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SharePoint Server 2010 business composites training

Learn how you can lay a deep foundation for your SharePoint Server 2010 Business Composites skills in this training course. This course covers a SharePoint Server 2010 Composites overview and all of these aspects for SharePoint Server 2010: Access Services, InfoPath Forms Services, Workflows in SharePoint 2010, Business Connectivity Services, and SharePoint BI and Composites Service Application Configuration.

Downloadable links for the videos and resources for each module are available later on this page. You can also download all lab manuals.

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Overview: Business composites training

Composites in SharePoint Server 2010 provide building blocks that you can use to assemble, connect, and configure collaborative business solutions.

  • Lesson: Composites in SharePoint Server 2010 (video)
    This lesson provides an overview of Composites in SharePoint Server 2010 and shows the building blocks that you can use to assemble, connect, and configure collaborative business solutions. After completing this lesson, you will understand the concept of Composites as it relates to the SharePoint Server 2010 platform as a whole.
  • Lab manuals: SharePoint Server 2010 Business Composites Training (documents)
    These are the instructions that were used with the virtual labs during the instructor-led course. The manuals are supplemental materials to be consumed as-is. The virtual labs are not available.

Module 1: Access Services in SharePoint Server 2010

After completing this module, you will be able to explain the key features of Access Services in SharePoint Server 2010; describe how to deploy Access Web databases to SharePoint Server 2010; describe how Access Services facilitates rapid application development for SharePoint Server 2010; explain the features and benefits of Access macros in SharePoint Server 2010; and explain how to build and publish reports by using Access Services.

  • Lesson 1: Introducing Access Services (video)
    This lesson introduces Access Services and includes a description and an overview of the service’s benefits and limitations.
  • Lesson 2: Access Web Databases (video)
    This lesson introduces Access Web databases, compares desktop databases to Web databases, and lists out-of-the-box Web database templates. This lesson includes a demo of how to create and publish a Web database to SharePoint.
  • Lesson 3: Rapid Application Development (video)
    This lesson explains how to create code-free solutions for creating database tables, forms (user interface), navigation, business rules, application logic, and validation, queries, and reports, as well as how to deploy to SharePoint without an administrator’s assistance.
  • Lesson 4: Macros (video)
    This lesson describes the macros in Access Services, including the types of macros and their benefits, and reviews out-of-the-box macros and custom macros.
  • Lesson 5: Web Reports (video)
    This lesson explains how to create and publish Web reports by using Access Services.
  • Lab manual: Access Services (document)
    These are the instructions that were used with the virtual lab during the instructor-led course. The manual is supplemental material to be consumed as-is. The virtual lab is not available.

Module 2: InfoPath Forms Services in SharePoint Server 2010

After completing this module, you will be able to explain the key features of InfoPath Forms Services in SharePoint Server 2010; describe how to create InfoPath forms and how to publish them to SharePoint as browser-enabled forms; describe how to use managed code in InfoPath forms within sandboxed solutions; explain the data flow between SharePoint lists and InfoPath forms; and explain how to create data connections between InfoPath and other line-of-business systems.

Module 3: Workflows in SharePoint Server 2010

After completing this module, you will be able to explain the key features of workflows in SharePoint Server 2010; describe how to create and deploy SharePoint workflows by using Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010; describe how Microsoft Visio 2010 facilitates rapid development of SharePoint workflows; create reusable site workflows and export them to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 for further customization; customize a reusable workflow by using Visual Studio 2010 and add workflow activities; and create, customize, and publish workflow forms.

Module 4: Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint Server 2010

After completing this module, you will be able to describe how to create external content types and how Business Connectivity Services facilitates connections to databases; explain the different authentication modes in Microsoft Business Connectivity Services to access external data; describe how users can interact with external systems from Microsoft Office 2010 client applications, such as Outlook and Word; explain Business Data Connectivity (BDC) models and how external content types can be ported from one location to another; and explain how SharePoint Search Server 2010 uses Business Connectivity Services to search and display external data.

Module 5: Business intelligence and composites service application configuration in SharePoint Server 2010

After completing this module, you will be able to explain what the Business Intelligence (BI) and Composites Service Applications are and what their licensing requirements are; describe the provisioning options and prerequisites for BI and Composites Service Applications; explain the security requirements and authentication scenarios for BI and Composites Service Applications; describe the Secure Store Services credential management options; and demonstrate how to configure Microsoft Business Connectivity Services and Secure Store Services to connect to external systems.

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