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Designing Applications for Microsoft SharePoint 2010

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M10232: Designing and Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Applications Version: A Length: 5 Days Published: September 28, 2010 Language(s): English Audience(s): Developers Level: 300 Technology: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Type: Course Delivery Method: Instructor-led (classroom) About this Course This five-day instructor-led course is intended for Microsoft SharePoint Development professionals who are responsible for leading projects, designing solutions, and identifying problems. In this course, students learn the skills and best practices that are required to help organizations design and develop effective SharePoint applications. Audience Profile This course is intended for IT professionals who will be responsible for designing custom code for projects that are deployed to SharePoint 2010 servers. To be successful in this course, the student will have at least two years of SharePoint development experience and should have experience with ASP.NET and Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. At Course Completion After completing this course, students will be able to: oDevelop strategies for caching, session state, as well as design for high performance sites by limiting page size and iteration. oDetermine the most suitable presentation method, visual elements, programmatic objects and multilingual strategy which meets the design objectives. oEvaluate available data access and storage methods and determine the appropriate implementation for the application requirements. oIdentify the pros and cons of various data capture options and specify the most effective method or combination of methods for capturing user input. oEvaluate the use and implementation of SharePoint artifacts and determine which artifacts best meet the needs of the application requirements. oDesign processing systems to get work done in the solution. oCreate an effective strategy for implementation and deployment of custom solutions in both development and production environments. oCreate a development strategy to allow multiple developers and administrators to work together. oDevise a strategy for developing and deploying upgrades over time as the solution evolves. oDevelop an information architecture strategy that will support flexibility and growth and a navigation strategy that fits on top of this information architecture. oPlan a comprehensive branding strategy and determine the necessary application elements required to support that strategy. oDesign and implement a security approach which supports both code access and end-user functionality. oDesign an effective strategy for optimizing page render times and data access methods within SharePoint 2010. oDetermine the appropriate use of unit and integration tests within SharePoint and design an effective strategy for ensuring maximum code reliability. This course requires students to meet the following prerequisites: oUnderstanding of the problem-solving techniques that apply to the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), including the versioning of software and the management of configuration and content in a software system oBasic knowledge of Web application architecture oExperience in developing in a team environment oWorking knowledge of ASP.NET and Visual Studio oExperience in SharePoint infrastructure including servers and services oExperience in SharePoint development including the APIs and XML schemas necessary to create web parts, perform data access, and provision fields, lists, content types, etc. Course Outline Module 1: ASP.NET Advanced Concepts for SharePoint This module helps you to review the essential information regarding ASP.NET including how to improve performance for high-scale sites like SharePoint. This module covers concepts around ViewState, caching, and session state and provides an opportunity to learn to make appropriate choices. Lessons oServer Memory oServer CPU oTransfer and Client Lab : Page Size and ViewState oUsing Fiddler to Observe Page Loading oUsing Fiddler to Examine Page Size oReducing Page Size Lab : Memory and Performance oStarting a Performance Capture oReviewing the Report oResolving Memory Issues and Retest After completing this module, students will be able to: oReview the fundamentals of memory management. oIdentify the key things to drive high CPU utilization. oIdentify factors impacting client performance. Module 2: Designing for User Experience This module 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 oSharePoint Background oPage Parts oPages oGlobalization and Localization oDesigning for Accessibility Lab : Selecting Page Parts oLine Dashboard oManager`s Dashboard oAlert Notification Lab : Selecting Page Types oPlant Summary Page oPlant Configuration Page oEmployee List oLine Status After completing this module, students will be able to: oReview the fundamentals of SharePoint architecture and how it impacts the page design experience. oDetermine the appropriate page part in SharePoint for a given situation. oDetermine the appropriate page in SharePoint for a given situation. oIdentify the considerations for globalizing and localizing your applications. oDetermine the design impact of WCAG standards for projects requiring accessibility compliance. Module 3: