SharePoint 2013 Essentials for Developers LiveLessons (Video Training): A Developers Guide to Beginning or Transitioning to a Career in SharePoint 2013

Video description


SharePoint is hands down the most popular document management and collaboration solution on the market; this LiveLesson quickly brings you up-to-speed on everything you need to know to jump into SharePoint as a developer or for a career move.


SharePoint is the de-facto document management, knowledge management, and search platform for businesses with Microsoft Enterprise Agreements. However, very few people are “trained” in Microsoft SharePoint development, so there is a very high demand for proficient SharePoint developers but a very low supply. In some markets, locating a SharePoint developer is nearly impossible unless you recruit them from other companies. This means that some developers in an organization can quickly find themselves thrust into the role of SharePoint developer without really having any formal training on what SharePoint is or how it works. Other developers want to increase their market potential by becoming proficient on it. By providing the fundamentals of SharePoint development, this LiveLesson is a benefit to both.

The objective of this video is to provide a comprehensive overview of SharePoint development for those individuals who have been given the responsibility of managing SharePoint, as well as those looking to transition from a career in .NET into a SharePoint career. As a SharePoint developer who came from an ASP.NET development background, the author is keenly aware of the key differentiators that set SharePoint apart from normal .NET development, as well as the pain points, gotchas, and key concepts.

About the Instructor

Damon Armstrongleads product development projects at Gimmal Group, LLC. He has worked with SharePoint since 2006, primarily in consulting, but more recently applying his deep technical knowledge toward developing SharePoint based records management and corporate governance products for Gimmal, including the only 5015.2 Department of Defense (DOD) Certified Records Management product for SharePoint 2010 and 2013. Damon has presented at various conferences including, TechEd, on the topics of SharePoint and Office. He also maintains a blogs for and is the author of Pro ASP.NET Website Programming(Apress).

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Topics Covered

Viewers will walk away from this LiveLesson with:

  • The ability and confidence to successfully develop SharePoint solutions.
  • A thorough understanding of SharePoint architecture and how it impacts solution design.
  • A thorough understanding of the SharePoint deployment methodology to ensure consistent and successful solution deployments.
  • A high level of comfort with the SharePoint object model.
  • An understanding of how to manage processes with SharePoint workflows.
  • The ability to secure content and application access with a thorough understanding of SharePoint security concepts.
  • A familiarity of SharePoint enterprise search concepts

Who Should Take this Course?

Any developer who has been given the responsibility of managing SharePoint or would like to make the career change to SharePoint development.

Course Requirements:

C# is required, ASP.NET is beneficial

Table of Contents:


Lesson 1: Introducing SharePoint

1.1 What is SharePoint

1.2 Architectural Overview

1.3 Central Administration

1.4 Development Environment

Lesson 2: Site Structure

2.1 How SharePoint Sites are Organized

2.2 Working with the SPSite Object

2.3 Working with the SPWeb Object

2.4 Working with the SPWebApplication Object

2.5 Working with the SPFarm Object

Lesson 3: Content

3.1 Lists

3.2 List Items

3.3 Fields

3.4 Managed Metadata

3.5 Site Columns

3.6 Content Types

3.7, Document Libraries, Files and Folders

3.8 Deleting Content

Lesson 4: Packages

4.1 Deployment Overview

4.2 Solutions

4.3 Features

4.4 Feature Upgrades

Lesson 5: Application Development

5.1 Console Applications

5.2 Application Pages

5.3 Web Parts

5.4 Hooking into Events

5.5 Timer Jobs

5.6 Custom Fields

Lesson 6: Workflows

6.1 Built-In Workflows

6.2 SharePoint Designer Workflows

6.3 Custom Workflows

Lesson 7: Users and Security

7.1 Security Overview

7.2 SPSecurable Object

7.3 Users

7.4 Profiles

7.5 Running Code in an Elevated Context

7.6 Running Code as a Specific User

Lesson 8: Search

8.1 Overview

8.2 Crawled Properties

8.3 Managed Properties

8.4 Executing a Search

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Table of contents

  1. Introduction
    1. SharePoint 2013 Essentials for Developers LiveLessons: Introduction
  2. Lesson 1: Introducting SharePoint
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. 1.1 What is SharePoint
    3. 1.2 Architectural Overview
    4. 1.3 Central Administration
    5. 1.4 Dev. Environment
  3. Lesson 2: SharePoint Site Structure
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. 2.1 How SharePoint Sites are Organized
    3. 2.2 Working with the SPSite Object
    4. 2.3 Working with the SPWeb Object
    5. 2.4 Working with the SPWebApplication Object
    6. 2.5 Working with the SPFarm Object
  4. Lesson 3: Content
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. 3.1 Lists
    3. 3.2 List Items
    4. 3.3 Fields
    5. 3.4 Managed Metadata
    6. 3.5 Site Columns
    7. 3.6 Content Types
    8. 3.7 Document Libraries, Files, and Folders
    9. 3.8 Deleting Content
  5. Lesson 4: Packages
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. 4.1 Deployment Overview
    3. 4.2 SharePoint Solutions
    4. 4.3 Features
    5. 4.4 Feature Upgrades
  6. Lesson 5: Application Development
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. 5.1 Console Applications
    3. 5.2 Application Pages
    4. 5.3 Web Parts
    5. 5.4 Event Receivers
    6. 5.5 Timer Jobs
    7. 5.6 Custom Fields
  7. Lesson 6: Users and Security
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. 6.1 Permissions and Roles
    3. 6.2 Users and Groups
    4. 6.3 Securing Content
    5. 6.4 User Profiles
    6. 6.5 Running Code in an Elevated Context
    7. 6.6 Running Code as Another User
  8. Lesson 7: Workflows
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. 7.1 Built-In Workflows
    3. 7.2 SharePoint Designer Workflows
  9. Lesson 8: Search
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. 8.1 Search Overview
    3. 8.2 Crawled Properties
    4. 8.3 Managed Properties
    5. 8.4 Executing a Search
  10. Summary
    1. SharePoint 2013 Essentials for Developers LiveLessons: Summary

Product information

  • Title: SharePoint 2013 Essentials for Developers LiveLessons (Video Training): A Developers Guide to Beginning or Transitioning to a Career in SharePoint 2013
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: June 2014
  • Publisher(s): Pearson
  • ISBN: 0133988813