What's new in Salt 3000 Neon covers the latest release and the significant number of new features and fixes contained within it.
Introduction to Salt gives a 30 second summary of what the tool can do for you then provides a collection of links to other resources that plug you into the Salt community, such as the salt-users mailing list and the Salt Stack company blog.
Linode has two great beginner guides to Salt, the first one on Getting Started with Salt - Basic Installation and Setup and the other titled A Beginner's Guide to Salt.
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