Professional SharePoint 2013 Development

Professional SharePoint 2013 Development

By: Scot Hillier (author), Brendon Schwartz (author), Reza Alirezaei (author), Matt Ranlett (author), Paul Swider (author), Jeff Fried (author), Brian Wilson (author)Paperback

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Thorough coverage of development in SharePoint 2013 A team of well-known Microsoft MVPs joins forces in this fully updated resource, providing you with in-depth coverage of development tools in the latest iteration of the immensely popular SharePoint. From building solutions to building custom workflow and content management applications, this book shares field-tested best practices on all aspect of SharePoint 2013 development. * Offers a thorough look at Windows Azure and SharePoint 2013 * Includes new chapters on Application Life Cycle Management, developing apps in SharePoint, and building PerformancePoint Dashboards in SharePoint Professional SharePoint 2013 Development is an essential SharePoint developer title.

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About Author

Reza Alirezaei is the founder and president of Development Horizon, an author of several books, papers and online articles, and a SharePoint MVP. Brendon Schwartz is a Microsoft MVP for both ASP.NET and SharePoint and has authored numerous articles and books. Matt Ranlett is a SharePoint Server MVP and a solution architect and consulting practice lead at Slalom Consulting. He speaks regularly and has authored many books. Scot Hillier is an independent consultant and Microsoft MVP for SharePoint. He is a regular speaker, trainer, and has authored 18 books. Brian Wilson is a SharePoint solution and information architect and director of WiredLight, a global SharePoint solutions business. Jeff Fried is the CTO at BA Insight, focusing on the development of search-based apps with SharePoint. He is a frequent speaker and writer. Paul J. Swider is an international speaker, trainer, freelance consultant, and the founder of the Charleston SharePoint Users Group.

