SharePoint Server 2010: Getting Started - Beginners to Expert
This post will help you get started with SharePoint Server 2010. I tried to include the links that are not only for experts but for beginners also. If you are new to SharePoint or used the earlier versions of SharePoint or Just a .Net Developer wanted to upgrade yourself to SharePoint 2010. This is the best place for you.
Setting Up the Development Environment for SharePoint 2010 on Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008
This article describes how to install a development environment with Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. The development environment that you create by using these instructions will not support SharePoint farm installations, and you should not host active production sites with this configuration. These instructions enable you to get started with an environment that is specifically suited to developing SharePoint custom solutions.
Introduction of SharePoint Server 2010 site templates
When you create a new site in SharePoint Server 2010, you start by selecting a site template to base your site on. Site templates contain lists, libraries, pages, and other elements or features that support the needs of an organization. The videos provided in the following link are a quick preview of the templates, you can go through them quickly and decide which template is best for you.