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SharePoint 2013

Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Advanced Solutions
(Microsoft Training Course: 20489) - 5 days - £1850 exc VAT

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Extended Classroom           26  
London International House Centre E1W       29    26  
Manchester (Portland St) Centre  18    16   03    


> Target Audience
This course provides SharePoint developers the information to implement SharePoint solutions using Enterprise Search, Managed Metadata Service, BCS, ECM, Web Content Management, Social Computing features and SharePoint Apps. It is intended for professional developers who develop solutions for SharePoint products and technologies in a team-based, medium to large development environment.
> Course outline
  1. Creating Robust and Efficient Apps for SharePoint
  2. Developing Managed Metadata Solutions
  3. Interacting with the Search Service
  4. Customizing the Search Experience
  5. Implementing Enterprise Content Management
  6. Developing a Publishing Site for Web Content
  7. Structuring and Publishing Websites for All Users
  8. Developing Optimized Internet Sites
  9. Working with Business Connectivity Services
  10. Creating Advanced Business Data Connectivity Models
  11. Working with Business Data in Client Applications
  12. Managing and Accessing User Profile Data
  13. Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Advanced Solutions
  14. Monitoring and Troubleshooting Custom SharePoint Solutions


Module 1: Creating Robust and Efficient Apps for SharePoint
  • Apps for SharePoint and communicating with SharePoint from an App
  • Authenticating and Authorizing Apps for SharePoint
  • Designing Apps for Performance
  • Lab: Monitoring SharePoint Health Scores
  • Creating and Deploying an App Part
  • Working with Server Health Scores
Skills
  • Describe the apps for SharePoint development platform.
  • Use the client-side object models and the REST API to communicate with SharePoint.
  • Configure security for apps for SharePoint.
  • Optimize the performance of apps.
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Module 2: Developing Managed Metadata Solutions
  • Configuring Managed Metadata Term Sets
  • Working with Managed Metadata Fields
  • Lab: Developing Managed Metadata Solutions (Part 1)
  • Creating and Configuring the Corporate Structure App
  • Displaying the Existing Taxonomy Groups
  • Creating a Group, a Term Set, and Terms
  • Lab: Developing Managed Metadata Solutions (Part 2)
  • Obtaining the Host Web
  • Adding Metadata Site Columns
Skills
  • Explain the capabilities and applications of managed metadata in SharePoint 2013.
  • Automate the creation and configuration of managed metadata term sets.
  • Interact with managed metadata term sets and fields from client-side and server-side code.
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Module 3: Interacting with the Search Service
  • SharePoint 2013 Search Service
  • Building Search Queries with KQL and FQL
  • Executing Search Queries from Code
  • Lab: Executing Search Queries from SharePoint Apps
  • Submitting Search Queries from Client-Side Code
  • Using a Custom Action to Launch Search App
Skills
  • Describe the Search Architecture
  • Describe the structure of the search index
  • Describe what a crawled property is and how they are created
  • Describe what a managed property is and how they are created, and the various settings of a managed property
  • Modify the search schema at various levels
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Module 4: Customizing the Search Experience
  • Customizing Query Processing
  • Customizing Search Results
  • Configuring Result Types and Display Templates
  • Customizing Content Processing
  • Lab: Configuring Entity Extraction
  • Create and deploy an entity extractor.
Skills
  • Create various types of result sources
  • Create basic / complex query transforms
  • Configure query rule conditions and actions to target query intent
  • Create and modify result types
  • Create and modify display templates
  • Utilize display templates with various search web parts
  • Add managed properties as refiners with counts
  • Utilize entity extraction in your crawls
  • Extend content processing with Content Enrichment
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Module 5: Implementing Enterprise Content Management
  • Working with eDiscovery
  • Working with Content Management
  • Automating Records Management
  • Lab: Implementing Content Management Functionality
  • Creating and Registering a Custom Document ID Provider
  • Applying a Custom Audit Policy
Skills
  • Use SharePoint eDiscovery functionality in custom applications.
  • Create and manage info management policies /document sets programmatically.
  • Manage and customize SharePoint records management functionality.
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Module 6: Developing a Publishing Site for Web Content
  • Programming with the Web Content Publishing API
  • Developing Page Components for Web Content Publishing
  • Lab: Customizing a SharePoint Publishing Site
  • Building a Custom Page Field Control
  • Building a Page Layout
Skills
  • Describe capabilities of the Publishing API.
  • Describe how to access the Publishing API utilizing the server-side object model.
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Module 7: Structuring and Publishing Websites for All Users
  • Website Structure and Navigation
  • Publishing Content
  • Publishing to Mobile Devices
  • Multi-language sites using Variations
  • Lab: Structuring a SharePoint Publishing Site
  • Creating a Navigation Term Set
  • Lab: Publishing for Multiple Devices and Languages
  • Creating a Device Channel
  • Using the Device Panel Control
  • Creating a French Variation
Skills
  • Configure website structure / navigation
  • Describe the difference between structured and metadata navigation
  • Programmatically configure site navigation
  • Utilize publishing features of SharePoint
  • Use the new cross-site publishing features
  • Work with mobile devices using Device Channels
  • Configure and implement variations for multilingual sites
  • Work with human and machine translation tasks in variation sites
