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Designing and Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Applications Course

Designing and Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Applications Training Course


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Course Syllabus

Section 1: Advanced ASP.NET Concepts for SharePoint
This section helps you to review the essential information regarding ASP.NET including how to improve performance for high-scale sites like SharePoint. This section covers concepts around view state, caching, and session state and provides an opportunity to learn to make appropriate choices.

Lessons
Part 1: Server Memory
Part 2: Server CPU
Part 3: Transfer and Client

Lab 1: Page Size and View State
Exercise A: Using Fiddler to Observe Page Loading
Exercise B: Using Fiddler to Examine Page Size
Exercise C: Reducing Page Size

Lab 2: Memory and Performance
Exercise A: Capturing a Memory Profile
Exercise B: Reviewing the Report
Exercise C: Resolving Memory Issues and Retest

Section 2: Designing for User Experience
This section provides the key criteria and structure necessary to make appropriate decisions about what kind of user interface component to use based on the needs of the solution.

Lessons
Part 1: SharePoint Background
Part 2: Page Parts
Part 3: Pages
Part 4: Globalization and Localization
Part 5: Designing for Accessibility

Lab 3: Selecting Page Parts
Exercise A: Plant Summary Page
Exercise B: Plant Configuration Page
Exercise C: Employee List
Exercise D: Line Status

Lab 4: Selecting Page Types
Exercise A: Line Dashboard
Exercise B: Manager’s Dashboard
Exercise C: Alert Notification

Section 3: Designing for Data
This section explains defining what storage will look like. This section discusses the information about data design critical to the performance and accessibility of the solution. The Section also covers scalability issues related to data as well as the structural components such as the use of lists, list definitions, content types, and fields.

Lessons
Part 1: List and Library Fundamentals
Part 2: Large Data Strategies
Part 3: SharePoint Data Management

Lab 5: Time Tracking
Exercise A: Creating List Views
Exercise B: Indexing Key Columns

Lab 6: Invoice Management
Exercise A: Establishing an Invoice Content Type
Exercise B: Creating a Solution for Storing Invoices
Exercise C: Testing the Solution for Storing Invoices

Section 4: Designing Data Capture and Integration
This section discusses strategies on how to get the data into the system. This section covers the techniques for capturing data – including office integration and integrating to other systems with BCS.

Lessons
Part 1: Designing for Data Capture
Part 2: Designing for Integration

Lab 7: Creating External Lists
Exercise A: Connecting to the Data Source
Exercise B: Defining the External Content Types
Exercise C: Defining the External Lists
Exercise D: Setting Security for the Content Types
Exercise E: Defining an Association

Lab 8: Creating an InfoPath Form
Exercise A: Deciding the kind of form to create
Exercise B: Creating the Header fields
Exercise C: Creating the Lines
Exercise D: Publishing the Form to a SharePoint Library

Section 5: Designing Artefacts
This section discusses items that will need to be implemented in SharePoint to tie the user interface and the data structure together. The Section covers information about artifacts to begin the transformation of the abstract design into a specific set of deliverables that need to be created through SharePoint.

Lessons
Part 1: Customer Requirements
Part 2: Creating Sites

Lab 9: Incident Response Site
Exercise A: Evaluating the Requirements
Exercise B: Designing the Solution

Lab 10: Expense Reports
Exercise A: Evaluating the Requirements
Exercise B: Designing the Solution

Section 6: Designing Processing Solutions
This section covers the details of options for developing solutions. The Section provides decision criteria for the determination of sandbox versus full trust (or a hybrid of the two) deployments. The Section also provides details for making decisions about processing including how to address long running operations and how to decide the appropriate processing solutions.

Lessons
Part 1: Multi-Server Configurations
Part 2: In and Out of the Sandbox
Part 3: Getting Work Done
Part 4: Working with Workflows

Lab 11: Engineering System
Exercise A: Evaluating Client Capabilities and Requirements
Exercise B: Evaluating Sandbox Capabilities and Requirements
Exercise C: Evaluating Farm Deployment Capabilities and Requirements

Lab 12: Sensor Report
Exercise A: Designing Data Access for Sensor Data
Exercise B: Designing a Processing Solution for the Report
Exercise C: Designing a Processing Solution for Approval

Section 7: Designing Packaging
This section addresses the first order problem of factoring the solution into features and packages so that it can be upgraded. This section covers the baseline skills of determining the number, scope, and dependency of features and determining the right number of packages.

