I am new to Sharepoint and I would like to implement a system for students to have 24 hr access to their files and the Office Web Apps using MySites. I will need to customize what they see and restrict what they can do. I want everything to be ready for them when they sign in. i.e. no configuration on their part.
I have installed Sharepoint and played around with it and it looks like it will do everything I need. However, I need to buy a reference and the number and scope of Wrox books is bewildering. My programming abilities mainly entail cannibalizing other people's examples.
Does anyone have any recommendations?