Griffon Solutions Introduction To Share Point Tools, Tips, And Tricks

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Griffon Solutions Introduction To Share Point Tools, Tips, And Tricks

  1. 1. World Class Web Solutions INTRODUCTION TO SHAREPOINT GRIFFON SOLUTIONS | WWW.GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM | INFO@GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM MARCH 11, 2009 THIS CONTENT IS LICENSED UNDER CREATIVE COMMONS 3.0 ATTRIBUTION-SHAREALIKE
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION TO SHAREPOINT Agenda Tools  SharePoint Designer  STSAdm  Extensions for Visual Studio  Powershell  Tips  Virtualization  Deploy using Features and Solutions  Tricks  Make a reference to 12 hive  Quick and Dirty Web Part design  MARCH 11, 2009 GRIFFON SOLUTIONS | WWW.GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM | INFO@GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM THIS CONTENT IS LICENSED UNDER CREATIVE COMMONS 3.0 ATTRIBUTION-SHAREALIKE
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION TO SHAREPOINT Tools – SharePoint Designer Desktop application similar to FrontPage  Use it to modify look and feel of sites  Can cause problems with pages and sites – use it carefully  Data View Web Parts – useful for pulling information into  SharePoint sites Demo: Opening a site using SharePoint Designer  Demo: Modifying a Master Page using SD  MARCH 11, 2009 GRIFFON SOLUTIONS | WWW.GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM | INFO@GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM THIS CONTENT IS LICENSED UNDER CREATIVE COMMONS 3.0 ATTRIBUTION-SHAREALIKE
  4. 4. INTRODUCTION TO SHAREPOINT Tools – STS Admin Command-line module for SharePoint Administration  Available on the Server from the 12 “Hive”  (%COMMONPROGRAMFILES%microsoft sharedweb server extensions12bin) Use it for backups and restores, feature enabling, managing  scheduled jobs - pretty much anything! Complete list of commands: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-  us/library/cc263384.aspx Demo: Running stsadm from the command line  Demo: Exporting a site collection  MARCH 11, 2009 GRIFFON SOLUTIONS | WWW.GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM | INFO@GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM THIS CONTENT IS LICENSED UNDER CREATIVE COMMONS 3.0 ATTRIBUTION-SHAREALIKE
  5. 5. INTRODUCTION TO SHAREPOINT Tools – Office Extensions for Visual Studio Visual Studio can be used to write SharePoint Web Parts, Site  Definitions, and Workflows WSS Extensions for Visual Studio adds these projects to VS:  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid= 7BF65B28-06E2-4E87-9BAD-086E32185E68&displaylang=en The projects even allow you to package the code as a  SharePoint Feature or Solution and automatically deploy it Contains SharePoint Solution Designer  Demo: Creating a new Web Part  Demo: Publishing a SharePoint Web Part  MARCH 11, 2009 GRIFFON SOLUTIONS | WWW.GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM | INFO@GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM THIS CONTENT IS LICENSED UNDER CREATIVE COMMONS 3.0 ATTRIBUTION-SHAREALIKE
  6. 6. INTRODUCTION TO SHAREPOINT Tips - Virtualization Makes it easy to create SharePoint farms  Allows you to make snapshots and rollback  Virtualization is supported in Production  Most people use VMWare  Microsoft has a Virtual PC evaluation version of SharePoint  (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID =67f93dcb-ada8-4db5-a47b-df17e14b2c74&DisplayLang=en) MARCH 11, 2009 GRIFFON SOLUTIONS | WWW.GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM | INFO@GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM THIS CONTENT IS LICENSED UNDER CREATIVE COMMONS 3.0 ATTRIBUTION-SHAREALIKE
  7. 7. INTRODUCTION TO SHAREPOINT Tips Always use Features and Solutions to deploy code  CodePlex contains a lot of free SharePoint components  Before writing code, see what SharePoint already offers OOTB  Before writing code, check out 3rd party solutions  MARCH 11, 2009 GRIFFON SOLUTIONS | WWW.GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM | INFO@GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM THIS CONTENT IS LICENSED UNDER CREATIVE COMMONS 3.0 ATTRIBUTION-SHAREALIKE
  8. 8. INTRODUCTION TO SHAREPOINT Tricks Make a reference to the 12 Hive  Quick and Dirty Web Parts  Use SharePoint Solution Generator to turn existing site into a  Site Definition MARCH 11, 2009 GRIFFON SOLUTIONS | WWW.GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM | INFO@GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM THIS CONTENT IS LICENSED UNDER CREATIVE COMMONS 3.0 ATTRIBUTION-SHAREALIKE

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