Friday, 23 July 2010

Guest blogger: SharePoint 2010 Developer Courses and Business Intelligence

All this week we will be featuring posts from guest blogger Joel Jeffery. Joel is a Firebrand Training instructor, who is currently developing courseware for our brand new SharePoint 2010 Configuring / Administrator and SharePoint 2010 Developer courses...

This is definitely an exciting time for SharePoint 2007 (MOSS and WSS 3.0) developers who are looking to acquire new skills. In this post I will be looking at SharePoint 2010 Developer Courses and Business Intelligence.

The Microsoft SharePoint 2010 platform has really been developed well. In the other three video blogs, I talked about some of the most impressive SharePoint 2010 features:
But there really is so much more for the SharePoint 2010 Developer to sink their teeth into:
  • Client Object Model (for .NET, Sliverlight and JavaScript)
  • LINQ to SharePoint
  • SharePoint Designer 2010 and Visio 2010 Integration
  • Claims Based Security
  • Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Projects and Project Items
  • SharePoint Powershell Integration
  • Lists and Libraries Enhancements
  • Solution and Feature Lifecycle with the Versioning and Upgrade Framework
  • InfoPath 2010 Forms
  • Office Web Access
  • Branding Improvements
  • Enterprise Content Management Improvements, Taxonomies
  • Search Improvements
  • Excel Services, PerformancePoint Services, PowerPivot for SharePoint
  • Access Services
To conclude my stint as the Firebrand Training Blog guest blogger, I’ve created a video overview of the new Business Intelligence features in SharePoint 2010. This also includes a look at: the Business Intelligence Center definition, Excel Web Access and a sneak peek at the REST API for Excel Services.