Using Microsoft Word to Create Reports For LightSwitch (or Silverlight)

LightSwitch has a really nice feature on data grids that allow you to export them to Excel if running out of browser (full trust). This gives you a basic way of getting data out of the system to create reports or do further analysis on the data using Excel. However, in business applications you typically want to provide some client-side reporting that also formats the data in a certain way so it can be printed easily.

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Using Microsoft Word to Create Reports For LightSwitch (or Silverlight)

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.

Reading Data from External List using the SharePoint 2010 Client Object model

One of the demos I showed this week was the integration of the new SharePoint 2010 client object model (SP COM) and an external list. The SP COM is a way to work with lists where you create and execute batch commands against your SharePoint 2010 server. You can find more information here: http://channel9.msdn.com/learn/courses/SharePoint2010Developer/ClientObjectModel/ .

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Reading Data from External List using the SharePoint 2010 Client Object model

Converting existing Office COM add-in projects to Add-in Express

Last week I had a chance to check out how easy the conversion process is.

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Converting existing Office COM add-in projects to Add-in Express