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Beginning SharePoint 2013: Building Business Solutions

Book Description

Learn to build business solutions with SharePoint 2013

Now in its third edition, this perennial bestseller features a complete overhaul for the latest version of SharePoint. A must-have for building business solutions in SharePoint, real-world scenarios address critical information management problems and detailed descriptions explain how to efficiently and successfully handle these challenges. Plus, best practices for configuration and customization round out the coverage of getting started with SharePoint 2013 so that you can confidently make this platform work for your business today.

  • Examines product functionality alongside realistic scenarios to provide you with contextual relevance

  • Addresses managing permissions, reporting in SharePoint, and working with access services

  • Offers updated content on working with lists, libraries, workflow, content types, and web parts

  • Reviews social features, forms management, business connectivity services, and more

  • Beginning SharePoint 2013 is an ideal introduction to the latest iteration of this popular content management provider.

    Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Contents
    3. Chapter 1: Understanding SharePoint
      1. Understanding Portals
      2. What is SharePoint?
      3. Comparing Different SharePoint Versions
      4. SharePoint Components Overview
      5. Summary
    4. Chapter 2: Working with List Apps
      1. Understanding List Elements
      2. Discovering SharePoint List Column Types
      3. Understanding the Standard List Apps
      4. Working with Lists
      5. Summary
    5. Chapter 3: Working with Library Apps
      1. Understanding Libraries and Documents
      2. Understanding SharePoint Library Templates
      3. Summary
    6. Chapter 4: Managing and Customizing Lists and Libraries
      1. Creating an Environment that Reflects Your Business
      2. Best Practices for Building a Dynamic System for Managing Content
      3. Working with Columns
      4. Creating and Customizing Views
      5. List and Library Settings
      6. Summary
    7. Chapter 5: Working with Workflows
      1. Understanding Workflows
      2. Creating Custom Workflow Solutions
      3. Workflow Tasks and History
      4. Workflow Status
      5. Summary
    8. Chapter 6: Working with Content Types
      1. Content Types Overview
      2. The Anatomy of a Content Type
      3. Base Content Types
      4. Managing Content Types
      5. Summary
    9. Chapter 7: Working with Web Parts
      1. Using Web Parts
      2. The Out-of-the-Box Web Parts
      3. Summary
    10. Chapter 8: Working with Sites
      1. Understanding Sites and Site Collections
      2. Managing Site Collections and Sites
      3. Understanding SharePoint’s Out-of-the-Box Templates
      4. Creating Custom Templates
      5. Summary
    11. Chapter 9: Managing Permissions
      1. Understanding User Access and Audience Targeting
      2. Managing Access in SharePoint
      3. Items that can have Permissions Applied
      4. Managing Permissions
      5. Summary
    12. Chapter 10: Working with Business Intelligence
      1. Getting Started with Business Intelligence
      2. Working with Excel Services
      3. Working with Visio Services
      4. Working with PerformancePoint Services
      5. Working with Reporting Services
      6. Implementing Business Intelligence in Your Organization
      7. Summary
    13. Chapter 11: Working with Social Features
      1. Personalization Overview
      2. Understanding My Sites
      3. Tagging and Note Boards
      4. Managing Content Rating
      5. Fostering Communities
      6. Blogs and Wikis
      7. Targeting Content to Audiences
      8. The Outlook Social Connector
      9. Summary
    14. Chapter 12: Managing Forms
      1. What is Infopath?
      2. Creating and Customizing an Infopath Form
      3. Core Concepts
      4. Working with Form Templates
      5. Customizing a Form Template
      6. Advanced Form-Publishing Options
      7. Working with Rules
      8. Summary
    15. Chapter 13: Working with Access Services
      1. Understanding Tables
      2. Understanding Queries
      3. Understanding Forms
      4. Working with Macros
      5. Summary
    16. Chapter 14: Branding and the User Experience
      1. Why Organizations Brand
      2. Best Practices for Enhancing the User Experience
      3. Changing the Site Logo
      4. Working with Themes
      5. Working with Master Pages
      6. Summary
    17. Chapter 15: Getting Started with Web Content Management
      1. Web Content Management Overview
      2. Working with Publishing Features
      3. Working with Variations
      4. Working with Page Layouts and Content Types
      5. Enabling Publishing on a Team Site
      6. Advanced Publishing Concepts
      7. Summary
    18. Chapter 16: Managing Records
      1. Getting Started with Records Management
      2. Implementing a Classification Plan
      3. Configuring the Records Repository
      4. Records Retention and Expiration
      5. Ediscovery and Holds
      6. Summary
    19. Chapter 17: Working with Search
      1. Understanding SharePoint Search
      2. Search-Driven Content
      3. Ediscovery
      4. Search Usage Reports
      5. Summary
    20. Chapter 18: Building Solutions in SharePoint
      1. Building Composite Solutions
      2. Working with the Business
      3. Understanding Your Audience
      4. Gathering Requirements
      5. Development and Testing
      6. Planning User Adoption
      7. Think Big, Start Small, and Keep Growing
      8. Summary
    21. Appendix A: Installing SharePoint Server 2013
    22. Appendix B: Exercise Solutions
    23. Introduction
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