Book Review: Beginning Web Development, Silverlight, and ASP.NET AJAX: From Novice to Professional

Beginning Web Development, Silverlight, and ASP.NET AJAX: From Novice to Professional by Laurence Moroney This book has a bit of everything leaving everyone from new .NET web developers to experienced ones coming away with a good experience. This book is almost like having 2 books in one. The first half is an introduction to ASP.NET….

Book Review: Dreaming in Code by Scott Rosenberg

I came across a really good read while at the book store. “Dreaming in Code” is written by Scott Rosenberg who is cofounder of and not a programmer. This book takes you through his observations and insight into the world of software creation. He picks a team and their solution Chandler and follows them…

Book Review: Foundations of Popfly. Rapid Mashup Development

Foundations of Popfly: Rapid Mashup Development by Eric Driffin is a must read for SharePoint developers wanting to stay ahead of the curve. Though the author doesn’t make a direct connection to SharePoint, it is obvious that this mashup development environment will have an impact on the SharePoint world (I should point out that this…

Book Review: Essential SharePoint 2007 by Scott Jamison and others

This book fills a niche that has long been lacking in the SharePoint space. Where most books are targeted exclusively to developers or administrators, this book takes a fresh approach and focuses on the business impact of the technology. This book contains all the things you never find in most SharePoint books. How to roll…


Book Review: Microsoft SharePoint Building Office 2007 Solutions in C# 2005

This is the C# version of Scot Hillier’s new book. I was really anticipating this book as Scot’s last two on SharePoint 2003 were great. Especially the Advanced one. In fact, it was his books that made me consider writing my own. As expected, Scot delivers on the 2007 version providing a great introduction and…


Book Review: Speak Like a CEO

So I picked up this book looking for some insight onto strategies to improve my presentation skills – especially to business decision makers. The whole title is Speak Like a CEO: Secrets for Commanding Attention and Getting Results. It is written by Suzzane Bates. So I was hoping for a bit more practical guidance. I…


Book Review: The Search by John Battelle

Now that my book is in a phase of grammar reviews, I have time to read. And after the labor of my book there is quite a stack of books in my library that have not gotten the attention they deserved. Yes there are technical books there and even a lot of new SharePoint ones….