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

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.

SharePoint 2010 Advanced Developer Training now Live on MSDN!

Hello SharePoint Developers! If you’re looking for advanced developer training for SharePoint 2010, check out these modules that just went live on MSDN yesterday!   Here is the home page, which features a Silverlight navigation control for browsing the lessons before you get started:   http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ff420377.aspx .

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SharePoint 2010 Advanced Developer Training now Live on MSDN!

SharePoint 2010 Developer RTM training Kit

Paul in the team has just published the RTM versions of the SharePoint 2010 Developer training Kit(offline version) and the SharePoint 2010 Developer Training Course on Channel9. The course and kit include Presentations, Hands-On Labs, Demos and Instructor Videos of the Metro SharePoint 2010 Developer Training Course. The topics covered are outlined in the table below

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SharePoint 2010 Developer RTM training Kit

Power Tip: Become an early Business Intelligence adopter or fall behind

Today’s guest blogger is Access MVP Garry Robinson, who offers the Smart Access collection of articles at http://www.vb123.com/kb . Excel 2010 is coming and your boss and peers might soon start asking questions about Business Intelligence and Data Mining. This leaves the Access professional looking a little behind the times unless you adapt to this new area.

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Power Tip: Become an early Business Intelligence adopter or fall behind

Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 PDC Keynote in Depth

Kurt starts today’s discussion with a quick conversation on the Business Productivity Infrastructure. If you know the Office and SharePoint environment well, this is probably something you’ve seen us discuss before. It was at PDC08 when we announced that we will be releasing Office Web Applications that provide a high-fidelity & consistent experience for users who want to access and modify Office content in a browser, mobile device or the rich client

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Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 PDC Keynote in Depth

Linked Tables

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Linked Tables

In our previous blog post, we discussed how easy it is to use the Copy/Paste feature of the PowerPivot [aka Gemini] add-in to bring in data from virtually any external source that cannot otherwise be accessed by means of an ODBC, OLEDB or Managed .NET provider. In these scenarios, business users are free to copy new or updated data at any time, but the source of the data is not retained in the model itself, and so multiple copies may need to be manually performed over the model’s life span in order to reflect changes to the sources. Now consider the following business scenario: an analyst needs to produce a forecast of their company’s sales by product over the next year.

The New Package; Windows 7, VS.NET 2010 and Office 2010

To create a workable structure I have always grouped individual new versions of Windows, VS.NET, VSTO and Office together.

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The New Package; Windows 7, VS.NET 2010 and Office 2010

Using PowerPivot with Excel 2010

In this blog article, we’ll step through using PowerPivot for Excel 2010 for building a rich application in Excel. Note: following screenshots describe the SQL Server 2008 R2 August Community Technology Preview (CTP) functionality for a feature codenamed Gemini.

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Using PowerPivot with Excel 2010

Introducing PowerPivot

Today we have a guest author from the SQL Server Analysis Services team, Ashvini Sharma, to tell us about the PowerPivot (née Gemini) feature that you may have heard about recently. PowerPivot is the recently announced name of technologies this blog previously referred to by its codename, Gemini

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Introducing PowerPivot