Contents

INTRODUCTION xxvii CHAPTER 1: ARCHITECTURAL OVERVIEW OF SHAREPOINT 2013 1 What s New from an Architectural Perspective? 2 On-Premise Server Farm Architecture 3 Web Server Tier 4 Application Server Tier 4 Database Server Tier 4 Small or Single-Tier Topology 4 Medium or Two-Tier Topology 5 Large or Three-Tier Topology 5 Geographically Distributed Topology 6 Service Application Architecture 6 Service Application Model 6 Available Service Applications 8 Service Application Life Cycle 11 Multitenancy Hosting Architecture 21 Site Subscriptions 22 Service Application Partitioning 22 Tenant Administration 26 Feature Packs 27 Search Architecture 27 Crawl and Content Processing Components 28 Analytics Processing Component 28 Index and Query Processing 29 Search Administration Component 30 Multi-Purpose (with Search) Medium-Sized Search Farm Topology Example 30 SQL Server Database Architecture 32 Database Topologies 32 SharePoint 2013 Databases 35 Cloud-Hosted Architectures 38 Security Features 39 Identity Features 39 Administration Model 40 Summary 41 CHAPTER 2: WHAT S NEW IN SHAREPOINT 2013 43 Introduction to SharePoint 2013 43 Deployment Scenarios 44 On-Premise Deployment 44 Office 365 Deployment 44 Hosted Deployment 44 Hybrid Deployment 44 Packaging Scenarios 45 Full-Trust Farm Solution 45 Partial-Trust Sandboxed Solution 45 Apps for SharePoint 45 The Programming Model 45 The Evolution of SharePoint Programming 46 Challenges with CSOM in SharePoint 2010 47 Challenges with Server-Side Code 47 The New Programming Model 48 The App Model 51 SharePoint-Hosted Apps 51 Provider-Hosted Apps 52 Azure Auto-Hosted Apps 52 Apps or Solutions Which Way to Go? 53 The App Security Model 55 Remote Events 58 Reporting Services 2012 Data Alerts 59 Events in External Lists 60 Remote Event Receivers 60 The Security Model in Remote Events 61 Workflows 63 Challenges with Workflows in SharePoint 2010 63 Workfl ow Architecture in SharePoint 2013 64 Building Your Workflow Development Environment 66 SharePoint Designer 2013 Workfl ows 69 Using Workflows in Apps 71 Enterprise Content Management 71 Site Policies 71 Managed Meta Data 73 Web Content Management 74 The Structural Publishing Model 75 The Dynamic Publishing Model 75 Taxonomy-Driven Navigation 75 Term-Driven Publishing Pages 76 Cross-Site Publishing 77 Hostname Site Collections 79 Multilingual Features 80 The Content by Search Web Part 81 Design Manager 81 Mobile Support 82 Image Rendition 83 App-Driven Publishing Sites 84 Search 84 Search Schema 84 Search Navigation 84 Result Sources 85 Display Templates 86 Result Types 86 Query Rules 87 Continuous Crawl 88 Putting It All Together 88 Query Languages 89 Exporting and Importing Search Settings 90 Search-Driven Solutions 90 BCS 91 OData Connector 92 BCS Powered Apps 92 CSOM and REST Interface 93 Summary 94 CHAPTER 3: DEVELOPER TOOLS FOR SHAREPOINT 2013 95 Customization Options with SharePoint 96 OOB Developer Experience 97 Understanding the User Interface for Customization 98 Understanding SharePoint Designer 2013 102 New Features in SharePoint Designer 102 Navigating the User Interface 105 Understanding Visual Studio 2012 Tools 106 Starting a New SharePoint 2013 Project 107 Visual Studio Integrated List and Content Type Support 108 SharePoint Connections in Server Explorer 109 Solution Explorer Integration 109 Mapped Folders 110 Applications for SharePoint 110 SharePoint Solutions (Classic Solution) 114 Setting Up Your Development Environment 120 Development Environment 120 Local Development Environment 121 Troubleshooting with Debugging 123 F5 Debugging 123 Debugging Using the Developer Dashboard 126 Debugging Using SharePoint Logs 127 Debugging Silverlight Code 127 Other Useful Tools for Debugging and Testing 128 Summary 129 CHAPTER 4: APPLICATION LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT IN SHAREPOINT 2013 131 Getting Started with Application Lifecycle Management 132 Three Application Lifecycle Management Perspectives 132 Application Lifecycle Management Tools 134 Understanding Key Development Tools 135 Understanding the SharePoint 2013 Development Models 136 Planning your Customization Model and Release Packaging Approach 139 Customization Models 139 Release Packaging Approach 142 Planning your Key Development Phases and Release Model 146 Key Development Phases 146 Release Models 149 Planning Your Upgrade and Patching Approach 154 Upgrading Solutions and Features 154 Patching Your SharePoint 2013 Environment 155 Planning Your SharePoint