Systems Architecture iLab

Allowing your technical people to determine how to configure & integrate SharePoint with the rest of your infrastructure.

icon arrow Hands-on two day event

icon arrow Every person is provided with a PC

icon arrow Some SharePoint experience required


WHY ATTEND?

This course demystifies SharePoint Administration and gives you the tools to make the right technical and architectural decisions.

OBJECTIVES:

icon arrow Make the right decisions when administering and configuring SharePoint.

icon arrow Get it right first time. Save costly rework and 'it's too late now' situations.

icon arrow Build skills and save money by doing much more in-house.

icon arrow Backend/Frontend. How one effects the other and why it's so important to understand both.

icon arrow The right permissions for the right people remove bottlenecks but keep things safe.

icon arrow Quick wins. How to make them work for you.

Course Outline

Day One

1. UNDERLYING STRUCTURE
Getting the structure right is key.
Avoid issues by understanding the building blocks of SharePoint and how they fit together.

icon arrow Versions of SharePoint
icon arrow SharePoint Farms
icon arrow Web Applications
icon arrow Site Collections

 

2. WEB APPLICATIONS AND SITE COLLECTIONS IN DETAIL
Where the backend meets the frontend. Making sure information design and technical design work together.

icon arrow Creating and configuring web application
icon arrow Managed paths
icon arrow Content databases
icon arrow Creating Site collections
icon arrow Getting the structure right

 

3. SECURITY
Making sure it doesn't become an administrative nightmare while keeping the flexibility.
Support for different authentication methods and external collaboration.

icon arrow How it works
icon arrow When to use SharePoint security groups
icon arrow Different authentication methods

 

4. LOOK AND FEEL
Don't let look and feel hijack functionality.
Making the right changes in the right places and simple approaches to fix common issues.

icon arrow Themes
icon arrow Master Page
icon arrow CSS
icon arrow Different page types

 

5. LISTS, LIBRARIES AND COLUMNS
What you need to know to safeguard your system design and implementing quick win point solutions out of the box.

icon arrow Creating sites
icon arrow Different column types
icon arrow Different list types
icon arrow Content types
icon arrow A simple application
icon arrow Managed metadata administration

 

6. THE 14 HIVE
What is the 14 Hive and how should we be backing up SharePoint?

icon arrow What is it
icon arrow What's important

Day Two

7. POWERSHELL
Why do I need a command line to manage a web application? Why the SharePoint PowerShell snap-in is actually great news for administration, configuration and development.

icon arrow What about STSADM?
icon arrow PowerShell primer
icon arrow SharePoint management shell and the SharePoint snap-in
icon arrow PowerShell examples

 

8. MONITORING AND LOGGING
What's useful (and what's not) to help you monitor your system and resolve issues.

icon arrow What's useful (and what's not)
icon arrow Things to look out for Configuration
icon arrow Configuration

 

9. BUSINESS CONNECTIVITY SERVICES (BCS)
How to display and link to data from other Line of Business systems without costly development.

icon arrow Architecture
icon arrow External content types
icon arrow Setting up a list ECT
icon arrow Setting up a column ECT
icon arrow Security configuration

 

10. SEARCH AND FIND
It's not about searching it's about finding - how to make SharePoint Search work for your users

icon arrow Architecture
icon arrow Search service configuration
icon arrow Search site configuration
icon arrow Getting the most out of Search

 

11. BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
Why do I need a command line to manage a web application? Why the SharePoint PowerShell snap-in is actually great news for administration, configuration and development

icon arrow What do people need?
icon arrow Options available
icon arrow Some of the options in detail

 

12. CUSTOM SOLUTIONS AND FEATURES
Making sure custom development and third party extensions do not give you a headache

icon arrow Installing Solutions
icon arrow How features work
icon arrow What to look out for 

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Your Tutor

Jos Auker-Woor
MCTS

Jos is an experienced SharePoint technical consultant with many successful implementations of SharePoint and other Microsoft solutions under his belt.

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Testimonials

“Good level of coverage, both breadth and depth, and plenty of opportunity to discuss specifics”

“Very beneficial course as it gave a broad overview of what SharePoint is from top level and then drilled down specifically around architecture and administration"

“Open and friendly manner of tutor, ability to expand on subject material. Felt trainer had a good grasp of real world scenarios"