Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Advanced Solutions



This instructor-led course provides SharePoint developers with the skills to implement SharePoint 2013 solutions by using Enterprise Search, Managed Metadata Service (MMS), Business Connectivity Services (BCS), Enterprise Content Management (ECM), Web Content Management (WCM), Social Computing, and SharePoint Apps.

This course incorporates materials from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 20489: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Advanced Solutions. You will gain hands-on experience as well as the skills and knowledge needed to prepare for Exam 70-489.


Professional developers with SharePoint 2013 experience who want to enhance their skills and knowledge about development solutions for SharePoint 2013 products and technologies in a team-based, medium-to-large development environment


  • Familiarity with client-side web technologies, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C#, and .NET Framework 4.5
  • Understanding of ASP.NET and server-side web-development technologies that request/response and the page lifecycle
  • Working knowledge Visual Studio (2010 or 2012) to develop solutions
  • Understanding of SharePoint solution development in SharePoint 2013 or earlier versions

Learning Objectives

  • Applications for the SharePoint 2013 development platform
  • Capabilities and applications of managed metadata in SharePoint 2013
  • SharePoint 2013 search architectures
  • SharePoint 2013 document management features in code
  • Web content solutions for publishing sites
  • Device channels, managed navigation, and variations that enable you to build mobile-device friendly websites and support multiple languages with proper navigation
  • Website optimization for Internet-search engines
  • Maximizing a website's performance
  • Develop Business Connectivity Services (BCS) solutions
  • Configure advanced and custom Business Data Connectivity (BDC) models
  • Manage and access user profile data
  • Develop and customize social workload and solutions
  • Maximize performance and scalability of SharePoint 2013 solutions and apps

1. Robust and Efficient Apps for SharePoint

  • Apps for SharePoint
  • Communicate with SharePoint from an App
  • Authenticate and Authorize Apps for SharePoint
  • Design Apps for Performance

2. Develop Managed Metadata Solutions

  • Metadata
  • Managed Metadata Term Sets
  • Managed Metadata Fields

3. Interact with the Search Service

  • SharePoint 2013 Search Service
  • Search Queries with KQL and FQL
  • Search Queries from Code

4. Customize the Search Experience

  • Customize Query Processing, Search Results, Result Types, Display Templates, and Content Processing

5. Implement Enterprise Content Management

  • eDiscovery and Content Management
  • Automate Records Management

6. Develop a Publishing Site for Web Content

  • Programming with the Web Content Publishing API
  • Page Components for Web Content Publishing

7. Structuring and Publishing Websites for All Users

  • Website Structure and Navigation
  • Publish Content and Publish to Mobile Devices
  • Multi-language Sites using Variations

8. Develop Optimized Internet Sites

  • Optimize a SharePoint Site for Search Engines
  • Optimize Performance and Scalability

9. Work with BCS

  • BCS in SharePoint 2013
  • Create BDC Models in SharePoint Designer and in Visual Studio 2012

10. Create Advanced BDC Models

  • Configure BDC Models for Search
  • Develop Custom Connectivity Components
  • External Events and Notifications

11. Work with Business Data

  • Business Data in Composite Solutions, Custom Solutions, and in Client Applications

12. Manage and Access User Profile Data

  • Overview of User Profile Data in SharePoint 2013
  • Options for Accessing User Profile Data
  • User Profile Data and User Profile Properties

13. Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Advanced Solutions

  • Overview of the Social Workload
  • Social Solutions and Work with Feeds

14. Monitoring and Troubleshooting Custom SharePoint Solutions

  • Debug SharePoint Apps in Visual Studio
  • Diagnose Faults in Deployed Apps
  • Test Performance and Scalability