Team Environments 156 Environments for Large Projects 156 Identifying the Environments Your Developers Require 157 Identifying the Environments Your Testers Require 163 Managing SharePoint 2013 Development Teams 163 Selecting Software Development Methodology 164 Setting Up Development Standards and Best Practices 165 Managing, Tracking, and Recording Key Design Decisions 166 Planning for Regular Code Reviews 166 Large Project Considerations 167 Large Project Life-Cycle Models 167 Decentralized Development Teams 169 Off shore Teams 169 Managing SharePoint 2013 Testing Teams 171 Setting Up a Testing Strategy 171 Unit Testing 172 Automated Builds and Integration Testing 172 Test Case Planning 174 Performance Testing 175 Functional Testing 177 User Acceptance Testing 177 Defect Tracking 178 Other Testing Considerations 178 Summary 179 CHAPTER 5: INTRODUCING WINDOWS AZURE AND SHAREPOINT 2013 INTEGRATION 181 Moving to the Cloud 181 What Is the Cloud? 182 Why Companies Care 184 Why Developers Care 185 Cautions for Cloud Adopters 186 Introducing Windows Azure 188 Execution Models 189 Mobile Services 189 High-Performance Computing 190 Marketplace 190 Data Management 190 Business Analytics 190 Media 191 Networking 191 Caching 191 Messaging 192 Identity 192 SharePoint and Microsoft s Cloud Off erings 192 SaaS Licensing for SharePoint 193 PaaS Licensing for SharePoint 194 Integration Models 195 Summary 198 CHAPTER 6: GETTING STARTED WITH DEVELOPING APPS IN SHAREPOINT 2013 201 Architectural Overview of SharePoint Apps 201 Programming Model Overview 202 Comparing Apps and Solutions 203 Hosting Options 204 Examining an App 205 Adding an App 207 Developing Your First App 208 Client-Side Object Model 212 CSOM Improvements over SharePoint 2010 214 RESTful SharePoint 2013 216 Developing Externally Hosted Apps 218 High-Trust Apps for Single Server Development Environments 219 Developing a Provider-Hosted App 221 Developing an Azure Auto-hosted App 224 Summary 229 CHAPTER 7: FURTHER DEVELOPING APPS IN SHAREPOINT 2013 231 Developing Your App User Experience 231 Developing an Embeddable App or App Part 236 Developing a Custom Action App 239 App Design Guidelines 242 Developing Your App Packaging 242 Developing Your App Deployment 244 Publishing to the Offi ce Store 244 Publishing to an App Catalog 245 Developing for App Upgradeability 245 Updating SharePoint Apps 246 App Migration 246 Additional Considerations for Apps Developers 247 Key Recommendations 247 Decision Criteria for Cloud-hosted Apps Versus SharePoint-hosted Apps 248 Decision Criteria for Developing Apps Versus Farm Solutions 248 Decision Criteria for Developing Provider-hosted Versus Azure-hosted Apps 252 Summary 252 CHAPTER 8: DEVELOPING SOCIAL APPLICATIONS IN SHAREPOINT 2013 253 New and Improved Social Features in SharePoint 2013 254 New User Experience 254 Multiple Supported Browsers 255 Rich Text Editor 256 Enterprise Social Networking 256 Sharing Content 257 Enticing User Contributions with Blogs, Wikis, and Discussions 258 Socializing Categorization and Feedback 259 Enterprise Taxonomy 261 Traditionally Social User-Generated Content Experiences 261 Wikis Everywhere 261 Blogs 262 Communities 263 Community Site Template 265 Discussions 266 Reputation 267 Gifted Badges 268 Best Replies Used with Question and Answer 269 Members Page 269 My Sites in Depth 269 User Profi le 270 My Site Document Libraries and SkyDrive Pro 271 Following Content and People 272 Newsfeed in Depth 272 Microblogs 273 Activity Feed 275 Programming with the Social API 275 Summary 277 CHAPTER 9: BUILDING SEARCH-BASED APPLICATIONS IN SHAREPOINT 2013 279 Search Architecture and Extensibility 280 New Search Architecture 280 Implications of the New Search Architecture 281 Extensibility Points for Search 282 Top Customization Scenarios 283 Search Drives Applications 283 Out-of-the-box Search Applications 284 Search-driven Web Content Management 285 Social Features Driven by Search 286 e-Discovery Driven by Search 286 Working at the UX Layer 288 Components of the Search Center 288 Search Web Parts 289 The Content Search Web Part 290 Result Types and Display Templates 291 Working with Managed Properties 295 The Hover Panel 297 Summary Using Result Types and Display Templates 298 Working with Queries 298 Query Processing 299 Links with Predefined Queries 301 Using REST and CSOM to Query Search 301 Search Query Syntax 303 Query Builder 307 Query Rules 308 Summary Working with Queries 312 Working with Content 312 Content Capture Crawling