While SharePoint 2013 comes with lots of different content types and data, sometimes you really want to pull data from an existing business system. In this video excerpt from Scot Hillier’s new course SharePoint 2013 Business Connectivity Services Fundamentals you’ll see how to leverage SharePoint’s built-in features for connecting to external data to create a custom content type for your in your SharePoint 2013 sites. In the full course Scot also covers authentication, creating external lists, and searching external systems.
The browser isn’t the only way to interact with SharePoint 2013. In this video excerpt from Sahil Malik’s new course Understanding SharePoint 2013: Part 3 – Development Overview you’ll see how easy it is to query SharePoint for data using a basic C# console application. In the full course Sahil also covers using PowerShell with SharePoint, the Client-side Object Model, and how to build SharePoint solutions and apps.
SharePoint is a great tool for building web apps, but like any significant application it takes some configuration to get it working well. In this video excerpt from Sahil Malik’s new course Understanding SharePoint 2013: Part 2 – Behind the Scenes you’ll get a quick view of some of the core system settings available in the Central Administration tool for SharePoint 2013. In the full course Sahil covers configuring monitoring, managed services, and creating sites and subsites.
There’s a lot to learn about the latest SharePoint version. In this video excerpt from Sahil Malik’s new course Understanding Sharepoint 2013 Part 1- Basics you’ll get an overview of the myriad of new features available in SharePoint 2013 including Workflow Manager, the new security model, and the new apps model for extending SharePoint. In the full course Sahil also covers the overall user experience, how to setup and install your own development machine, and how to setup the Office Web Apps.
Sahil Malik has just published the first courses in his new ‘Understanding SharePoint 2013′ series:
1. Basics This course sets the scene by giving you the first taste, touch, and feel of using SharePoint 2013 and Office 365. It will give you an idea of what is it like to be part of a SharePoint 2013 or Office 365 project whether you are a Developer, IT Pro, or an end user. Click here for the TOC.
2. Behind the Scenes If you are intrigued by and interested in SharePoint but don’t know where to start, this this course is perfect for you. It starts with the some very high level fundamentals like: What did installing SharePoint do to my machine? What is central administration? How does SharePoint help organize and manage information? This video will show all of that..and more. Click here for the TOC.
3. Development Overview This sets a perfect “taste-test” for the various choices SharePoint offers. Now that you know more of what the SharePoint sandwich is, this course is designed to help you know where to start (without making a mess). In this course Sahil goes from a 30,000 to a 10,000 foot view. It starts by looking at tips and tricks in using PowerShell for SharePoint on the job. Then it dives into Console Applications, a perfect excuse to start poking around the object model. Sahil does a great job demonstrating the basics of sandbox solutions and farm solutions using Visual Studio 2012, and wraps up with SharePoint Apps. Click here for the TOC.
Click here to find these and the rest of Sahil’s Pluralsight offerings. Remember this is only the beginning because he is planning for this series to be an end-to-end comprehensive coverage of SharePoint, rather than just focusing on a few topics here and there.
Andrew Connell has just updated this series of courses: SharePoint 2013 Developer Ramp-Up- Parts 1 through 6
A few months ago Andrew published a series of Pluralsight developer ramp-up courses for SharePoint 2013 that was based on the Beta 2 (aka: Preview) build released by Microsoft in July of 2012. Today we are pleased to announce that he has updated the entire SharePoint 2013 developer ramp-up series for the RTM release that hit general availability this month. Now you can get deeper developer training for SharePoint 2013 RTM through Pluralsight!
Click the links below to see the TOC for each part of this series.