I recently had a chance to participate in delivering a MOSS 2007/WSS 3.0 "Make It Real"-training in Germany (thanks for hosting us, guys). It was a great week of collaboration, finding solutions for technical issues and giving and receiving real life experiences from SharePoint engagements. As part of the training I whipped together a quick list of useful resources that aims to help people who are starting or have started their SharePoint journey sometime ago. I'm sharing this list with you - it's nothing magical, it's by no means complete or comprehensive - it's just a list of "good things to check":

MOSS 2007 SDK: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6d94e307-67d9-41ac-b2d6-0074d6286fa9

WSS 3.0 SDK: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=05e0dd12-8394-402b-8936-a07fe8afaffd

MOSS/WSS Technology Specialist –certifications

http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcts/spservices/config

http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcts/spservices/appdev/  

http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcts/spserver/config/  

http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcts/spserver/appdev/

VseWSS 1.1: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=19f21e5e-b715-4f0c-b959-8c6dcbdc1057

Minimal Master Page Template for MOSS: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa660698.aspx

SharePoint Community Forums: http://mssharepointforums.com/

SharePoint Product Group Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/

ECM Product Group Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/ecm/

Kimmo’s migration tools for SharePoint: http://www.codeplex.com/SPMigration

The Fantastic 40 Templates for WSS: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5807b5ef-57a1-47cb-8666-78c1363f127d&displaylang=en

Sample Master Templates:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=7C05CA44-869A-463B-84D7-57B053711A96&displaylang=en

Joel Oleson’s Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/joelo/

Aggregated SharePoint blog feeds from MS employees: http://feeds.feedburner.com/sharepointmsblogs

Aggregated SharePoint blog feeds: http://feeds.feedburner.com/sharepointmvpblogs

Knowledge Network Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/kn/

Extending STSADM with your own commands: http://sharepointsolutions.blogspot.com/2006/09/extending-stsadmexe-with-custom.html

Which SharePoint am I running? http://mindsharpblogs.com/penny/articles/481.aspx

Best Practices Analyzer for MOSS and WSS: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=CB944B27-9D6B-4A1F-B3E1-778EFDA07DF8&displaylang=en

ISA 2006 authentication resources: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/isa/2006/authentication.mspx

MOSS 2007 on Technet: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/sharepointserver/default.aspx

 MOSS 2007 Library on Technet: http://technet2.microsoft.com/Office/en-us/library/3e3b8737-c6a3-4e2c-a35f-f0095d952b781033.mspx?mfr=true

Book: SharePoint Companion: http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Office-SharePoint-Administrators-Companion/dp/0735622825/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3/102-1594662-5818530?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1193312818&sr=8-3

Book: Pro SharePoint 2007 Development: http://www.amazon.com/Professional-SharePoint-2007-Development-Programmer/dp/0470117567/ref=pd_bbs_sr_5/102-1594662-5818530?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1193312818&sr=8-5

Book: Workflow in the 2007 Office System: http://www.amazon.com/Workflow-2007-Microsoft-Office-System/dp/1590597001/ref=pd_bbs_9/102-1594662-5818530?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1193312818&sr=8-9

Book: Building Office 2007 Solutions in C# 2005: http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-SharePoint-Building-Solutions-Sharepoint/dp/1590598091/ref=pd_bbs_12/102-1594662-5818530?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1193312818&sr=8-12

Book: Inside WSS 3.0: http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Windows-SharePoint-Services-Developer/dp/0735623201/ref=pd_bbs_10/102-9382336-2028120?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1189518841&sr=8-10

Book: Inside MOSS 2007: http://www.amazon.com/Inside-Microsoft-Office-SharePoint-Server/dp/0735623686/ref=pd_bbs_1/102-9382336-2028120?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1189604783&sr=8-1

Development Tools and Techniques for MOSS (2 parts): http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb530302.aspx

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb530301.aspx

Best Practices: Common Coding Issues with MOSS: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb687949.aspx

Creating a WSS 3.0 Web Part – step by step: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa973249.aspx

Differences between ASP.Net 2.0 web parts and SharePoint web parts: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb153523.aspx