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M20488 Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions

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NameM20488 Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions
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In this course, students learn core skills that are common to almost all SharePoint development activities. These include working with the server-side and client-side object models, developing and deploying features, solutions, and apps, managing identity and permissions, querying and updating list data, managing taxonomy, using workflow to manage business processes, and customizing the user interface.

Target Audience:

The course is intended for professional developers who develop solutions for SharePoint products and technologies in a team-based, medium-sized to large development environment. While some familiarity with SharePoint solution development is required, candidates are not expected to have prior experience with the new features in SharePoint Server 2013.

The ideal candidate is a technical lead with at least four years of SharePoint and web development experience. The candidate is responsible for designing custom code for projects that are deployed to or interact with SharePoint environments.

Learning Objectives

  • Design and manage features and solutions. 
  • Develop code for custom server-side components. 
  • Manage and customize authentication and authorization. 
  • Create custom sites and lists and manage the site lifecycle. 
  • Explain the capabilities and design choices for SharePoint apps. 
  • Use the client-side object model and the REST API. 
  • Develop provider-hosted and auto-hosted SharePoint apps. 
  • Distribute and deploy SharePoint apps. 
  • Create custom workflows to automate business processes. 
  • Use fields and content types to manage taxonomy. 
  • Customize the appearance and behavior of user interface elements.
  • Customize navigation and site branding.


  • A working knowledge of using Visual Studio 2010 or Visual Studio 2012 to develop solutions. 
  • A basic working knowledge of SharePoint solution development, either in SharePoint 2013 or in earlier versions of SharePoint. 
  • A working knowledge of Visual C# and the .NET Framework 4.5. 
  • A basic understanding of ASP.NET and server-side web development technologies, including request/response and the page lifecycle. 
  • A basic understanding of AJAX and asynchronous programming techniques. 
  • A basic working knowledge of client-side web technologies including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. 
  • Familiarity with approaches to authentication and authorization, including claims-based authentication.

Course Content

Module 1: SharePoint as a Developer Platform

  • Introducing the SharePoint Developer Landscape 
  • Choosing Approaches to SharePoint Development 
  • Understanding SharePoint 2013 Deployment and Execution Models 

Lab : Comparing Web Parts and App Parts

  • Creating and Deploying a SharePoint Web Part 
  • Creating and Deploying a SharePoint App Part 

Module 2: Working with SharePoint Objects

  • Understanding the SharePoint Object Hierarchy 
  • Working with Sites and Webs 
  • Working with Execution Contexts 

Lab : Working with Sites and Webs

  • Working with Sites and Webs in Managed Code 
  • Working with Sites and Webs in Windows PowerShell. 

Lab : Working with Execution Contexts

  • Running Code with Elevated Privileges 
  • Adapting Content for Different User Permissions 

Module 3: Working with Lists and Libraries

  • Using List and Library Objects 
  • Querying and Retrieving List Data 
  • Working with Large Lists 

Lab : Querying and Retrieving List Data

  • Querying List Items 
  • Updating List Items 

Lab : Working with Large Lists

  • Using the ContentIterator Class 

Module 4: Designing and Managing Features and Solutions

  • Understanding Features and Solutions 
  • Configuring Features and Solutions 
  • Working with Sandboxed Solutions 

Lab : Working with Features and Solutions

  • Configuring SharePoint Features 
  • Creating Feature Receiver Classes 
  • Creating Features with Dependencies 

Module 5: Working with Server-Side Code

  • Developing Web Parts 
  • Using Event Receivers 
  • Using Timer Jobs 
  • Storing Configuration Data 

Lab : Working with Server-Side Code

  • Developing an Event Receiver 
  • Updating a Web Part 
  • Creating a Timer Job 

Module 6: Managing Identity and Permissions

  • Understanding Identity Management in SharePoint 2013 
  • Managing Permissions in SharePoint 2013 
  • Configuring Forms-Based Authentication 
  • Customizing the Authentication Experience 

Lab : Managing Permissions Programmatically in SharePoint 2013

  • Managing List Permissions Programmatically 

Lab : Creating and Deploying a Custom Claims Provider

  • Creating a Custom Claims Provider 
  • Supporting Search and Resolve in a Claims Provider 
  • Deploying and Testing a Claims Provider 

Module 7: Introducing Apps for SharePoint

  • Overview of Apps for SharePoint 
  • Developing Apps for SharePoint 

Lab : Creating a Site Suggestions App

  • Creating a New SharePoint App 
  • Using the Client-Side Object Model 

Module 8: Client-Side SharePoint Development

  • Using the Client-Side Object Model for Managed Code 
  • Using the Client-Side Object Model for JavaScript 
  • Using the REST API with JavaScript 

Lab : Using the Client-Side Object Model for Managed Code

  • Add Site Column 
  • Add the Mileage Claim Content Type 
  • Add the Claims List 

Lab : Using the REST API with JavaScript

  • Creating List Relationships 
  • Add Vote Recording 
  • Display Votes for Each Suggestion 

