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Everybody knows PowerShell is powerful, it’s in the name! But did you know that PowerShell can read and understand XML? By leveraging XML among other things, complete builds can be automated – ...

Everybody knows PowerShell is powerful, it’s in the name! But did you know that PowerShell can read and understand XML? By leveraging XML among other things, complete builds can be automated – making them efficient and predictable.

In this fun, interactive and demo-filled session – I will show you how you can leverage PowerShell to help you build your branded, company website from the ground up using PowerShell and XML. I will also pass along some tips and tricks that will help you become a PowerShell Rockstar!

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  • 1. SharePoint Saturday Dayton, Ohio June 30, 2012Build you SharePoint Internet presence with PowerShell Ryan Dennis
  • 2. About The SpeakerRyan Dennis, MCTS, MCITPSenior SharePoint Engineer @ ICCMicrosoft Virtual Technology Specialist (vTSP) www.SharePointRyan.com @SharePointRyan linkedin.com/in/ryandennis ryan@sharepointryan.com
  • 3. What is a Virtual Technology Specialist?The Microsoft Virtual Technology Specialist Program (VTSP)is…• a select group chosen from the elite in Microsoft’s partner community• their primary role is to communicate the value of Microsoft Solutions to customers and to provide architectural guidance for Enterprise Integration solutionsVTSPs also:• have guest access to information on the Microsoft corporate network such as knowledge bases, technical articles, training materials, and other resources• guest access to Microsoft facilities• priority for participating in Microsoft marketing events
  • 4. General Information• Tweet it Out!! – Hashtag for this event: #SPSDayton – Follow us: @SPSDayton – Include your presenters• Check out SPTV – Tweets will display throughout the day on the screens. – Footage will be shown at http://mysp.tv
  • 5. Questions and Evals…• Fill out your evaluations to receive – Parking Pass – SPS Dayton T-Shirt
  • 6. Brixx Ice Co.500 East First St., Dayton
  • 7. SharePoint Saturday Dayton has been made possible becauseof generous sponsorship from the following friends…
  • 8. Agenda• What is SharePoint 2010 FIS?• Quick intro to Windows PowerShell• Implementing SEO tagging for high search rankings• Designing with SharePoint in mind (it CAN be pretty!)• Developing from a design• Using a spectacular set of PowerShell code to automate the provisioning of complete, branded sites• Q&A
  • 9. What is SharePoint 2010 FIS?• FIS = For Internet Sites• The license which allows you to build public-facing sites without paying for lots of CALs • Fundamentally it is no different than the standard SharePoint version, it’s all about the licensing…• For license specific questions, ask someone smarter than me…
  • 10. Agenda• What is SharePoint 2010 FIS?• Quick intro to Windows PowerShell• Implementing SEO tagging for high search rankings• Designing with SharePoint in mind (it CAN be pretty!)• Developing from a design• Using a spectacular set of PowerShell code to automate the provisioning of complete, branded sites• Q&A
  • 11. Intro to Windows PowerShellPowerShell…is a task-based command-line shell and scriptinglanguage designed especially for Windows systemadministration…has a task-based scripting language…includes powerful object manipulation capabilities…is built on the .NET Framework
  • 12. Verb-NounPowerShell uses a Verb-Noun syntax for its Cmdlets• Get-Something• Set-Something• New-Something• Remove-Something
  • 13. SharePoint 2010 Cmdlets• 500+ Cmdlets…• MUCH better than STSADM.exe…• Can automate complete installations and configurations…• Still doesn’t answer every scenario, leaving gaps in functionality… – Example: Get, New and Remove SharePoint Groups – no cmdlet, easy to write a custom function though…
  • 14. Agenda• What is SharePoint 2010 FIS?• Quick intro to Windows PowerShell• Implementing SEO tagging for high search rankings• Designing with SharePoint in mind (it CAN be pretty!)• Developing from a design• Using a spectacular set of PowerShell code to automate the provisioning of complete, branded sites• Q&A