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Module 8: Developing Optimized Internet Sites
  • Optimizing a SharePoint Site for Search Engines
  • Optimizing Performance and Scalability
  • Lab: Optimizing SharePoint Publishing Sites
Skills
  • Configure SEO settings
  • Add SEO Properties to publishing pages and Managed Navigation terms
  • Configure caching to improve site rendering performance
  • Optimize site assets and resources to maximize performance
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Module 9: Working with Business Connectivity Services
  • Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2013
  • Creating BDC Models in SharePoint Designer, and in VS2012
  • Lab: Working with BCS
  • Creating Farm-Scoped External Content Types
  • Creating App-Scoped External Content Types
Skills
  • Describe the key components of BCS in SharePoint Server 2013.
  • Create and configure BDC models by using SharePoint Designer.
  • Create and configure BDC models by using Visual Studio 2012.
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Module 10: Creating Advanced Business Data Connectivity Models
  • Configuring BDC Models for Search
  • Develop Custom Connectivity Components
  • Working with External Events and Notifications
  • Lab: Creating and Deploying a .NET Connectivity Assembly
  • Create a .NET Connectivity Assembly
  • Implementing Entity Methods
  • Deploying and testing a .NET Connectivity Model
Skills
  • Decide when to use BDC models to extend search
  • Describe the BCS Connector Framework
  • Describe and implement BDC search stereotyped operations
  • Configure BDC model properties for search
  • Configure custom item level security
  • Utilize techniques to optimize search indexing
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Module 11: Working with Business Data in Client Applications
  • Working with Business Data in Composite Solutions, and in Custom Solutions
  • Working with Business Data in Client Applications
  • Lab: Working with Business Data in Apps for SharePoint
  • Reading Business Data in Client-Side Code
  • Presenting Business Data in an App for SharePoint
Skills
  • Access business data by using composite solutions.
  • Utilize the Business Data Web Parts on your Team and Publishing pages
  • Work with external data columns in lists
  • Work with Business Data in workflows
  • Access business data by using custom solutions.
  • Utilize the various APIs available such as CSOM, JSOM, and REST
  • Access business data by using client applications.
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Module 12: Managing and Accessing User Profile Data
  • User Profile Data in SharePoint 2013
  • Options for Accessing User Profile Data
  • Managing User Profile Data / Properties
  • Lab: Accessing User Profile Data
  • Add People Search Functionality to an App
  • Display User Properties in the App
  • Lab: Managing User Profile Properties
  • Add Code to Display and Manage User Profile Properties
Skills
  • Explain how user profile data is used in SharePoint.
  • Describe the options and restrictions for accessing user profile data.
  • Use client-side code to access and server-side code to access and update user profile data.
  • Configure and manage user profile properties.
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Module 13: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Advanced Solutions
  • Overview of the Social Workload
  • Developing Social Solutions
  • Working with Feeds
  • Lab: Creating a Social App Part
  • Displaying a Project Site Newsfeed
  • Posting a Message to a Newsfeed
  • Using Search to Retrieve Newsfeed Posts
Skills
  • Describe the main components of the social workload.
  • Develop solutions to extend the social workload.
  • Create solutions which make use of the newsfeed functionality in SharePoint Server 2013.
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Module 14: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Custom SharePoint Solutions
  • Debugging SharePoint Apps in VS
  • Diagnosing Faults in Deployed Apps
  • Testing Performance and Scalability
  • Lab: Enabling ASP.NET Tracing
  • Adding a Diagnostics Page to a SharePoint App
  • Configuring ASP.NET Tracing
  • Using Trace Logs
Skills
  • Describe how to identify, diagnose, and remove bugs in SharePoint apps during development.
  • Describe how to record information about issues in deployed SharePoint apps.
  • Describe how developers optimize the performance of SharePoint apps by implementing best practices, measuring performance, and load testing.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • Completed course 20488.
  • Knowledge of VS2010/12 to develop solutions.
  • Knowledge of SharePoint solution development, in SharePoint 2013 or in earlier versions.
  • Knowledge of Visual C# and .NET Framework 4.5
  • A basic understanding of ASP.NET and server-side web development technologies, including request/response and the page lifecycle.
  • A basic working knowledge of client-side web technologies incl. HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to describe the apps for SharePoint development platform; use the client-side object models & the REST API; automate creation/configuration of managed metadata term sets; interact with managed metadata term sets & fields from client- & server-side code; build simple & advanced KQL Queries; configure query rule conditions & actions; create/modify result types & display templates; add managed properties as refiners with counts; extend content processing with Content Enrichment; describe how to utilize the Publishing API; configure/implement variations for multilingual sites; add SEO Properties to publishing pages & Managed Navigation terms; configure caching to improve performance; optimize site assets & resources to maximize performance; create/configure BDC models by using SharePoint Designer & by using VS2012; describe BCS Connector Framework scenarios; use VS to build BDC Models for Search; deploy BDC Search connectors; design/deploy BDC event subscriber methods; configure alerts & event receivers on external lists; explain how user profile data is used in SharePoint; describe the options & restrictions for accessing user profile data; use client- & server-side code to access/update user profile data; describe how to remove bugs in SharePoint apps.