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SharePoint 2010 as a Development Platform, Ayman El-Hattab MVP


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1. Understand SharePoint editions and prerequisites. …

1. Understand SharePoint editions and prerequisites.
2. Understand the features SharePoint offers as a development Platform.
3. Explore the differences between a site collection and a site.
4. Create site collections and sites
5. Create lists and libraries through the browser.
6. Use Web Part pages.

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  • 1. SharePoint 2010 as a Development Platform
    Ayman El-Hattab
    Technology Solution Professional
    MEA Center of Expertise
    SharePoint MVP
  • 2. Session Objectives
    Understand SharePoint editions and prerequisites.
    Understand the features SharePoint offers as a development Platform.
    Explore the differences between a site collection and a site.
    Create site collections and sites
    Create lists and libraries through the browser.
    Use Web Part pages.
  • 3. SharePoint Capabilities by Edition
  • 4. Compare editions :
  • 5. System Requirements
    OS requirements for SharePoint 2010
    Windows Server® 2008 SP2 or later
    Windows Server® 2008 R2
    Must be 64 bit
    SQL requirements
    SQL Server 2005 SP2 or later
    SQL Server 2008 SP1 CU2 or later
    SP1 + KB970315
    Must be 64 bit
    You can use Windows Vista or Windows 7 for your development environments. Video:
  • 6. SP2010 as a Dev. Platform
    SharePoint is a web application accessed through browser.
    Everything in SharePoint is based on templates (Web Sites, Data structure and storage components, processes, User Interface elements)
    Those templates are (XML + .NET) based.
    SharePoint has an engine to create instances of those templates.
    SharePoint has background services that run behind the scenes.
  • 7. Customization Options
  • 8. Components of a SharePoint Application
    SharePoint applications are called “Solutions”.
    Stand-alone solutions (ISV’s)
    Reusable components that can be used by other solutions.
    Consistent deployment model for devs and admins. (Portability, versioning, ALM, etc…)
    All solution should use the platform services and frameworks provided by SharePoint foundation.
  • 9. Components of a SharePoint Application
    Data Structures and Storage
    User Interfaces
    Background Services
    Service APIs
  • 10. Data Structures and Storage
    SharePoint provides services for data and content
    Underlying mechanisms
    Windows File System
    SQL Server
    For end-user, storage details are invisible.
    For developer, storage details are abstract (API’s).
  • 11. Data Structures and Storage API’s
    API’s for working with data
    CAML (XML Based)
    Managed code
    JavaScript and Silverlight client libraries
    Various web services (SOAP, WCF and REST)
    API’s support
    Deploy data and content
    Define and manage data structures.
    Define and manage data stores.
    Retrieve and manipulate data and content
  • 12. Data API's
    Strongly-typed lists
    Weakly-typed lists
    Data Storage
    SharePoint Data
    External Data
    Weakly-typed lists
    Strongly-typed lists
  • 13. User Interface
    Data is worthless without UI.
    Build SharePoint Web UI’s using:
    InfoPath (Enterprise)
    Services allow for any client
    Windows Forms
    Non Windows Platforms
  • 14. SharePoint 2010 Team Site
  • 15. Major Shifts in SharePoint UI
    Server ribbon
    In-place editing
    Popup dialog
    AJAX refresh
  • 16. Extensible UI Controls
    Client Side actions in Ribbon added through Custom Actions
    Context Sensitive Ribbon
    The Ribbon
    Status Bar
    Notification Area
  • 17. Dialog Framework
    Keep the user in context
    Operations without unnecessary post packs
    Dialog Framework
  • 18. Security
    Authentication Vs. Authorization.
    Windows Identity Foundation enables externalization of Authentication (Claims-Based)
    Scenarios: Live ID, Facebook or Twitter Authentication.
  • 19. Background Services
    Long running services.
    Search Indexing
    Surfacing external data in SharePoint (BCS).
    Word Automation Services
    Service Application Framework
    OOB Services
    Custom Services
    Administrative and configuration interfaces (Web, PowerShell,…)
  • 20. Service API’s
    Nothing is locked!
    Access data and services from other clients.
    Wide Variety:
    SOAP Services
    WCF Services
    REST API’s (HTTP GET Request to retrieve data)
    More …
  • 21. SharePoint Vocabulary Review
    Site Collections
    Site collection
    Root Site
    Site SPWeb
    Sub sites
    Web ApplicationsSPWebApplication
    Document Library - SPDocumentLibrary
    List - SPList
    Field 1 Field 2 Field 3
    Field 1 Field 2 Field 3
    Item 1
    Item 2
    Item 3
    Item 4
    Item -SPListItem
    File 1
    File 2
    File 3
    File 4
    File – SPFile
    Folder - SPFolder
  • 22. SharePoint Vocabulary Review
    Pages: UI components that enable sites to display information and interact with users.
    Web Part: Packaged personalizable unit of functionality that end-user can drop onto a page.
    Web Part Page: A pre-designed page that is designed to accept web parts.
    Wiki Page: Less rigid than a web part page and supports in place editing.
    Site Pages Vs. Site Assets Library.
  • 23. SharePoint 2010 as a Development Platform
    Web Apps, Site Collections, Sites, Lists, Pages and Web Parts!
  • 24. Visual Studio 2010Developer Tools for SharePoint
    Develop, Deploy and Debug
    Web Part, BCS and Workflow designers
    Package and Deploy SharePoint projects
    Generate WSP for Production Deployment
    View SharePoint site in Server Explorer
    Team Foundation Server Integration
    Web Part Designer
    Project Types
  • 25. SharePoint Object Model
  • 26. SharePoint Designer 2010The No code tool for SharePoint
    Free for creating and editing SharePoint artifacts
    New Tools
    Connect to external data
    List Schema
    Custom Actions
    Task / Approval Designer
    Improved Tools
    Workflow Designer
    Page Editor
    SharePoint Designer work can be upgraded to Visual Studio 2010
    “Save site as template” in SharePoint Site Settings creates solution package which can be imported to VS 2010
  • 27. The SharePoint Powershell Snapin
    Explicitly load SharePoint PowerShell snap-in from console or script
    Implicitly load snap-in by using link in Windows Start menu
    Begin using SharePoint Cmdlets
  • 28. Recap: SP2010 as a Dev. Platform
  • 29.
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