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1 Welcome to the Minnesota SharePoint User Group January 13 th, 2010 SharePoint 2010 – Composites Wes Preston Raymond Mitchell Eray Chou - Microsoft Meeting #62

2 Session Agenda Introductions Composites SharePoint 2007 Composites SharePoint 2010 Composites Break Development Business Connectivity Services Raymond’s Favorites Q&A

3 Quick Intro Wes Preston – SharePoint Consultant – MVP – SharePoint Server – MCTS – WSS and MOSS Configuration

4 Quick Intro Raymond Mitchell – SharePoint Consultant at Inetium – MCTS WSS and MOSS Configuration WSS and MOSS Development – Author:

5 Quick Intro Eray Chou – Senior Lead Program Manager SharePoint Designer Team – Focused on data integration and no-code application building scenarios – Data View / Data Form Web Part and External Lists

6 User Group Goal / Objectives Develop and support a local community focused on Microsoft SharePoint Technologies Educate user group members about SharePoint Technologies Transfer knowledge within the community Communicate best practices Introduce new products / solutions

7 Introductions – MNSPUG Sponsors Inetium ( Technology consulting company Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Practice area focused on SharePoint Benchmark Learning ( Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Training on many technologies Microsoft (

8 Website for user group SharePoint resource documents SharePoint resource links RSS Feeds Meeting Schedule Past User Group Presentations

9 Social Networking Linked In group – The most interactive… includes job postings… – Facebook group – Twitter tag - @MNSPUG

10 Upcoming Schedule Next Meeting February 10 th 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Microsoft’s Bloomington Office Topic: TBD Check for updates! Ongoing Schedule 2 nd Wednesday of every month 9:00 to 11:30 am Microsoft’s Bloomington Office

11 Local Events Minneapolis Office Developer Interest Group – January 26 th, 2009 5:30 PM SharePoint 2010 – Business Connectivity Services Migrating to SharePoint 2010 – January 20, 2010 Edina, MN

12 Conferences SPTechCon – February 10-12, 2010 San Francisco, CA MNSPUG members and newsletter subscribers receive a $100 discount off the Full Event Passport and/or gain free admission to the exhibits (first time registrants only - cannot be combined with other offers) by inserting the code MEDIASPONSOR when prompted on the eRegistration page linked from

13 Conferences SharePointPro 2010 Summit & Expo – March 16-19, 2010 Las Vegas, NV The SharePointPro 2010 Summit & Expo is THE essential conference for details on the release of SharePoint 2010 and includes in-depth technical training on solution development and customization of Windows SharePoint Services, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010.

14 Conferences SharePointPro 2010 Summit & Expo – March 16-19, 2010 Las Vegas, NV Related Pre-Conference Workshop: Building Composite Applications using SharePoint Designer 2010 and the BCS

15 Announcements Public Beta 2 available now! – Register for it here: – Lots of information from Microsoft and on the forums about installation, etc… Update Center is now live – SharePoint 2007 News: – MOSS WITH SP2 slipstream now available for download!


17 Composites

18 What are Composites? Business users of all roles need the ability to quickly create customized solutions without involving corporate IT in each request. At the same time, the IT staff needs the capability to empower business users to create these applications while ensuring the environment’s stability and availability. On the old wheel: Portals Composites

19 SharePoint Composites Solution Deployment Data Connectivity User-Driven Solutions Composites

20 Business Case for Composites ViewsProcess Automation DashboardsCapture Content KPIsNotifications Data VisualizationAct on Data Composites

21 Composites in SharePoint 2007

22 ViewsProcess Automation List ViewsLists and Libraries Web Part PagesInfoPath Forms Connected Web PartsAlerts and Workflows BDC Composites in SharePoint 2007 Out of the box

23 Composites in SharePoint 2007 ViewsProcess Automation Data View Web Parts.NET Event Receivers.NET Web Parts.NET Workflows Composites in SharePoint 2007 Development

24 Composites in SharePoint 2007 ViewsProcess Automation SharePoint Designer 2007 InfoPath Outlook Visual Studio 2008 Composites in SharePoint 2007 Tools

25 Composite Application Examples Mashups – Display data from multiple sources Web Service, Database, etc – Display contacts as a map Composites in SharePoint 2010

26 Composite Application Examples Mashups Composites in SharePoint 2010

27 Composite Application Examples Fab 40 – Board of Directors – Timecard Management – Bug Database – Help Desk – Inventory Tracking Composites in SharePoint 2010

28 Composite Application Examples Real world example: – SPC09 Info site – Custom Web Parts – Content Editor with iFramed content from YouTube Composites in SharePoint 2010


30 Key Investments SharePoint Designer Custom List Forms with InfoPath Workflow Improvements Access Services Visio Services Development BCS Composites in SharePoint 2010

31 SharePoint Designer Still Free! New UI – Ribbon – Supports managing SharePoint objects Only works with SharePoint 2010 Composites in SharePoint 2010

32 SharePoint Designer Data View / Data Form Web Part – Display data as if it was a SharePoint List XML Database Web Service Linked Data Sources – Uses XSLT, supports conditional formatting – Swiss Army Knife Composites in SharePoint 2010

