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SharePoint 2013 Developer, Part 01 of 15: Components of a Site

with expert Tim McCarthy

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Course at a glance

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Release date 9/30/2013
Level Intermediate
Runtime 1h 28m
Closed captioning Included
Transcript Included
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Hands-on labs N/A
Sample code N/A
Exams Included

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Course description

Over the years SharePoint has grown tremendously into a rich development platform. In this course we will go over the basic building blocks of SharePoint web applications and how they are architected. We will be examining site collections, sites, lists and libraries, web part pages, and the overall web application architecture that SharePoint offers. After you have finished this course, you will have a basic understanding of the core SharePoint structures.


This course assumes that students have some Web development background and some experience using Visual Studio 2012.

Learning Paths

This course will help you prepare for the following certifications and exams:
MCSD: SharePoint Applications
70-489: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Advanced Solutions
70-488: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions

This course is part of the following LearnNowOnline SuccessPaths™:
SharePoint 2013 Developer

Meet the expert

Tim McCarthy is a senior solutions architect with Perficient who designs and builds highly scalable, layered web, desktop, and mobile applications utilizing the latest Microsoft platforms and technologies. His expertise covers a wide range of Microsoft technologies including SharePoint/Office 365, Office Apps, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Azure, .NET Framework (ASP.NET, VSTO, Workflow, WCF, WPF), SQL Server, Active Directory, MS Exchange development, and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) applications. Tim holds multiple Microsoft certifications and is a former Microsoft MVP in Solutions Architecture. He is the author of several books, has developed presentations for the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN), and has written articles for SQL Server Magazine and Windows and .NET Magazine. He has been a featured speaker at conferences, user groups, and code camps worldwide. Before becoming an application developer, Tim was an officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Course outline

Components of a Site

Development Platform (27:38)
  • Introduction (00:24)
  • A Development Platform (02:40)
  • Components of an Application (01:47)
  • Data Structures and Storage (03:17)
  • User Interfaces (01:28)
  • Security (04:09)
  • Background Services (02:07)
  • Service APIs (02:34)
  • Site Collection Basics (01:37)
  • Logical Site Hierarchy (00:27)
  • Single Site Collection (00:29)
  • Partitioning with Site Collections (01:06)
  • Demo: Site collections (05:14)
  • Summary (00:10)
Lists and Library (16:09)
  • Introduction (00:25)
  • Lists and Libraries (02:28)
  • List Views (01:06)
  • List Forms (01:36)
  • Base List Types (00:55)
  • SharePoint Foundation 2013 List Types (01:10)
  • Demo: Creating Lists (04:12)
  • Demo: Enter New Item (04:04)
  • Summary (00:10)
Web Part Pages (15:42)
  • Introduction (00:17)
  • Web Part Pages (03:02)
  • Fundamentals (02:14)
  • Structure of a Web Part Page (01:37)
  • Commonly Used Web Parts (03:04)
  • Demo: Web Part Page (05:08)
  • Summary (00:18)
Architecture (29:17)
  • Introduction (00:25)
  • Web Application Architecture (02:44)
  • File Locations and Storage (02:33)
  • Demo: Editing a Master Page (03:27)
  • Demo: Flush Cache (05:08)
  • Configuration Management (02:04)
  • Security, Safety, and Scalability (01:31)
  • Demo: Safe Mode Processing (02:35)
  • Demo: Run Page (05:33)
  • Farm and Sandbox (02:57)
  • Summary (00:14)