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Only buy if You have Site Collection Owner access
on 25 June 2013
I bought the book in the hope of getting a basic grounding in SharePoint as quickly as possible. I did not realise I needed site collection owner access to use the main sample files. Use of the book without its sample files is fairly pointless, and thus as a reference it is poor.
There is no real reason why such access is required for most of the sample files.
It might be a good book, I don't know, I could not say. Buyers, beware!
Update - now I have site collection access, yup, it is not so bad, but there is still a fair bit of smoke and mirrors. Plus I think one might need to persuade one's administrators to allow access to RSS feeds, etc.
Do Microsoft now own O'Reilly? That would be a shame.