and Connectors 312 Security Trimming 320 Customizing Content Enrichment 322 Working with Federation and Result Sources 327 Summary Working with Content 331 Tailoring Relevance 332 Managing Relevance via Queries and Content 332 Rank Profiles 334 Tying It All Together 336 Building Quick Search Verticals 336 Building Custom Search-based Applications 336 Combining Search with Other Workloads 338 Summary: Building Search-based Applications in SharePoint 338 CHAPTER 10: WEB CONTENT MANAGEMENT 341 Taxonomy and the Information Architect 342 Administration 343 Site Navigation 344 Page Creation 346 Search-Driven Publishing 347 Catalogs for Site Publishing 348 Cross-Site Collection Publishing 349 Create and Edit Content 350 Ribbon Enhancements 350 Publishing Field Controls 351 Image Renditions 353 Dynamically Displaying Content 355 Content by Search Web Part 355 Search-Driven Web Parts 356 Access Content Programmatically 357 Server-Side API 357 Client-Side Object Model (CSOM) 359 REST CSOM 359 Branding Sites 360 Master Pages 360 Page Layouts 360 Composed Looks 361 Custom Branding in Expression Web 363 Design Manager 366 Using Device Channels for Mobile Experiences and Device Targeting 366 Working with Design Files and Assets 368 Converting HTML Master Pages 369 Snippet Gallery 370 Package for Deployment 374 Usage Analytics 374 Architecture and Improvements 375 Using Usage Events in Code 375 Extending Usage Events 376 Multilingual Support 377 Summary 378 CHAPTER 11: USING INFOPATH WITH SHAREPOINT 2013 379 Introducing the Training Management Application 380 Creating the Sample List 380 Customizing SharePoint List Forms 381 Customizing SharePoint List Forms 381 InfoPath Controls 383 Creating Business Logic with Rules and Views 384 Publishing List Forms 388 Designing InfoPath Form Templates 390 What Is a Form Library? 391 Designing Your Form Template 392 Querying SharePoint Lists in Forms 397 Querying REST Web Services 399 Submit Behavior 402 Form Programming 403 Publishing InfoPath Forms 411 Form Security 414 Sandboxing Your Forms 414 Form Anatomy 415 Working with the Form XML in Code 419 Tools for Form Developers 427 The Rule Inspector 427 The Design Checker 428 InfoPath JavaScript Tool 429 Summary 430 CHAPTER 12: ENTERPRISE DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT 431 The Document Management Mindset 432 ECM Features 432 Expanded ECM Object Model 436 Getting the Most from the Document Center 437 Visual Studio and the Document Center 439 Content Routing 439 Managing the Content Organizer 439 Using Document Libraries in the Document Center 443 Meta-Data Navigation and Filtering 444 Visual Studio and Document Libraries 446 Records Management 448 Record Identification 449 Auditing and Reporting 450 Records Management API 451 Declaring and Undeclaring Records 451 Creating Organizer Rules 453 eDiscovery and Compliance 457 eDiscovery Center Site Template 457 eDiscovery in SharePoint 2013 458 Create Compliance with SharePoint 2013 461 Retention Schedules 465 Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) 470 Summary 471 CHAPTER 13: INTRODUCING BUSINESS CONNECTIVITY SERVICES 473 Introducing Business Connectivity Services 474 Creating Simple BCS Solutions 476 Creating Simple O365 Solutions 479 Understanding BCS Architecture 480 Understanding Connectors 480 Understanding Business Data Connectivity 481 Understanding the Secure Store Service 485 Understanding Package Deployment 487 Understanding App Architecture 488 Working with BDC Metadata Models 489 Working with External Data Sources 490 Connecting with the SQL Server Connector 491 Connecting with the WCF Service Connector 495 Creating Methods 498 Implementing Method Stereotypes 499 Creating Methods for Databases 502 Creating Methods for Web Services 508 Defining Associations 509 Working with External Lists 513 Creating Custom List Actions 513 Creating Custom Forms 513 Summary 514 CHAPTER 14: ADVANCED BUSINESS CONNECTIVITY SERVICES 515 Creating .NET Assembly Connectors 515 Understanding the Project Tooling 516 Walking Through the Development Process 517 Packaging Considerations 532 Enabling Search Support 533 Working with the BDC Server Runtime Object Model 536 Connecting to the Metadata Catalog 537 Retrieving Model Elements 538 Executing Operations 539 Using ECTs in SharePoint Apps 546 Understanding App-Level ECTs 546 Understanding the BCS Client Object Model 548 Summary 549 CHAPTER 15: WORKFLOW DEVELOPMENT IN SHAREPOINT 2013 551 Introducing Core Workflow Concepts 552 What Is a Workflow? 