This course covers automating business process with workflow in SharePoint 2010 as well as the improved support for working with data that does not live in SharePoint using Business Connectivity Services. This includes creating new custom .NET Assembly Connectors to have full control over accessing the external data. Students will also learn how search works in SharePoint, the differences between SharePoint search and FAST Search for SharePoint as well as how to extend SharePoint Results
Module 1: Developing Workflows
In this module you will learn how to create custom workflows for SharePoint 2010 using Visio 2010, SharePoint Designer 2010 and Visual Studio 2010. In addition, you will learn how to incorporate custom forms into your workflow solutions.
Module 2: Business Connectivity Services
Microsoft first introduced the concept of the Business Data Catalog (BDC) in SharePoint 2007 to consume data from external sources. In SharePoint 2010 Microsoft improved on this platform by introducing Business Connectivity Services (BCS). BCS adds the ability to read/write data to external systems as well as expand on the available data sources by adding a new concept: the .NET Assembly Connector. In this module you’ll learn how to consume and interact with external data sources as well as how to create a custom .NET Assembly Connector.
Module 3: Extending Search
Microsoft invested considerably in search in SharePoint 2010 from the previous release. This module will explore the different capabilities of search in the SharePoint 2010 stack including SharePoint search and FAST Search. In addition you will learn how to customize and extend the search experience.