Designing for Data This module explains defining what storage will look like. This module discusses the information about data design critical to the performance and accessibility of the solution. The module 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 oList and Library Fundamentals oLarge Data Strategies oSharePoint Data Management Lab : Time Tracking oCreating List Views oAdding Indexes Lab : Invoice Management oCreating an Invoice Content Type oEnabling Content Organization oTesting Content Organization After completing this module, students will be able to: oReview the fundamentals of foundation for operating with data in SharePoint. oEvaluate data size to arrive at potential solutions for large data storage needs. oManage data to arrive at an appropriate data access strategy. Module 4: Designing Data Capture and Integration This module discusses strategies on how to get the data into the system. This module covers the techniques for capturing data - including office integration and integrating to other systems with BCS. Lessons oKey Considerations for Data Capture oDesigning for Data Capture oDesigning for Integration Lab : Creating External Lists oConnecting to the Data Source oDefining the External Content Types oDefining the External Lists oSetting Security for the Content Types oDefining an Association Lab : Creating an InfoPath Form oCreating the Calculations oPublishing the Form to a SharePoint Library After completing this module, students will be able to: oIdentify the key considerations for data capture in SharePoint. oApply the appropriate approach to data capture in SharePoint. oIdentify the integration options and technologies that are built into the SharePoint platform including the Business Data Catalog (BDC) and Business Connectivity Services (BCS). Module 5: Designing Artifacts This module discusses items that will need to be implemented in SharePoint to tie the user interface and the data structure together. The module 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 oCustomer Requirements oCreating Sites Lab : Incident Response Site oEvaluating the Requirements oDesigning the Solution Lab : Expense Reports oEvaluating the Requirements oDesigning the Solution After completing this module, students will be able to: oImplement the techniques for evaluating and refining customer requirements. oDetermine an approach for matching customer requirements to SharePoint artifacts. Module 6: Designing Processing Solutions This module covers the details of options for developing solutions. The module provides decision criteria for the determination of sandbox versus full trust (or a hybrid of the two) deployments. The module also provides details for making decisions about processing including how to address long running operations and how to decide the appropriate processing solutions. Lessons oMultiserver Configurations oIn and Out of the Sandbox oGetting Work Done oWorking with Workflows Lab : Designing an Engineering System oEvaluating Client Capabilities and Requirements oEvaluating Sandbox Capabilities and Requirements oEvaluating Farm Deployment Capabilities and Requirements Lab : Creating a Sensor Report oDesigning Data Access for Sensor Data oDesigning a Processing Solution for the Report oDesigning a Processing Solution for the Approval After completing this module, students will be able to: oExplain the processing solutions and approaches that must be created when working in a multiserver environment. oIdentify the benefits and limitations of the SharePoint Sandbox features. oDetermine the choices available for in-page, client, event receiver, workflow, and timer execution models. oEvaluate how SharePoint workflows are executed and the factors impacting design. Module 7: Designing Packaging This module addresses the first order problem of factoring the solution into features and packages so that it can be upgraded. This module covers the baseline skills of determining the number, scope, and dependency of features and determining the right number of packages. Lessons oUnderstanding Packaging Life Cycle oEstablishing Design Principles Lab : Building a Business Document Solution oDesigning a Solution oCreate the Final Solution Lab : Working with Dependencies oCreating a Common Assembly oCreating a Dependent Solution After completing this module, students will be able to: oExplain how packages are created and delivered. oDetermine the size of features to be able to effectively maintain the given solution. Module 8: Designing a Development Strategy This module focuses on two key items necessary to deploy larger solutions, configuration and logging. This module 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 oDeveloping for the Enterprise oThe Role of Logging oThe Benefits of Application Configuration Lab : Team-Based Logging and Configuration oAppraising the List-Based Configuration oUsing a SharePoint List-Based Configuration oUsing SharePoint List-Based Logging oConfiguring the Logging Level Lab : Operational Logging oAdding Logging to SharePoint ULS After completing this module, students will be able to: oIdentify the team development needs for SharePoint. oExplain operational and diagnostic logging including the differences and the options for recording. oDetermine the options for storing configuration in a SharePoint environment. Module 9: Developing Version and Deployment This module delves into the challenges of versioning in