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SharePoint Designer 2013: Workflows & Data-Driven Solutions



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4 Days

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Gain the skills to build applications and complex workflows using the Windows Azure platform. With this training course, you learn how to create and automate SharePoint business solutions with workflows, integrate external data sources without the need to write application-level code, and quickly create SharePoint solutions in response to organizational needs. Starting in Spring 2017, this course will transition to the following Microsoft version: "Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Advanced Solutions (20489)" (Course 8473)

You Will Learn How To

  • Develop workflows to automate business processes
  • Connect data to SharePoint through Business Connectivity Services
  • Incorporate JSON and relational data to integrate disparate systems
  • Customize content to create intuitive web pages that enhance the user experience

Important Course Information


  • Basic knowledge of SharePoint site structure at the level of Course 1531, SharePoint 2013 Technologies Introduction

Recommended Experience:

  • Experience at the level of:
    • Course 1505, SharePoint Designer 2010: Building Applications & Workflows


  • Concepts covered in this course are applicable in Office365

Course Outline

  • Customizing Sites with SharePoint Designer 2013

Planning the site structure and data apps

  • Organizing site content
  • Utilizing list and library apps
  • Designing workflow components
  • Configuring Web Parts

Standardizing processes and data

  • Defining site columns
  • Writing validation rules to enforce integrity
  • Attaching workflows to standardized data
  • Implementing content types
  • Building the Workflow Framework

Storyboarding with Visio

  • Incorporating Visual Designer
  • Switching between Visual Designer and sentence style
  • Migrating workflows from Visio to SharePoint Designer
  • Collaborating on workflows using Visio Services
  • Importing existing workflows from Visio 2013

Developing modular workflows

  • Creating workflow stages, steps and actions
  • Establishing business procedures with actions
  • Cycling recurring actions with loops
  • Determining execution paths with conditions
  • Organizing actions and conditions with stages
  • Constructing Dynamic Workflows

Adapting workflows to real-world environments

  • Porting 2010 workflows to the 2013 Azure service
  • Organizing common data using dictionaries
  • Applying core, list and utility actions
  • Executing multiple actions through parallel processes

Controlling workflows

  • Soliciting input with custom forms
  • Parameterizing actions to create adaptable processes
  • Completing actions using elevated permissions
  • Initiating workflows with Quick Steps

Managing execution

  • Recalling and rolling back in-flight workflows
  • Handling errors and logging events
  • Connecting and Formatting External Data

Configuring BCS to integrate LOB data

  • Centralizing security through Secure Store Services
  • Defining connections with SQL Server and web services
  • Setting up external content types
  • Excluding data with filters and parameters

Presenting information from BCS

  • Creating external lists and updating external data sources
  • Rolling up Content Query Web Parts
  • Focusing content by using Filter Web Parts
  • Editing XSL to format data display
  • Refining data sets with CAML queries
  • Incorporating External Data into the Workflow

Establishing connections to relational databases and JSON data sources

  • Retrieving data from SQL Server
  • Obtaining dynamic JSON
  • Consuming web services through REST and SOAP

Driving workflows with external data

  • Triggering workflows with changes, additions and conditions
  • Orchestrating business processes through data-driven actions
  • Monitoring results with subscriptions
  • Alerting users of data source changes

Migrating workflows to production

  • Creating and exporting templates
  • Packaging reusable workflows
  • Activating deployed solutions from the Gallery
  • Leveraging best practices for delivering workflows
  • Scripting in SharePoint Designer

Writing jQuery to customize data

  • Building a dynamic presentation with jQuery
  • Querying lists across site collections using SPServices
  • Displaying the results of a workflow
  • Adding JavaScript to the 15 Hive
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Course Schedule

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Tuition due 30 days after your course.

May 30 - Jun 2 Alexandria, VA/AnyWare Enroll Now

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Course Tuition Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

After-Course Computing Sandbox
You'll be given remote access to a preconfigured virtual machine for you to redo your hands-on exercises, develop/test new code, and experiment with the same software used in your course.

Free Course Exam
You can take your course exam on the last day of your course and receive a Certificate of Achievement with the designation "Awarded with Distinction."



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Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

FREE Online Course Exam (if applicable) – Last Day: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
By successfully completing your FREE online course exam, you will:

  • Have a record of your growth and learning results.
  • Bring proof of your progress back to your organization
  • Earn credits toward industry certifications (if applicable)

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