SharePoint Designer 2010 Essentials
Course Summary:

Welcome to the SharePoint Designer 2010 Essentials workshop. You can use SharePoint Designer 2010 to design, build, and customize Web sites running on SharePoint Foundation 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to create data-rich Web pages, build powerful workflow-enabled solutions, and design the look and feel of your site.

Course Objectives:

Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning, it occurs more easily and rapidly. 
By the end of this workshop, you should be able to:

  • Open and Close SharePoint Designer 2010
  • Understand the interface
  • Use the Backstage View
  • Open a Site using the open command or the Recent List
  • Create a new blank web site
  • Create a site from a template
  • Save sites
  • Close a site
  • Understand the Tabs that appear based on your task
  • Understand the Summary Pages that appear based on your task
  • Add users or groups to your site and change site permissions
  • Edit or delete a site
  • Work with lists and libraries
  • Create a new list or library
  • Work with columns in lists and libraries
  • Work with Site pages
  • Work with version history
  • Use content types
  • Use Master Pages and content placeholders
  • Work with content types
  • Create a data view
  • Add or remove columns from a data view
  • Create a data form
  • Edit a list form
  • Customize data views and forms
  • Understand workflows
  • Copy and modify a workflow
  • Work with data sources
  • Add a linked data source
  • Copy and modify a data source
  • Understand templates
  • Save a site as a template
  • Activate a site template in the Solution Gallery

Course Outline

Module One: Getting Started 

  • Workshop Objectives 
  • Pre-Assignment Review 

Module Two: Opening and Closing SharePoint Designer 

  • About SharePoint Designer  
  • Opening SharePoint Designer 
  • Understanding the Interface 
  • Using Backstage View 
  • Closing SharePoint Designer 
  • Module Two: Review Questions 

Module Three: Creating and Opening Sites 

  • Opening a Site 
  • Creating a New Blank Web Site 
  • Creating a Site from a Template 
  • Saving Sites 
  • Closing a Site 
  • Module Three: Review Questions 

Module Four: Working with Sites 

  • Understanding the Site Tab 
  • Understanding the Site Summary Page 
  • Adding Users or Groups to Your Site 
  • Changing Site Permissions 
  • Editing or Deleting a Site 
  • Module Four: Review Questions 

Module Five: Working with Lists and Libraries 

  • About Lists and Libraries 
  • Working with Lists and Libraries 
  • Creating a New List or Library 
  • Working with Columns in Lists and Libraries 
  • Module Five: Review Questions 

Module Six: Working with Site Pages and Master Pages 

  • Working with Site Pages 
  • Working with Version History 
  • Editing a Page 
  • About Master Pages 
  • Working with Master Pages 
  • Working with Content Placeholders 
  • Module Six: Review Questions 

Module Seven: Working with Content Types 

  • Understanding Content Types 
  • Working with Content Types 
  • Creating a Content Type 
  • Editing a Content Type 
  • Deleting a Content Type 
  • Adding Columns to a Content Type 
  • Module Seven: Review Questions 

Module Eight: Working with Data Views and Forms 

  • About Data Views and List Views 
  • About Data View/Form Web Parts 
  • Creating a View 
  • Creating a Data Form 
  • Editing a List Form 
  • Customizing Data Views and Forms 
  • Module Eight: Review Questions 

Module Nine: Working with Workflows 

  • About Workflows 
  • Understanding the Workflow Tab and Summary Page 
  • About Workflow Customization 
  • Copying and Modifying a Workflow 
  • Module Nine: Review Questions 

Module Ten: Connecting to Data 

  • Working with Data Sources 
  • Adding a Linked Data Source 
  • Copying and Modifying a Data Source 
  • Module Ten: Review Questions 

Module Eleven: Working with Templates 

  • About Templates 
  • Saving a Site as a Template 
  • Activating a Site Template in the Solution Gallery 
  • Module Eleven: Review Questions 

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up 

  • Words from the Wise