Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions (M20488)


5 Days


Employees of federal, state and local governments; and businesses working with the government.

Course Description

In this course, you will learn how to use the new development and deployment features, solutions, and apps of SharePoint 2013. You will learn how to manage identity, permissions, and taxonomy, and you’ll work with server-side and client-side object models. You will learn to query and update list data, use workflow to manage business processes, and customize the user interface.

This course incorporates materials from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 20488: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions. It covers the skills and knowledge measured by Exam 70-488 and, in conjunction with hands-on experience, can help you prepare for the exam.

What You’ll Learn

  • Develop and manage features and solutions
  • Develop code for custom server-side components
  • Manage and customize authentication and authorization
  • Create custom sites and lists and manage the site lifecycle
  • Capabilities and design choices for SharePoint apps
  • Use the client-side object model and the REST API
  • Develop provider-hosted and auto-hosted SharePoint apps
  • Distribute and deploy SharePoint apps
  • Create custom workflows to automate business processes
  • Use fields and content types to manage taxonomy
  • Customize the appearance and behavior of user interface elements
  • Customize navigation and site branding

Who Needs to Attend

  • Professional developers of solutions using SharePoint products and technologies in a team-based, medium-to-large deployment environment
  • Technical leaders with at least four years of SharePoint and web development experience who are responsible for designing custom code for projects that are deployed or interact with SharePoint environments. This includes the following experience:


  • Knowledge of using Visual Studio 2010 or 2012 to develop solutions
  • Basic knowledge of SharePoint solution development, either in SharePoint 2013 or earlier versions
  • Knowledge of Visual C# and the .NET Framework 4.5
  • Basic understanding of ASP.NET and server-side web development technologies, including request/response and the page lifecycle
  • Basic understanding of AJAX and asynchronous programming techniques
  • Knowledge of client-side web technologies including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Familiarity with approaches to authentication and authorization, including claims-based authentication

Course Outline

1. SharePoint as a Developer Platform

  • SharePoint Developer Landscape
  • Choosing Approaches to SharePoint Development
  • SharePoint 2013 Deployment and Execution Models

2. Working with SharePoint Objects

  • SharePoint Object Hierarchy
  • Working with Sites, Webs, and Execution Contexts

3. Working with Lists and Libraries

  • Using List and Library Objects
  • Querying and Retrieving List Data
  • Working with Large Lists

4. Designing and Managing Features and Solutions

  • Working with Features and Sandboxed Solutions
  • Deploying Solutions

5. Working with Server-Side Code

  • Developing Web Parts
  • Using Event Receivers and Timer Jobs
  • Storing Configuration Data

6. Managing Identity and Permissions

  • Identity Management in SharePoint 2013
  • Managing Permissions in SharePoint 2013
  • Configuring Forms-Based Authentication
  • Customizing the Authentication Experience

7. Introducing Apps for SharePoint

  • Overview of Apps for SharePoint
  • Developing Apps for SharePoint

8. Client-Side SharePoint Development

  • Using the Client-Side Object Model for Managed Code and JavaScript
  • Using the REST API with JavaScript

9. Developing Remote-Hosted SharePoint Apps

  • Overview of Remote-Hosted Apps
  • Configuring and Developing Remote-Hosted Apps

10. Publishing and Distributing Apps

  • The App Management Architecture and App Packages
  • Publishing Apps
  • Installing, Updating, and Uninstalling Apps

11. Automating Business Processes

  • Workflow in SharePoint 2013
  • Building Workflows by using Visio 2013 and SharePoint Designer 2013
  • Developing Workflows in Visual Studio 2012

12. Managing Taxonomy

  • Managing Taxonomy in SharePoint 2013
  • Working with Content Types and Advanced Features of Content Types

13. Managing Custom Components and Site Life Cycles

  • Defining Custom Lists and Custom Sites
  • Managing SharePoint Sites

14. Customizing User Interface Elements

  • Working with Custom Actions
  • Using Client-Side User Interface Components
  • Customizing the SharePoint List User Interface

15. Working with Branding and Navigation

  • Creating and Applying Themes
  • Branding and Designing Publishing Sites
  • Tailoring Content to Platforms and Devices
  • Configuring and Customizing Navigation


Lab 1: Compare Web Parts and App Parts

  • Create and Deploy a SharePoint Web Part and App Part

Lab 2a: Work with Sites and Webs

  • Managed Code
  • Windows PowerShell

Lab 2b: Work with Execution Contexts

  • Run Code with Elevated Privileges
  • Adapt Content for Different User Permissions

Lab 3a: Query and Retrieve List Data
Lab 3b: Work with Large Lists

  • Use the ContentIterator Class

Lab 4: Work with Features and Solutions

  • Configure SharePoint Features
  • Create Feature Receiver Classes and Features with Dependencies

Lab 5: Work with Server-Side Code

  • Develop an Event Receiver
  • Update a Web Part
  • Create a Timer Job

Lab 6a: Manage Permissions Programmatically in SharePoint 2013
Lab 6b: Create and Deploy a Custom Claims Provider

  • Create a Custom Claims Provider
  • Support Search and Resolve in a Claims Provider
  • Deploy and Test a Claims Provider

Lab 7: Create a Site Suggestions App

  • Create a new SharePoint App

Use the Client-Side Object Model
Lab 8a: Using the Client-Side Object Model for Managed Code

  • Add Site Column, Mileage Claim Content Type and Claims List

Lab 8b: Using the REST API with JavaScript

  • Create List Relationships
  • Add Vote Recording
  • Display Votes for each Suggestion

Lab 9a: Configure a Provider-Hosted SharePoint App

  • Configure a Server-to-Server Trust Relationship
  • Create a Provider-Hosted App

Lab 9b: Develop a Provider-Hosted SharePoint App

  • Work with SharePoint Data
  • Use the Chrome Control

Lab 10a: Publish an App to a Corporate Catalog
Lab 10b: Install, Update, and Uninstall Apps
Lab 11a: Build Workflow in Visio 2013 and SharePoint Designer 2013

  • Create Workflows by using Visio
  • Edit Workflows by using SharePoint Designer 2013

Lab 11b: Create Workflow Actions in Visual Studio 2012

  • Create Custom Workflow Actions
  • Use a Custom Workflow in SharePoint Designer 2013

Lab 12a: Work with Content Types

  • Create a System to Capture Vacation Requests

Lab 12b: Work with Advanced Features of Content Types

  • Create an Event Receiver Assembly
  • Register an Event Receiver with a Site Content Type

Lab 13: Manage Custom Components and Site Life Cycles

  • Create a Site Definition, a List Definition
  • Develop an Event Receiver

Lab 14a: Use the Edit Control Block to Launch an App

  • Configure an App to Display Customer Orders
  • Use a Custom Action to Launch an App

Lab 14b: Use jQuery to Customize the SharePoint List User Interface
Lab 15a: Brand and Design Publishing Sites

  • Create SharePoint Master Pages
  • Build Master Page Functionality
  • Publish and Apply Design Assets

Lab 15b: Configure Farm-Wide Navigation
Create a Custom Site Map Provider
Add Custom Navigation Controls to a Master Page