What’s new in Access 2013 for developers

Mike Stowe, Programming Writer, Office Developer Documentation team, authored today's post. Access 2013 features a new type of application model, Access apps, that’s makes it easy to create, customize, and deploy an app to the cloud.

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What’s new in Access 2013 for developers

My SharePoint 2010 Development Environment Setup

There are a lot of different possibilities like installing SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7, installing SharePoint, SQL Server and Active Directory on one or different Windows 2008 servers. I use the following setup since almost 6 years and that worked best for me. Virtualization I suggest virtualizing your environment

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My SharePoint 2010 Development Environment Setup

Leveraging Windows Azure WCF Services to Connect BCS with SharePoint Online

Introduction You might have read an earlier post of mine where I discussed the new Business Connectivity Services (BCS) functionality in SharePoint Online (SP-O) and walked through how you can leverage jQuery and JavaScript to interact with an external list in SharePoint Online. This blog post assumed that you had created an external list in the first place and provided you with some code snippets to create a view of an external list. Since that time, a great post from Christian Glessner popped up that shows you how you can walk through creating an external list using SQL Azure.

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Leveraging Windows Azure WCF Services to Connect BCS with SharePoint Online

Sample: Creating a .NET Connectivity Assembly for Business Connectivity Services by Using Visual Studio 2010

Explore the code as you learn to create a BDC model that uses BCS entities in Visual Studio to access a matrix in SQL Server. Author: Martin Harwar (Other)

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Using SharePoint Business Connectivity Services to Expose Line of Business Data: Tyson Developer’s Conference

I wanted to thank everyone who came out to my presentation. Here is a link to the slide deck:

Using SharePoint Business Connectivity Services to Expose Line of Business Data

Create SQL Server Compact Edition Database with VBA

In a previously post I wrote about how we can retrieve data from a SQL Server Compact Edition (SSCE) database with ADO and Excel.

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Create SQL Server Compact Edition Database with VBA

Looking for PowerPivot information?

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Looking for PowerPivot information?

It’s been just about a couple of months since PowerPivot was available for customers, and the customer feedback has surpassed our already high expectations! In case you’re just starting out, you can review the PowerPivot overview article .  If you’re like some of us that usually learn best by reading a book, your options are growing: The recently released “ Professional Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel and SharePoint ” is worth checking out. Written by a folks from the SQL Server team, this book gives a good overview of PowerPivot for Excel and PowerPivot for SharePoint.

Setting up a Local Mail Server for a SharePoint Virtual Machine on Server 2008

The only way to do software development for SharePoint is really a Virtual Machine.

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Setting up a Local Mail Server for a SharePoint Virtual Machine on Server 2008

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Feature Pack

The Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Feature Pack is a collection of stand-alone packages which provide additional value for Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2.

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Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Feature Pack

SharePoint 2010 – Top 10 Resources to get you started…

With the official launch of SharePoint 2010 last week, we thought now would be a perfect time for us to share some resources to help you to get started evaluating and learning about the new release.  This post contains links to download evaluation software, guides, demo virtual machines and lots more, for both Developers and IT Professionals.   1

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SharePoint 2010 – Top 10 Resources to get you started…