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SharePoint 2013 Designer

Course Length: 6hrs (1 Day)

Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2013 provides a code-free environment to access data types and build custom SharePoint applications. It allows rapid development of SharePoint workflows to meet a company's specific needs. Before SharePoint Designer, most custom SharePoint applications were created with Microsoft Visual Basic. SharePoint Designer simplifies the process with a no-code interface that can be integrated with Microsoft Visio 2013 to easily manipulate workflow shapes. In this course, you will create and publish custom SharePoint workflows without code using SharePoint Designer 2013. 

Learning Objectives:
In this course, you will integrate data sources, customize data types, and author workflows in SharePoint Designer 2013 to model structured business processes without code. You will:
- Describe SharePoint Designer 2013 and its features, benefits, and support options
- Customize and configure content types to ensure data consistency across lists and libraries
- Access and modify data sources from a SharePoint site
- Create a workflow with SharePoint Designer 2013 and the SharePoint 2013 Workflow platform
- Develop workflows in Visio 2013 and SharePoint Designer 2013
- Package and deploy workflow using SharePoint Designer 2013 and SharePoint Server 2013

Target Student:
This course is designed for advanced Microsoft SharePoint site owners and administrators who want to integrate data sources, customize content types, and automate common tasks using workflows.

Course Outline:
Section 1: Getting Started with SharePoint Designer 2013

Introduction to SharePoint Designer
Get Help and Support for SharePoint Designer

Section 2: Customizing and Implementing Content Types
Customize Content Types
Implement Custom Content Types

Section 3: Integrating Data Sources Using SharePoint Designer
Access Data Sources
Modify a Data Source in Data View

Section 4: Creating Workflows with the Workflow Platform
Implement the Workflow Platform
Design a Workflow

Section 5: Creating Workflows with SharePoint Designer and Visio
Design Workflows with Visio 2013
Transfer a Visio Workflow Design to SharePoint Designer
Publish a Visio Workflow Design Using SharePoint Designer

Section 6: Packaging and Deploying Workflows
Package Workflows
Deploy Workflow Packages