but most of the resources there aren’t free.

Eloquent JavaScript

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Eloquent JavaScript is a JavaScript book by Marijn Haverbeke. The digital form is free, and a print version is forthcoming. The book assumes no prior programming experience. Of the books listed here, this one might have the most to offer experienced programmers looking to get started with JavaScript.

Sams Teach Yourself JavaScript in 24 Hours

Sams Teach Yourself JavaScript in 24 Hours cover

Sams Teach Yourself JavaScript in 24 Hours by Michael Moncur is part of the well known series of Sams books.

Learn to Program with Javascript

Learn to Program with Javascript is a series of tutorials from As the title implies, no programming experience is required.

W3Schools JavaScript Tutorial

W3Schools is one of the most venerable and respected resources for online tutorials, and of course it has its own JavaScript tutorial. It also has a stash of JavaScript examples, including some advanced scripts.

Wikibooks JavaScript

The Wikibooks book on JavaScript isn’t finished yet, but it’s one to watch. If you’re an experienced JavaScript programmer looking for a way to give back to the community, maybe you could contribute to this book.

SitePoint’s JavaScript Tutorials

Simply JavaScript

SitePoint is another well respected online source for tutorials and books. It has a few free tutorials, mostly as previews for its books. Its JavaScript Guru List is a good place to start.

Bonus: Douglas Crockford’s JavaScript Lectures

Well known JavaScript expert and JavaScript: The Good Parts author Douglas Crockford has a series of free lectures available on history of JavaScript, its features, and its use.


Hoang Nhut Nguyen
Skype: hoangnhut.nguyen
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