on 20 October 2013
If you want to understand and install SharePoint 2013 then this book is for you. It clearly defines the steps for installing SharePoint (without using the wizard). It starts by getting you to install the bare minimum to get SharePoint up and running and then has a chapter on each service(e.g. User profile Service Application) and other areas such as Branding. It explains what is needed to get it working, giving you an example and building on the example as you work through each chapter. I have used this book to create a demo environment and would use this as a reference book going forward.