The AppDev DVD’s are Here!

Last week I received my copies of Microsoft SharePoint 2007 for Developers. I think they turned out great and I can’t say enough about the professionalism and overall goodness of the folks at AppDev!

The final runtime of the video training came in at almost 21 hours which was a little longer than the 16 hours I thought it would fill.

Here is the outline:

Microsoft SharePoint 2007 for Developers


Run Time



20+ hours


Microsoft SharePoint 2007 provides a huge range of functionality including enterprise content management, automation of business processes, and business intelligence and reporting. Although SharePoint is rich in features and capabilities, it involves common concepts and developer tasks that are universal to every type of SharePoint project. This course is designed to provide those who are responsible for customizing and creating new functionality within the platform mastery of these common tasks, including: customization of look and feel through styles, themes, and master pages, controls and web parts, custom pages, creation and deployment of solutions, security, debugging, workflows, custom site definitions, lists, documents libraries, and features. Students who master the contents of this course will possess the knowledge to productively contribute on most types of SharePoint implementation because they will understand the tasks and building blocks required in all types of custom solutions.

Prerequisites: This course is designed for individuals with a working understanding of ASP.NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005 tools.

Introduction to SharePoint Development

  • Modes of Development: Configuration, Customization and Solution Development
  • Site Collections and Sites
  • Creating and Customizing Lists and Libraries
  • Using Web Part Pages

Site Columns and Content Types

  • Site Columns
  • Content Types
  • Integrating Site Columns, Content Types, and Lists
  • Using Calendar and Contacts Lists with Outlook 2007

Extending Lists with Office 2007

  • SharePoint Designer Workflows
  • Reporting with Access 2007
  • Word 2007 Mail Merges

Authentication and Authorization

  • Authentication Mechanisms
  • Authorization and Permissions
  • Zones

Forms Based Authentication and Anonymous Access

  • Using ASPNetSQLMembershipProvider and ASPNetSQLRoleProvider
  • Configuring Anonymous Access
  • Creating a Custom Membership Provider

SharePoint Architecture

  • IIS, ASP.Net, and SharePoint
  • Page Request Pipeline
  • What Happens When a New Web Application is Created
  • SPVirtualPathProvider and SPPageParserFilter


  • Types of Features
  • Feature Scopes
  • Feature Activation, Dependencies, and Stapling
  • Feature Receivers

Solution Development

  • Creating a Development Environment
  • Creating and Deploying Solutions
  • Common Failure Modes
  • Tools and Techniques to Simplify Package and Deployment

Tagged Document Library Example

  • Provisioning a List with a Feature
  • Creating a Lookup Site Column with a Feature Receiver
  • Automating Solution Deployment
  • Creating Custom List Definitions

Site Definitions

  • Understanding Site Definitions
  • Creating Custom Site Definitions
  • Specify Site Elements and Features Using Onet.xml

Styles and Themes

  • Style Basics
  • Associating Styles with Pages
  • Using and Creating Themes

Master Pages

  • ASP.Net Master Page Basics
  • Master Pages in SharePoint
  • Creating a Custom Master Page

Programming Fundamentals

  • The Microsoft.SharePoint Namespace
  • Deploying Controls
  • Elevation of Privileges
  • Debugging Assemblies
  • Code Access Security

Creating User Controls and Web Parts

  • User Controls
  • Web Parts
  • Delegate Controls

Advanced List Concepts

  • Manipulating Lists and List Items Programmatically
  • Lists and Cross-site queries
  • Events
  • Custom Field Types

Custom Workflows

  • Comparison to SharePoint Designer Workflows
  • Workflow basics
  • ASP.Net Based Association, Initiation, and Modification Forms
  • Debugging Workflows
  • Custom Task Content Types and Forms

I’ll be posting dates for new public classes soon. Of course, if you are interested in private classes or consulting you can always ping me at

Now to finish the companion book…