Chris Beckett

Chris Beckett

SharePoint Solution Specialist and Certified Master

  • @sharepointbits

Seattle, Washington

Areas of Expertise:

  • SharePoint
  • Information Architecture
  • User Experience
  • Web Design
  • Web Development
  • Portals and Collaboration
  • Social Computing
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • programming
  • training
  • writing
Chris Beckett is a Microsoft Certified SharePoint Master. He has 20 years of business solutions expertise, 6 years of dedicated SharePoint solutions consulting experience, thousands of hours of knowledge acquisition, training and professional development, and a deep expertise with SharePoint technologies. Chris has considerable work-related skills in technical writing, content organization, and training and education. He is an active SharePoint community participant including a SharePoint-focused blog. He is also a frequent speaker at User Group and Industry events.

"This would be the book I'd love to see in the hands of all our employees at work...I would definitely recommend Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Plain & Simple be available (in quantities) for your end users when you move to SharePoint 2010. The money spent will be more than paid back with increased productivity and happier users."
--Thomas Duff, Duffbert's Random Musings

"Johnathan Lightfoot and Chris Beckett have created not only an elegant, short, and colorful guide to using the key features of Microsoft SharePoint 2010, but also a paradigm for how to present computer application 'how to' in a concise, friendly, and easy to follow manner."
--Davis M. DeBard,

"To be fair, I can't give this book enough praise as it's aimed at the beginner and subtly stretches their knowledge of SharePoint from chapter to chapter. I'd hardly claim to be a beginner in SharePoint but I picked up some really useful snippets from this. Johnathan Lightfoot and Chris Beckett have done a sterling job of interpreting beginners needs into a colourful and easy See-HOW guide."
--John Timney,

"...developers might not find it to be much more than a reference tool. But the everyday user, especially those who are constantly asking you how to do things in SharePoint because they don’t have any other resource, need to keep a copy of this book at their desk."
--Ron Arner, Technicalities - Society for Technical Communication, Rocky Mountain Chapter