About USP Journal

USP Journal is a periodical that teaches SharePoint in a highly task-focused way, solving real problems from real people.

Each edition in the first volume deals with a small number of topics or a signle problem explained in greater detail. For example, the first issue covers how to find the number of currently logged on users in a SharePoint site. While solving this problem several topics are covered, such as custom page development, DelegateControls, CustomActions, both static and dynamic using MenuItemTemplate, and custom list instantiation.

USP Journal was officially launched in February 2009. The first issue was published on February 23rd, 2009. USP Journal is run by Bjørn Furuknap, author of “Building the SharePoint User Experience“, as well as numerous other online articles.

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This post was written by admin on February 17, 2009

9 Comments so far

  1. David Palmerston June 30, 2009 3:52 pm

    Is there a method to get receipts for my purchases of the USPJ? All that I received was a “Thank you for your payment”..

  2. furuknap June 30, 2009 4:26 pm

    Sure, send an email to journal[at]understandingsharepoint.com and I’ll see what I can do :-)

    You should have received a receipt from PayPal, though, and you should also be able to log in to PayPal to receive a receipt of the payment.


  3. Robin Sommo July 9, 2009 1:38 pm

    Can a purchased journal be shared with co-workers, or do you have a group rate for multiple copies?

  4. furuknap July 9, 2009 1:53 pm

    In general, sharing is not permitted.Feel free, though, to send an email to me and ask for permission, I have been known to grant such permissions :-)

    However, I also have been thinking about several models for group or organizatino licensing. I haven’t found a really good model yet, but as soon as I do, I’ll let everyone know.


  5. Irfan August 30, 2009 7:55 pm

    My Understanding is so far you have one volume and six issues …correct? and the bundle for 10 +(3) is probably for future releases.

    Appreciate if you can clarify a bit.



  6. furuknap August 30, 2009 8:00 pm


    You are (almost) correct. There is actually seven issues if you count the SharePoint 2010 Beta series.

    The 13 for 10 bundle will necessarily include future issues. Or, if you like, you can buy 13 copies of the same issue and give to your friends :-)


  7. Matthias Einig February 18, 2010 1:28 pm

    I much enjoyed reading “Building the SharePoint User Experience”. Loads of tweaks I learned form your book went into a new CodePlex project my colleagues and I released last week.
    Its called SharePoint Software Factory and focuses on helping developers to handle all the different sharepoint artefacts, without having to know every little piece of XML by heart.
    Maybe your are interested to try it out:

  8. ron sorrell March 23, 2010 6:47 pm

    I would love the special issue where you cover Nintex workflow 2007 but I can not seem to register.

    Also I would like to purchase, 4, 5, 7 and 8 as I am new to SharePoint and SP development. Do you have a bundle rate or just order each one separately?

    Name: Ron Sorrell
    Email: *
    Role: Developer

  9. furuknap March 23, 2010 6:55 pm


    You can buy a bundle of 5 issues wher eyou get a code to get any 6 issues, or a bundle where you buy 10 issues and get any 13 issues.

    You can read about both the bundles here:


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