Module 9: Developing Remote Hosted SharePoint Apps

  • Overview of Remote Hosted Apps 
  • Configuring Remote Hosted Apps 
  • Developing Remote Hosted Apps 

Lab : Configuring a Provider Hosted SharePoint App

  • Configuring a Server to Server Trust Relationship 
  • Creating a Provider Hosted App 

Lab : Developing a Provider Hosted SharePoint App

  • Working with SharePoint Data 
  • Using the Chrome Control 

Module 10: Publishing and Distributing Apps

  • Understanding the App Management Architecture 
  • Understanding App Packages 
  • Publishing Apps 
  • Installing, Updating, and Uninstalling Apps 

Lab : Publishing an App to a Corporate Catalog

  • Creating an App Catalog 
  • Creating an App Package 
  • Publishing an App Package 

Lab : Installing, Updating, and Uninstalling Apps

  • Installing an App 
  • Upgrading an App 
  • Removing an App 

Module 11: Automating Business Processes

  • Understanding Workflow in SharePoint 2013 
  • Building Workflows by using Visio 2013 and SharePoint Designer 2013 
  • Developing Workflows in Visual Studio 2012 

Lab : Building Workflows in Visio 2013 and SharePoint Designer 2013

  • Creating Workflows by Using Visio 
  • Editing Workflows by Using SharePoint Designer 

Lab : Creating Workflow Actions in Visual Studio 2012

  • Creating Custom Workflow Actions 
  • Using a Custom Workflow in SharePoint Designer 

Module 12: Managing Taxonomy

  • Managing Taxonomy in SharePoint 2013 
  • Working with Content Types 
  • Working with Advanced Features of Content Types 

Lab : Working with Content Types

  • Create a System to Capture Vacation Requests 

Lab : Working with Advanced Features of Content Types

  • Creating an Event Receiver Assembly 
  • Registering an Event Receiver with a Site Content Type 

Module 13: Managing Custom Components and Site Life Cycles

  • Defining Custom Lists 
  • Defining Custom Sites 
  • Managing SharePoint Sites 

Lab : Managing Custom Components and Site Life Cycles

  • Create a Site Definition 
  • Create a List Definition 
  • Developing an Event Receiver 

Module 14: Customizing User Interface Elements

  • Working with Custom Actions 
  • Using Client-Side User Interface Components 
  • Customizing the SharePoint List User Interface 

Lab : Using the Edit Control Block to Launch an App

  • Configuring an App to Display Customer Orders 
  • Use a Custom Action to Launch an App 

Lab : Using jQuery to Customize the SharePoint List User Interface

  • Creating a Custom List View 

Module 15: Working with Branding and Navigation

  • Creating and Applying Themes 
  • Branding and Designing Publishing Sites 
  • Tailoring Content to Platforms and Devices 
  • Configuring and Customizing Navigation 

Lab : Branding and Designing Publishing Sites

  • Creating SharePoint Master Pages 
  • Building Master Page Functionality 
  • Publishing and Applying Design Assets 

Lab : Configuring Farm-Wide Navigation

  • Creating a Custom Site Map Provider 
  • Adding Custom Navigation Controls to a Master Page

Leeds - The Calls


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Most courses begin at 09:30 on the first morning. Please register with the customer service team at Reception on the ground floor. To maintain building security and comply with health and safety legislation, delegates will be asked to sign in on a daily basis.


Lunch arrangements for any delegates with disabilities can be organised with the customer services team at Reception. Refreshments are provided during breaks and consist of a selection of hot drinks and biscuits.

  • The centre is a ten-minute walk from Leeds railway station
  • The main bus station is five minutes from the centre
  • Buses are available throughout Leeds travelling to most locations throughout the district
  • Nearest NCP car park can be found on The Markets Harper Street Leeds, LS2 7EA


Halsbury House
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21 The Calls



How to find us

Our Leeds training centre is located in the heart of Leeds city centre, a short walk away from Leeds train station.

Centre Access

The centre is open between 08:30 and 17:30 on working days. The Reception is situated on the ground floor. All floors are accessible via lift or staircase. Disabled toilets are available on the ground floor.

By Car

From the M1: Exit the M1 at Junction 43 onto the M621 towards Leeds City Centre.

From the M621: Exit the M621 at Junction 3 onto the A653. Follow the signs towards the City Centre, which will take you over a large roundabout with a car dealership on your left. The road into the City Centre becomes Neville Street. Just before the Hilton Hotel, manoeuvre to the right hand filter lane, and turn right into Sovereign Street.


By Rail Leeds Railway Station (10 minutes)

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On Foot from Sovereign Street (10 minutes)

At the Swinegate end of Sovereign Street, turn right into Call Lane. Continue walking up to The Calls where Halsbury House can be found on the left hand side just after Crown Street.

From Corn Exchange (1 minute): Walk down Crown Street towards The Calls. The training centre is on the left hand side.

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