  • 15. Search Engine Optimization• Follow SEO Best Practices/Tips – Use meaningful site & page names – Great page titles – Accurate Meta Elements – Up-to-date Sitemap and Robots – Search-friendly redirects – Search-friendly menus/navigation – Faster response times – Better anchor text – Provide text content for rich media – Use Webmaster Tools to submit sitemap and monitor Analytics
  • 16. Search Engine Optimization• SharePoint 2010 does not include SEO tools out of the box, but there are good options… – Mavention (http://mavention.nl) • Meta Fields • Robots • Page Not Found • Site Map XML Generator – IIS 7.0 SEO Toolkit – Custom…
  • 17. DEMONSTRATIO NIMPLEMENTING SEO TAGGING
  • 18. Demo Recap• We looked at the Mavention Meta Fields feature…• Edited some meta tags…• Viewed the page source to see them in action…• Had some fun?!
  • 19. Agenda• What is SharePoint 2010 FIS?• Quick intro to Windows PowerShell• Implementing SEO tagging for high search rankings• Designing with SharePoint in mind (it CAN be pretty!)• Developing from a design• Using a spectacular set of PowerShell code to automate the provisioning of complete, branded sites• Q&A
  • 20. Designing with SharePoint in mind(SharePoint CAN be pretty!)
  • 21. Designing with SharePoint in mind• Design teams should… – know enough about SharePoint to design around it’s strengths (and weaknesses)… – build list-based solutions so that content authors can easily and efficiently update and manage content… – work with development teams to ensure that their ideas can be implemented…
  • 22. Designing with SharePoint in mindClutch Interactive, a division of InformationControl Corporation, is an interactivemarketing agency. We create innovative user-centric digital experiences rooted inexceptional design and technical expertise.
  • 23. Agenda• What is SharePoint 2010 FIS?• Quick intro to Windows PowerShell• Implementing SEO tagging for high search rankings• Designing with SharePoint in mind (it CAN be pretty!)• Developing from a design• Using a spectacular set of PowerShell code to automate the provisioning of complete, branded sites• Q&A
  • 24. Developing the solution• By working with design teams, development teams can produce accurate, “pixel perfect” solutions in SharePoint 2010• SharePoint doesn’t have to look like SharePoint• By leveraging the SharePoint list model, content authors can easily populate data which can be leveraged in custom branded web parts• SharePoint CAN be a best-in-class Web Content Management (WCM) solution
  • 25. How PowerShell makes it all happen• Using PowerShell, we can automate: – Creating the Web Application – Creating the Site Collection(s) – Configuring Caching – Activating Features for Branding, SEO Tagging, etc. – Creating the Enterprise Search Center – Configuring Search Scopes and Target Results Page – Creating Subsites – Creating Pages – Adding Content to Pages – Making Dinner (OK, maybe not – but I’m sure V3 will)
  • 26. Agenda• What is SharePoint 2010 FIS?• Quick intro to Windows PowerShell• Implementing SEO tagging for high search rankings• Designing with SharePoint in mind (it CAN be pretty!)• Developing from a design• Using a spectacular set of PowerShell code to automate the provisioning of complete, branded sites• Q&A
  • 27. DEMONSTRATIO N USING A SPECTACULAR SET OFPOWERSHELL CODE TO AUTOMATETHE PROVISIONING OF COMPLETE, BRANDED SITES
  • 28. Demo Recap• Used PowerShell to automate: – Creation of the Web Application – Creation of the Site Collection(s) – Configuration of caching (BLOB, Output) – Feature activation – Application of custom branding – Search configuration – Subsite creation – Page creation – Content addition – SEO Meta Tag creation – Creation of custom footer list from list template – Warming up/caching of the sites for our viewing pleasure
  • 29. Presentation Recap• SharePoint CAN be pretty• Designers and Developers should work together throughout the entire project lifecycle to ensure success• PowerShell is an awesome way to automate the building of entire, content filled, branded, SharePoint-based websites
  • 30. Got-Questions?Ryan Dennis, MCTS, MCITPSenior SharePoint Engineer @ ICCMicrosoft Virtual Technology Specialist (vTSP) www.SharePointRyan.com @SharePointRyan linkedin.com/in/ryandennis ryan@sharepointryan.com