PowerShell for SharePoint

PWS-400 (4 Days)

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PowerShell for SharePoint Training Overview

This PowerShell for SharePoint training course teaches SharePoint administrators and power-users the basics of Microsoft PowerShell and how to use PowerShell to manage an on-premises SharePoint 2013/2016 installation. In addition to leveraging data in lists and libraries, attendees learn real-world techniques of using PowerShell to manage their SharePoint environment.

Location and Pricing

Most Accelebrate courses are taught as private, customized training for 3 or more attendees at our clients' sites worldwide. In addition, we offer live, private online classes for teams who may be in multiple locations or wish to save on travel costs. Please visit our client list for organizations for whom we have delivered onsite training. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private on-site or online training, please contact us.

In addition, some courses are available as live, online classes for individuals. See a schedule of online courses.

PowerShell for SharePoint Training Objectives

All students learn how to:

  • Write scripts and use best practices
  • Configure the PowerShell environment
  • Print to the screen
  • Create, use, and manipulate variables
  • Use AND/OR operators and conditional logic
  • Iterate through SharePoint list items with looping
  • Create and use arrays
  • Create basic and advanced functions
  • Manage SharePoint Sites, Lists and Libraries with PowerShell
  • Handle errors and how to respond to them
  • Send email, import data, and use parameters

PowerShell for SharePoint Training Outline

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Brief Introduction to SharePoint
  • Basic structures PowerShell can Interact with
    • Web Applications/Site Collections/Sites
    • Lists/Libraries
    • Columns
    • Column Values
  • SharePoint scenarios managed with PowerShell
Getting started with PowerShell
  • Terminology
  • Understanding command syntax
  • Finding a command
  • Getting help with a command
Script Writing 101
  • Tools
  • Script components
  • Scripting best practices
Configuring the Environment
  • Snap-ins
  • Modules
  • Session
  • Profiles
Screen Output
  • Accepting input from the screen
  • Printing to screen
  • Console colors
Comments
  • Using comments/comment blocks
  • Best Practices
Variables
  • Creating variables
  • Variable types
  • Variable scoping
  • Casting
  • Using variables
  • Instance Referrer
Operators
  • AND/OR operators
  • Comparison operators
Conditional Logic
  • If/Else/IfElse
Loops
  • ForEach
  • Do/While
Piping
  • Using Pipes
Error Handling
  • Best practices
  • Try/Catch
Arrays
  • Creating an array
  • Adding to an array
  • Iterating through an array
Functions
  • Overview
  • Creating and using functions
SharePoint Site Collections/Sites
  • Opening a site collection/site
  • Looping through subsites
  • Creating a content database with PowerShell
  • Creating a site collection with PowerShell
  • Creating a subsite with PowerShell
Columns
  • Creating different column types with PowerShell
  • Manipulating data in different column types
    • String
    • Peoplepicker
    • Choice
    • Yes/No
    • Multiple Line of Text
Lists and Libraries
  • Opening a list/library
  • Building an array of items
  • Filtering an array of items
  • Iterating a list’s contents
  • Adding an item to a list
  • Deleting an item in a list
  • Looking up data in another list
  • Uploading a file to a SharePoint library
  • Copying attachments from list item to list item
Permissions
  • Breaking/Resetting Inheritance on a web/list
  • Setting Permissions on a list
  • Setting Permissions on an item
Using the User Profile Service (UPS) Database
  • Connecting to the UPS
  • Querying for Data
  • Updating Data (like a picture)
  • A better approach to querying the UPS
Email
  • Sending a formatted email from PowerShell
Working with external Files
  • Importing from CSV
  • Writing to CSV
Parameters
  • Passing in parameters to a script
Using Windows Task Scheduler to automate job execution
  • Command line syntax
  • Best practices
Other Cool Things to Do with PowerShell and SharePoint (if time permits)
  • Writing script execution data to a list
  • Using Mail-Enabled lists for notification tracking
  • Exporting data to a SQL table
  • PowerShell with 3rd Party Workflow Extensions
  • Query Active Directory user/group information
  • Update User Information List data (very advanced)
  • Querying versions of a list item
Conclusion
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Lecture percentage

40%

Lecture/Demo

Lab percentage

60%

Lab

Course Number:

PWS-400

Duration:

4 Days

Prerequisites:

The class assumes little to no experience with PowerShell scripting. However, some experience with SharePoint, Microsoft Office applications, and general computer knowledge would be recommended.

Training Materials:

All PowerShell training students receive comprehensive courseware. 

Software Requirements:

Detailed setup specs will be provided upon request.

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