Learn your way! Get started

SharePoint 2013 App Model, Part 1: Development Choices

with expert Philip Wheat

Watch trailer

SharePoint 2013 App Model, Part 1: Development Choices Trailer

Course at a glance

Included in these subscriptions:

  • Dev & IT Pro Video
  • Dev & IT Pro Power Pack
  • Power Pack Plus

Release date Release date 3/3/2014
Level Level Advanced
Runtime Runtime 1h 6m
Platform Platform Major browsers on Windows Major browsers on Windows Major browsers on Mac OSX Major browsers on Mac OSX Mobile Devices Mobile Devices
Closed captioning Closed captioning Included
Transcript Transcript Included
eBooks / courseware eBooks / courseware Included
Hands-on labs Hands-on labs N/A
Sample code Sample code N/A
Exams Exams Included

Enterprise Solutions
Enterprise Solutions

Need reporting, custom learning tracks, or SCORM? Learn More

Course description

In this course will take a look at the history of SharePoint development then we’ll take a look at the tools you has a developer will use to create applications for SharePoint 2013. First we’ll look at Visual Studio and SharePoint support built into it. Then we’ll move on Napa, this is a new tool and it offers some very exciting options for SharePoint application development. As the course continues we’ll then look at some of the development choices you have through SharePoint solutions, guidance, upgrades and maintenance. Next we’ll look at SharePoint Apps, touching upon guidance, deployment and different deployment options, like on premise servers’ cloud and Office 365.


This course assumes that students have some Web development background and some experience using Visual Studio 2013. It is also very helpful to have a basic understanding of SharePoint concepts and out of box features. These concepts are not directly required for SharePoint development but are extremely helpful for evaluating where and when to utilize existing functionality instead of re-inventing functionality.

Prepare for certification

This course will help you prepare for:
70-488 Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions

This course will help you earn:
MCSD: SharePoint Applications

Meet the expert

Philip Wheat Philip Wheat is an industry veteran who has been active in the computer industry for over 20 years. With experience stretching back to the beginnings of the PC era, he has remained active on the leading edges of technology, focusing on embedded systems, knowledge management, and sensor technologies. He is one of the few who has worked with SharePoint since the original beta, has built his own microprocessor, and has had robotics projects featured in the press and TV shows around the world.

Course outline

SharePoint Development

SharePoint History (24:57)
  • Introduction (00:41)
  • History of SharePoint Dev (11:37)
  • History of SharePoint Dev 2 (08:36)
  • History of SharePoint Dev 3 (03:45)
  • Summary (00:16)
SharePoint Tools (10:50)
  • Introduction (00:15)
  • Tools (02:53)
  • Tools: Visual Studio (01:58)
  • Tools: Napa (05:28)
  • Summary (00:15)

Development Choices

Installation (08:54)
  • Introduction (00:18)
  • SharePoint Solutions (00:18)
  • Guidance (03:50)
  • Upgrades (01:52)
  • Maintenance (02:21)
  • Summary (00:12)
Workflow (08:42)
  • Introduction (00:21)
  • SharePoint Workflows (00:21)
  • Scale (03:17)
  • Scope (02:34)
  • Maintenance (01:50)
  • Summary (00:16)
SharePoint Apps (12:51)
  • Introduction (00:19)
  • SharePoint Apps (00:20)
  • Guidence (05:45)
  • Deployment (02:51)
  • OnPrem/Cloud/O365 (03:19)
  • Summary (00:13)