SharePoint Online from Scratch
New version published 6 April 2023
Online from Scratch focuses on no-code, hands-on
instructions and explanations on how to practically make
use of a SharePoint tenant for collaboration within an organization.
The book is intended for (future) SharePoint admins and
other power users. It covers both the modern and the classic
experience and includes information about best practices,
administrator settings, permissions and security.
SharePoint Online from Scratch also gives examples
on how to use SharePoint for management of common business
Many sections in the book have links to
SharePoint Online Tips articles with demos recorded
by Peter Kalmströsm. These demos are not showing
the latest SharePoint versions, but we hope you will still
find it useful to see them and listen to Peter's reasoning.
For variation and learning by doing, it is recommended to
also work with the exercises in
SharePoint Online Exercises when you have achieved
some basic knowledge about SharePoint.
Microsoft often adds enhancements to their cloud platform,
but by understanding why things are done the way
they are, you will be able to figure out how to do things
described in SharePoint Online from Scratch and other
instructions, even if the actual steps are changed a bit.
The comprehensive understanding given in SharePoint Online
from Scratch, will also help you explore SharePoint
far beyond the limits of any book and make the platform
serve your organization in the best possible way!
SharePoint Online from Scratch is available as Kindle
e-book and paperback at
SharePoint Online from Scratch was first published
in March 2016, but the book has been continuously updated.
The latest update was published in April 2023.
"The First SharePoint Online Book I Now Recommend To
I did an exhaustive examination of the Table of Contents
of almost every recently published SharePoint book available
on Amazon. Peter's organization of the information in his
book was exceptionally notable - and was my first purchase.
My intuition was correct - and I have not been disappointed.
His writing is concise - and provides immediate actionable
"I was looking for a comprehensive book on SharePoint
Online and after much research and downloading of samples
I bought the kindle version of this book. Absolutely fantastic!!
It is really well structured and signposted and has active
links that take you to Peter's excellent website where you
can see really clear video tutorials of each element. I
am fairly techno savvy and have a small business that is
just deploying Office 365 and SharePoint online to help
teams collaborate. Thank you Peter for creating a really
|From Amazon reviews:
"Just started by SharePoint journey and found
this book to be exceptional. You will not find a
more up-to-date resource!
I also find the online tutorials very helpful in
understanding and reinforcing key concepts. This
book pays for itself by many multiples."
"Excellent - easy to follow and well explained features
and functions to implement Sites."
"Excellent explanations and good pacing."
"Well done Peter. This is the first SharePoint
book that made me think that SharePoint might be
worth the effort. This book helps with good examples
and a methodical approach."
"Gute Arbeit-Besser geht es nicht."
"Als Einstieg in das Thema SharePoint und PowerAutomate
ist das Buch hervorragend gemacht."
"Solutions rapides afin de créer un SharePoint
de bonne qualité."
"A great source of information for someone new
to Sharepoint on-line and expected to set up and
administer Sharepoint for a small business.
"Well written, easy to follow. Great for someone
new to SharePoint. If you have Office 365 and want
to learn to use SharePoint this is a great starting
"It impressive the amount of information and
knowledge that can be gained from this book. I started
briefly reading through the first chapter and relized
how in depth this person is on the subject at hand."
"Was an easy read. I would HIGHLY recommend getting
a free online account to practice with as some of
the items you need to actually do to grasp the meaning
of it. Very structured and there are YouTube (found
them myself) videos of the chapters he is referring
to as an added bonus. Highly recommend this book
as a guide for beginning SharePoint online."
"Peter has done a great job, and I'm looking
forward to reading some of his other books."