Create SharePoint no-code solutions

Learn about SharePoint Composites, a no-code, do-it-yourself business solution that you can create quickly by assembling, connecting, and configuring the basic building blocks of functionality available in SharePoint and Office 2013.

What is a SharePoint Composite?

A SharePoint Composite is a no-code, do-it-yourself business solution that you can create quickly by assembling, connecting, and configuring the basic building blocks of functionality available in SharePoint and Office 2013. A SharePoint Composite combines data, documents, and business processes in a useful, productive way.

Think of a SharePoint Composite as a mashup — a web application that you can use to incorporate data quickly into a simple, visual, and interactive solution. And because it's built on the SharePoint platform, you get the breadth and depth of a SharePoint solution. A SharePoint Composite can be as simple as a custom webpage that uses a site list and several connected Web Parts to track mileage in a small business. Or, a SharePoint Composite can be as sophisticated as a corporate-wide absence reporting system that's connected to a Human Resource database by using Business Connectivity Services (BCS).

How-tos for creating no-code solutions

The following articles describe how to create no-code solutions and provide links to sample solutions.

Article Description
SharePoint Composites Handbook
Provides in-depth guidance to help you learn how to create a no-code solution.
No-code solutions using SharePoint Composites
Provides links to many practical articles, walkthroughs, demos, virtual labs, and other formats that show how to create no-code solutions.
Save, download, and upload a SharePoint site as a template
Explains how to create site templates without using code so you can easily deploy no-code solutions.

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