33 SharePoint Designer Data View / Data Form Web Part – New item forms, delete item action buttons – Single or multiple item editing forms Composites in SharePoint 2010

34 SharePoint Designer New List Views – XSLT List View Web Part (XLV) – Supports browser editing as well as rich customizations in SPD (Conditional Formatting, etc.) – Uses XSLT instead of CAML 2010-list-view-blog-series-part-1-introduction-to-the-new-list-view.aspx Composites in SharePoint 2010

35 SharePoint Designer Custom Forms – Can modify form layout – Create custom forms for each Content Type Custom Actions – Add links to the ribbon or List Item Menu (LIM) Workflows – More later… Composites in SharePoint 2010

36 Demo Composites in SharePoint 2010

37 Custom List Forms with InfoPath Use InfoPath to design forms InfoPath features: – Default values – Rules – External Data Connections Composites in SharePoint 2010

38 Demo Composites in SharePoint 2010

39 Workflow Improvements Composites in SharePoint 2010

40 Workflow Improvements Improved design experience in SPD: Composites in SharePoint 2010

41 Workflow Improvements Export/Import Visio Composites in SharePoint 2010

42 Workflow Improvements Impersonation Steps – Step will run as the workflow author, not the user that started the workflow New Actions/Conditions Composites in SharePoint 2010

43 Workflow Improvements Reusable Workflows – Associate to a List or Content Type – Exported as.wsp solution file Site Workflows – Not tied to a specific list Customizable Approval Workflow – Not customizable in 2007 Composites in SharePoint 2010

44 Demo Composites in SharePoint 2010

45 Access Services Publish Access Databases to SharePoint “Web Databases” Converts Access objects into SharePoint artifacts Users can continue to work in Access and use SharePoint Composites in SharePoint 2010

46 Access Services Out of the box samples: – Assets Web Database – Charitable Contributions Web Database – Contacts Web Database – Issues Web Database – Projects Web Database Composites in SharePoint 2010

47 Demo Composites in SharePoint 2010

48 Visio Services Advanced Data Visualization Visualize Data from multiple data sources – SQL Server – SharePoint – Excel Workbooks – Custom data sources Visio Services Web Part – supports refreshing Composites in SharePoint 2010

49 Visio Services Composites in SharePoint 2010

50 Development Go beyond your no-code solutions Lots of new improvements Developers can build reusable components to empower Business Users More after the break… Composites in SharePoint 2010

51 Business Connectivity Services BCS – 2010 version of Business Data Catalog Surface Line of Business data in SharePoint More after the break… Composites in SharePoint 2010

52 Break 5-10 minute break

53 Development

54 Key Investments – Visual Studio 2010 – Sandboxed Solutions – Workflows / Event Receivers – Silverlight for RIA development – Client API / REST Development

55 Visual Studio 2010 Improved Project Templates / overall integration Automates Solution/Feature creation Extremely easy to use Save sites as.wsp solutions which can be opened in Visual Studio Development

56 Sandboxed Solutions Deploy solutions within boundaries Deploy without a Systems Administrator and without impacting server health Some possible solutions: – Web Parts – Custom.NET Workflow actions – Event Receivers Development

57 Workflows / Event Receivers Build and deploy: – Custom.NET Workflows – Custom reusable Actions and Conditions Additional Events: – List added/deleted – Workflow starting/completed – Site Provisioning Development

58 Silverlight for RIA Development Silverlight Web Part Client API – Subset of the full SharePoint Object Model – Supports working with SharePoint objects remotely Development

59 Client API / REST Work with the Object Model Remotely Query using REST style web services Syntax: – /_vti_bin/ListData.svc/{Entity}[({identifier})]/[{Property}] Example to get budget hours for Project $4: – /_vti_bin/ListData.svc/Projects(4)/BudgetHours Example to get Projects for Clients in Chicago: – /_vti_bin/ListData.svc/Projects?$filter=Client/City eq ‘Chicago’ Development

60 Demo Development Improvements

61 Screen Shot Demo Development Improvements

62 Visual Studio 2010 Development

63 Visual Studio 2010 Development

64 Visual Studio 2010 Development

65 Visual Studio 2010 Development

66 Visual Studio 2010 Development

67 Visual Studio 2010 Development

68 Business Connectivity Services

69 BCS? – 2010 Version of Business Data Catalog (BDC) – Connects to Line of Business (LOB) data SQL Server Web Services Custom.NET Classes – Surfaces data in SharePoint Business Connectivity Services

70 External Content Types? – Not Content Types! – Connection to an external data source – Surface data as: External List External Data (column in a SharePoint list) Business Connectivity Services

71 Key Investments – Read + Write – Development Environment SharePoint Designer Visual Studio 2010 – Office as a Platform Surface BCS data in Outlook/Word/Workspace Business Connectivity Services

72 Demo Business Connectivity Services

73 Raymond’s Favorites Development

74 Favorites in the 2010 Toolkit Data Views / Forms Chart Web Part Business Connectivity Services Custom List Forms / Actions Raymond’s Favorites

75 References SharePoint Designer Team Blog: SharePoint Team Blog:

76 Q & A

77 Thanks for attending!

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