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Getting Started with the Data View Web Part: Part 1
Friday, May 15, 2009 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
This is Session 1 of a 3 part series
The Data View Web Part helps solve many of the problems that occur with Out of the Box (OOTB) solutions in SharePoint. It allows you to view lists across sites. It allows the connection to external data sources. It gives the ability to combine lists into a single source of information.
In this series of workshops, Laura Rogers takes a step-by-step, hands-on approach to help you create immediate solutions within your SharePoint environment.
Getting Started with the Data View Web Part is a live online, hands-on session. Participation in this workshop includes access to an on-demand recording of the entire session, hands-on live instruction, a sandbox in which to implement and practice the solutions, and any resources used during the workshop.
- Examine the layout of the Data Source Library, Data Source Details, and Conditional formatting tabs.
- Get an overview of different types of data sources that you can connect to, including how to connect to data on another SharePoint site.
- Learn the best practices for inserting data view web parts, so that your site's pages don't become disconnected from the site definition (unghosted).
- Create custom forms for users to fill out, such as the display form, edit form, and new form for each list on the site.
This workshop is fully hands on. You receive your own SharePoint sandbox to experiment with the solutions, create your own data view web parts, and adjust data displays through conditional formatting. You'll learn tips and tricks about how not to mess up a site (from someone who did it many times, and has 4 years of experience with these web parts).
The Data View Web Part opens a SharePoint site to much needed possibilities when displaying information for the Information Workers and End Users. This live online workshop is aimed at Power Users and Site Managers who are responsible for managing their sites.
If you feel limited in the OOTB features for displaying information in SharePoint, this live online workshop is for you.
Author: Laura Rogers, Birmingham, AL
Laura Rogers is a SharePoint Administrator at HealthSouth Corporation in Birmingham, Alabama. She has ten years of experience with Microsoft's messaging and collaboration systems. This includes four years in SharePoint implementation, training, and customization.
Laura has been a MCSE since 1999, with her most recent certifications being MCSE 2003 + Messaging, MCTS in MOSS and MCTS in WSS 3.0 Configuration. She also wrote a chapter in the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Administrator's Companion by Bill English.
Testimonials from previous participants of live online EndUserSharePoint.com workshops:
"I found this workshop well worth the time and cost. Even after managing SPS for over three years and architecting our current MOSS solution I found it valuable to spend this time to review content types and to actually put it into action." -- Kip [The Basics of Content Types in SharePoint 2007]
"I love these sessions They get me to thinking what I can (or might) do with SharePoint! I never thought of using Content Types for things other than a library." -- Shannon [Create a Master Calendar in SharePoint]
"This is an excellent workshop. Mark answered every question and moderated with humor and patience through the usual communication hiccups with an audience that is international (Argentina, Ireland, all over the US)." -- Betsy [SharePoint Dashboards, Online]
"This workshop was absolutely worth the time and money. I learned alot and will be able to easily transfer it to my daily work. I can’t wait to impress my coworkers." -- Tammy [SharePoint Dashboards, Online]
"Was a great lab. Nice interraction between the host and the audience. Was great information and well presented with loads of reference materials which helps when retrying things on your own." -- Shaune [Create a Master Calendar in SharePoint]
"Don’t waste anymore time reading this to check out if it was worth it - stop reading and book your session!" -- Mick [SharePoint Dashboards, Online]
"This was one of the best training sessions I have attended. It delivered a lot of powerful information yet was simple to follow and participate in. I can’t wait for the next class!" -- Heidi [The Fundamentals of SharePoint Lists and Libraries, Online]
"...very professional work. The workshop format with the hands-on lab made the 3 hour webconferencing event a valuable experience for me." -- Urs [The Fundamentals of SharePoint Lists and Libraries, Online]
"What I got out of it the most was by far the use of Task Lists, that was exceptional ! I had no idea that they could be that useful. I’m planning on importing many of my spreadsheets into the site, including our business plan." -- Erik [The Fundamentals of SharePoint Lists and Libraries, Online]
This is Part 1 of a 3 part series.
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