This text introduces a wide range of SharePoint 2010 concepts and solutions. It is a great introductory text for the SharePoint 2010 professional. That is not to say this is a "beginner" text: It is quite practical, and offers good supplemental perspectives on the covered topics, even if you have an established SharePoint 2010 Pro library. As the back of the book states, "A team of experts shares the six most essential areas of SharePoint 2010."
The big six are: Branding, Development, Business Connectivity Services, Social Networking, Workflow, and Search.
If you are looking for a good and technical introduction to these top areas of SharePoint 2010, you'll be glad you have this title on hand. Once you are ready to go more in depth into an area, you'll be better equipped to do just that. Even then, you'll still want this book in reach.