SharePoint Designer 2007 3 Days

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The Course
This 3 day course is designed to give students the tools and knowledge to customize SharePoint sites without writing code, by using SharePoint Designer 2007 and in-browser customizations.

Who Should Attend
This course is for administrators\SharePoint administrators who will be responsible for customizing the look and feel of a SharePoint deployment and also providing additional bespoke functionality that is not possible by using browser customization options.

Pre-Requisites
Delegates attending this course would need to know about lists, libraries, site columns, content types, Web Parts and how to administer a team site using the browser.

INTRODUCTION TO WINDOWS SHAREPOINT DESIGNER 2007 USING THE WEB BROWSER TO CUSTOMISE SHAREPOINT
SharePoint publishing features
Document libraries and Web Parts
Create new pages and add content
Apply different master pages and CSS to sites
SharePoint themes
Change the navigation
Office authoring customisations
Create workflows using the browser

SHAREPOINT DESIGNER BASICS
Connect to an existing SharePoint site
Navigate within SharePoint Designer
SharePoint site folders
Create new pages and content
Editing features
Differentiation between editing publishing and non-publishing sites

CREATING SHAREPOINT SITES USING SHAREPOINT DESIGNER
Create a new site and publish the site to the existing site collection
Add new SharePoint content to the site including Web Parts, forms, and tables
Custom behaviours
Web components

CONTENT PAGES
Understand the role of page layouts
Work with out-of-the-box page layouts
Inner workings of page layouts
Build new page layouts

CASCADING STYLE SHEETS
Review the out-of-the-box CSS files and classes Modify out-of-the-box CSS files
Create new CSS files

SAVING SITES AS TEMPLATES
Differences between templates and site definitions
Export or save customized site as a SharePoint site template
Create a new site in SharePoint based on a custom template

CREATING WORKFLOW WITH SHAREPOINT DESIGNER
Use the SharePoint Designer 2007 Workflow Designer Wizard to create custom workflows Location and composition of workflow files Deploy workflows created in SharePoint Designer 2007 to SharePoint document libraries and lists
Save and execute your workflow
Run the workflow and review workflow status in your SharePoint site
Review workflow log

CREATE AND CONFIGURE DATA SOURCES
Overview of each data source
Connect with external databases
Connect to another SharePoint library within your site collection
Link data sources

DATA VIEWS AND CONDITIONAL FORMATTING
Create a data view
Import fields
Conditional formatting
Apply filtering and style
Edit, delete, and insert commands

CONTROLS
Understand the overall role of controls in SharePoint Server 2007
Review types of controls available
ASP.NET controls
SharePoint controls

MASTER PAGES
Working with the out-of-the-box master pages
Create new master pages
Add and configure menu controls on master pages
Manage master pages
Apply CSS to master pages

SITE ADMINISTRATION USING SHAREPOINT DESIGNER
Configure contributor settings
Check site’s status with reports including usage analysis
Migrate SharePoint sites including back up and restore



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