SharePoint Shepherd's guide breaks down the barriers between users and technology. The task oriented style of the book is perfect for end-users who work on a daily basis with SharePoint. This non-traditional approach was embraced and found useful by several companies I'm involved with as a SharePoint consultant.
Most organizations continue to struggle with having their end-users embrace new technologies. Now managers have a resource that will no doubt encourage adoption of SharePoint within any company. This book contains just the right amount of technical detail; more complex concepts are well-explained. End-users will appreciate the bite sized chunks of information rather than having to get through chapter after chapter to become familiar with concepts.
As a frequent contributor to SharePoint forums, I continue to run into questions that this book readily answers. Want to see SharePoint calendar in Outlook 2010? Done! Deleted something by accident? Lookup the task `Recovering items from the recycling bin'. Got a group of people that must not be able to delete items in a list? Page to task: `Create a custom permission level'. The book is easy to use contextually. Anyone working in a team-site may run into issues, and now answers are available simply by looking up concepts in the book's index pages.
Gone are the days of having to open a helpdesk ticket just to edit a list view. Empowered knowledge workers will greatly enhance their team and contribute to the company's bottom line.
As some other reviewers pointed the book has some stylistic deficiencies, however, these issues do not detract from the value it provides.
Overall I'm impressed with this product. It's to the point and easy to use. My clients have been grateful for recommending this book.