SharePoint Designer in the 'Real World'


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Learn how to use SharePoint Designer in the 'Real World'. What to do and what not to do.. who is this software application for anyway? All SharePoint users or just a select few.

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SharePoint Designer in the 'Real World'

  1. 1. Facts Each video is fully narrated by SharePoint experts Video length – average of 10 - 15 mins Topics Covered eachEnd User SharePoint Site Owner and Site  Full of demonstration, minimal or nofunctionality Collection Administration PowerPointInfoPath SharePoint DesignerBusiness Connectivity Reporting ServicesServicesWorkflows BrandingAccess and Access Project Management
  2. 2. Using SharePoint Designer in the Real World Twitter:: asifrehmaniPresented by: Asif Rehmani, SharePoint ServerMVP Trainer/Solution Architect
  3. 3. Who am I? Current Video Microsoft Office SharePoint Server MVP, MCT Count: 279 and Principal contributor at growing  Videos on SharePoint, SharePoint Designer and InfoPath SharePoint 2010 Training Co-Author of the books Professional SharePoint Designer 2007, SharePoint Designer 2010 and more. Speaker at various conferences  TechEd, MS SharePoint Conference, SharePoint Connections, Best Practices Conference etc.
  4. 4. What to Expect during this presentation?  200 (or more like 249…) level presentation  Different than our other presentations. Hopefully, more interaction and discussion is expected  Demos will still be done, but might be limited  Go ahead and place your questions in Q&A. I’ll address them both during and at the end of the presentation
  5. 5. Assumption of the audience today  Folks who want to learn more about SharePoint Designer (SPD)  Developers and IT Professionals who are wondering if they should be using SPD themselves  IT Administrators who have allowed some form of SPD usage in their organization and are wondering what kind of problems can possibly occur  IT Administrators who are not fans of SPD and would rather eat mud than let their users use SPD in their pristine environment
  6. 6. Options for Customizing SharePoint 2010  Contributors  Designers  Site Admins  IT ProfessionalsBrowse  Designersr  Site Admins  Developers  IT Professionals  Developers
  7. 7. What is SharePoint Designer? In Experienced Hands
  8. 8. Evolution of SharePoint Designer Note:
  9. 9. Capabilities of SharePoint Designer 2010 Sites Lists and Libraries Pages Workflows Site Columns and Content Types External Content Types Master Pages and Style Sheets Page Layouts External Data (Databases, Web Services, XML Files)
  10. 10. The drawbacks of not usingSharePoint Designer  Simple maintenance of objects (page content modification, lists, libraries, metadata, security etc) take much longer than they should  Non-developers are limited to browser based modifications OR getting a third party product  Solutions have to be built the hard way (code-based). For example: Workflows, External Content Types, Data View Web Parts Bottom line: The total Return on Investment (ROI) for SharePoint is not being realized!
  11. 11. XWho should be able to useSharePoint Designer?
  12. 12. Should you give it to the End Users? Readers and Members have no need for SPD  Readers  Members
  13. 13. Restricting SharePoint Designer Revoke permissions as needed from Site Owners and Designers
  14. 14. Organizational Structure The birth of Citizen Where we are now Developers Where we are headed Developer Developer s and IT s and IT Professio Professio nals nals End Users Citizen Developer s End Users
  15. 15. Activities your users currently performdirectly in Production As a Subsite Owner  Create Lists and Libraries?  Manage Metadata? Create new Views?  Manage subsite security?  Manage Site Columns and Content Types?  Create Workflows?
  16. 16. It is OK to use SharePointDesigner directly in Production*
  17. 17. Some components can be made ontest sites and then brought over  Reusable Workflows  Data View web parts
  18. 18. Demos
  19. 19. Call to Action  Watch the SharePoint 2010 videos on  Get access to my completely pre-built SharePoint environment with the Demos -  Connect with me:  Sign up for bi-monthly newsletter, with tips and tricks, at the website  My Twitter ID: asifrehmani  Please fill out the survey!