Transform SharePoint Customizations to SharePoint App Model

Are you customizing SharePoint using farm solutions and feature framework? Want to align with the product and service roadmap and to update your skills? Learn to transform SharePoint customizations with the SharePoint app model. You will be surprised at how flexible it is. Whether you're working with on-premises only or you're transitioning to the cloud, this method is as easy as following a few steps. Plus, you won't be locking down your content or future options with old techniques.

Leading SharePoint and Office 365 experts Vesa Juvonen and Steve Walker walk you through real-life scenarios with this cool alternative technology, including typical customizations for SharePoint. They share code and best practices, and they teach you how to transform existing content and to make new customizations easier.

(NOTE: To best follow along with this course, check out the Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices wiki, and download the code samples.)

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to App Model Transition Tasks
  • Controlling Branding in SharePoint Using App Model
  • Site Collection and Site Provisioning with App Model
  • UX Components and Site Modifications Using Apps Techniques
  • User Profile and Personalization with App Model
  • Practices for ​Converting Existing Sites to App Model Functionality
Instructor Team
Vesa Juvonen | Microsoft Senior Program Manager | @vesajuvonen

Vesa Juvonen is a Senior Program Manager with the SharePoint Customer Experience (CXP) team in product group. Before this, Vesa spent eight years as a Principal Consultant with Microsoft Services. Vesa was also SharePoint MCM (Microsoft Certified Master) instructor for the life cycle of the program and is considered an industry expert on the use of the app model and, more specifically, on the transformation from farm solutions to the app model.

Vesa leads the team which created the Office 365 Developer PnP (Patterns and Practices) project (formerly known as OfficeAMS) to help customers transition into the new app model. Vesa is also a frequent speaker at SharePoint conference and events. Follow him on his blog.

Steve Walker | Microsoft Senior Program Manager | @sharepointing

Steve Walker is a Senior Program Manager on the Office 365 Customer Advisory Team, focusing on development and extensibility across the suite of Office servers and clients.

Steve is a long-time SharePoint user, from the early days. Before coming to Redmond to work on the SharePoint Engineering team, he worked as a SharePoint Ranger within Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS).

Live Event Details
December 11, 2014
9am–5pm PST
What: Fast-paced live virtual session
Cost: Free
Audience: IT pros, consultants, Office developers, and Microsoft partners

Familiarity with basic SharePoint customization