a SharePoint environment. The module also addresses deployment issues because most deployment issues are related to the versioning process. Lessons oApplication Life Cycle Management oSource Control and Build oVersioning Strategy oUpgrading oDeployment Lab : Versioning Assemblies oDefining Base Version oUpgrading the Assembly Lab : Feature Upgrade oCreating Upgrade Manage Page oAdding Feature to Upgrade oUpgrading Feature After completing this module, students will be able to: oReview the fundamentals of the software development life cycle and its relation to configuration management. oDesign a Source Control and build strategy. oDetermine the approach for versioning a given application. oAddress specific concerns for upgrading a given application that has been deployed to production. oAssess the effectiveness of deployment strategy. Module 10: Designing Information Architecture and Navigation This module helps to draw the distinction between information architecture and branding topics. The module helps to separate taxonomy (organization) from navigation (user interface). Lessons oUnderstanding Information Architecture oPlanning for Software Boundaries oNavigation Lab : Developing a Site Structure oUsing Card Sort oDesigning Content Types and Site Columns Lab : Implementing Farm-wide Navigation oDeploying a Custom SiteMap oAdding an ASPmenu to a Custom Master Page After completing this module, students will be able to: oDetermine the technique necessary to develop an information architecture based on SharePoint. oExplain the scalability concerns for individual items in SharePoint in the context of information architecture. oDetermine the appropriate navigation solution for a given application. Module 11: Designing Branding and Customization Support This module covers branding options, including what tools can be used to customize the appearance. The module moves us to including the users and power users of the ultimate solution. Lessons oIntroduction to Branding oBranding Options oBranding Decisions oManaging User Experience oPlanning for Customization Lab : Packaging Branding oImporting .wsp Files Into Microsoft Visual Studio oExtracting the File Resources oWriting the Feature Receiver to Apply Changes oTesting the Changes Lab : Improving Brand Performance oObserving Current Performance oTurning on BLOB Caching oObserving BLOB Cached Performance oObserving _layouts Performance After completing this module, students will be able to: oIdentify the need for branding and how it impacts the overall project. oEnumerate the branding options and their various strengths and weaknesses. oIdentify the decisions to arrive at the best approach to branding. oDesign a user experience that includes branding. oCreate a strategy for managing customizations. Module 12: Designing Security This module describes how to design security for performance and provide a holistic view so to evaluate security implications and tradeoffs. This module also outlines the new Claims-Based authentication in SharePoint 2010 and how Forms-Based Authentication fits into this model. Lessons oSecurity Within SharePoint oUsing an Alternate Identity Store oForms-Based Authentication oDeeper Look at SharePoint Claims Lab : Setting Up a Customer Service Site oSetting Up the Authentication Provider oCreating an FBA-Claims Site oOptional Exercise: Viewing Claims for an FBA User Lab : Solving a Security Issue oUnderstanding the Scope and Relating it to Configuration oDesigning a Security Strategy After completing this module, students will be able to: oExplain the role of security in SharePoint. oEvaluate the impact of alternate identity stores on a given security approach. oDiscuss the challenges and impact of Forms-Based authentication toward solving security concerns. oDissect SharePoint Claims implementations. Module 13: Designing for Page and Data Access Performance This module discusses page and data access performance and how to plan for a high performance site. Lessons oOptimizing SharePoint Page Performance oAnalyzing Performance with the SharePoint Developer Dashboard oOptimizing SharePoint Data Access Performance Lab : Designing for Page and Data Access Performance oUsing the SharePoint Server 2010 Developer Dashboard to Capture Performance Metrics oLeveraging the SharePoint Server 2010 Search API for Large Data Queries After completing this module, students will be able to: oExplain how SharePoint pages are built for optimized performance. oEvaluate pages with performance issues in terms of elapsed time as well as database impact by using the SharePoint Developer Dashboard. oDetermine an appropriate SharePoint data access technique to deliver SharePoint data quickly and efficiently for a given scenario. Module 14: Designing a Testing Strategy This module discusses what we do at the end of the development process, testing. The module also covers functional testing and scale/performance testing. Lessons oTesting Concepts oUnit Testing oIntegration Testing oPerformance Testing Lab : Designing a Testing Strategy oConducting Unit Testing oConducting Performance Testing oConducting Load Testing After completing this module, students will be able to: oEvaluate the core testing concepts and their impact on quality. oEvaluate the core concepts of unit testing. oEvaluate the core concepts of integration testing. oTest the performance of a given solution.
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