SharePoint Solution using BCS: Part II

In my initial post on this, I created a read-only application that used a Web service.

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SharePoint Solution using BCS: Part II

Sharepoint 2010 development using bcs

One of the big features for SharePoint 2010 (and for building OBAs) is the Business Connectivity Services (BCS). I’ve written a few posts on this, but wanted to follow up on these early posts with some additional detail on how to create a solution leveraging web services

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What is “Custom XML?” … and the impact of the i4i judgment on Word

I recall saying recently that ” this is my last post for 2009 ." Whoops… I don't think I was anticipating this. I watched with interest yesterday the coverage and reaction to the i4i judgment.

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Build WPF Data Controls for Outlook Addins Easily with VS2010

Last post I showed how to migrate our Northwind Outlook client to .NET 4 and Office 2010 . This Outlook Add-in displays order history information in an adjoining form region so sales associates can see that data immediately when communicating with customers. When we originally built this with Visual Studio 2008 , we used a WPF user control to display the data so that we could better match the look and feel of Outlook 2007

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What’s new in the Outlook Navigation Pane

When you start Microsoft Outlook 2010 for the first time, you’ll notice that among other things, the Navigation Pane is a little different. First, the folders are in a new order. The design goal is to make the most common default folders — Inbox , Drafts , Sent Items , and Deleted Items — easy to find while moving the remainder of the folders into an alphabetized group below

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Migrating an Outlook Client to .NET Framework 4 in Visual Studio 2010

Early this year we built a business application for order management for Northwind Traders on the Office and SharePoint platform using Visual Studio 2008 and Office & SharePoint 2007. If you missed them: Architecture of the Northwind Office Business Application OBA Part 1 – Exposing Line-of-Business Data OBA Part 2 – Building an Outlook Client against LOB Data OBA Part 3 – Storing and Reading Data in Word Documents OBA Part 4 – Building an Excel Client against LOB Data OBA Part 5 – Building the SharePoint 2007 Workflow The solution consists of an Outlook client that pulls up order history when a customer email arrives in the sales associate’s inbox. This way they don’t have to leave Outlook (the application that they live in all day) to see corresponding line-of-business (LOB) data, in this case order history, right in the email message.

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Announcing the Release of the December 2009 CTP for the Open XML SDK

I’m really happy to announce the 4 th CTP for the Open XML SDK 2.0 for Microsoft Office ! There were four major improvements we made to the SDK: Full support for the Office 2010 Open XML formats Office 2010 schema and semantic level validation General improvements based on a recent Open XML SDK usability study Open XML SDK tools improvement Full Support for the Office 2010 Open XML Formats With the latest CTP you are able to create, edit, and consume Office generated Open XML formats for either Office 2007 or Office 2010.

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Preparing your Existing Solutions to Run on Outlook 2010

This post is about issues you might want to be aware of if you plan to update your existing Microsoft Outlook solutions to run on Outlook 2010. This information is also available in the Outlook 2010 Developer Reference which you can download at Office 2010: Developer References .

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How Do I: Customize the Outlook 2010 Explorer Fluent Ribbon UI ?

This video explains how to create a custom ribbon for the Outlook Explorer Window using Visual Studio 2010 and Office 2010 (beta 2 versions) This demo shows how to: – Create an Outlook 2010 project in Visual Studio 2010 – Add a Ribbon Visual Designer to the add-in project – Add controls to the Ribbon – Configure the appropriate settings to display the custom ribbon in the Outlook Explorer window

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Application Compatibility and Microsoft Office Solutions (+ another installment of “Rock Thought”)

When I was a consultant my customers ranged from small companies to big Fortune 100 enterprises.

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