Designing a Corp News Application w/SharePoint's Web Content Mngmt Platform Part Deux

Chicago, IL

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Every organization's leaders or corporate communication team communicates various kinds of internal memos, corporate communications, leadership messages, blogs, and company events to the employees. Microsoft has heavily publicized how to build Product Catalog sites for ecommerce scenarios using new cross-site publishing features but yet to demonstrate collaborative applications like corporate news application.


With new SharePoint 2013 cross-site publishing features, Nik Patel, Solutions Architect from Slalom Consulting will demonstrate how proper information architecture using content types, managed metadata, page layouts, and catalog libraries can provide architectural foundation and walk through detailed step by step guide to build sample corporate News center from scratch.


This 2-part interactive session on Oct 17th & Nov 21st will showcase case study to build no-code corporate News Application using SharePoint 2013 Publishing Infrastructure and Web Content Management technologies.


Major features & concepts covered while walking through building Corporate News Center are:

  • SharePoint 2013 Web content management features overview

  • Major differences between SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 Publishing features

  • Preparing the Site Hierarchy - Authoring and Publishing Site Collections

  • Preparing the News Information Architecture – Site Columns, Content Types, Term Sets

  • Preparing the News Article Catalog Libraries – Page Layouts & Pages Libraries

  • Manage Search Schema - Crawled vs. Managed Properties

  • Manage Search Crawl – Continuous vs. Full vs. Incremental Crawls

  • Connecting the News Catalog from Publishing Site Collections - News Category and Item Page

  • Merging News Catalog from Multiple Authoring Site Collections

  • Apply the Look and Feel – Master Pages & Design Manager

  • Content by Search Web Parts

  • Image Renditions & Display Templates