SharePoint 2010 is a very powerful application that provides many offerings right out of the box. However, another aspect is that it is very extensible and malleable. While developers can do quite a bit, there are many ways power users can customize SharePoint without having to write any code. This course will teach you how to create custom solutions using tools like SharePoint Designer, InfoPath and the browser. In addition you will learn how to take solutions offline with SharePoint Workspace.
Microsoft has made big investments into SharePoint 2010 to make it a robust platform that can quickly respond to business needs. In this module, you will get a whirlwind tour of how to get around the SharePoint 2010 environment and gain an understanding of the different components that combine together to make up this platform.
SharePoint Designer 2010 is the recommended application to make customizations and build powerful solutions on top of SharePoint 2010. You will learn how and where SharePoint Designer fits into the big picture in accordance with related SharePoint technologies. You will also understand how to navigate around the SharePoint Designer environment and discover what each piece does.
SharePoint Designer 2010 can be used to create the SharePoint site structure and manage its content. Creating Content types, site columns, web part pages, web parts, and managing site security can all be accomplished using this application. This module shows how a site administrator can create components much more quickly and efficiently using SharePoint Designer as opposed to using the browser.
Working with and collaborating on data is an essential part of SharePoint 2010. To facilitate the collaboration, Lists and Libraries are utilized heavily in SharePoint. SharePoint Designer 2010 can be used to customize the view of that data to conform to user needs. Aside from manipulating the presentation of SharePoint data, SharePoint Designer can also make connections to and present data from external data sources such as databases and web services. In this module, you will learn how to use SharePoint Designer to work with internal and external data sources.
Finally, you can make your goals of going paperless a reality! Microsoft Office InfoPath 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 together provide a powerful platform for working with electronic forms. In this module, you will see how you can build robust electronic forms with data validation and conditional logic using InfoPath 2010 and then publish them easily to SharePoint Server 2010 to be filled out by the users using just an internet browser.
A major area of attention in SharePoint 2010 is the social aspect. Each user has their own My Site which serves as their identity for the entire deployment and organization. In this module you’ll learn how to implement & customize My Sites as well as use some of the other social networking capabilities like wikis, the new Enterprise Wikis, blogs and audience targeting in SharePoint 2010
Working with SharePoint offline is a powerful feature that is made available with the use of SharePoint Workspace 2010 (formerly called Groove). Using Workspace 2010, site users can continue to contribute and collaborate easily while they are not connected to the site online. Once back online, the changes automatically synchronize back to SharePoint online. You will learn how to setup a SharePoint Workspace to take advantage of this powerful feature.