Hello Sitepoint, this is my first posting!

I'm a student looking to get started with Sharepoint. I have a programing background using Access and Excel; I could spend all day implementing excel functions! I also enjoy using all the MS office apps. I'm currently learning xHTML, plan to gain some light CSS experience, and may look into ASP.NET in the future.

I'd like to get started with sharepoint, but have no clue how to proceed.

I'm hoping somebody could tell me how to get started, or point me to some good tutorial sites.

On my own I've tried to install Sharepoint, Sharepoint Server, and MS Server 2008, but I dont know how to make it all work together. I'm going to start from scratch again, but this time I'm hoping I can get some pointers!

Thanks so much for any help or pointers you can give me!