552 Workflow Activities 553 Workflow Actions 555 Workflow Forms 556 Workflow Tasks 559 Workflow History 559 Workflow Flow Control Templates 560 Workflow Scopes 562 Workflow Associations and Subscriptions 563 Workflow Event Listeners 564 Workflow Visualization 565 Workflow Authorization 566 Understanding the Workflow Platform Architecture in SharePoint 2013 567 Understanding Key Workflow Development Tools 568 Visio Professional 2013 569 SharePoint Designer 2013 570 Visual Studio 2012 572 Setting Up the Development Prerequisites 573 Creating Your Workfl ow and SharePoint Development Environment 573 Installing the Workfl ow Manager 574 Installing Your Development Tools 574 Modeling a Workfl ow Using Visio 2013 575 Developing Workfl ows Using SharePoint Designer 2013 577 Setting Up the Site and List Prerequisites 577 Importing the Visio Workflow Diagram 578 Creating the Vacation Request List Workflow 579 Publishing the Workflow 588 Developing Custom Workflow Activities and Actions Using Visual Studio 2012 589 Creating a Custom Declarative Activity and Action 590 Developing a Custom Code Activity and Action 594 Developing Workfl ows Using Visual Studio 2012 595 Key Development Considerations 597 SharePoint 2010 Versus SharePoint 2013 Workflow 597 Declarative Versus Programmatic Workflows 597 Considering Where Workflows Execute 597 Determining Whether to Convert SharePoint 2010 Workflows to SharePoint 2013 Workflows 598 SharePoint Designer Versus Visual Studio 2012 598 Deciding Between Sequential Versus State Machine Workflow 599 Summary 599 CHAPTER 16: INTEGRATING REPORTING SERVICES 601 The History 601 Introducing SSRS 2012 602 Authoring Tools 603 Configuring the BI Center 606 Building and Deploying Reports 607 Authoring Reports 607 Laying Out Your Report 609 Data Visualizations 610 Tablix 612 Publishing Your Report to SharePoint 612 Publishing Report Parts 615 Report Viewer Web Part 616 Limitations 617 Connectable Report Viewer Web Part 617 ATOM Data Feeds 618 Reporting Services Data Alert 619 Open with Report Builder 3.0 620 Caching and Snapshots 620 Stored Credentials 622 Managing Parameters 623 Planning 624 Caching Your Report 625 Managing Cache Refresh Plans 626 Snapshots 626 Diff erences Between Caching and Snapshots 628 Reporting on SharePoint Data 629 Creating a Sample List 630 Building the Report 630 Querying Large Lists 631 Multiple Zones 632 Anonymous Access to Reports 632 Reporting Services Execution Account 633 Summary 634 CHAPTER 17: DEVELOPING EXCEL APPLICATIONS IN SHAREPOINT 2013 635 What s New 637 Updates to the Client 637 Customization Enhancements 637 New Enhancements to Excel Service APIs 637 Dashboards and Excel Mashups 637 Excel Interactive View (Excel Everywhere) 639 Excel 641 Flash Fill 641 Web Service Functions 642 Excel Web Apps 643 Excel Apps for Offi ce 643 Excel Task Pane Apps 644 Excel Content Apps 645 Excel Services 647 Excel Services Architecture 647 Excel Services Data Access 647 REST API 653 Excel Services Web Access 660 JavaScript Object Model (JSOM) 660 User Defi ned Functions (UDF) 665 SOAP Web Services 669 Summary 670 CHAPTER 18: PERFORMANCEPOINT DASHBOARDS 671 Business Intelligence 671 History 672 SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence Components 674 Important BI Terms and Concepts 678 The Business Intelligence Center 680 Introducing PerformancePoint 2013 682 PerformancePoint Services Architecture 682 Changes in PerformancePoint 2013 684 Using PerformancePoint 2013 686 Configuring PerformancePoint Services 686 Using the AdventureWorks Sample Databases 686 Creating a Dashboard 691 What Else Is in the Box? 702 Extending PerformancePoint 707 Extensibility Targets in PerformancePoint 2013 707 Custom Data Sources 709 Custom Reports, Filters, and Transformations 716 Deploying Customizations 717 Summary 718 CHAPTER 19: DEVELOPING APPLICATIONS WITH ACCESS 719 Access 2013 722 Exploring Access 2013 723 Access Services 727 On-Premise Architecture 728 Hosted Architecture 729 Upgrade Considerations 729 Database Components 729 Building an Application with Access Services 736 Prerequisites 736 Creating an Access Web App 742 Deploying Access Applications 750 Summary 751 APPENDIX: ADDITIONAL HELP AND RESOURCES 753 INDEX 755

Product Details

  • publication date: 08/03/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781118495827
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 816
  • ID: 9781118495827
  • weight: 1376
  • ISBN10: 1118495829

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