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

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

SharePoint Data-Bound Design with Expression Blend

Data-Bound Design: Create a Silverlight 4 Web Part for SharePoint 2010 See how designers and developers can work together creating rich SharePoint applications in my MSDN article: Data-Bound Design: Create a Silverlight 4 Web Part for SharePoint 2010…( read more )

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SharePoint Data-Bound Design with Expression Blend

Looking for PowerPivot information?

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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.

Integrate Outlook Appointments with SharePoint 2010 Calendar Lists using Data Services

The other day a good friend of mine asked me if it was possible to send appointments created in Outlook into a SharePoint calendar list. It’s easy enough to grab this data from Outlook by building an add-in with Visual Studio, but what also turned out to be really easy was sending this information to SharePoint using its built-in WCF data services, also known as OData.

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Integrate Outlook Appointments with SharePoint 2010 Calendar Lists using Data Services

MSDN Webcast: Creating Microsoft Office 2010 Add-Ins Using SharePoint 2010 as a Data Source

A common request for developers is to surface internal Microsoft SharePoint data within the Microsoft Office client applications. This allows users to interact with SharePoint list data in the direct context of their document editing experience

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Office Development with Visual Studio Tutorial Series – Part 4

A couple months ago Robert Green , VSTO MVP, started a series of step-by-step tutorials on building on Office 2007. Part 4 is now published. Thanks Robert! In this fourth part of the series of tutorials on Office Business Applications, learn how to create an Excel 2007 solution using Visual Studio 2008 that generates reports from a database and allows you to take those reports offline

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Creating a SharePoint Visual Web Part using Visual Studio 2010

Last 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. Lately I’ve been writing articles that show how to upgrade it to Office & SharePoint 2010 using Visual Studio 2010. If you missed them: Migrating an Outlook Client to .NET Framework 4 in Visual Studio 2010 Build WPF Data Controls for Outlook Addins Easily with VS2010 Migrating a 2007 Workflow to Visual Studio & SharePoint 2010 I also released the migrated sample application here: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/OBANorthwind If you look at the VS2010 solution in that sample you’ll see a few extra projects in there that add more functionality to our application

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Northwind Office Business Application Updated for Visual Studio, Office & SharePoint 2010

Last 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. Recently I started releasing articles that show how to upgrade the VS2008 version to VS2010: Migrating an Outlook Client to .NET Framework 4 in Visual Studio 2010 Build WPF Data Controls for Outlook Addins Easily with VS2010 Migrating a 2007 Workflow to Visual Studio & SharePoint 2010 Today I updated the sample with some more goodies including some SharePoint 2010 web parts that I’ll write about soon

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Migrating a 2007 Workflow to Visual Studio & SharePoint 2010

Lately I’ve been converting an Office business application we built last year with Visual Studio 2008 to Visual Studio and Office 2010. Last couple posts we tackled converting the Outlook client piece.

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Migrating a 2007 Workflow to Visual Studio & SharePoint 2010