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Building Custom List Templates for SharePoint 2013

This is a third blog post on a set of specialized training we’ve recently published on SharePoint-Videos.com, SP13-303 SharePoint 2013: Development Video Training Package. All of the tutorials in this set are available for viewing by anyone with a subscription to our site. The set can also be purchased for local viewing by individuals or groups.

This post will comment on a video tutorial included in this set, Building custom list templates – Part 1. SharePoint stakeholders responsible for migrating large communities of users from SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2013 should consider implementing the instructions presented in this video, as well as the rest of the set, to equip administrators and developers for the changed methods of customizing SharePoint 2013.

In the prior post to this blog we commented on the prior tutorial to this one in the set, which discussed the options for deploying customized solutions in a SharePoint 2013 computing environment. In this video, it is clear Visual Studio plays a much more obvious role as the premier method of building custom SharePoint 2013 features and components than was the case with previous versions of the server.

Certainly each of SharePoint Server 2013’s predecessors could be customized with Visual Studio, but there were alternative methods (usually built around SharePoint Designer), which could be exploited to successfully attain the same objectives.

SharePoint Designer 2013 is still available, but places a less prominent role than was the case in the past. Visual Studio can be intimidating to groups otherwise new to it. Therefore, it makes sense to provide training to personnel responsible for the actual customization, so they can build a level of comfort with the procedures.

Video training assets, like the tutorials included in this set, can be replayed, as often as required, until techniques are mastered. So we think they will make for a high value asset for the teams likely to be responsible for the customization work for the new SharePoint 2013 platform.

Ira Michael Blonder

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