New Book: SharePoint at Work – Tricks, Traps, and Bold Opinions: The Best of

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imageIt was a great honor that Mark Miller asked me to contribute to his new book called SharePoint at Work – Tricks, Traps, and Bold Opinions: The Best of The book is going to press now and the goal is to have copies available at SPTechCon in San Francisco later this month. (Sadly, I’m missing SPTechCon this time around – it’s one of my favorite SharePoint events, run by the great folks at BZ Media.) I got these cover shots from the wonderful Natasha Felshman (@TeamEUSP) last night and wanted to share them.

Here’s the blurb from about the book:

If you’re a SharePoint site manager or administrator, you finally have a handy single-source reference to help you through the tough SharePoint learning curve. Written by Mark Miller and his stable of well-known contributors at, this book contains the most helpful articles from this popular site—fully updated for SharePoint 2010.

Each chapter focuses on core issues that vex SharePoint administrators when it comes to setting up and managing sites. You’ll learn tried-and-true solutions for creating charts and graphs, joining views in SharePoint lists, building a SharePoint Scripting Resource Center, along with many other topics. Join the tens of thousands of SharePoint site administrators who have found solid advice from Mark Miller and his crew.

Table of Contents:

  • Chapter 1: The SharePoint Maturity Model by Sadalit Van Buren
  • Chapter 2: Empower the Power User by Kerri Abraham
  • Chapter 3: jQuery to the Rescue by Jim Bob Howard
  • Chapter 4: Unlocking the Mysteries of the SharePoint Data View Web Part XSL Tags by Marc D. Anderson
  • Chapter 5: Hyperlinks in the Data View Web Part by Laura Rogers
  • Chapter 6: Building a Quote of the Day Web Part in SharePoint 2010 by Waldek Mastykarz
  • Chapter 7: SPJS Charts for SharePoint by Alexander Bautz
  • Chapter 8: Taming the Elusive Calculated Column – Logic Functions by Dessie Lunsford
  • Chapter 9: Creating Document Libraries with Mixed Content Sources by Eric Alexander
  • Chapter 10: SharePoint 2010 Tab Page by Peter Allen
  • Chapter 11: A Global Navigation Solution across Site Collections by Peter Allen

I’m certainly looking forward to reading the other chapters, as I haven’t gotten the chance yet. These folks are all great at what they do and I expect that every chapter is going to be useful in many ways. Each of us took one of our favorite or most popular articles from and expanded upon it or added to it. It was a bit of a humbling experience for me, frankly. when I look back at some of my older writing, I tend to wince a bit, as some of it is not very good. (My hope is that I’m less not-very-good these days, at least.)

The book is available at





  1. 21.81USD on looks like a really good price. 26.34GBP on (41.6377 USD according to XE) doesn’t seem very fair though.

    Is this just an Amazon thing or might they listen to the books authors and what about a Kindle version please?

    • Andrew:

      You might want to ping Mark Miller about it. I’m just a writer; he’s the one working with the publisher. I don’t know that he’s looking at getting an eBook version out there, too.



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