Lessons
Part 1: Understanding the Packaging Lifecycle
Part 2: Establish Design Principles

Lab 13: Building a Business Document Solution
Exercise A: Designing a Solution
Exercise B: Create the Final Solution

Lab 14: Working with Dependencies
Exercise A: Creating a Common Assembly
Exercise B: Creating a dependent Solution

Section 8: Designing a Development Strategy
This section focuses on two key items necessary to deploy larger solutions, configuration and logging. This section provides the students a platform to expand the scope of the solution and focus on issues related to dozens of projects on a server, each with its own approach to configuration and logging.

Lessons
Part 1: Developing for the Enterprise
Part 2: The Role of Logging
Part 3: Application Flexibility and Configuration

Lab 15: Team-based Logging and Configuration
Exercise A: List based configuration appraisal
Exercise B: SharePoint List based configuration
Exercise C: SharePoint List based logging
Exercise D: Configure logging level

Lab 16: Operational Logging
Exercise A: Add Logging to SharePoint ULS

Section 9: Developing Versioning and Deployment
This section delves into the challenges of versioning in a SharePoint environment. The Section also addresses deployment issues because most deployment issues are related to the versioning process.

Lessons
Part 1: Application Lifecycle
Part 2: Versioning Strategy
Part 3: Upgrading

Lab 17: Versioning Assemblies
Exercise A: Defining Base Version
Exercise B: Upgrading the Assembly

Lab 18: Feature Upgrade
Exercise A: Creating Upgrade Manage Page
Exercise B: Adding Feature to Upgrade
Exercise C: Upgrade Feature

Section 10: Designing Information Architecture and Navigation
This section helps to draw the distinction between information architecture and branding topics. The Section helps to separate taxonomy (organization) from navigation (user interface).

Lessons
Part 1: Designing an Information Architecture
Part 2: Planning for Software Boundaries
Part 3: Designing Content Navigation

Lab 19: Categorizing Information
Exercise A: Card Sort
Exercise B: Design Content Types and Site Columns

Lab 20: Implementing Farm Level Navigation
Exercise A: Deploying a custom SiteMap
Exercise B: Adding an ASP Menu to the Master Page

Section 11: Designing Branding and Customization
This section covers branding options, including what tools can be used to customize the appearance. The Section moves us to including the users and power users of the ultimate solution.

Lessons
Part 1: Introduction to Branding
Part 2: Themes
Part 3: Master Pages
Part 4: Cascading Style Sheets
Part 5: Tools Overview
Part 6: Implementing SharePoint Branding

Lab 21: Deploying Custom Branding
Exercise A: Deploying a Custom Site Column and Content Type
Exercise B: Using custom CSS
Exercise C: Deploying a custom master page

Lab 22: Deploying a Custom Content Type
Exercise A: Deploying a Custom Site Column and Content Type

Section 12: Designing Security
This section describes how to design security for performance and provide a holistic view so to evaluate security implications and tradeoffs. This section also outlines the new Claims based authentication in SharePoint 2010 and how Forms Based Authentication fits into this model.

Lessons
Part 1: Security within SharePoint
Part 2: Using an Alternate Identity Store
Part 3: Forms-Based Authentication
Part 4: Deeper look at SharePoint Claims

Lab 23: Setting Up a Customer Service Site
Exercise A: Setting Up the Authentication Provider
Exercise B: Creating an FBA-Claims Site
Optional Exercise: Viewing Claims for an FBA User

Lab 24: Solving a Security Issue
Exercise A: Understanding the Scope and Relating it to Configuration
Exercise B: Designing a Security Strategy

Section 13: Designing for Page and Data Access Performance
This section discusses page and data access performance and how to plan for a high performance site.

Lessons
Part 1: Optimizing SharePoint Page Performance
Part 2: Analyzing Performance with the SharePoint Developer Dashboard
Part 3: Optimizing SharePoint Data Access Performance

Lab 25: Using Developer Dashboard
Exercise A: Using the SharePoint Server 2010 Developer Dashboard to Capture Performance Metrics
Exercise B: Leveraging the SharePoint Server 2010 Search API for Large Data Queries

Section 14: Designing Testing Strategy
This section discusses what we do at the end of the development process, testing. The Section also covers functional testing and scale/performance testing.

Lessons
Part 1: Testing Concepts
Part 2: Unit, Integration, Regression Testing
Part 3: Performance Testing

Lab 26: Designing a Testing Strategy
Exercise A: Unit Testing
Exercise B: Performance Testing
Exercise C: Load Testing

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