Recent studies reveal that as many as 53% of businesses use Microsoft SharePoint Foundation and SharePoint Server in their day-to-day operations and that number is steadily growing. With SharePoint 2010, you and your development team can build custom applications and components to rapidly respond to business needs. With familiar tools, it's easy to create Web Parts, external content types, and workflow activities for use in SharePoint solutions. A full set of extensible APIs also lets you customize SharePoint implementations based on business requirements. In this VTC course, author Mark Long teaches you about SharePoint 2010 development with a focus on helping you prepare for Microsoft's SharePoint Application Development 70-573 certification exam.