Microsoft SharePoint Design Manager 2013 gives you access to freeware and tools to create and modify Microsoft SharePoint websites. SharePoint Designer is not just for the super IT language techie geek. It’s designed with non-developers in mind, too, with its easy-to-use text and visual based tools.
The 2013 Design Manager has been revamped with new features added, make creating and editing workflows easier and faster to use. Although updated, you will still find it has all the web design tools you are already familiar with. If not, you can simply use an HTML editor and upload your design to SharePoint to create your own unique site. Too much to do? No worries, there are also several ready-made templates you can use.
Listed below are a few of more Microsoft SharePoint Designer features:
- You can create and manage lists and document libraries.
- You can customize pages, web pages, layouts and themes allowing you to create your own unique site.
- You can design/create or import design workflows, which are now state-based, meaning you can move back and forth from different stages of your workflow and easily revert back to old 2010 workflows. Additionally, workflows can be used by ‘click and drag’ functions: you can set property and have the ability to skip the action of reverting back to Text-Based Designer.
- You can control users and groups so you can manage the accessibility of who can be on your site, what they can do and when they can be on it.
- You can use the Business Data Connectivity engine to model and register external data.
- You can utilize the copy and paste function within the Text-Based Designer. This allows you to save time as well as frustration by recreating logic that you are already familiar with.
Project workflows can easily be created in SharePoint Designer and Visual Studio with its user-friendly interface. It allows you to create complex project workflows to help manage, improve and develop your business processes.