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SharePoint 2013 Designer Training

SharePoint Designer 2013 is a web page editor similar to Dreamweaver, but unlike its competitors, it is free and downloadable from the Microsoft web site.

As the name implies, SharePoint Designer is also tightly integrated with the "intranet in a box" Microsoft offers called "SharePoint 2013 Services" -- allowing you to easily update the look and feel of your intranet as well as work with some of its features.

This class is not to be confused with the SharePoint Fundamentals class, which is intended for team members to learn how to navigate and configure SharePoint intranet sites.


  • SharePoint 2013 Fundamentals or the equivalent in work experience

Get Started with SharePoint Designer 2013

  • Familiarize yourself with the SharePoint Designer 2013 interface and connect to a server
  • Seek support from the SharePoint Dev Center and Microsoft
  • Learn about the differences between SharePoint Designer 2013 and previous versions
  • Introduce yourself to Declarative Designer for creating SharePoint applications without code
  • Understand the relationship between Visio and SharePoint Designer

Customize and Implement Custom Content Types

  • Define content types and how they used in SharePoint 2013 Design
  • Create custom content types for added functionality to serve your company's unique requirements
  • Learn about the different ways to implement custom content types
  • Integrate Data Sources using SharePoint Designer 2013

Learn about various data sources, data views, authentication and access methodology

  • Access data sources to expand the usefulness of SharePoint Server 2013
  • Bind data sources to a data view and manipulate the data view to display specified criteria
  • Use database filtering to refine data queries and sort data for organized presentations

Create Workflows with the Workflow Platform

  • Define a workflow and how it helps people to collaborate and manage tasks
  • Implement the Workflow Platform with the Workflow Manager Service
  • Build a no-code, visual workflow environment using MS Visio 2013 integration
  • Familiarize yourself with different types of workflows and design one yourself
  • Configure actions, components and conditions for workflows

Create Workflows with SharePoint Designer 2013 and Visio 2013

  • Publish a workflow created in MS Visio 2013 in SharePoint Designer
  • Work with SharePoint 2013 workflow templates in MS Visio 2013
  • Use Terminator, Action and Condition Shapes to build custom work flows
  • Modify a workflow using Visual Designer so it can be validated and published

Package and Deploy Workflows

  • Save workflows as template packages that can be used for other SharePoint sites or farms
  • Upload and distribute a workflow package for use by different SharePoint sites or farms